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Video: Sony announces $100 PlayStation Vita TV for streaming video and gaming

Published Sep 9th, 2013 4:25PM EDT
PS Vita TV Release Date

On Monday morning Sony held its pre-Tokyo Game Show press conference in Japan. Along with several relatively tame announcements, such as a slimmer Vita model and a belated PlayStation 4 release date for Japan — February 22nd, 2014 — Sony also gave us our first look at a brand new device: PlayStation Vita TV. Vita TV’s primary function is to allow gamers to play Vita games on their televisions. It has a slot for Vita cartridges and memory cards as well as HDMI and USB outputs. The miniature console will be compatible with up to two DualShock 3 controllers out of the box and will have access to streaming service such as Hulu, but future updates will give Vita TV DualShock 4 connectivity along with PS4 remote play. PS Vita TV will ship in Japan on November 14th for 9,954 yen ($100). Check out the new device in action in two videos below.

Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.