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With the PlayStation TV, Sony's going after families with kids

Engadget writes "The PlayStation TV is a curious oddity. The $100 device, a rebranded Vita TV that's slated to launch in North America and Europe later this fall, is Sony's direct answer to the Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire TV streaming boxes currently flooding the market. It's also the only box of the bunch capable of offering a video game experience that goes beyond just casual gaming. In fact, the PlayStation TV's library of titles spans several platforms: the PS Vita, PSP, PS One, PS3 (via PS Now's cloud streaming) and PS4 over Remote Play. It'll also offer consumers the ability to stream video content. But with the PS4 occupying the top spot in the PlayStation totem pole, we have to wonder: Just who is the PlayStation TV for?"

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BayKidSwerve1473d ago

I'm pretty curious on how this will do in The west. I haven't heard much of how it is selling in Japan. This could possibly be a way of getting the PS Vita out of the hole.

darthv721473d ago

for me personally, it is about playing Vita games on a bigger screen. i currently use a PSP Go to play digital PSP games on a tv with a sixaxis controller.

to play those same games as well as vita retail/digital games on one unit is a big win for me.

C-H-E-F1473d ago

@bay
I agree... also, @title of article uhm.. why does it have to be "families" my fiance' watches that reality ish in the ent. room so I have to move my ps4 to the bed room... pstv will come in handy cause I HATE UNPLUGGING MY BABY!!!...

bahabeast1473d ago

ITS FOR EVERYONE. PLAY GAMES BROWSE WEB WATCH MOVIES EXT. AND ITS ONLY $100 I CAN SEE LOTS OF PEOPLE BUYING THIS DEVICE ONCE ITS MARKET PROPERLY.

sparta761473d ago

@ baha
What did you say? I couldn't hear you!?!
😁

yeahright21473d ago

As long as it's marketed properly. The commercials and the box itself should blatantly boast about ps4 remote play, ps now, but be shown as first and formost as a streaming device. Name dropping netflix, hulu, you tube and the like. Maybe get the ign's and gamespot's out there to make an app as well.

uth111473d ago

yes, marketing will be key for this thing- It provides different benefits to different people. Get the message wrong, and it will be as confusing as the Wii U gamepad.

vongruetz1473d ago

The bundle + Minecraft + Disney Infinity + Netflix, and you have everything the kids could ask for.

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