Sony confirmed the news today that their upcoming PlayStation TV pseudo-console will be releasing in the US and Canada next month finally giving American gamers the chance to play (most of) their Vita games on their TVs.
The microconsole, released in November of last year in Japan, will retail as a standalone item for $99.99 and will also be sold in a bundle that includes the system, a DualShock 3 controller, an 8GB memory stick, and a digital download of The LEGO Movie Videogame for $139.99. Pretty nice savings on everything given it’s only $40 more.
If you’re a Walmart kinda shopper, they will have their own exclusive bundle which includes everything in the standard PS TV bundle with an additional game, Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, for the same $139.99 price tag. More is better!
The PS TV is basically a PS Vita that hooks up to your TV. It can play “select titles” from the PS Vita, either by digital download or physical Vita card, PSone and PSP titles downloaded from the PlayStation Store, and even act as a Remote Play device for the PS4. Great for bedrooms! And yes, I’m blatantly ignoring that it plays bullshit overpriced PS Now
Keep in mind that the PS TV doesn’t have any means of touch screen input, so some Vita games won’t be compatible, but some big favorites like Borderlands 2, Dragon’s Crown, Persona 4 Golden, and Killzone: Mercenary are all officially supported.