E3 2014: PlayStation TV Announced

Monday, June 9th, 2014

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E3 2014 Sony Conference - PlayStation TV

Earlier today at E3 2014, Sony announced PlayStation TV will be coming to North America. Basically, this is the Vita TV that was announced at their SCEJA press conference last Fall and released in Japan.

Besides allowing Vita games to be played on your television, the PlayStation TV also give you access to music and video streaming services, PS3 games available through PlayStation Now, and PSone and PSP Classics. Overall, there will be over a thousand launch titles available. Sony also announced that Disney Infinity 2 will be out for the PlayStation TV and PS Vita “early next year.”

PlayStation TV will retail for $99, along with a bundle featuring the PlayStation TV, a DualShock 3 controller, an HDMI cable, an 8 GB memory stick, and a digital copy of The LEGO Movie: The Game for $139.

E3 2014 Sony Conference - PlayStation TV Bundle

What are your thoughts? Sound off below and stay tuned to oprainfall for more E3 news throughout the week!

About Eric Chetkauskas

Eric has been playing video games for longer than he can remember. His interests skew toward retro games with an emphasis on Japanese RPGs like Chrono Trigger and the Dragon Quest series.

  • Nicholas Patrick

    I’ve been wanting the Vita TV, I don’t think that they should have changed the name though. Calling it Playstation TV implies that it will involve TV shows and from the looks of things, that’s not the case at all. Hopefully this will drum up support for more VIta games, but now I wonder… isn’t this too many pillars? PS3, PS Vita, PS4 and Now PTV… something may have to go, or something else is going to suffer. PTV is strange as well because isn’t it almost as powerful as the PS4 and will play PS4 games? How can anyone justify a PS4 purchase when there’s a cheaper model with graphics just as good? Oh and wasn’t Now supposed to support PS1 & PS2 games?

    • Infophile

      Assuming it’s the same as the Japanese model, then it’s essentially just a Vita that, instead of its own video display, uses a TV as its display, and instead of its own controls, requires a Dualshock controller. Aside from that, it’s effectively the same as a Vita. So anything that’s released for Vita will automatically be playable on this as well, meaning Sony doesn’t really have to treat it as an extra console to support.

    • Yep, it even shares the same firmware. It is basically the same thing but displayed and controlled differently at the comfort of your home ;]