The single most interesting and surprising announcement from Sony’s Japanese conference is this; a cheap, set-top box that allows you to play PS vita games on your TV. A small, sexy little competitor to the Apple TV or Roku, the Vita TV is one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen.
Launching in Japan this November, the Vita TV plays physical Vita games, digital PSP and Ps1 games, runs on the Vita OS and has apps for Hulu, Netflix and all of the internet streaming video goodness you’d ever need.
It’s tiny, and sexy – and uses your existing PlayStation3 controllers and remotes for input. Best of all, it’ll only cost the equivalent of $100; pretty much inline with the AppleTV. This is…amazing. There’s no word of availability outside of Japan just yet, but I’m grabbing one as soon as it becomes available.
On top of that, you can use it to remote play your PS4 games to another TV in your house…, without having to lug your console around.
A set-top media box that plays Vita games and works with PlayStation Plus to have free games all the time. Sold.
Last Updated: September 9, 2013