Sony Shows off PlayStation TV at E3
I’m biased because I think Sony make great products but their latest idea, a micro console that allows you to play PS4 in another room for €99, is genius pure genius.
Sony, at E3, has announced its new PlayStation TV. This micro entertainment system extends the PS4 so that users can play it on another screen in a different room, now this depends on the compatibility but it essentially means you finally play multiplayer games without your friends looking at your screen every two seconds, that is for those of you old school enough to have friends over to game rather than online.
It was originally released in Japan as PlayStation Vita TV in November, it wasn’t released in Europe. The PS TV will use the same system as the Vita TV and comes in a 6.5cm x 10.5cm slim unit. It will come packed with 1GB of internal storage plus ports for Ethernet, USB, Vita game cards, Vita memory cards, as well as support for Wi-Fi.
There is very little difference from the Japanese release and the new European on, in fact as far as I can tell there’s only one difference its black. It has an HDMI output and streams videos so the twitch generation will be happy. It also allows you to watch videos so there will be plenty to watch when you’re not gaming.
In the same way that users can play most PS4 games on the screen of their PS Vita owners of the PS TV will be able to play games over the local network. The PS TV will work with both Dualshock 3 and 4 controllers from the PS3 and PS4.
PlayStation Now will also work on PS TV once it’s available in Europe. That means PS3 games can be played on the unit via streaming. There will be plenty of titles to choose from including those on PS Vita, PSP and classic PS One titles.
Sony PS TV will cost €99 which is around £80, considering all it does I’d say a fair price.