PS Vita TV could change everything for the PlayStation 4 and Sony gamers in general.
Sony would like to remind us that Apple isn’t the only company capable of delivering hardware comparable in size to a deck of cards. With the PS Vita TV, we could see things on the PlayStation 4 that we never knew were possible.
First off, the PS Vita TV will allow you to play PlayStation Vita games on the TV with your DualShock 3 controller. Thankfully this isn’t all it does, as the Android powered Ouya basically does the same thing with Android games, and nobody was impressed with that console.
The little device that could will also be compatible with PlayStation Vita games directly through the hardware, as well as memory cards, practically making it so you don’t even need a PlayStation Vita to play the games.
Now for those of you still wondering why you should bother, the PS Vita TV will let you stream video from various services like Hulu. In that way, those of us who might not care about sports will probably give the Xbox One a dismissive snort as the inexpensive device cuts the crap and does what Sony made it for.
Okay, so it plays PlayStation Vita games and streams video, but what else does it do? Read on.
The PS Vita TV will also allow gamers to play their classic PSone games through it, as well as those for the PSP, all using the DualShock 3 controller.
Now the question remains as to how the PS Vita TV has anything to do with the PlayStation 4. After a hardware update, the device will allow Remote Play on PlayStation 4 using the DualShock 4 controller, as well as playing your PlayStation Vita games through the PlayStation 4.
The PS Vita TV will launch in Japan November 14 in a basic package, or bundled with a DualShock 3 controller and an 8GB Vita memory card. There hasn’t been any announcement about the release of the PS Vita TV in North America, but based on conversion from Japanese prices, it will run about $95, with the bundle kicking up the price to around $150.