For those who don’t know, PlayStation TV is a microconsole that connects to the TV through HDMI. Basically, it acts as a non-portable version of the PlayStation Vita. It was released in Japan on November 14, 2013 and it is slated for an October 14 North American release. In Europe and Australia, the console will arrive in November 14, 2014. According to Andrew House, the CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, the initial purpose of this console was to enter the Chinese gaming market during a period in which game consoles were prohibited in the region.
For its international release, PlayStation TV already has nearly 700 confirmed compatible games that will be available to play in the U.S and Canada on Day One. Some of the more popular games include Killzone: Mercenary, Persona 4 Golden or Metal Gear Solid. Also, Sony announced that Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom will be available on PlayStation TV as well as on the Vita once it comes out in November. The PlayStation TV, however, isn’t limited to Vita titles. According to Sony, they will soon bring fan favorites like Minecraft to the console. You can find more information regarding the games that will be available on PlayStation TV by clicking here.
PlayStation TV will be available for a starting price of $99.99 for the standalone system. If you pay $139.99, you will get a bundle that includes a Wireless Dualshock 3 Controller, an 8GB memory card and The LEGO Movie Videogame. According to Sony, Walmart offers a limited edition of this bundle, selling all the things mentioned before plus Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time for the same $139.99 price.
In order to answer any possible future questions, Sony announced that PlayStation TV will be able to play content from several past and present PlayStation systems. These include the PS Vita, classic games for Playstation 1 and PSP, such as Wipeout and Metal Gear Solid. In addition to these, PS TV users will be able to use PlayStation Now to play PS3 games on the device through the internet. And if that wasn’t enough, you can even use Remote Play to stream PS4 games on PS TV through a wired connection.