Sony Announces PS Vita TV, Tiny Gaming Console
Sony has just announced PlayStation Vita TV, a 6 x 10 cm(Dimensions) gaming console that is also a set-top box that connects to a TV. It is based on PS Vita hardware, and plays Vita, PSP, and PS1 games, it also offers access to a range of entertainment services and PlayStation 4 cross-functionality. It will cost around INR 6500, and will be out in Japan on November 14th. A separate bundle, including a DualShock 3 controller and 8GB memory card, will sell for approximately INR 9300.
The PS Vita TV supports Sony’s own Video Unlimited and also includes Vita-style apps such as the LiveTweet Twitter client and Reader ebook software. The tiny console can be used as an extender for PlayStation 4 games, letting you play them on another TV screen if the one connected to the PS4 is occupied. However, not all PS Vita games will be supported.
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The PS Vita TV is possibly same to the Apple TV on price while it offers far more gaming. Apple is rumored to be planning significant software enhancements for its set-top box that could possibly come on the 10th of september event, but the Apple TV could not possibly give gaming experience to its users.