When Sony announced the PlayStation TV for release in North America and Europe this year, it was noticeably missing the ‘Vita’ part in its title, as the device was called PlayStation Vita TV in Japan. - PSLS
it was changed so much its even spelled differantly!
It's probably been changed from being called Vita TV to prevent people from thinking this as a Vita alternative, even though people should be smart enough to realise what it actually does.
That doesn't even make sense considering it literally is a Vita alternative as it's nothing more than a screen less Vita....Not sure where people keep getting this idea that it's like an OUYA or open sourced or anything other than a Vita that uses your television for the screen...That is literally an exact definition of what it is
@deadpoolio You can also stream your PS4 to any TV if you have Playstation TV hooked up also. It's basiclly remote play without having to take your console anywhere.
I'm sure Sony don't want Vita sales to diminish so they label the Vita TV as PlayStation TV.
or they want the vita dead so they dont have to make western games for it here
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I don't care what they call it, I want one.
My sentiments exactly
Me too! If for nothing else than a PS4 extender alone. That's worth $100 to me. Although the renaming isn't hard to figure out. The "Playstation" name has more brand recognition. I was puzzled why it was ever called the "Vita TV" in the first place considering playing Vita games was only a part of what it did. Dropping Vita from the title avoids consumer confusion. The Vita is a portable handheld. The PS TV is a separate console which can also play Vita games, among other things. It's not that hard to figure out. What I do know is these things are going to sell like hotcakes, and certainly isn't going to hurt developer interest when it comes to making games for this and the Vita.
As one of a handfull of PSP-Go owners....I have wanted one of these since the vita was announced. i was thinking Sony would revise the vita with tv out but this way is much more compact and convenient. i keep my go on the TV dock and a sixaxis at the ready when i want to play digital psp games on tv. Now with the added power of playing retail and digital vita games...this is will be a great addition to have.
I agree. Got a few mates in the uk that one. Just for a ps4 extender to their office while the biatch is watching soaps. I have been saying to my friends this is what ms should have done with the 360 or something similar. Sonys idea of playing games via streaming is good.
I just want DualShock 4 compatibility and allowing the touch pad to function as the touch screen for Vita games.
Same here I'm getting one. Valkyria Chronicles 2 on my television set. Oh yes, I'm buying it. P.S. That thing plays PS One games, PSP games, and PS Vita games on your television and it costs $99US. It is going to rape-stomp in sales if it makes it here by Christmas.
One HUGE feature of the PS Tv that they aren't advertising as much as they should (at all actually) is its ability to be used as a FULL second screen display output for split screen and co-op gaming. Knack does the co-op gaming thing but all games that have split screen can be played on two separate screens, instead of splitting a single screen, if you have the PlaystionTv. Remote Play, playing your PS4 games in another room without moving the whole console, playing vita games on a tv screen and PS Now game streaming are the major features that they constantly advertise but it does even more. I can't wait to pick this thing up, $99 and I can finally play all the PS Vita games that I downloaded through PS+ LOL.
Me too. I've been waiting for one since they announced it. I've thought many times about importing one because I didn't want to wait. It's going to primarily be a PS4 extender with Remote Play in my Living Room. But I'm sure I'll utilize it's many other functions.
THIS IS A EXCELLENT IDEA. I WILL HAVE ONE OF THESE UNDER MY TV.
*under ever single one of my TVs*
I voted for a rename right after they said it won't play all Vita games. I'm happy that they changed it. It's not a full Vita device anyway but I'm very happy to see it being released in Europe! *___*
The name change makes sense. Almost like there selling it as a set top box, like the boxes that turn your tv into a smart tv and this adds playstation games on top
I notice it has on side of it saids ps vita can I stick a ps vita game in it hopefully
Yes, you can use physical Vita games and memory cards. This was first hand info a year ago. Only you can lessen your ignorance.
It flopped in Japan so I'm really surprised it's coming here. They probably changed the name because the Vita is a dead name now.
Vita is a dead name. Funny :P
HAHAHA good one !!
Did it have the PS4 remote play functionality then, or was it out in Japan before PS4's launch? Cause that's why I want one so bad!! Not to play Vita games - I'd use my Vita. Not play PS3 - I still have my PS3, and PS Now on PS4. I want this so I can play my single PS4 from multiple TVs in my place. (saves me from potentially buying a second for another room) Does another know whether the DS4 is going to be compatible? ??
Yep. It's been confirmed DS4 compatible.
@darkride66 good to hear!
please play some games on the vita, because it has some brilliant games :)(gravityRush for example) but yeah the added funtionality is great!
It's the perfect micro console for taking away with you on holiday. I wish I had one a couple of weeks ago. No space at all to throw in your hand luggage.
My thoughts exactly. I just had my family on a bit of an excursion to another city this past weekend and in the evening it would have been great to have this little guy and an HDMI cable to hook up to the hotel TV and let the kids at it. Both my brothers bought new campers with TV's inside this year. I'm thinking I might pick them each up one of these with a $25 gift card or something so they can take them along with them for their kids on rainy days. My primary use for this will be as a PS4 extender but it's a day one purchase for me. This would be perfect for throwing on a small tv in your kids room as well. I know several parents on Facebook that are buzzing about this already. I'm sure more than a few of them will be finding these under the tree Christmas morning this year. Assuming you can get your hands on one in North America and they don't sell out too quickly.
I won't make the mistake on not preordering
I didn't think I was going to get a PS4 for awhile initially and then ended up deciding to get one. Took me months to finally get my hands on one in Canada. I just happened to find a window of about an hour where RadioShack (of all places) had them available online. I'll be sure to preorder this time.
They had to change the name. Playstation is a known and successful product unlike Vita which isnt doing good right now. I wonder with this coming out will it be a hit? Especially with Google, Roku and Amazon Fire Tv already on the market. Sony hasnt been knocking it out the park when it comes to their other departments. With the PS name hope they can turn this around.
Don't be a polesmoker Hakato ;)
Honestly though, it was always a little disingenuous to call it "Vita TV" since it only played a small fraction of the Vita games. It was more PSP or PS1 TV that could also play a few Vita games. Hopefully the number of Vita games does get patched if the system does manage to sell well. And I've noticed on various tech sites (and even business sites) that my simply calling it PlayStation TV, they've attracted a lot more attention from the non-games press.
Vita TV. :)
i dont think will do well
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I just want Persona 4 Golden
It was a smart move. The playstation brand still carries a lot of clout. The Vita brand not so much.
Our house is buying a Playstation TV on day one when it comes out. We have two gamers here and only one tv to play any playstation from. It's super frustrating.
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