Submitted by Abriael 210d ago | news

SCEJA President Explains that Sony Was Surprised by The Positive Reaction of Gamers to PS Vita TV

At times, when you introduce a product to the public, things go better than expected, and that seems to be definitely the case with the PS Vita TV, as expressed by Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Asia President Hiroshi Kawano.

Apparently Sony was aiming to grab the casual market with the PS Vita TV, but ended up catching the attention of core gamers as well. (Hiroshi Kawano, PS Vita, Tag Invalid)

xc7x  +   210d ago
this is how i'll play Vita games,i'm not a handheld gamer,plus have a way to play games and stuff on a 2nd tv screen
Abriael  +   210d ago
Yeah, i'm amazed that they thought core gamers wouldn't care about it lol
abzdine  +   210d ago
that thing is genious, how can people not be excited about it?
ABizzel1  +   210d ago
For most consumers

Price >/= Brand >/= Technology

The Vita proved it has great tech for a handheld. The Sony brand is getting back to it's PS2 days of success. The only thing wrong with the Vita as the cost of the handheld $199 + a large enough memory card (32GB was $99) + retail games ($40).

Take $100 off the price of the hardware, cut the price of the memory cards and add a larger 64GB, and of course people will bite like piranhas.
ZombieKiller  +   210d ago
Yeah I'm not a handheld gamer but I AM a gamer so something like this that brings handheld gaming to the TV is an inst-buy for me. Then there's remote play on ps4. again....SOLD
jony_dols  +   210d ago
It's a great move to encourage devs to create games for the Vita platform.

Which is good for both handheld Vita owners & non-handheld gamers.
Darrius Cole  +   210d ago
I, too, am amazed that Sony didn't believe that the core gamers would be interested in this.

How could you not want one?
Eonjay  +   210d ago
VTV is gonna be a hit because it appeals to everyone:

To casuals period
To anyone who wants a cheap Netflix/Hulu/Music/Games player for their TV
To Vita owners who want to play on TV
To non Vita owners who want a cheap system to play vita games
To anyone who wants access to the hundreds of PSP and PSOne titles
To people looking to get their kids their first system
To all future PS4 owners
To people who want to play PS3 exclusives over Gaikai like TLOU but don't have a PS3
And finally, to anyone who travels, packing a game system (that can remote to your PS4 at home) with your luggage just got stupid easy.
ZombieKiller  +   210d ago
I love how I get a disagree troll that adds a disagree for me talking about what I think is best for MY gaming experience.

Care to tell me what YOU think is better for me that I know troll?
Ju  +   210d ago
Well, while I am looking forward to the VTV, some of what you said doesn't make sense. VTV+DS ~= $150, PS3 = $199. Gaikai streaming will most likely also work on the PS3 and we'll see what the latency is there - it wasn't too great with those streaming services before. But, well, we'll see about that.

I think the strongest "arguments" are:

- It's a PlayStation
- It's $100 (with hidden costs - but none the less, the magic number)

The rest I agree with. I have a PS3, a Vita and the PS4 on my shopping list. Those additional $100 aren't too shabby. But for me personally it is mainly interesting because I can plug in my Vita games and play them on the teli.
UltimateMaster  +   210d ago
PS3 quality games day 1 for 40$ with the ability to play PS4 anywhere by carrying something as big as deck of cards.
What's not to love?

At 95$, you can't compete with that.
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Nitrowolf2  +   210d ago
the pricing is right, $100 for a PS Vita. I know we can't play every vita game, but it's still ratehr nice
Deadpoolio  +   210d ago
Yet.....Once the DS4 comes out it is entirely possible that they could easily patch it to work with the DS4 and the touchpad could be used to implement the games that had touch features....Which I'm sure they'll do after the PS4 releases, it would be stupid not to
Eonjay  +   210d ago
I'm not suprised at all. This micro console is awesome. Plus, you can stream PS3 games through Gaikai in the future. It is essentially a $99 Vita, PS3, and Apple TV rolled into one. The value proposition is sky high.
The_Infected  +   210d ago
I wonder if the games will run better streamed? I mean they will be running on up to date cloud servers.
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Section8  +   210d ago
Also streams PS4 games to another tv. It even streams from a PS4 over the net at your friends house without needing the console there. Hence, remote play fro PS4.
Godmars290  +   210d ago
They still need to get PSP titles up on PSN.
Eonjay  +   210d ago
Most of them are there. There are a few glaring omissions though like Birth By Sleep and Star Ocean
Protagonist  +   210d ago

What are you talking about?
cyguration  +   210d ago
It's the OUYA that isn't crap (sorry OUYA). Of course any gamer worth their salt would be interested.

Yes, please... to VITA TV.
sirwut  +   210d ago
It's cheaper than the handheld.
kalkano  +   210d ago
And more useful.
Darrius Cole  +   210d ago
I'll have to go along with the author and say to Sony, "No S#!t Sherlock". The Vita TV is basically a $100 console. Who wouldn't want a $100 console? By the way, it will allow you to play your PS4 on a second screen without moving your PS4. Everybody that likes games enough to have a PS4 OR a Vita is going to want one of these.
Williamson  +   210d ago
I really do want one just to set it up in my living room to play ps4 through remote play.
Deadpoolio  +   210d ago
You understand that it is a Vita without a screen right? And depending on your internet and how it is set up it could work out terribly connecting it to a second tv just to remote play a PS4 game on a Tv in a different room
ssj27  +   210d ago
Well that's not SONY fault, but is still a very probable option, I want to know how Sony will handle it! Could we just continue the game from that error or we will have to start a new level? Those are the questions I will like sony to answer and I know online is another question and I will not get mad at it, but what about the lag? Will it cause any tipe of online?..

This are legig question! Same questions i will have for gaika. In the end I may just use it for offline play and to stream netflix and the obvious to play vita psp games like Killzone and etc.
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Baka-akaB  +   210d ago
Uh ? If it's remote play in the same house , your internet is irrelevant . Any wi-fi access will do the job fine .
azshorty2003  +   210d ago
My whole house is wired with Ethernet cable. There is not a chance in the world I will have any issues playing on any tv.
DEEBO  +   210d ago
can we import for the holidays is the question i want to know?when can we see a release in the states,bundle with a ps4.ask those questions.
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nosferatuzodd  +   210d ago
come on sony you know we got you're back on this
kalkano  +   210d ago
I don't understand why they're so surprised, when before the show, they said it was "what we've been waiting for"...Or, if this wasn't the surprise...then, what was?
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Pillsbury1  +   210d ago
Even though I love my vita and can't wait to add vita tv to my playstation ecosystem, I still hate how they gouge us with ludicrously high memory card prices.
azshorty2003  +   210d ago
I am so excited for this thing. Even just for the PS4 remote play.

I was having a dilemma as to how I was going to handle playing PS4 games because I play in either my basement, or in the living room if my kids and wife aren't hogging the tv. This would require me to buy 2, then deal with moving save files when necessary.

This solves every bit of that, including the cost. For $500 vs $800, I can play games in either space, and have access to one set of save files. No move coping/uploading/downloading from PSN.
VonBraunschweigg  +   210d ago
Ah, the good ol' wife & kids watching Sesame Street in the living & dad running over hookers in the basement family;)
TheFamous1  +   210d ago
Bundle in a white DS4 with the NA release and I'm sold.
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eplusr  +   210d ago
Surprised that a new goodie is wanted by other people outside of Japan? LoL really now you don't say?

Because this doesn't surprise me in the slightest. Of course gamers are going to want the new toy especially if the price and functionality are on point.

Stop trying to do this only Japan nonsense already Sony. The only money Japan makes you is in the hand held department if that.

The West is actually where a majority of your bank is made so focus on us first and your homeland second. Everybody and their mother know Japan is frugal beyond measure and won't spend the way we do over here.
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MultiConsoleGamer  +   210d ago
I want my V-TV!
sAVAge_bEaST  +   209d ago
That ain't workn' that's the way you do it. re'Mote play for nothing, and your kicks for free.
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jjb1981  +   210d ago
Can you remote play ps4 games with this?
dragon82  +   210d ago
XisThatKid  +   210d ago
You offer current gen and next gen capabilities and features for 100$ they will come its that simple
phatfreddy1978  +   209d ago
Alright so can we they bring that here I want it NOOOOOOWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!
sAVAge_bEaST  +   209d ago
This thing is going to sell like HotCakes. Gaikai streaming, vita games, plus all the apps like netflix,. for the casual's.

Ps4 streaming, for the hard corps.

It is only 100$, and will hit every demographic, from kids, to grandparents - for when their grandkids come over.

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