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Submitted by Tyrus_91 222d ago | opinion piece

What does the PS Vita TV mean for Sony's handheld?

MMGN: The new trifecta of the PS4, PS Vita and PS Vita TV sounds amazing on paper and the long-awaited potential of Remote Play and game streaming looks to be more accessible and coming closer to reality. But what does this device mean for the PS Vita handheld in the long-run? (PS Vita)

TimeSkipLuffy  +   222d ago
more games for the handheld brother as well ^^
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PSVita  +   222d ago
Exactly! Sonys really had everything planned from day 1.
UltimateMaster  +   221d ago
For Sony, hopefully more hardware sales.
DarkHeroZX  +   221d ago
@Ultimatemaster

Your missing the point. The point of the PS Vita TV is to make the entry price for the vita obtainable so that they can sell software. While they still would like to move hardware moving software is even more important because that's where the majority of the profit comes from. What good does it do a company to sell hardware at a loss(probably not the case anymore) and not recoop those loses somewhere else?
mewhy32  +   221d ago
This device will surely drive software sales but for me personally I am most interested in the way it provides a second tv for my PS4. I just think that's awesome.
Eonjay  +   221d ago
These devices are aimed at maximizing adoption. The beauty of VTV is that it appeals to both casuals and to Playstation Fans looking to extend their Playstation experience to multiple screens. People who want to game on the go will still purchase the handheld. VTV is essentially the perfect device. At the current price point, it appeals to the wider audience and the hardcore.

Very good business decision.
UltimateMaster  +   221d ago
It also could mean that the Ouya is f*cked!
rahmeekbrunner  +   222d ago
i think this will mean that it will make the s vita almost like a consoled game. great idea
Funantic1  +   221d ago
I wonder if this supports the PS4 controller too.
GryestOfBluSkies  +   221d ago
i think i saw not at launch, but it will support ds4 down the line
rainslacker  +   221d ago
It will. Not at launch since it will be released in Japan, and the PS4 won't be released until Febuary there. The reveal video shows that it supports it.

Apparently, from what i've read in comments, so take it with a grain of salt, it won't support Vita games with the DS4. Dunno if that means it just doesn't support full DS4 functionality or not at all for Vita games, but it's obvious that it would have to support it to be able to stream PS4 games to it.
Williamson  +   221d ago
It makes gaming better for me.
abusador  +   221d ago
Means more software support for sure and new life!!!!
Protagonist  +   221d ago
Exactly and as DarkHeroZX said " The point of the PS Vita TV is to make the entry price for the vita obtainable so that they can sell software"
Otoshigamisama  +   221d ago
PS vita TV means that sony just grabbed consumer and developers by the *SS and caught their attention excuse the expression, if you know what I mean. this is a very good business decision by Sony it gives gamers "Options" and it encourages developers to make GAMES!! :)
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Garrison  +   221d ago
I wonder why is it that every time a new system is introduced we get bombarded with "Look at my crystal ball!" type of articles.
And I am not talking about being positive or negative but wow, these type of articles just scream "I gotta write about something".
Rather than " I've got something to write about".

The authors logic in this piece, that people will not want the vita now that the vita tv has been shown has been invalidated too many times by real world consumer behaviors.
People didn't stop buying macbooks because macminis came out. They are similar devices that provide different experiences using the same system. You cannot take the psvita tv out of your living room because it would be nothing more than a plastic cube in your hand.
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strigoi814  +   221d ago
it shall affect the psvita handheld. But hey you cant put this on your pocket..
dcj0524  +   221d ago
The Ouya is straight up dead now.

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