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Andrew House: Vita TV to take a "different road to market" in the west

Eurogamer writes "Vita TV got off to a slow start in Japan - but that hasn't put Sony off of releasing it in the west.

The PlayStation micro-console launched in Japan on 14th November and sold a modest 42,000 units during launch week.

But according to Sony Computer Entertainment boss Andrew House, PlayStation's plan for Vita TV in the west remain unaffected.

"The positioning of Vita TV may be different between Japan and some of the other markets," he told Eurogamer.

Currently, the roughly $99 Vita TV reworks Vita, PSP, PSone and some retro games so they can be played on a HDTV with a DualShock 3 controller. The tiny machine is based on the Vita handheld console, with its touch-based user interface re-sized for big screens.

But it's also a media streaming device, and can extent PlayStation 4 gaming to a second screen when used with a DualShock 4.

House said Sony wanted to launch Vita TV in Japan first because there streaming is a relatively new concept, and the company wanted to establish a market."

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miyamoto1777d ago

cant wait for this pretty lil thing to come to Canada!

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1777d ago

ps1,ps2 & ps3 with gaikai in a box would be an amazing sell for $100.

PickAShoe1777d ago

I'm amazed by how far technology have come. It's is so tiny.

miyamoto1777d ago (Edited 1777d ago )

and it is as portable as the PS Vita coz you can also hook it up to any monitor TV or laptop or tablet.

it might be less expensive here in NA its $95 in Japan so it could be around $85 here.

@yellowgerbill
the Sony Bravia integration of PS Vita TV will be an instant buy for me too. its genius idea too.

logan_izer101776d ago

and don't forget remote PS4!

yellowgerbil1777d ago

I guarantee you it will be integrated right in their TVS. Think of the dominance Sony Bravia will have if it is also a gaming console. Smart TVs don't stand a chance

Software_Lover1777d ago (Edited 1777d ago )

They do stand a chance..... on price. You can get a comparatively great screen for a better price, buy a vita tv, and still come out cheaper.

Edit: but I do like your idea of building it into the television. If they are gonna do that, they might as well build a ps4 into them. Its so small already. They could spread the pcb out like the ipad air, which is nothing but an iPhone 5 spread over a larger area.

Outside_ofthe_Box1777d ago (Edited 1777d ago )

Integrating it into the TV does seem like a good idea, but it takes away that portability element of it though.

Speaking of portability, can the Vita TV stream the PS4 from outside the home via internet a la remote play? If so that would mean that your PS4 would be portable from big screen to big screen technically and doing it without having to move your actual PS4 to top it all off. Interesting if true.

ltachiUchiha1777d ago

I bet this device will take off in NA & EU. I cant wait to grab one of these.

ExPresident1777d ago

I'm alittle surprised this says it got off to a slow start. I remember when it was announced them talking about how it completely sold out on Amazon or something within hours of it being made available. Again, I don't know, just remember what I read.

This really does seem like an awesome device. I'm about to put a smart TV in my bedroom and would love to be able to stream PS4 games when the family is using the main TV for something. I'll definately consider picking it up when it comes to the U.S.

Agent_00_Revan1777d ago

This thing can't come out quick enough in the US. I've been back and forth many times about importing one.

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