In addition to Japan’s release date of the PS4, Sony unveiled a new device that will allow people to play PS Vita games directly on your television screen using a DUALSHOCK 3. Called the PS Vita TV and currently exclusive to Japan, the new device connects to your television and allows you to directly play Vita games either directly from their cartridges or from the Vita’s memory card.
At 9,480 Yen or about $100, the device aims to challenge the growing popularity of microconsoles such as the OUYA. At launch, it will be capable of playing 1,300 games from the Vita, PSP, and PSOne library with plans for more addition in the future. In addition to games, the PS Vita TV also supports streaming services such as Hulu, Music Unlimited Sky PerfecTV! On-Demand, and Nico Nico.
The PS Vita TV will also support PS4 Remote Play through a future system software update. Like the Vita, it will also have the built-in apps “Browser,” “Email” and “Party” along with a new service tentatively called JOYSOUND.TV for streaming karaoke.
PS Vita TV will launch in Japan on November 14, 2013 for 9,480 Yen. A special “PS Vita TV Value Pack” will also be available for 14,994 Yen and include a DUALSHOCK 3 wireless controller, 8GB memory card, and a 90-day trial of PlayStation Plus.
To learn more about PS Vita TV and to get the system specs, visit PlayStation Japan’s website.