Sony has just dropped the “one more thing” bomb at their pre-TGS conference, in the form of PlayStation Vita TV. The standalone device will connect to your Vita, PS4, and television, and will feature video streaming services and Remote Play. This opens up a lot of options, such as playing PS4 games on other TVs in your home via Remote Play or playing Vita/PSP/PSone Classics on your big screen with a DualShock controller.
It’s a very sleek and small device, measuring in at only 6cm by 10cm. Put one of these bad boys in another room in your house, and it seems like you’ll basically have a second PS4. Not all functionality will be available at launch, some features will be added with system updates in the future.
I have to admit, this thing is the missing piece that makes me want the whole Sony lineup. It’s a really cool idea. PS Vita TV launches in Japan on November 14 and will be available for 9,480 yen ($95), or in a bundle with a DualShock 3 controller and an 8GB Vita memory card for 14,280 yen ($143).
Hopefully we’ll get a North American release date soon, stay tuned for more details at TGS on September 19-22.
UPDATE: Twinfinite’s own Maie Aiyed has reported her impressions for the PS Vita TV reveal LIVE via Twitter.