You’d think that two months away from the launch of a new generation, all the announcements would be out of the way. Sony obviously doesn’t roll like that. Early this morning in Japan, Sony has announced the PSVita TV, a $100 (translated from Yen) home console that plays Playstation Vita, PSP, and PS Classics games from PSN on your TV using a PS3 Controller. If your house has a PS4, the system also acts as a remote play device, allowing you to play PS4 games at other’s houses without lugging your expensive console around.
Considering the slow transformation of the Vita into an indie games machine, Sony has basically out Ouya’d the Ouya here, releasing a dirt cheap games machine that also fits into their next gen ecosystem. Playing Vita exclusives like Persona 4 Golden and Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation on a television instead of on a portable device is a great bonus too. Sony is really swinging for the fences this time around, and it’s great to see. Although it has no confirmed US release as of this writing, I can’t imagine it will stay as a Japan exclusive for long.