PlayStation TV Coming to North America, Pre-Order on Amazon


I’ve been wanting to write about this for days, but with all the other great E3 2014 announcements, I simply haven’t had the time.

In addition to the Destiny PlayStation 4 bundle, PlayStation TV has been officially slated for a North American release this holiday, with pre-orders already open on Amazon.

With the stand-alone unit retailing for $99, Sony will also be selling a PlayStation TV DualShock 3 Bundle for $139, which includes:

  • PlayStation TV (black)
  • DualShock 3 controller (also black)
  • 8GB Vita memory card
  • The LEGO Movie video game (digital voucher)
  • HDMI cable
  • USB cable (for charging and syncing the controller)

The PlayStation TV is essentially a PS Vita crammed into a Roku player. It has a built-in slot for physical PS Vita games, and can also access the PlayStation Network to download PS Vita, PSP, and PSone Classic titles. Sony is also saying it will support the PlayStation Now streaming service and Remote Play, just like the Vita.

In all honesty, I could see myself using the PlayStation TV in my own home. It’d be great to stream PS4 titles from my living room to my bedroom, and Remote Play works very well. Too bad that proprietary Vita memory card is going to hold it back. It costs way too much and doesn’t support the level of storage people have been demanding since the Vita’s launch in 2012.

If you’re planning to buy one, the stand-alone PlayStation TV and PlayStation TV DualShock 3 Bundle are both up for pre-order on Amazon.

Via: PlayStation Blog


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Perry currently resides in Philadelphia, PA with his wife and cat. His favorite games include Final Fantasy VI, Muramasa, Portal, Pokémon, Bravely Default, and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.