Back in September of last year, we told you about the PS Vita TV and since that time it’s undergone a few changes and is getting ready to touch down in the US. It’s also bringing around 700 games along for the ride which is more than any of us expected.
In a nutshell, the Sony PlayStation TV is a mini PS system that allows you to play a variety of games on the cheap. For only $99 bucks you’ll be able to play Vita games from the card or digitally download them along with select PS One and PSP games. If you were never a fan of the handhelds, have no fear as the PlayStation TV will also allow you to stream Ps3 games via PlayStation Now in the future while Ps4 owners will get the advantage of Remote Play.
As for the games, there are a lot of them. You can see the complete list here, and trust us when we say there’s a little something for everyone. Some of the classics include Chrono Trigger, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Twisted Metal, and a slew of Mega Man games. With the PSP titles, you’ll find everything from Atomic Ninjas to the Angry Birds Trilogy and MLB 14: The Show. The PS Vita offers up a half-dozen LEGO games, Battlefront 2 and Tekken 6 among others. They even have some great PlayStation minis listed as well because Sony thought of everything.
The Sony PlayStation TV will go on sale in stores and online October 14th, and you can pick up the system by itself for $99. The next bundle will set you back $139.99, but it’s well worth the extra $40 as you’ll get the system, a Ps3 dual shock controller, an 8GB memory stick and the LEGO Movie game. We fully expect to see more bundles around Christmas, and Sony will no doubt add to the already massive catalog as the year rolls on.
As cool as the PlayStation TV is, it will have some competition this year from another micro console called Android TV. The first boxes haven’t hit the streets yet, but are expected to cost around the same price, and will give you access to Android Games on Google Play along with all the usual streaming box features like Netflix and Hulu. It’s also going to come with a controller bundle, just like the PS TV.
It may seem like a “no contest” win for the PS TV if you’re a hardcore gamer of Sony fan, but there are a lot of mobile gamers out there these days, and many of them would love to play Candy Crush on the big screen. If both systems go for around $150 with a controller, would you choose the PlayStation TV or an Android TV box?
Source – Sony