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Submitted by Abriael 881d ago | news

PlayStation Vita TV Already Sold Out on Amazon Japan

Yesterday Sony Computer Entertainment surprised pretty much everyone by announcing the PlayStation Vita TV, that was almost immediately available for preorder in Japan.

How did Japanese gamers react? Looks like they bought it in droves. (PS Vita)

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aceitman  +   881d ago
I will buy one when it comes here . looks like its a hit.
NewMonday  +   881d ago
Vita TV will expand the install base beyond imagination, this will bring even more games to the main handheld Vita owners

everybody wins.
abzdine  +   881d ago
i said it yesterday: Vita TV is a game changer!
Good for japanese, now Sony localise that sexy thing!
How much does it cost? any ideas?
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Soldierone  +   881d ago
@above, its translated to around 95 dollars. So it will probably be 99 dollars when it comes to NA.
BattleAxe  +   881d ago
I will buy one of these over a PS4, and I'm planing on buying a PS Vita this Christmas. I think PS Vita game development just got a massive shot in the arm.
badz149  +   881d ago
it's like they put hot cakes in those PS4 and Vita TV pre-orders!

I can't think of any other reason!
miyamoto  +   881d ago
Its the small price & small size that seals the deal for Japanese gamers.
That is the bottom line.

Sony can play on Nintendo's low level price point after all.

PS vita will leverage the portable JRPG gamer market that is very popular in Japan.

expect a truck load of small to medium sized Japanese developers to flock to PS Vita and their Indie counter parts in the west.

I see publishers rushing to re-launch their old games on this new system

PS vita TV will be perceived as a home PS Vita TV Adapter or a console all its own.

Gaikai will be the Gai King icing on the cake next year that will grace the PS Vita TV with PS2, PS3 and PS4 games.

Its the price that really will kick start this most affordable next gen console.

I see this at around $75 to $85 in NA. stuff are just way too expensive in Japan.

Sony just pulled the rug under the competition.
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ErcsYou  +   881d ago
If it doesnt come to the US soon, ill be impoting one through Play Asia just for the remote PS4 features.
HammadTheBeast  +   881d ago
This is genius.

It basically acts as a mini-home console, and the major audience boost means that development for the Vita itself will increase.
AbortMission  +   881d ago
I think I might import one Lol
Abriael  +   881d ago
That's my thoughts exactly. Having two different SKUs that satisfy two totally different kind of customers really expands the target, and with an expansion of the target come more games, and more games mean more sales. It's a self feeding process.
TheFamous1  +   881d ago
Indeed. Really a smart move by Sony. I can't wait to see what Gaikai will bring.
Army_of_Darkness  +   881d ago
I'm not sure if I understand this vita TV thing correctly??What's the point of getting it if you can access all your shows from Netflix and hulu through the ps4 already?!
NateCole  +   881d ago

It streams your PS4 to another TV in your house. A vita player on your TV.
abzdine  +   881d ago
Not only from your house but also from all over the world where you have a wifi connection.
Vita TV also allows to play Vita games on TV using DualShock 3, and DS4 in the future through a software update.
pyramidshead  +   881d ago
Absolutely fantastic news, glad this has already taken off to an immense start!
morganfell  +   881d ago

You can pull your Vita game saves from the cloud and play your Vita games on your big screen with a Dualshock. Many games will function right of the bat but some touch screen titles will require a patch.

I would expect more western games when it ships worldwide. In addition the other mentioned features such as streaming including Gaikai when that becomes available.

I have multiple PS3s in my house and have 2 Day One PS4s on order. For those that do not want to spend the money on larger consoles they could put a $99 Vita TV console in your other rooms and stream off the one PS4.
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insomnium2  +   881d ago
I gotta say I'm still in a shock because of how genious this thing is. Sony shot it out of the park with this thing and it came out of nowhere literally. Who ever saw this happening?

Sony I am surprize son!
FamilyGuy  +   881d ago
Yesterday I predicted this thing will quadruple the PS Vita install base within a couple months of its release. $100 is such an easy to swallow price I still wonder just how well it really will do out here though.

So many people are still confused about how the Vitas remote play feature works.
Underworld  +   881d ago
Couldn't this end up hurting Vita handheld sales? I hope not.
N4g_null  +   881d ago
Wow I would even give that a try! Really great move sony. Looks like they are getting ready for another home console portable hybrid.... hand held just got real!

play it at home then pop it in the vita on the go! Smart sony smart! Now bring more arcade games out!
Jughead3416  +   881d ago
Streaming my PS4 games to a seperate TV as long as I have a WIFI connection is a feature that makes it worth the price.
r21  +   881d ago
So will I. Its damn cheap and very tempting.
jhoward585  +   881d ago
Yes indeed it is.

YOU Could Pay more But why!!!!
keabrown79  +   881d ago
I hope I am wrong but I have a feeling we will never see it here in the states.
cluckey07  +   881d ago
With how popular this thing has already become I highly doubt that. Something that sold out in a day will be expanded.
AbortMission  +   881d ago
Uh, people love to buy Rokus here in the states. The PS Vita TV is very similar to a Roku and is damn cheap for what it does. Expect Sony to bring the PSV TV SKU over to western territories a few months after Japan.
KwietStorm  +   881d ago
The fact alone that Apple TV exists, I think would warrant a release in the US, never mind everything else it does on its own.
iamnsuperman  +   880d ago
I highly doubt it. Remember Sony is more than gaming and Apple TV is out and is quite popular. I think Sony was testing the reaction with the Japanease crowd to see if they were going to go global with it. So far the reaction has been really positive. It makes sense as Sony (electronic company) to release this and steal market share from Apple and Google.
badz149  +   881d ago

I think this is how Kaz is feeling right now!
GenericNameHere  +   881d ago
Everyone on GAF is loving this thing! I mean, it's a $100 Vita! What more could you want?
Eonjay  +   881d ago
Its the most affordable console around today. Its cheaper than an iPod Touch, and the visuals look great. $99 console has great indie and AAA. As a dedicated console alone you are completely set:

Killzone Mercenary
Final Fantasy X|X-2
Dragons Crown
Borderlands 2
Hotline Miami
Thomas was Alone
Walking Dead
Pixel Junk Monsters
Little Big Planet
Rayman Origins
Need for Speed Most Wanted
Velocity Ultra
Batman AO: Blackgate
Assassin's Creed: Liberation

PSP/PSOne Games
GenericNameHere  +   881d ago
This is the Ouya -_-

...But 100% times better! Can't wait to get one of these if they come to the US!

Roughly $100. But if you're importing, you gotta cough up those expensive shipping and handling and whatnot
N4g_null  +   881d ago
No its a controller for the vita!
jujubee88  +   881d ago
The bundle in the picture looks pretty sweet! ^^
Kingthrash360  +   881d ago
sony has done it. this is genius! im still baffled... i own a vita...i want vitatv...and i want vita2000...AND i basically own a ps4 already (my pre order recipt is in a safe). wow too see sony generate constant hype and surprizes, this is about to surpass ps2 level of success. well effing done sony.
GT67  +   881d ago
VITA TV was shocking!!!! that was Awesome!!!!. rather buy that instead ps4..............
expect NEW games, new DEVELOPER joining.

xbone who????
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TomShoe  +   881d ago
I can't believe I actually thought this was going to flop.

I guess it's time to eat my crow.
Protagonist  +   881d ago
I saw "the thing" and I immediately thought; WANT!
FamilyGuy  +   881d ago

The thing is a stroke of genius wrapped in easy to swallow price point. Like I said roughly 24 hours ago, I'd buy one right now if I could. These guys are so lucky to be getting it first.

I can't believe some of the things I read yesterday, people actually thinking this device was a bad idea, didn't know what market it was meant attract, how it would sell. I'd say close to 95% of us saw it as a good thing.

Ahhhh, sweet vindication and all within 24 hours LOL
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Yo sony is killing sh!t!!!!

ouya they are!!
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yeahokchief  +   881d ago

Think of all the people complaining about lack of games on WiiU.

Now think about how many DS games there are.

Now think about how both platforms have 2 screens.

Someone have Nintendo get on this immediately. They're always 3 years behind EVERYTHING.
yeahokchief  +   881d ago
Japan is really big on handhelds. I'll probably get one myself. Love my vita.
showtimefolks  +   881d ago
Nintendo pay attention please, this is how you totally give your system a boost it needs badly

sony has recently shown a lot of support towards Vita and i wouldn't be surprised if sale figures really improve over the next 12 months

everyone who owns a Vita that i know Loves it, now its all about content which sony has focused on

Vita could become the ultimate device for all Indie titles

also being able to play fully next gen games on Vita via cross play is also awesome
ToaLugia  +   881d ago
Then watch Nintendo make a peripheral to play Nintendo DS and 3DS games on the Wii U.
majiebeast  +   881d ago
Wow thats like not even 1 day.

Sony has seriously flipped the table now that Kaz is chief. I heard he completely scrapped all the plans of the camera division because it was to by the books and not innovative enough.

I think we can expect a bravia led tv with build in Vitatv and Gaikai capability in the near future.
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Abriael  +   881d ago
Yeah, when i saw it "Not available" I was completely baffled. I didn't really expect the value pack to sell much too, since everyone and his mother probably already has a dualshock 3 in Japan, but I was wrong lol.
majiebeast  +   881d ago
Well it does come with a white DS3 and 8gb card probably alot cheaper then buying those seperate.

Like other have said it seems Sony found a problem that nobody thought we had till we saw this. Never in a million years would i think the 1 last thing was Vitatv.
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Muerte2494  +   881d ago
That would be so sick....
I can see that totally being a hit. Then you won't even need the dongle. You can remote play with PS4 in another room with just the controller and your Bravia. How sick would that be?

Being able to remote play your television on the PSVita. Watch everything on all your inputs on your VITA. The possibilities are astounding.
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Heisenburger  +   881d ago
Yeah bro, how sick would that be?

SO sick!

It's the sickest!!!

Ot: Good Lord Sony has been on a hell of a roll this year. I'm very excited for the future!

So sick! ;) lmao
mistertwoturbo  +   881d ago
Yeah Kaz turned the PS3 around IMO, and now is putting Sony back on track for the most part.
FamilyGuy  +   881d ago
Where has Kaz been lately though, haven't seen him in forever, Only Yosh, Andrew, Trenton and Cerny.
Magicite  +   881d ago
sounds epic
pyramidshead  +   881d ago
Fucking Kaz man, he's a goddamn hero to Sony I swear.
boybato  +   881d ago
Does it mention how many items where allocated?
Abriael  +   881d ago
Nope, they never mention that.
boybato  +   881d ago
I see. Thanks for the response. Did't see it being mentioned in the article as well as I didnt bother pulling up (as im at the office. lol)

Great job from Sony. Hopefully this gets released WW as well.
Mister_G  +   881d ago
10, lol ;)
stuna1  +   881d ago
That'll still be 5 more than the Xbox1, lol.
Godmars290  +   881d ago
Its $100 and plays PSP, as well as a lot of PS1/PSN titles. On a regular TV.

Its a no brainier.
rezzah  +   881d ago
Does it play games from those specific systems, or just games through the Vita?
Godmars290  +   881d ago
The box itself is a Vita. Aside from issues with the touch screen function which means it wont be play certain Vita titles, it can play anything the Vita can.

You don't have to buy a Vita or even a PS4. It can connect to PSN if you have internet and DL games off there, or play Vita titles from game cards.
rezzah  +   879d ago
Thanks for the info, it sounds better than what I previously expected.
Relientk77  +   881d ago
Wow already

that's crazy
5h4h4b  +   881d ago
So shut up naysayers!!
kwiksilver99  +   881d ago
well.that was fast :)
Cryptcuzz  +   881d ago
Insane at how fast that was sold out! I hope the rest of the world gets this available for preorder soon as well. I will be getting this simply for all that it does at such an impulsive buy price of a little less than $100.
snitch_puck  +   881d ago
WTF?!!! This is great! This tech is THE game changer. I want one NOW! I also heard it plays karaoke that's a BIG PLUS for me! haha. PS4, PS VIta, and THIS will dominate my basement for sure! XD
SynestheticRoar  +   881d ago
I buy that for a dollar. lol.
sAVAge_bEaST  +   881d ago
what's with the Disagrees??

Smash T.V.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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M-M  +   881d ago
For what it does at $100, I expect these to be hard to find.
Williamson  +   881d ago
I just hope all vita games will be playable if the ds4 can be used, although I can't see tearaway being playable on it lol.
DarkBlood  +   881d ago
dont forget the sixaxis or whatever the ds4 has inside of it for motion

point is dont give up so easly :P
Edi007  +   881d ago
maybe 2014 for usa and eu
iceman06  +   881d ago
Maybe they will just trade launches....PS4 in Feb for Japan and Vita TV in Feb worldwide???
Edi007  +   881d ago
gravity rush and soul sacrifice in big screen
xc7x  +   881d ago

thats what i'm thinking
Godmars290  +   881d ago
Have to wonder if game companies aren't going to look at this and not rush to get their PS1/PSP libraries up on PSN.

Guessing that the two who really need to, Capcom and Square, are going to either do the stupid thing, or do it stupidly.
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rainslacker  +   881d ago
That'd be awesome, but if they weren't in a rush with a console with an install base of 80 million, I doubt this surge will spur them to action.

I honestly don't know why they don't release more of their games, I doubt it takes much to add the emulator code...hell Sony said in a blog a while back it was pretty much all automated, just required some QA testing for each game.

Otherwise, their loss, there's plenty of games to choose from elsewhere.
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biglittlesps  +   881d ago
Its great device to own and I will buy one when its released. This is really a game changer for Sony and this has potential to bring a lot in Future with services/games.
MRMagoo123  +   881d ago
Seems like a great idea to have , i havent got a vita because the price is still to high for me to get a hand held but if this comes to Australia i will def be picking one up asap.
nevin1  +   881d ago
I might be alone in this, but I rather get the regular Vita.

Vitatv sounds like a gift I can buy for one my younger family members since it might be only $99 US.
N8  +   881d ago
When this comes to the US instant purchase
EliteGameKnight  +   881d ago
Please correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't this kinda just a small instant video system that can play some Vita games on a TV?

I guess its nice but I can always just watch Netflix/Hulu/Amazon on a Xbox1/Ps4/Wii U and actually play all of the games those systems offer while I could just play Vita/3DS games on their own devices. The Remote play feature is cool though, but not worth another hundred bucks on a 500 dollar+ games system.
CocoWolfie  +   881d ago
yeah, all vita games, psp, and ps1, all ps vita features yet you dont need a ps vita to begin with. its basically for people who either dont own a vita, people who wanna play the list of features the vita has, or for the people who wanna play theyre ps4 half way around the world :p (it streams the ps4 just like the vita is going to do.. so its basically a companion for vita and ps4, as well as a device its self)
Raccoon  +   881d ago
Sure this is not for everyone but im very sure it will apeal to most.

This is great value for people who cant afford a psvita or ps4 but want a piece of the entertainment that PSN brings to the consoles and handhelds.

This is for the ps4 owners who wanted to bring their ps4 experience on the go instead of shelling out $199 for a vita.

This for people who want to play psvita/psn/ps1 games on their tv aswell as watch movies and listen to music anywhere they go.

This for my brother who lives on the other side of the state who wants to enjoy the ps4 I own but at the comfort of his own home..

This is for me because when im not busy at work i can enjoy delightful ps4 and psvita games thus making my dreams come true...

I could go on for days, But im sure you get the point....
FamilyGuy  +   881d ago
OMG +bubbles.

I didn't even think about how easily I could bring this to work an play my PS4 games at work. Was going to get a vita to do this but now, at a cheaper price, I can just plug the vita tv into a tv a work! @_@

People have so many ideas and the device just gets better and better.

The brother thing you mentioned too is huge.
My brother lives a couple states away and won't be buying a ps4 but he could play my ps4 games if he gets the vita tv.

Sony said it would be a big announcement and the more we think up possibilities the more that claim sounds like an understatement.
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beebap  +   881d ago
If anyone does not understand remote play features should watch the video of a day with playstation. Imagine bringing that little box with you to a friends house with some controllers and playing anything on your ps4.Your friend does not need a console.Also at home someone is watching tv or movie now with this you can play your ps4 on another tv.
CocoWolfie  +   881d ago
for those of you who dont know.. its basically a vita in itself, you can play vita games, psp games, and ps1 games, all on your tv.. just imagine a vita without a screen.. so you can watch movies, listen to music, and do everything else the vita can, you can even use the internet.

for a lot of people its a game changer because you do this connected to any tv, not to mention the ps vita streams ps4 games and so will this. that said even if youre half way around the world you can turn your ps4 on and stream the games want to this little console tv :p
LOL_WUT  +   881d ago
I think it would've been better if was named PS TV. Just like how apple did with their add on. ;)
mkis007  +   881d ago
The reason they did not, is so people would know that it has the vita hardware inside of it.
Protagonist  +   881d ago

Do not agree.

It is a PS Vita, so why should it have been called something else.

The name is genius, no confusion, consumers know exactly what they getting: A PS Vita they can play on their tv with all the perks.
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beebap  +   881d ago
Yea because it is a vita just with screen or controls on it.
DarkBlood  +   881d ago
this is a day one preorder along with a stack of games for it, a rpg, a fighter maybe, uncharted, killzone, resistence, more rpgs, platformers uhhh im missing some other genres but i got it covered lol
DEEBO  +   881d ago
ps4 in the gameroom
vita t.v in the bedroom
mobile vita on the go
bjmartynhak  +   881d ago
And it suits not only people that want to use all these options, but also and those people that want to game, but find rare occasions (busy TV, GF's house, travel a lot, etc)
MicDude  +   881d ago
Surprise Surprise! Even with the PS4 delayed in Japan they will still probably outsell America.
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Aleithian  +   881d ago
What in the #$%#? That was fast.
sAVAge_bEaST  +   881d ago
They are going straight Apple with this eco-system,..
&@99$ You don't just want it.. you need it.
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AbortMission  +   881d ago
Lol at that thumbnail of yours
Protagonist  +   881d ago
Kaz takes it Eazy ;)))
Nivalis  +   881d ago
For those in Japan interested, Yodobashi still has them in stock, glad i ordered both value and standard packs :)
jhoward585  +   881d ago
MS better get to steppin & kinect the Dot real soon or else Sony will take over the entire gaming industry.
DJ  +   881d ago
It's cheap and awesome. Sony is setting a record for how many concurrent gaming devices it has on the market at one time.

PS Vita
PS Vita TV (kind of counts)
BLKxSEPTEMBER  +   881d ago
So i can get a ps4 and a vita tv for the price of the X1? Hmm...MS your move, i love the competition between these two companies. They are making gaming fun again and all gamers win from it!
SniperControl  +   881d ago
This is mammoth, I just dont see MS responding to this.
T2  +   881d ago
They cant . They chose the road they are on with kinect and tv features , and im not goin down that road unless I see more games
SniperControl  +   881d ago
Badass, I will be over in Japan mid november, gonna pick one up.
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FamilyGuy  +   881d ago
It releases in december though
SniperControl  +   881d ago
November 14th my friend.
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