Submitted by Kydawg 688d ago | opinion piece

Sony takes aim at Apple TV with PS Vita TV, a budget-priced streaming, gaming station

Today, Sony announced the PS Vita TV, a small set-top, budget-priced multimedia streaming station that directly competes with Apple TV. The basic US$95 set gives users the basic streaming utilities they've come to expect from devices like Apple TV and Roku, including Hulu and movie rentals. However, it takes things one step further with the addition of DualShock 3 controller and PS Vita game support. (Apple, PS Vita, Sony)

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alb1899  +   688d ago
What I can see from this is that Microsoft has reason when they say X1 has more value for your money because for the ps4 do what the X1 can do......you have to buy the SONY camera, the vita tv and the ps4 and won't be the same because the kinect is better than the SONY'S CAMERA.

And don't come here and say that you can play Vita games......who cares!
Must be really ugly a psp or vita game in a 50" TV.
Why will you want stream this ps3, psp, vita.......for what is GAIKA?
captain, you fans haven't use the ps4 and the X1 and already has conclusions about which is better
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Jae_Blaze06  +   688d ago
What are you talking about? Xbone doesn't claim to do any of the things this is allowing you to do..
PoSTedUP  +   688d ago
this is a smart move by sony because the magnitude of their games catalogue Blows apple + anyother competitors out of the water (close with nintendos) but i much rather play playstation games.
badz149  +   688d ago
Why is an uninformed troll the 1st to comment?
UltimateMaster  +   688d ago
Because he's just craving the attention.
And the dislikes.

I only have 1 question for him...
Name 1 good kinect game.
Then, show me a review where it got a 9/10 or a 10/10 somewhere on the internet.
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TheDivine  +   688d ago

While I agree sony's games catalog eclipses apples, the vita catalogue itself doesn't come close. I agree the games are better but there's very few good vita, dd psp, and ps one games. Apple devices have hundreds of amazing games from Kotor, Frozen Synapse, and Bastion to psx and n64 emulators. Once the vita library grows this is a no brainier, he'll I'm going to get one just because I loved the GBA add on so much back in the GameCube days.

Its def the best streaming box available because it does gaming with a controller as a standard and close to recent gen (relatively close, its no ps3 for sure but serviceable) gaming. Most people who want these devices are folks like my mom who may watch Netflix and browse YouTube. Being able to let the kids who visit play some games or possibly find a cool simple Indy game is an added bonus.

I'm kind of pissed that me, a person with a psp, vita, ps2, ps3, and a ps4 preorder has to buy a separate device to play vita games on a tv. It should've had hdmi out for vita owners or the ability to stream to the tv through the ps4. Sell the vita tv for casuals and people who don't like handhelds. For me its like making me buy two vitas (which I will because I'm a sucker). Jeanne D Arc, Gravity Rush, P4 Golden, FF Dissidia, and Golden Abyss on my tv is too awesome.
Jae_Blaze06  +   688d ago
@thedivine I agree, there should be a way to play vita games on a tv without needing to buy another device to do so. AND vita memory cards still shouldn't be anywhere near the price they are now. But that's asking for too much apparently >_<
twdll  +   688d ago
Not sure you can play xbone games on another TV. I don't think.they have a function like that, or at least I haven't heard.
The Captain  +   688d ago
I don't think you understand what the PS4, Vita and Vita TV can do.... I did not know you used the Sony camera.... Your claims say so!
godofboobees  +   688d ago
Dafuq did I just read?!!
thebudgetgamer  +   688d ago
There was a report not to long a go that you can use your PS4 as a cable box.
Here it is.
"Sony's Viacom Deal Is Big News For PS4"
"In the console war, the Xbox One is the box with major TV offerings alongside its gaming functions. Or, at least, it was. Sony SNE +2.81% has reached a landmark deal to stream Viacom VIAB +0.14% channels via an Internet TV service, and, one assumes, the company’s soon to be released Playstation 4, according a report from the Wall Street Journal verified by the New York Times."
So now all you have is Kinnect 2, that's not something I would brag too loudly about.
Shadowsteal  +   688d ago
Sonys making their version of netflix ok dont compare that with what the xboxone is trying to cram down peoples throats.
tiffac008  +   688d ago
Ugh you do not actually need the VTV for the PS4 to complete its functionality. Its not an add-on and I do not think 50" is the only TV size in the world not that anyone of us have actually seen the VTV on a 50" TV to begin with. So yeah... chill.
AbortMission  +   688d ago
Lol so delusional
sic_chops  +   688d ago
What are you talking about? Down vote for uninformed stupidity?
sAVAge_bEaST  +   688d ago

camera? GTFO.

Your post reads as clueless damage controller,. but makes Zero sense.. I'm not even going to explain why.
TotalHitman  +   688d ago
What are you a shill? I don't get why you fanboys go out of your way to attack and defend certain consoles. What do yo get out of it? Can't you respect people's choices and live with it? It's pathetic and it's a waste of YOUR time.
PSN-JeRzYzFyNeSt  +   688d ago
your an idiot my friend..
Bigkurz85  +   688d ago
You're *

Lol I live when people look dumb trying to call someone else dumb.
zeksta  +   688d ago

Love* Hypocrisy much?
PSN-JeRzYzFyNeSt  +   688d ago
tiffac008  +   688d ago
Guys there is no need to pounce on the man. He cannot even defend himself. We all know his statements are flawed and inaccurate. There is no need to rub it in. lol!
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wishingW3L  +   688d ago
lol this guy really has no idea what is he talking about.
alb1899  +   688d ago
You guys see what you want to see.
Since Microsoft talked about all the tv features that the X1 has, all you said was that what is important are the games but since then all what SONY release is about TV......but it is interesting to stream your ps4's games to your vita tv, just that is not the same as an HDMI 1.4 directly to your tv.

English is not my thing, I'm doing my best, sorry!
tiffac008  +   688d ago
^Bro, you kind of missed the point with the VTV. Its not going to go up against the Xbox One, Wii U or PS4. Its a middleware to take on Apple TV, Ouya and whatever Google has.

You cannot compare the strategy and this move was also to revitalize the Vita brand in hopes to get more software sales and support. Streaming PS4 games to it is only optional.

Remember the VTV is a stand alone device that can interact with other Sony products it is not an add-on like the camera. You do not need it to enjoy the PS4. This is what we have been trying to tell you.
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LeCreuset  +   688d ago
"Since Microsoft talked about all the tv features that the X1 has, all you said was that what is important are the games but since then all what SONY release is about TV......"

You are aware that when people complain about Xbone's TV features they aren't complaining about its ability to output on a TV, right?
DeadlyFire  +   688d ago
What are you trying to say? Kinect 2 does look to have a little more tech in it than Sony's Camera, but both are set to run at 30 fps. Kinect 1.0 could never do that and people wondered why it worked so oddball.

As far as PSVita TV looks alot like this. Think about it. Compare the two. 2 outputs for controllers, Internet, TV connection. Just without the full Gaikai support until 2014. Then PS2 library likely will be added to it.
Sy_Wolf  +   688d ago
Actually the Kinect is worse. Way more latency.
NateCole  +   688d ago
For the last fucking time. This is not PS4 with TV functions like when ms introduced xbone with tv functions. Are you guys really this dense?.
alb1899  +   688d ago
I don't care about psp, vita or ps2.
Ok, tell me: if I have a PS4, why do I need this, other than stream my ps4 games?
I'll get my ps4 as always do in every generation just that this time ill wait until the games I like are out.

Yea, this time X1 first for me.
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tiffac008  +   688d ago
^Then why bother at all if you don't care about its main feature? If the device was not designed for you. Then move on.

As I have been saying you do not need this to enjoy your PS4 because this device is not aimed for the core console audience.

Besides you may not even get a PS4 by the way you praise the Xbox One so much. So its really a moot point or argument if you put yourself in the equation.
DEEBO  +   688d ago
lol i don't know why this is so hard to understand.i could watch the video with the sound off and know what sony are trying to do.this is the solution i been looking for,instead of putting the ps4 in the bedroom i can buy vtv and use my vita when i'm not home.keep it coming sony!
DEEBO  +   688d ago
vita t.v is a way better deal then kinect.sony just kick a lot companys in the nuts with this latest reveal.
kingPoS  +   688d ago
Er.. What page are you on?

With my PS-Plus library building nicely, is it such a terrible thing for me wanting to experience my vita games on a 23' monitor or 40' TV. Sign me up!

If your so set against miro consoles, why not protest the Ouya or Shield or Apple TV? Why pick the Vita TV to shoulder your burden of animosity?

I don't understand why some folks are so deadest against having other options to choose from. Simply don't buy it if it bothers you that much. No need the spit hot fire.

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alb1899  +   688d ago
Is true all what you said but now you know what it feels when you troll Microsoft articles.
If this was a Microsoft move you won't be so please with it!

This is the way it is!
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kingPoS  +   688d ago
I know right... i try to be nice the Xbox, most of time I have nothing say. It's weird,.. something about N4G just make people turn green and has them diving under bridges.
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SpitFireAce85  +   688d ago
If marketed right this should sell it has a good
price point.Other then that i still need too pick up a
Vita come black Friday.
Rimeskeem  +   688d ago
Ok sony just dont go overboard on all the TV stuff
The Captain  +   688d ago
At least this is all secondary and games are FIRST. Nothing forced on the "gamer"
Rimeskeem  +   688d ago
yah thats all i want
LeCreuset  +   688d ago
Some of you really need to get past the name. It's called Vita TV because it's a Vita that outputs on a TV.
Rimeskeem  +   688d ago
Ok let me try this again in other words

Sony just make sure the gaming comes first over all and then add in TV as a NOT forced upon feature/add on and ill be happy
LeCreuset  +   688d ago
Let me try again. You worrying about that here would be like worrying that Sony might not put gaming first because the PSX, PS2, PS3, and PSP can output to a television.
twdll  +   688d ago
Wow! Playing a PS4 game on my bedroom tv if I want, is freakin awesome. That in and alone has sold me on this thing, not to mention everything else that it can do. Kudos to Sony for forward thinking.
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thebudgetgamer  +   688d ago
That's my kind of price.
Jae_Blaze06  +   688d ago
This is brilliant. If you like the idea of a vita, but don't game on the go, then this is for you. If you have a lot of people who like to use the tv for media streaming/watching and you own a ps4, just turn on your vita tv and you can play your ps4 games without having to disconnect your ps4. I'd put my money on it eventually being able to remotely play anywhere, not just in your home network. I just may have to part with the extra $100 I saved by not buying an Xbone. Sony is going IN right now.
Ben12  +   688d ago
It will make you pay for a higher bandwidth with your cable provider that's more money again. All of a sudden Xbox one is cheap. Hmmm
Jae_Blaze06  +   688d ago
I don't have to pay for higher bandwith. Do you live in the US?
RiPPn  +   688d ago
Is paying for higher bandwidth really the best negative rebuttal you could come up with? Pathetic.
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LeCreuset  +   688d ago
And that cloud power you all rely on to triple the power of the Xbone (LOL) won't require any bandwidth at all?
GreenRanger  +   688d ago
Does streaming PS4 games to another room require fast WIFI, or will it create it's own network?
sAVAge_bEaST  +   688d ago
802.11 , and you should be golden.
kingPoS  +   688d ago
Hmm... Gonna need to set my WD router for Vita TV.
wishingW3L  +   688d ago
Haven't you ever heard about something called: Local Area Network, LAN? You don't even need internet for that. And depending on your router it can have a bandwidth from 50MB to 300MB per second or maybe even more.

The problem would be when streaming from outside the LAN because not everybody has fast internet connections. In fact, mine is only 4MB and I pay $65 for it....
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NateCole  +   688d ago
i think n is good enough. I have ac so it should be fine.
josephayal  +   688d ago
Sony is now simply in a position to dominate Apple, Google and Samsung
AbortMission  +   688d ago
Hmm, I wonder if PS Vita TV sales will count towards PS Vita handheld sales.
NateCole  +   688d ago
To vita game devs yes they are the same.
Funantic1  +   688d ago
I'm a X1 fan but I'd buy this myself.
Ben12  +   688d ago
Just buy Xbox one. this is so useless. Only Sony fanboys will say this is great.
Silly gameAr  +   688d ago
The weekend is over. It's time for MS PR to take a break isn't it?
zero_gamer  +   688d ago
I love the Vita handheld but always wanted to play some of these games on my TV with a DS controller. Hopefully Sony will allow Move support as it could work for compensation of the touchscreen controls, but then again what about the back panel controls?
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Scatpants  +   688d ago
You click the sticks for touchscreen control
TheFutureIsBlue  +   688d ago
Take mah moneyz Sony!
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Scatpants  +   688d ago
Im going to buy one of these day one to play my Ps4 in my bedroom

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