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No Vita TV for you!

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As you may have noticed, I was ridiculously excited about the Playstation Vita TV when it was announced earlier this week. A tiny microconsole that not only played Vita, PSP and Ps1 games, but is also an internet media streaming set-top box for $100? Yeah, sign me up. Unfortunately, it won’t be released outside of Japan any time soon.

"SCE will release the PS Vita TV in Japan Nov 14, 2013 and in other countries after that," Sony’s Andrew  House said during a roundtable discussion (via Tech On).

"The reason why it will be launched in Japan earlier than in other countries is that there is no leading company in Japan’s video streaming market. The company is planning to sell the PS Vita TV in China, South Korea, etc, but not in the US and European market at this point."

This saddens me quite a bit; I really was looking quite forward to replacing my WDTV Live with something cheap that also plays games and isn’t an Ouya or Apple TV.

Of course, they haven;t said it won’t head west; just that it’s not coming “at this point.” Whichever point it does come needs to be sooner rather than later.

Last Updated: September 13, 2013

46 Comments

  1. Mark Treloar

    September 13, 2013 at 07:52

    Old confirmed by Sony that it may be able to stream PS3 games.

    Reply

  2. TiMsTeR1033

    September 13, 2013 at 07:54

    I thought I’d share this for all the gta v fans out there, who saw the leaked video of car hitting the wall were concerned about it having no damage.

    It seriously put my mind at ease.
    http://www.break.com/video/ugc/rocks-2516778

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    • Admiral Chief of Rivia

      September 13, 2013 at 07:58

      lol, and yet it keeps on driving

      Reply

      • TiMsTeR1033

        September 13, 2013 at 08:00

        It looks great! I saw video of a guy who drove into wall and I was concerned. It seems it works on mass with damage.

        Reply

      • John on trial

        September 13, 2013 at 08:11

        On an unrelated subject… I saw Tomb Raider is on 75% off on Steam again. There was no excuse to not get it…

        Reply

        • SaintsRowLee

          September 13, 2013 at 08:13

          For those about to raid:
          We Salute You!

          Reply

          • John on trial

            September 13, 2013 at 08:14

            It’s still downloading, but now I’ve got my weekend planned at least.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 13, 2013 at 08:47

            You are going to have a good weekend. It’s a great game.

          • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

            September 13, 2013 at 08:55

            Awesome game man, you’ll love the falling, and the falling, and the falling… Did I mention the falling?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 13, 2013 at 09:06

            Most people don’t fall down while playing Tomb Raider? I know I didn’t :/

        • Admiral Chief of Rivia

          September 13, 2013 at 08:19

          EPIC GAME!!!

          Reply

  3. Daniel Keevy

    September 13, 2013 at 08:07

    Soup Nazi is a pretty old joke… 😛

    Reply

    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      September 13, 2013 at 08:19

      I’m a pretty old guy. 🙂

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief of Rivia

        September 13, 2013 at 08:25

        Now that is true

        Reply

        • SaintsRowLee

          September 13, 2013 at 08:28

          Is John on trial still on trial?

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 13, 2013 at 08:30

            Yes, although he failed yesterday, I’m busy prepping a test quiz for both the failers as a last chance 😛

          • Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

            September 13, 2013 at 08:58

            Question 1: How do magnets work? 😛

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 13, 2013 at 09:02

            They stick to metal things. Next.

          • Spathi

            September 13, 2013 at 09:03

            You sure it isn’t the metal things that stick to them?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 13, 2013 at 09:05

            Don’t try to confuse me, I know stuff-like facts.

          • Spathi

            September 13, 2013 at 09:05

            You seem like an expert, so I’ll take your word for it.

          • That Tall Twit

            September 13, 2013 at 09:52

            What trial is this?

      • SaintsRowLee

        September 13, 2013 at 08:31

        You’re not old, you’re just… uhmmm… Nope. Sorry. Got nothing. Yup. You’re old…

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          September 13, 2013 at 08:46

          He’s not old, he’s demineralised-boned. *Cartman voice*

          Reply

          • SaintsRowLee

            September 13, 2013 at 08:53

            Heh-heh .You said “Boned”

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 13, 2013 at 08:58

            Glad to see you came around with the jokes 😉

      • Daniel Keevy

        September 13, 2013 at 08:42

        Lol. On a side note, I wonder if you could do a website about noth… Oh wait, Buzzfeed.

        Reply

    • Spathi

      September 13, 2013 at 08:36

      Soup Nazi, like the rest of Seinfeld, is timeless!

      Reply

  4. oVg

    September 13, 2013 at 08:52

    NO VITA THEN… BLAGHHHHHH

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    • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

      September 13, 2013 at 08:54

      🙁

      Reply

      • oVg

        September 13, 2013 at 08:56

        I will stick to my Game Boy and TETRIS 1986

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief of Rivia

          September 13, 2013 at 08:58

          Tetris FTW

          Reply

          • oVg

            September 13, 2013 at 09:00

            It is 27 years old and still works like it was yesterday.
            Nintendo build shit to last.

          • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

            September 13, 2013 at 09:04

            They had to, cus their new SHIT doesn’t! BWAHAHAHA

          • oVg

            September 13, 2013 at 09:10

            Their products are designed to survive alongside the cockroaches. Just need to focus more money into 1st party games.
            I used the Gamecube to jack the car up the other day 😛

    • Spathi

      September 13, 2013 at 09:02

      But game streaming from PS4 is awesome!!! Atleast I think it will be 🙂

      Reply

      • oVg

        September 13, 2013 at 09:03

        VITA U

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        • Spathi

          September 13, 2013 at 09:04

          No, actual streaming. You can be on holiday or at work and play your PS4 games on your Vita.

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          • oVg

            September 13, 2013 at 09:06

            Sweet 🙂
            I am still waiting for the day when we can have a portable console. The VITA was marketed as a portable PS3 but then why can’t one plug it into the TV?

            I am not buying into it. The Tablet is the future.

          • Spathi

            September 13, 2013 at 09:07

            Ja not sure if it will work as alleged, but if it does, it is a portable PS4.

          • FoxOneZA - X-Therminator

            September 13, 2013 at 09:34

            The next iPad and Nvidia Tegra 4 Tab will put the Vita to rest.

            Indie games be everywhere 😉

  5. Skyblue

    September 13, 2013 at 09:19

    You might want to in invest in one of these Geoff, http://pifactory.co.za/Online
    I have also been using a WDLIVE for a couple of years now and haven’t always been too happy with it. With the Raspberry Pi you can install custom streaming apps like XBMC and it works beautifully.

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  6. UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    September 13, 2013 at 09:27

    SOUP NAZI! o/ LOL! Also caps…

    Reply

  7. FoxOneZA - X-Therminator

    September 13, 2013 at 09:35

    Even if this device came to SA, it would cost the same as buying a Vita 🙁

    Reply

  8. Franz Barrientos

    September 13, 2013 at 09:44

    And we vita owners cant play ps3 via cloud only the vita tv? I paid 250 for my vita thanks

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  9. Draco Lusus

    September 13, 2013 at 09:48

    Possible to inport it from Japan? Or would I need to actually be able to read Jap?

    Reply

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