Sony mulls launch of PlayStation Vita TV in US and Europe

Sony is thinking of expanding the reach of the new console based on strong consumer response, a company executive tells Engadget.

The new PlayStation Vita TV
The new PlayStation Vita TV Sony/Screenshot by CNET's John Chan

Sony's new PS Vita TV could eventually land in the US and Europe.

Masayasu Ito, a division president at Sony Computer Entertainment, told Engadget at this week's Tokyo Game Show: "Of course we are thinking of launching in the EU and US, but in terms of timing we have to watch the timing and watch the environment carefully."

Demoing the new PlayStation Vita TV at the Tokyo show, Ito said he's already seen a strong response from European and American users indicating a demand for the product.

Set to debut in Japan in November, the PlayStation Vita TV can play Vita games, just like the current PS Vita. But the TV version can also stream PlayStation 4 games and other content to a Wi-Fi enabled TV.

One key question on Sony's mind is whether to add more services to the console. Cloud gaming services is a potential candidate.

"It's not that we have decided, but cloud gaming services, how can we work on that?" Ito told Engadget. "So we are looking at each of the possible items before launching in Europe or the United States."

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Journalist, software trainer, and Web developer Lance Whitney writes columns and reviews for CNET, Computer Shopper, Microsoft TechNet, and other technology sites. His first book, "Windows 8 Five Minutes at a Time," was published by Wiley & Sons in November 2012.

 

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