PSInsider: The PlayStation TV has finally broken the $40 mark via Amazon. Today Amazon has listed the PSTV for only $38 with free shipping. For those that may not know, the PlayStation TV is capable of the following:
$30 is not a bad price at all. Considering you can stream your PS4 games to another room and play most vita games on the big screen. SOLD!
It's $38 by the way.
PS+ gives out two vita games a month, this is a great deal if you'd like to try any of those games out. The thing launched at $99 which wasn't bad to begin with but at $38 it's a steal for anyone that already has a controller.
Yeah stream them at a lower resolution and with more latency. It does not play most Vita games either or support the small amount of apps the Vita has. Plus the memory card prices are still beyond belief. No real reason to get one of these instead of a Vita if you're even interested in this dying platform.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't only a handful of games excluded, and not MOST of them??
Lower resolution, yes. More latency, I haven't noticed any lag. I've even played games with QTEs without issue. It's a great little machine.
Latency is good if you have a good network setup, picture quality is only downside they should have pushed for higher res. if you can pick one up cheap it's worth it though just for that ps4 streaming.
I just got one for my kid and it has it's pros and cons but it's still a good buy for 38$. and i had a 16gig memory card from my old vita.
If you live with other people and share the TV the ps4 is o the ability to remote play is a great feature, and this is so much cheaper than a Vita
I have a VitaTV with 3 awesome games. Freedom Wars, Soul Sacrifice Delta, & Persona4Golden. I also plan to pick up Danganronpa soon. I got my VitaTV for $50 shipped with a brand new DS3. I personally do not enjoy playing on actual handhelds so this is a great alternative and all the games I want are compatible. I just don't see how you could possibly go wrong with this.
Most people aren't sold on it.
I think it would be more successful if it could stream PS4 games without the need to own a PS4. PSTV is basically the entry level solution into PSNow. So they need to broaden PSTVs appeal by adding Ps4 games to PSNow ASAP. Most casuals who would be interested in this are not interested in old PS1,2 and 3 games.
@flex you're insane, sony is trying to sell a console, psnow was never meant to be for ps4 games so stop being greedy.
Obviously. It wouldn't be on sale for $38 otherwise.
@kalebninja. lol, what? "stop being greedy"?...I dont even own one of these things. From a business point of view it makes sense for them to put up to date games on the service. Long term they will find that not many people are interested in renting old games outside of a very small dedicated base of loyal PS fans. For jhonny casual they need to bring up to date games on the service. lower the price of entry to play the likes of UC. Thats good for gamers. options. Maybe there are people that cannot afford a PS4 but love PS games. PS4 games on PSNow, gets those games in to more peoples hands. I dont see how thats greedy when you still have to pay a sub to PSNow or rental fees. sony still gets the money. I think you guys are disagreeing because you dont like the idea of people being able to play PS4 games without the need for the console. This is where the industry is going. Are you really naive enough to think that in time PSnow wont have PS4 games released same day as it is for the console? Why do you think PSnow exists....its purpose is to give access to playstation games catolugue via PSTV smart TVs and other devices like tablets. ?Its inevitable, no matter how furiously you slam that mouse button on the disagree tab.
At this price point it's worth it for PS4 owners just to have way to access all the PS1 and PSP games, let alone all the Vita titles.
why can't the damn memory cards drop like that
I know right. I feel this is one of the main reasons why the vita isnt selling so hot. If Sony were to drop the price of the cards to a cheaper price, these vitas would probably do pretty well.
Couldn't agree more. That 32GB needs to come down to $24.99 and the 64GB to $39.99
No $25, but better than $100 http://www.amazon.com/32GB-... SMH, memory cards cost more than the system. They should really start bundling these in with the PS4 at this point.
Damm americans have soo goods deals,i want one,but in my country they only sell at 180 dolars and never bring more after what was sold out,but today is a great day,we send back at messi and company back at argentina with the empty hands.
Import... They are region free...
Have to wait a month to get a psvtv and pay $80 to $100 dolars isn't worth,my psvita is more what enough for now.also if the system gave problems i have to wait more months to send to warranty.
Well then, it's a good thing that Amazon isn't limited to just the United States... So what the hell is stopping you from buying one right now?
But those import rates will put the system at 180$ as well? because at that price point of 38$ I hardly believe so.
I ordered a playstationtv on best buys website for $40 on thursday and I think WalMart also has it listed as clearance for $40. I wonder if retail stores are gonna keep stocking the playstation tv.
They've been having these big sales for a while. Last month Walmart had the bundle edition which included the PStv, a dual sick 3, 8gb memory card, digital code for The Lego Movie & Sly Cooper all for $68. I bought one and sold the DS3 for $25 because I didn't need another one. Sweet deal!
sweet.. I'll take it at that price
The $38 price is from an affiliate. If you want it shipped overseas it's $39 backordered from Amazon.
This isn't even FROM Amazon. It's a listing by some other company that does business on Amazon. Funny how the article wants it to seem like an official Amazon list price or something.
Does it matter? The official pricing for the one sold by Amazon.com is $39. A whopping whole $1 difference. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw...
It slightly matters for me because I get charged sales tax if I buy directly from Amazon. So getting it through an affiliate would actually be cheaper for me.
I managed to pick up the PSTV with the Lego Movie Videogame, 8GB card, and Dualshock 3 for only $20 at Real Canadian Superstore as sort of clearance...
what location? im in Van.
Brandon, MB. Traveled to visit some relatives there, and I was shopping there and saw some shelves with "clearance" prices. Also picked up a Move Nav controller and Wonderbook Book of spells with Mov control and camera dirt cheap...
Eb games had the same deal too, just above TO.
No matter how cheap the PS TV gets, the prices for Vita memory cards will always be outrageous.
^ This... this is depressing. Honestly, Sony should just drop the lower end memory cards, and just sell 32 and 6GB only. Less SKUs and resources can be pooled towards those cards.
Really? Never heard that b4, do tell. Considering they throw in 4 or 8gb cards with every kind of bundle, u can amass some serious gb just buying Vita products u normally would buy anyway, if u buy the BL2 Vita Slim bundle, a PS tv, select Vita case and accessory packs u can aquire 24gb of memory for free. The cards have been reduced in price and u can find sales and refurbished cards for cheap if u shop around. Yes, we know the cards are expensive even though the price has been dropped multiple times,but i think it's getting quite redundant to continue to cherp about this as if it's breaking news. How about u mention the great games that just came out or how awesome remote play is?
People hate on this thing for not having apps like Netflix. True it doesn't get the support it needs, but its still a great little device. I have 2, which are primarily used for Remote Play. 1 for upstairs and the other for travel. I've never tried it over WiFi, but it works beautifully hardwired. I see no noticeable lag.
The netflix part is holding me off. Im sure its great, but I would love it if they added netflix... Is there youtube?
Can you put them directly together with a LAN cable? Our WIFI station is too far away so I have a 10 meter LAN cable to the router. I think that tve distance between my PS4 and the location I want to remote play is obstructed too much for WIFI to work between the machines. Also, doesnt the remote play work with a PS3 too? I remember that Vita had a proper remote play with 3 when it released while PSP was always poor in that regard.
Every other device in the world supports netflix and YouTube. I don't understand why people trash this just because it's missing those apps. That isn't the focus here
Vita should have connected to TV. This product is obviously tech removed from vita that should have been included from the start. Bad business practices.
... not even remotely. The only thing it does that the vita doesn't is hook up to the tv and use controllers. .. nothing was removed from the vita it has more features than most games even use. Selling poorly because it's named vita and not psp2 is its only "crime".. About those expensive memory cards. .. thank the huge pirating community on the original psp for that. By the way vita games are usually not huge. Even a 16gb card can hold multiple big games and many small ones. The two arguments I hear most are not enough games, and memory cards. If there aren't that many Games. .. who needs memory? But seriously its got games and is getting more. The pstv for that price is great, even if there are those who won't even buy it for a dollar, they aren't it's target audience clearly.
i'd need decent memory card prices first...
Cam anyone confirm that it streams netflix
I can confirm that it does not. It does stream Hulu, Crackle, and all local mp4 files.
Thanks for your reply, I'm not sure why I hot a disagree from asking a question, maybe I should have said something positive about playstation for this is N4G
Seems like something Sony should add to the next PS4 model.
Why do people blame hackers on PSP and that is why memory card prices are so high on VITA. OK then why isn't Nintendo have the same problem?
For that price, I might have to pick it up just because. I'm not really sold on it though, but that price might be worth it. But then again, if it keeps going down, maybe we'll see it keep going down in price.
Price isn't the problem. Vita needs games and it's not going to get them :( It's sad because the Vita is such a great piece of hardware...
Needs better marketing. And the fact that it doesn't support all Vita games is a little weird. No netflix either. Should just be rebranded as PS NOW.
Thanks for the article! Was waiting for a price drop like this one. Just bought one. :)
A Man got one for that price. Nice to have ps4 on 2 different TVs
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