Game Idealist reveals their top five reasons as to why PlayStation TV is worth buying.
i wasnt so sure at first but i MAY end up buying it since i barely touch my 3ds anymore and have a couple games to trade toward it.
Being able to play my PS Vita games on the bigger screens is just fantastic! I have a 21" Dell monitor and a 46" Samsung HDTV Can't wait for october 15. Also one of my DualShock 3 has call it quits so I am eyeing the $130 Bundle with the extra 8 GB memory card What a steal!
Can playstation tv output games at 60fps as well? you know, for the games that run that frame rate like the Last of us, COD: ghost and shadowfall multiplayer and such??
@miyamoto Don't buy the DS3 bundle. The DS4 is the way to go and it will give you native PS4 remote play if you have 1 and the DS4 will work for the PS3 too.
will this do remote play for the vita, or are the physical games restricted to the portable device? It says you can play your vita games on big screen, but I assume that only works for the digital vita games. Anybody know for sure?
@SillyBastid physical copy Vita games are also supported. there is a card slot available for you to put the Vita game card in.
My main reason is simply because I hate moving my ps4 around the house.
Ive honestly considered running an hdmi splitter to my room so I can play in there. I am dying for this thing to come out here. I was able to get my hands on a japanese one but they said it wouldn't work because of the accounts :/
It will work just fine. All PS3, PS4, Vita and TV are region free.
The new firmware update should make the non-Japanese accounts work. Give it a try.
Playing on the second TV is the only reason I need! But once I have it, I'm sure I'll start checking out Vita games my PS4 can't play :)
Agreed. My biggest thing is it being an extended system when I'm in another room of the house or especially when I take trips. I can just load this tiny thing in my bag instead of taking and worrying about being careful not to damage my PS4. I started adding the free Vita PS+ titles to my library months ago when they first announced this thing. That way I've already got a catalog of Vita games to try.
Oooh I should do that with Vita titles too. I didn't realize you could without a vita system.
i already have a Vitas fhat/slim. my number one reasons to get this one is to capture vita games direct videos for my channel
Honestly I want it so I can continue Soul Sacrifice Delta online, with a controller and tv. That and playing PS4 in different rooms of course.
I've been dying to dive into soul sacrifice ever since I downloaded it months ago from plus! Can not wait to first play it on the big screen!
That is 5 VERY GOOD reasons. Another reason would be; It´s a hella cheap console and media gadget for the casual gamer!
I just want to play my vita games on the big screen and do some video captures.
They could easily put all these Vita games on the PS3 or PS4. Instead they make a new system where the hardcore rpgers will HAVE to buy their system just to play them.
Nintendo should just put all their games on other consoles too but they only put them on Wii U or 3DS so you HAVE to buy their system just to play them. See my point?
The hell type of stupid thought process brought you to that conclusion?
They should have just come out with a PS3 without a disc drive, and made Vita games playable on PS3. Sony isn't making anymore triple A games for the Vita, so I don't see the point, other than streaming your PS4 games if you happen to own a PS4. They should rename it as "The PS4 Streamer".
Why? This is far cheaper, to manuf. Cheaper to ship and a hell of a lot cheaper for developer to make games do it. Also unlike the PS3 no moving parts inside to wear out like a disc drive. Not to mention supports native cross game chat outside of just playstation Home but also along with the system being cost entry point being cheaper and size its a true portable living room or bed room console. Yes the playstation 3 is a very good console but the market what you would want Sony to make the ps3 into would still be much more expensive than the Playstation TV and it would not be as cost effective to be like the playstation TV to recoup costs vs what the PlayStation TV can in recouping costs and going straight to profit.
Will the U.S have a white variant?
Eh, the streaming is..... Well, it works. But its got enough lag that you can blatantly tell the game is not running on the device. For some people thats a non issue, for others its game breaking.
What? It's remote play and it works flawlessly over a decent connection. It must be your connection. I have this and is using it over my 5Mbps connection. Aside from the lower resolution, everything else is like playing the ps4 itself. So I don't know what you're talking about.
He is talking about the PS now games I think. Not the remote play of PS4 games.
Could have just made vita, PSP, ps1, and ps2 games run on ps4 via emulation and charged an unlock fee to use it, Sony could have saved some money and made ps4 more all in one and more compelling for people to buy.
Actually, allowing people to have a giant library of free/already owned games on the PS4 is not in their best interest. Sad, but true.
So... how is Vita back touchpad supported again? I suppose Sony could make the front screen work with the PS4 pad (except.. they haven't), but the back pad... I guess you just can't play games that require its use? Well, until Sony allows the PS4 touchpad to substitute for the front touchscreen, I guess there are actually a lot of Vita games that won't be playable at all. That really makes it a lot less attractive to me. I already own devices that play PS1/PSP games on the big screen (my PS3 and my PSP, respectively).
There's no back touch or touch screen support. Or camera, mic and motion sensor support at all for that matter. That's why most earlier Vita games or Vita exclusives are not compatible
The PS4 touchpad can be used on the PSTV. It brings up a cursor on the screen which you can then control with the DS4. Otherwise what you do is click the L3 button to bring up the cursor. R3 brings up the cursor for the rear touchpad (I think). But I think that games which rely on both the touch screens won't work on the PSTV.
So I can't play uncharted from vita on vita tv then? It requires a lot of use of the touch pad for looking at objects and the front touch pad for rubbings and cleaning artifacts. That is dumb.
Bring out an update to sync your PS4 remote to it, then BAM touch control games sorted out not to mention PS4 remote play as well..
Persona 4 golden on my TV, yeas please.
Reason 6: It can play the media files the PS4 can't. MP3, MP4, YouTube, video streaming from a PC work on the PSTV but not on the PS4. Or if you just want to watch some Netflix, the PSTV is a quieter option than either the PS3 or PS4. (my PS4's fan can get really loud at times).
So, I assume you can just take the memory card from the Vita handheld, throw it in the PSTV and all your games, saves, etc. will be available (Assuming gotta sing into PS+). Also, can you pair the DS4 controller to it to play vita games? Can someone verify this please?
Yes to both! Watch here http://youtu.be/zGuJw12Mp3k
Play my vita games on big screen, some PS3 Support, and play my PS4 on a different TV in the house? Yeah I am buying one of these.
Hope I find a decent black friday deal of it.. at least $ 69.99 for the core unit :P
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