Sony unveils PlayStation Vita TV

The new PS Vita TV, which lands in Japan on November 14, will serve as a multimedia streaming station that connects to the PlayStation 4.

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

Sony on Monday unveiled the new PlayStation Vita TV, which will serve as a multimedia streaming station that connects to the PlayStation 4. This allows gamers to play games on a TV remotely from the PS4 in another room using a DualShock 3 controller, according to what was announced at the press conference.

The device is a small box that measures just 6 x 10cm and will also allow users to play their Vita games on the big screen. Sony mentioned that there will be up to 1,300 Vita titles that can be played using the Vita TV with the DualShock 3 controller. The Vita TV will also offer video-on-demand and network services with video content from Tsutaya TV and Hulu as well as the PlayStation store.

The Vita TV will retail at 9,480 yen (US$95) from November 14 in Japan, ahead of its international release. The value pack, which comes with an 8GB memory card and DualShock 3 controller, will retail for 14,280 yen (US$143).

This story originally appeared at CNET Asia under the headline "Playstation Vita TV unveiled."

 

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