Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. today introduced PlayStation®TV (PS TV) - an affordable entertainment system that will enable users to easily enjoy various game content and PlayStation®4 remote play on their TV at home.
PS TV will come in black, and will be available in Australia and New Zealand this Spring at a recommended retail price of just AUD $149.95 and NZD $159.95 for a standalone system.
This product was released in Japan and other Asian regions as PlayStation®Vita TV on November 14, 2013, and has proven to be popular with consumers looking for a convenient, easy-to-use gaming system.
Since its initial release, PS TV has continuously evolved through system software updates and content enhancements. Adopting the same chip sets and system software as the PlayStation®Vita, PS TV comes in an ultra slim size (6.5cm × 10.5cm), the smallest of all PlayStation® platforms that connect to a TV. In response to the demands from users in North America, Europe and the PAL region, SCE will introduce the system under a new name and colour, and will deliver entertainment experiences only possible on PS TV.
Main features of the PS TV system are as follows:
SCE will continuously expand the world of entertainment through the PS TV platform by further enhancing its services and features.
* Games requiring PlayStation Camera cannot be played.
** As of June. Includes PS Vita games, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) games, PS One classics (PlayStation® games). Since PS Vita is equipped with special features that cannot be supported on DUALSHOCK®3 or DUALSHOCK®4, such as touch screen, rear touch pad, motion sensors, camera, electronic compass and microphones, not all PS Vita games are playable on PS TV. Supported titles differ by country and regions.
*** Users will need a SEN account to download content from PlayStation®Store.
**** "near", "Map", "Welcome Park", and PS3 remote play features are not supported.
***** The PS TV system and PS Vita system must be connected within the same network. Some movie files will not be transferrable or playable depending on the network environment, video data format. Videos downloaded from PlayStation®Store cannot be transferred between devices. PS TV and PS Vita need to have the latest system software installed.