PS Vita TV Not Currently Westbound

Friday, September 13th, 2013

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Since its reveal at SCEJA Press Conference 2013, the game industry has been abuzz about Sony’s new console, the PS Vita TV. However, those Western fans hoping to get their hands on it may have to wait awhile.

In an interview with Tech-On!, SCE president Andrew House detailed his company’s plans for the PS Vita TV and how it is being aimed at the Asian market. In the same interview, he added that the new hardware will not be seeing a release in the West at this time.

House explained the PS Vita TV will be launched in Japan this November, with a China and South Korea release following shortly after. This aim at the Asian region is due to Sony believing there is potential in the video streaming market there. The company is definitely taking a risk in China, whose government currently bans the sale of game consoles. This ban, Sony believes, will soon be dropped, leading to regions like Shanghai’s free trade zone becoming big business opportunities.

This potential Sony sees in Asia might not be present in the West, which could explain why a North American and European release of the Vita TV is not currently in Sony’s sights.

The PS Vita TV will be released in Japan on November 14, 2013, and will sell for ¥9,480 (approximately $95.44 USD and €71.79). Until more news on Sony’s plans for the Vita TV comes in, Western fans can only cross their fingers and hope they will not be ignored.

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  • Ultrapieguy

    Just… -_-

  • James Fox

    Meanwhile, Let’s demand SEGA of America, XSEED, Aksys and ATLUS to bring Puyopuyo Tetris to the United States

    It’s been years since the United States EVER gotten a Puyo game since Puyo Pop Fever on the DS

    We should not be Puyo-less

  • Anonymous

    Does SCEA and SCEE really want to make the Vita flop?

    • Tom Greene

      I hope so..lol

  • Billy Bass

    Hmm… possible to import and then play NA games on it? I haven’t heard if its region-locked or not, but their past systems haven’t been, so this one shouldn’t be.

  • Jesse

    At least that’s only “currently”. Hopefully, that’ll change.

  • DigDugDude

    NOOOO

  • RagunaXL

    so we might not get that dohicky but then again the console generation is just taking off. we’ll have to wait and see. but sony trying to break into the Chinese and Korean markets might be more important for game fans in the long run. Magna Carta 1 & 2 are the only KRPG’s I can think of. I know Korea has a few FPS on PC. but if they and China start to get consoles and in-turn develop more games. then gaming will become more global. and it might mean more games for us.

  • Pamela Doe

    hope we get it

  • Stealth

    i still think this is a wastye

  • Tom Greene

    If PS Vita Tv uses Sony’s eexpensive proprietary memory like PS Vita it will fail as well…LONG LIVE NINTENDO HANDHELDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Robbyfishersora

    I’ll get one when it come out here.