Sony Launches Stand-Alone PS Vita TV

by Karl Utermohlen | September 9, 2013 5:48 pm

Sony (SNE[1]) has announced its latest gaming venture in the PlayStation Vita TV, a microconsole where you can play games, stream videos and buy items from the PlayStation store.

VentureBeat reports that the console[2] allows gamers to play Vita and PSP games on televisions with a regular PlayStation DualShock 3 controller. Sony’s new console is scheduled for a Nov. 14 release in Japan for about $100 and over 1,300 Vita games will be available on the launch date.

The gaming system is expected to eventually have the capacity to games from a PlayStation 4 console. However, the Vita does allow users to access media from the web including video streaming services like Hulu and content from the PlayStation Store.

Sony’s microconsole does not come with a controller but gamers can buy a bundle pack that includes the Vita, a DualShock 3 controller and an 8GB memory card for about $150.

Endnotes:
  1. SNE: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=SNE
  2. VentureBeat reports that the console: http://venturebeat.com/2013/09/09/playstation-vita-tv-is-sonys-new-100-microconsole/

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