Sony announces PS Vita TV

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  1. air2004
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    Sony has just announced PlayStation Vita TV, a 6 x 10cm console and set-top box that connects to a TV. It's based on PS Vita hardware, and besides playing Vita, PSP, and PS1 games, also offers access to a range of entertainment services and PlayStation 4 cross-functionality. It will cost 9,480 yen, or around $95 excluding sales tax, and is out in Japan on November 14th. A separate bundle, including a DualShock 3 controller and 8GB memory card, will sell for 14,280 yen ($143).

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  2. Psionic Roshambo

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    I think its neat and having more options to get into gaming is fantastic.

    I like the under $100 price point and makes it a great deal.

    About the only downside I can see is that what the Vita needs right now is more software not more hardware. That being said perhaps this low price point will help Sony move some more hardware and get developers more interested?
     
  3. raulpica

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    PSVita TV a.k.a. "look developers, more models = more units sold! can we haz gaems for Vita now, pretty plz?"
     
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    Sony Does what Nintendon't. And Nintendo can really learn from this. They could EASILY make a Nintendo3DS/DS Cart Peripheral that connects to your Wii U, and that's it. But No, Iwata is so disconnected with fans and what they want these days.
     
  5. GBA rocks

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    hacked ps vita TV + 64gb memory stick + ps1 isos + HDMI out + dead silent (unlike ps3) + dualshock 3 wireless (unlike actual PS1 + PSIO sd card loader) = ultimate ps1 machine for HDMI TVs

    except for the lag introduced by ps1 emulation + LCD processing VS an actual ps1 + CRT
     
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    What would this achieve again ?
     
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    i want this. the slot for vita games has been shown, so i assume psp and ps1 games are psn only. till it is hacked, i will hold on to my psp go with tv out and dualshock 3 then.

    if it uses normal vita firmware, ecfw can be installed which will make it an instant buy for me.

    i really admire sony for doing this (making their latest handheld an affordable console). hope nintendo takes a lesson.


    also for touchpad needing games, it would be great if a real vita can be used, achieving video out via the vita tv.
     
  8. Psionic Roshambo

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    I think he was being sarcastic?

    At least I hope he was... lol
     
  9. Veho

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    I'm guessing it would be like connecting the GBA to the Gamecube in Four Swords.
     
  10. kristianity77

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    So this is a vita basically without the screen that connects to a HDTV which supports PSP and PS1. If there is any kind of upscaling going on with the PSP and PS1, id be all over this
     
  11. RupeeClock

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    When Nintendo release a budget solution, it still has everything you need to play the games, wifi, motion controls, internal storage etc. It just lacks a 3D effect, a stereo speaker and a clamshell design.
    When Sony release a budget solution, it lacks vital features necessary for the operation of a large selection of its games.

    I mean come on, seriously? I sure there are certain advantages to the Vita TV as PSP or media services are concerned, but with the emergence of PPSSPP and dozens of other media solutions, what purpose does the PS Vita TV actually serve?
     
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  12. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    I am going to point you towards the Wii Mini.
     
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  13. FireGrey

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    I thought that I would never, ever get a PSVita, then this...
    Damn Sony, you got your shit together this year!
     
  14. RupeeClock

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    Fair point, though we're discussing handheld systems here.

    Sony also released the PSP E-1000 as you might recall, which lacked wifi.
    Edit: What's more is that although the Wii Mini lacked wifi and an SD slot, it still had everything you needed to play multiplayer games locally.
     
  15. p1ngpong

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    Name me one other media service or solution that lets you play PS Vita games on your tv.
     
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    Well, they did do this, but they called it the Gameboy Player.

    Anyway, this is pretty neat. I'm not one for handhelds, but there quite a few PSP and PSV titles that I've been in interested over the years. Something like this is exactly what I've been waiting for. Portability is for chumps and chumpettes anyway.
     
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    I'm not sure I see the point in doing so, if you forgo motion controls and touch sensors.
    A PS Vita capture card mod does apparently exist.
    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-ps-vita-video-output-mod-review
    What's more is that I might expect the PS4 to support a way to play Vita games on the big screen, using an actual Vita in communications. Didn't the PS3 have something like that with the PSP?
     
  18. Veho

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    PS Vita TV is a home console, so we're not.
     
  19. indask8

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    Look at the Flag...
    Nintendo is going to release the 1DS in 3...2...1...
     
  20. p1ngpong

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    A mod doesn't count , strictly speaking emulators do not either as they are not official products. The PS4 is an unknown factor still. I know a few people who absolutely hate handhelds and would actually like an alternative option to be able to play portable games on their tv instead of a handheld through a cheap console type solution.

    Really this is nothing new and there has always been a market for this type of thing, look at things like the super game boy and game boy player as an example.
     
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