How The PlayStation Vita TV Could Change Everything

With the announcement of the PS Vita TV, Daily Reaction’s Sebastian Moss and Dan Oravasaari discuss what the point of the device is, if people should pick it up, and what it means for the handheld Vita. -PSLS

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Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II1747d ago

Playstation nation let the pope welcome ps vita tv. Get to know it you will own one soon.

sAVAge_bEaST1747d ago

^^^^^^ Kaz-Eazy, approves this message ^^^^^^^^^^

Sharingan_no_Kakashi1747d ago

I'm still confused about one thing. Does this thing do anything that my vita can't or wont be able to do in the future?

DEEBO1747d ago

yeah it connects to tv for one,you can use the ps3 and the ps4 controller later down the line for vita games.

FamilyGuy1747d ago (Edited 1747d ago )

It plays games on a television screen through HDMI output, Vita can't do that.

Everything else the vita can do.

You can already connect a vita to a PS3 controller via blue tooth I believe. I remember reading that as an option before vita launched and I though it was pretty cool.

ApolloTheBoss1747d ago

Damn, the ride never ends! Not only is Sony throwing jabs at M$ left and right with the PS4, but NOW they going for Apple TV, Ouya, Roku and Google's Chromecast. Kaz seems hellbent on taking over world and causing absolute f*cking annihilation.

doctorstrange1747d ago (Edited 1747d ago )

I'm usually a massive skeptic, but this thing could be huge.

Side note: Even if this ends up a failure, I love how Sony has made games news way more interesting with this, VR headsets, Shuhei tweets, etc. Good times.

dbjj120881747d ago

It is an interesting device, but I can't say if I'll get one. I don't live with my parents, so I have my own TV and don't really have to worry about sharing.

doctorstrange1747d ago

I think sharing's just an extra feature. Who this should appeal to is people who can't plot down $399+ on a games console, or people who don't play games that often and just want a Netflix device and realize this is the same price as an Apple TV.

Or, in the future, if you have really good internet, you could get this for $99 and Gaikai PS4 games anyway.

YNWA961747d ago

This is like putting a TV in every house... affordable yet powerful... how they kept this under wraps so long amazes me.... like when Apple introduced the world to the Ipod... the wow factor...

TimeSkipLuffy1747d ago

no, it's not! It is a home console and media streamer that happens to play a list of VITA titles.
I hate the name because it is misleading but I love the device! :3

boybato1747d ago

What would you had named it then?

Protagonist1747d ago (Edited 1747d ago )


You are WRONG it is a PS Vita that plays on the TV.

The PS Vita (portable) will also stream PS4 games.

Sucks for you, that you hate the name!

I love it, because it makes perfect sense...and it does not confuse consumers by giving the PS Vita a "third name".
Consumers will know exactly what they are getting "A PS Vita that plays on the TV"...

TimeSkipLuffy1746d ago (Edited 1746d ago )

A real VITA would be able to play all games and provide 100% compability. Yes, it has similar hardware but the VITA is a portable device with a rear touch pad, controller, buttons and a touch screen.

This is a home console that can play some VITA games and other games.

Don't get me wrong. I love this idea and will buy it but people who are NOT familiar with the VITA might buy games like Uncharted (VITA) at retail and be left frustrated because the current package does not tell them they can't play the game! That would cause negative publicity!

And why do they buy them? Because it is a VITA game!

I hope you understand where I see a problem. Not everyone is going through gaming sites and well informed.

twdll1747d ago

Also you can play PS3 and/or PS4 on another tv without having to move the console. Awesome

miyamoto1747d ago

What is mind blowing is that you can play PS Vita games on it while it streams PS4 games to another tv simultaneously.

kneon1747d ago

What are you talking about? That makes no sense.

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