Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Sony reveals PS Vita TV

psvitatv.jpg
psvitatv-2.jpg
psvitatv-3.jpg

As the old saying goes, you wait weeks for some PlayStation news to come along and then three buses turn up at once. That's right isn't it?

Sony have been shedding some PlayStation nuggets at today's Sony Computer Entertainment Japan press conference.

The most interesting revelation came in the slim-lined shape of the PS Vita TV - a tiny set top box that will allow gamers to play their Vita, PSP and PS1 libraries over their TV via up to two DualShock controllers. The reveal also detailed that the sleek 10.5cm by 6.5cm block will offer a host of Apple TV-esque features: video services, including Hulu, will allow PS Vita TV owners to stream media, while Vita apps will run on the device. It will also support remote play, so PlayStation 4 owners can access their console on a separate TV if their console is in another occupied room. In all, it's a nifty looking device that should cost in the region of £100 (though no European release date has been confirmed).

A new slimmer PS Vita was also revealed, arriving in Japan in October to do battle with the Nintendo 2DS for children's Christmas attentions. Available in six colours (black, white, lime green, light blue, pink and... khaki), the thinner, lighter model now sports six hours of battery life and a micro USB slot.

Somewhat less fanfare surrounded news that Japanese customers will have to wait until February for the PlayStation 4 - several months later than the November releases of Europe and the USA. A Japanese exclusive will be available though, bundling the PS4 Eye camera with the console, and all PS4 owners will receive a free copy of quirky action game Knack.

All this PlayStation talk has got us itching to hammer away at triangles and crosses. Bring on 29 November!

(Images: Sony, YouTube)

Related

2ds.jpg

Nintendo unveil 2DS

Playstation-4-all.jpg

Hands-on with the PS4

xbox-one-white.jpg

White Xbox One hinted

Comments

More

Android users can finally play Super Mario Run - and definitely should

Extended toilet breaks for everyone

by Matt Tate
23 Mar 2017

Zelda megafan controls his smart home with an ocarina

Pointless? Possibly. Are we envious? Definitely

by Matt Tate
20 Mar 2017

How to cheat your way to victory in 'Mario Kart 64'

Anyone fancy digging the old N64 out again?

by Matt Tate
17 Mar 2017

5 new(ish) mobile games guaranteed to make any commute bearable

It doesn't have to be this painful

by Matt Tate
16 Mar 2017

Donkey Kong definitely dabs in new 'Mario Kart 8 Deluxe' trailer

Stop, stop, it's already dead

by Matt Tate
10 Mar 2017

The latest Zelda game will take over your life

Link is better than ever in Nintendo's open-world masterpiece

by Matt Tate
09 Mar 2017

There's a secret hidden message in your Nintendo Switch Pro controller

Have you found it?

by Gary Ogden
06 Mar 2017

5 video games you need to play in March

Those thumbs are going to be busy

by Matt Tate
03 Mar 2017

What 'Mario Kart' - the ultimate driving game - taught me about life

Joel Golby, like you, is merely a product of 'Mario Kart'

by Joel Golby
02 Mar 2017

Don't eat Nintendo Switch games, they taste rank

That's... not what they're for

by Gary Ogden
02 Mar 2017