Apple TV may not have made as big a hue as some of its contemporaries by Apple Inc., however, it has stimulated many to jump into the arena. Japanese vendor Sony has come out with a new mini console named Vita TV that will run PS One, PS Vita and PSP as well as support the remote play feature on the incoming PlayStation 4. The device will be launch on November 14 in Japan. Interestingly, it is the same date when Sony is launching the PlayStation 4 in the US and Canada.
The mini TV has got the same chipset and platform software as the PS Vita. The device comes with two pricing options. Either you can pay straight $95 or buy a $143 bundle that has an 8GB memory card and a DualShock 3 controller that works with the PlayStation 3. And do not forget to add the 1,300 titles from PS Vita games, PSP games and PS games from PSOne which you will get with the gadget.
However, compatibility proves to be a dampener as far as the overall experience is concerned. The DualShock 3 controller has no touchpad on the Vita. So, you will miss out the games which need the touchpad. However, you can enjoy PS4’s titles on PS Vita TV using the remote play feature. Moreover, it can also double up as a second Vita system to allow multiplayer gaming.
To make the device a real rival to the Apple TV, PS Vita TV has to be able to completely sync with PS4 and offer support for a wide range of apps.
The company has no immediate deadline in mind for the Indian launch. But the price-offer contrast makes perfect sense for it to be sold in India. So, you may soon see it at stores nearby you.