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Submitted by Foolsjoker 881d ago | opinion piece

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 (PlayStation, PS Vita, PS3, PS4)

Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II  +   881d ago
Playstation nation let the pope welcome ps vita tv. Get to know it you will own one soon.
sAVAge_bEaST  +   881d ago
^^^^^^ Kaz-Eazy, approves this message ^^^^^^^^^^
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?
DEEBO  +   881d ago
yeah it connects to tv for one,you can use the ps3 and the ps4 controller later down the line for vita games.
FamilyGuy  +   881d 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.
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ApolloTheBoss  +   881d 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.
doctorstrange  +   881d 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.
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dbjj12088  +   881d 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.
doctorstrange  +   881d 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.
YNWA96  +   881d 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...
TrendyGamers  +   881d ago
It's a Vita. In your TV!
TimeSkipLuffy  +   881d 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
boybato  +   881d ago
What would you had named it then?
Protagonist  +   881d 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"...
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TimeSkipLuffy  +   880d 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.
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twdll  +   881d ago
Also you can play PS3 and/or PS4 on another tv without having to move the console. Awesome
miyamoto  +   881d ago
What is mind blowing is that you can play PS Vita games on it while it streams PS4 games to another tv simultaneously.
kneon  +   881d ago
What are you talking about? That makes no sense.
Shazz  +   881d ago
im thinking this baby must work and work well, sony were shouting game changer and buying gak was for this and other streaming
Protagonist  +   881d ago
Man... I hope gamers are pressuring Sony´s Playstation Executives to give us a date for EU/NA.
awesomeperson  +   881d ago
I'ld hazard a guess and say it'll be a bit after the PS4 launch. I don't think Sony would release the VitaTV and the PS4 close together, to avoid confusion.

Although, it would seem like a mistake to miss out on the holiday season, so who knows. For now we can only hope it comes soon, and at that $100 price.
Protagonist  +   880d ago
Would be good, sometime around December, but realistically probably around february next year.
rainslacker  +   880d ago
I think they should release at the same time, and tout that it's an addon that allows you to stream your PS4 games to another TV remotely. Could be an impulse buy to many. Believe it or not, most people aren't strapped for cash if they're buying a console day one. Think of how many people buy those extra accessories that they don't really need just because of the excitement of getting a new tech toy.
specialguest  +   881d ago
Everyone is raving about its gaming abilities, but what about the TV features? will it only include hulu, netflix, and other prescription based services, or will it be more versatile like some of the android based tv boxes out in the market now? Will it include a browser with flash support to let you visit video streaming sites and watch videos? I suppose it's probably too early to inquire about this.
Wedge19  +   881d ago
I can't wait to add one to my PlayStation filled life. It's a perfect tying of the PS ecosystem, especially when combined with the soon to be PS App that will come with the PS4 for mobile and tablet. PlayStation everywhere!
ruefrak  +   881d ago
When thinking of the Vita TV, don't think about the current Vita games that it can/cannot play, but rather think about the all the upcoming Vita games it will be able to play.
It seems to me that the most used phrase from Gamescom and PAX was "Coming to PS4 and Vita." All these indie games that are coming to both consoles, and obviously not touch-centric games, will probably play beautifully on the Vita TV. So if you have a PS3 and you don't want to shell out for a PS4 or a Vita, this becomes a really inexpensive way to get access to all those games.
On top of all that, it's a small, low-power console for watching Netlix and Youtube. Sony just conquered the "innovator's dilemma" and kicked it in the face. The Vita TV is a game changer.
Rockets12  +   880d ago
Vita is made to be portable, I see no point in making a device that lets it play on the tv. I know it's only one of the features, but still

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