Tokyo Game Show: Sony Announce PS Vita TV

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Posted September 9, 2013 by Richard Lee Breslin in Gaming News, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, PSP, Sony, Tokyo Games Show

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Sony has announced an exciting new hardware that will accompany the PS4, PS Vita and PSP, and it’s called Playstation Vita TV.  Basically what this very impressive kit will allow you to do is play PS Vita and PSP games through your TV with the use of the DualShock 3 controller.  PS Vita TV will also allow you to play PS4 games with the PS4 console being in another room, by connecting through the PS Vita TV hub and the DualShock 4 controller.

You will also be able to play PS4 games on the go through the PS Vita (obviously you’ll need a solid 3G or Wi-Fi connection to do that).  I’m still trying to get my head around what and how this impressive piece of kit can do, but one thing’s for sure, it means exciting times are ahead for PS4 and PS Vita gamers.

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I’m not very technically minded, but I’ll do my best here to go through some of the PS Vita TV’s more technical details.  The device measures at 6.5cm by 10.5cm and it features the chip set and system software that you will find within the PS Vita.  Specification wise it will output 480p, 720p and 1080i, has a Vita card slot and memory card slot, USB, HDMI ports and support LAn, WiFi and Bluetooth.

You will play the portable games through your TV with the PS3’s DualShock 3 controller and PS Vita TV owners will be able to play a whooping 1,300 PS Vita, PSP, and classic Playstation games all through the TV screen.  Not only will you be able to play games through PS Vita TV, but you will also be able to watch movies, read eBooks and you will be able to access your PS+ content and will all be playable via the Remote Play function.

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PS Vita TV will launch in Japan on November 14th and with tax included, it will cost 9,954 yen (roughly £64/$100).  A bundle will also be on offer that includes an 8GB memory card and a DualShock 3 controller and that will retail at 14,980 (roughly £96/$151).  As of yet, no release date has been given for other regions, but an announcement is expected to be made very soon.

Sony also announced a new PS Vita design in a host of flashy new colours, you can read up on all the details by clicking HERE.