Yesterday, Amazon was selling the Playstation TV at 50% off for a limited time: $39.99 instead of $79. The Dualshock bundle was sold for $49.99. The deal sold out within minutes
Who'd not want that at $40? Lol
$40 for a system that plays a ton of PS Vita, PSP, and PSOne games? I dont see how anyone who doesnt have one could pass up on that deal
And stream your PS4 in another room in your house.
Simple...who wants to stream games over the internet...i'll pass.
Depends what games darx, and it's not over the internet. It's directly from the PS4 to the Vita TV. Games like resident evil, the swapper and any non competitive games can be very enjoyable when stream to the vita tv.
I use it for several fantastic PSP games on TV. WipeOut Pulse, Ape Escape OTL, Medievil Resurrection, Syphon Filter Logan's Shadow, Pursuit Force, Parappa, etc.
Hey I bought it for 100 and don't even regret it. I'm not a mobile gamer, but a big JRPG and indie player..so just imagine my plight. I keep it in my brother's room and we just chill and play JRPGs like when we were kids. Only now we can kinda see how stupid they are sometimes and just laugh. He actually just finished P4G. I'm still working on Tales of Hearts R (great game).
@darx "..who wants to stream games over the internet.." seriously? the real question is, who doesn't? it's just that there aren't many ways to do it yet with low enough latency to provide a 1:1 experience but doesn't mean no one wants it! Remote Play on the Vita and PSTV from the PS4 is doing a decent job especially on local network provided you have a good connection, but the latency is still there - not enough to ruin the whole experience but not ideal for high pace games requiring precision like Driveclub for example. I have both the Vita and PSTV and also Xperia Z3 tablets where I play my PS4 games when times allow and honestly, IT'S AWESOME! I'm excited with the improvement their next system will bring in terms of bettering the current Remote Play quality, but with what is currently on offer, I think I'm pretty satisfied. back on topic, at $40, the PSTV is a steal.
I love mine, Lunar Silver Star is incredible on a 65". It fills the screen with no stretch or distortion. Same with Vita games. So glad I bought one. Didn't get the deal though but 100$ is worth it.
The thing about these Amazon super flash sales is that they come out of no where and you have to be in the right place at the right time otherwise an hour later, it could be gone.
The lightning deals are BS. After it sold out within 10 seconds, I had to go on the wait list for the bundle and it didn't update until I logged out and logged back in. If I never relogged I would of never got the bundle.
I went to Target because it sold out so fast and they wouldn't price match it. Then I went to Walmart and they did so I got it for only 40 and didn't have to wait for it to be delivered
I grabbed the bundle at 50. Needed a new DS3 so it ended up working out very well.
PS TV and a DS3 for $50? Wow. That's a steal man.
I did it for the same reason. I could either pay $40 for a new DS3 or pay an extra $10 and get the PSTV, game, and 8gb memory card. Seemed like a no brainer to me. This is in addition to the fact that I already own (and love) a PSTV. I guess I now have a spare. The hard part was actually getting it. I was on the site right as the deal became available, and I still missed out on the first round. I got put on the wait list and suddenly I got notified that I had 45 seconds to add it to my or miss out. I got lucky.
Now that is the perfect price for this. They should honestly just keep it at this price.
even at this price i don't see the point buying this, i got all my gaming needs covered
Just because you have all your gaming needs covered, does not mean others do. $40 for this is a great deal.
This price was low enough to justify my purchase. I really want to try out Freedom Wars, P4G, and Soul Sacrifice Delta.
Well it's sold out, so looks like people who bought it didn't care if all of your gaming need covered. Beside, who doesn't want a $40 device that can play tons of PS1, PSP, Vita, and streaming PS4 games?
There is a ton of ps vita haters here
Agreed but I don't understand why Vita haters would hate this. Sure it plays Vita titles. But it also plays PSone titles and soon can be used with PS Now and of course can be used to stream your PS4 titles to. Which is what I use it for the most before bed I suppose.
Well that's obvious. I mean, we've seen articles about Vita is dead got approved everyday.
I tried to get it a 10:04 but failed. Apparently they were gone in 3 minutes.
It wasn't offered until 9:01, and the slots for the $40 ones were filled by 9:01:30.
It said sold out at exactly 9:00. If what you say is true than f-ing amazon kinda screwed me.
By numbers suggested in the $50 deal, they were only offering around 500 units. So the $40 one was likely 1000. Across the US with probably more than few offers from other countries. So yeah, it was pretty screwed up.
At this point, I might buy a Vita TV before I get a Vita. Great deal.
If you're not gonna mobile game, do it. Just make sure to wire the PSTV if you wanna do remote play. I remote played FFXIV at my friend's house down the street (PS4 at home and PSTV as my friend's was wired) and I was able to do end-game raids. Pretty awesome honestly.
I feel sick I missed out on this. I have some family birthdays coming up and this would have been the perfect gift for them. Like the saying goes when you snooze you lose.
Hopefully Sony gets the memo and lowers the price of Vita and PS TV.
I'm so glad I got one. It's on it's way to my house now!
Did the PStv get netflix or amazon video apps yet? Oops. Just saw it doesn't have netflix yet. Once it gets those apps I'm gettin' one.
No they don't. Most people bought the bundle for the cheap DS3. Amazon was simply dumping stock on a product that has no future.
You can get cheap DS3's from Amazon already. They run about $30 from sellers new.
They were also selling Far Cry 4 for 50% off. Does Far Cry have no future? Sony needs to learn that to sell the PSTV, they need to do what they do with their other consoles. Sell it at a loss at times and provide high value bundles.
Vita still has a future and plenty of upcoming games, therefore so does PS TV.
With a Netflix or Hulu app the thing would be a steal at $80. If it were a proper media box in other words.
Do you think that could come in an update?
Could? Yes. Will? Doubtful.
Unless their plans have changed - and really, what are the chances of *THAT* - they better have planned for that. By all rights should have had them enabled day one. Then again we are talking about the company that owns Crackle, yet apparently let MS put it on the 360 first. And if you don't know what Crackle is and you live in the U.S., you should.
I missed the deal. For $40 for remote play and the ability to play a couple of compatible Vita games, that would have been a great deal.
How is this an artic...eh it was more like 30 seconds before it was sold out. I couldn't even buy one myself exactly at the time the sale started.
I now firmly believe taking the Vita name out hurt its sales potential. Didn't it sell more in JPN around the same period of time when it was called PlayStation Vita TV?
"Vita" sells in Japan. Here, not so much. I think people would have thought it was a peripheral or something of the sort. I think it was a really good move for Sony. Think about the "wii U" everyone thought it was an attachment to the wii.
I travel a fair bit. I used it for the first time at a hotel 300 miles from my ps4. I was able to remotely play Injustice (a fighting game) using the hotel's wifi with very little lag. I was very impressed. This is why I bought it when it came out for $100.
This is one of the biggest reasons I love this thing. It's also great for when my kid spends the weekend with her grandparents. I can take the PSTV and she has a way to play Minecraft and a bunch of other games. It works great.
ps4 should also play digital psone and psvita games
Since PC's can play PS1 games via emulator the PS4 could also do this if Sony provided an emulator. Now a PS2 emulator IMHO would be so much better since PS2 games look reasonably good graphically on my 55" HDTV. Unfortunately PS1 games (all PS3's play PS1 disks) don't look all that good graphically although there is nothing wrong with the game-play. As for PS3 games on the PS4 well I doubt if an emulator will be made although it may be possible to translate the disk image via software to a PS4 playable image.
ya i think they just forcing ps now on people
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