The Sony PS Vita TV is a tiny box that’ll let you play PS4 games around the home multiroom-style.
Perhaps taking a few leaves from the Ouya and Now TV boxes, the PS Vita TV will also give you access to services like Sony Video Unlimited and Music Unlimited as well as letting you pick from a library of 1,300 PS Vita, PSP and original PSOne games, apparently including Final Fantasy and Metal Gear Solid titles.
Announced by Sony in Japan this morning, the PS Vita TV is launching on November 14.
There’s currently no telling if the console will be launched in other markets. It’s priced at 9,490 yen which currently converts to £60.80.
Gaming site Polygon says that a bundle deal costing 14,280 yen (£91.60) will include the PS Vita TV box, a white DualShock 3 controller and an 8GB memory card. Other features and spec includes a USB 2.0 port, HDMI, 1080p, 720p and 480p video support.
While the possibility of multiroom support will be a big sell for some, we like the idea of a another cheap smart TV box that’ll let you rent movies and play music. Throw in some retro Sony gaming action and you’ve got something with huge potential.
Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony’s Worldwide Studios for Sony Computer Entertainment says that the box is Japan-only for the time being. Let’s hope that changes soon. A £60 PS4 multiroom device with access to games, music, movies and maybe some UK-specific services like BBC iPlayer would be amazing.