New Sony console: PS Vita TV

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  1. zxrafa_3

    zxrafa_3 Well-Known Member

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    Nice, I have posted this on the front page with a link to your thread.

    I must admit I can see the potential of this device, Apple TV price point, with the bonus of playing many classic PS1, PSP and even new Vita games. Sony have certainly impressed me here, I might just end up purchasing one of these.
     
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    For a family the idea of it technically being a cheap ps4 for a second TV elsewhere in the house if the main TV used is cool.
     
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    There should be an option to use a PS4 controller for the PS Vita TV Games.
    Sony will get profit from this if PS Vita TV has Skype and movie play back via it's USB port.
     
  5. oO Flowzilla Oo

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    I don't think it's going to go very well. It's basically a PlayTV, which didn't do so well, and a PS Vita, which isn't doing so well either all in one box. Not to mention the fact that there's already competition on the market (OUYA and such) that were here before it. Sony's just trying to piggy back this with the PS4 hype. Nothing really new or impressive.
     
  6. Dark Scyth

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    I wanted one of these, then I seen for now it's not going to be released outside of Japan.
     
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    Is it compatible with PS3/PS4 controllers?
     
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    If not PS3, most likely PS4.
     
  9. Dark Scyth

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    As far as I know the 150 dollar PSV TV comes WITH a PS3 controller, so yes, it is. (As opposed to the 100 dollar version which is just the PSV TV.)
     
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    Really? that sucks i was half tempted to get one at that price.

    I might have to get one on Play-Asia, presuming English games can be played on it.
     
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    Sony might release this in Europe/US because they know that Vita isn't doing well and by this method they could make money off Vita's games.

    They need to get must have games only available on Vita to make it worth buying one.

    Anyway, I think I'd buy one and as far as controllers I have two PS3 controllers so it'd just be the console itself.
     
  12. Dark Scyth

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    SCEJ said they do 'somewhat' have interest in releasing it outside of Japan but for now they're going to make it Japan only and see how it goes. If the sales are as good as they think it'll be then they'll release it outside of Japan. The PS Vita IS region free but who knows if they put some kinda region locking on the JPN Vita TV.
     
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    Sony are usually pretty good in regards to region locking. The PS3 has one region locked game I believe, the PS4 is region free and the PSP was also region free.

    Fingers crossed, even if it is region free it depends if you are able to access English games on the Vita TV, that would probably be the decider.
     
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    Yeah, I know P4A is region locked, can't remember if any other games are. I do believe that Sony said it's up to 3rd party devs if they want to region lock their games, so the same principle may apply to the V TV.
     
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    I was actually under the impression games didn't support region locking on the PS3 until that, strange dev's took advantage of it a lot more on the 360.
     
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    Now that I've seen the supreme potential of the Steam Controller in action, I'm suddenly far less interested in this Vita TV. Anyone shares the same thoughts? :O
     
  17. Dark Scyth

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    A Steam controller can't play PS Vita games. I do feel I would be much more accurate on FPS games with a Steam Controller as opposed to controllers that have analog sticks though.
     
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    That, and the fact that these 'Steam Boxes' have the potential of becoming the Android of the console market. :D
     
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    I suppose but there's always the exclusive games that we'll want to play that clearly won't be on the Steam Box. One for me would be P4G. Which for me, that alone is debatable to get a PS Vita TV.
     

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