Report: PS Vita TV Only for Asian Markets for Awhile

September 12, 2013 - GamePolitics Staff

Sony's micro-console will not be available outside of Asia right away, according to a report on Techon (as unearthed by PS3Trophies). Speaking at a round-table press event on Sept. 10, Sony Computer Entertainment President and CEO Andrew House said that the PS Vita will be released only in Asia, starting with Japan - at launch.

"SCE will release the PS Vita TV in Japan Nov 14, 2013, and in other countries after that," House said. "The reason why it will be launched in Japan earlier than in other countries is that there is no leading company in Japan's video streaming market. The company is planning to sell the PS Vita TV in China, South Korea, etc, but not in the US and European market at this point."

House went on to say that the company has high hopes for the Chinese market and that the Chinese government's prohibition on home consoles will eventually be lifted.

The $100 micro-console that enables PlayStation handheld games (and some older PS titles) to be played on a television with the DualShock 3 controller will likely find its way to Europe and North America... eventually. That is if you believe Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida:

Thanks to MaskedPixelante for the tip.

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Re: Report: PS Vita TV Only for Asian Markets for Awhile

After the massive, positive reaction they got to the Vita TV in North America, they'd be crazy not to bring it out over here.

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Re: Report: PS Vita TV Only for Asian Markets for Awhile

Wasn't a positive reaction from me lol.  What is the point of making a Vita that drops support for over half of it's controls...some of which are required to play through most of the games.  They could have easily just put an HDMI out on the updated system and I would have been happy with that especially since all of the debug units already HAVE HDMI in them so it's not like the process isn't there.  

Because if you look at most of the Vita games out today or even upcoming which require the touch screen, touch pad, either camera, or the microphone...they become unplayable on the Vita TV without major changes in the game or developers just dropping support for those so more people can use it. Even the Killzone that seems to be pretty damn good requires the touchscreen to finish lol.

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Re: Report: PS Vita TV Only for Asian Markets for Awhile

How about a way now to stream from the Vita itself to the PS3 or PS4?

this thing sounds need, but they should give PSV current owners a way to do so as well.  

TBH I'm sure it can't be far behind, but hopefully its not an annoying long wire like the PSP one was... there is no need for that at all...

 
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