Tuesday, 10 September 2013
Sony have unveiled a brand new micro-console, which will allow users to play their existing PS Vita, PSP games on their television screen, and even stream some PS4 content directly to the television as well via an HDMI cable connection and the use of a Dualshock 3 controller, which is thought to come bundled with the device and an 8GB memory stick.
The new console, known as PS Vita TV will also allow users to use many of the television streaming and social networking services that are already featured on the PS Vita and PS4.
The fact that the new device does not need an in-built screen also has a direct impact on the price. In fact, the slim-line 6 x 10cm PS Vita TV is going to cost around ¥9,480 (£60), or with a bundle price of around ¥14,280 (£95). when the device launches in Japan on November 14th, 2013.
Although there have been no definite details about the European release of PS Vita TV just yet, the lower price tag and the opportunity to take handheld gaming onto the big screen is likely to make this device a popular choice amongst the array of handheld and mobile gaming devices available to date, and helps to bring the gap between home consoles and handhelds even closer together than ever before.
Mini Gamers will be reporting on the progress of PS Vita TV as it develops. Watch this space!