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Posted by bassman2112

This thing is genius. I really hope it comes to North America, because I would both love playing my Vita games on my TV, and having a hub that could play my PS4 games in my bedroom while keeping the PS4 in the living room.

Awesome device.

Posted by GalacticGravy

YES. This is what I've been waiting for. Tons of handheld games I want to play on a console. Find the tiny screens too uncomfortable.

Posted by jjnen

Super smart move.

Posted by jayjonesjunior

Looks neat.

Posted by killacam

I guess it wouldn't have any storage for playing downloadable vita games, huh?

Edited by cloudyimpulse

That is pretty cool. Also with the cloud saves, you start playing there and resume on your handled later and vice versa. I love it.

@killacam said:

I guess it wouldn't have any storage for playing downloadable vita games, huh?

I assume you would buy storage. Curious if you could use your existing Vita Memory card and plug it into to use your downloaded games and use your saves off that without Cloud Saves.

Edited by mrfluke

could potentially be a real killer device, as its sonys challenger to the apple tv and valve to a degree as its sony "steam box"

but its all going to rely on their streaming technology.

Posted by RE_Player1

I'll just respond with my same response from the morning show podcast page:

Even if the device doesn't turn out incredible $99 is a great price people are willing to spend to give something a shot. Apple TV was that way for me and I will buy this Vita TV device when it launches. Whoever ridicules Sony for this move or Nintendo for their 2DS announcement aren't thinking of the big picture.

Edited by kablui

00:25 Dude looks quite strained, all that forced grinning..

I don't get how those things make it through.. "he looks like he is forced to. NAIL'D IT!"...

And I am not sure how they are gonna implement all the touch stuff for vita games (rest is quite brilliant), otoh I don't quite understand the Sony/PS4 ecosystem..

Can you use your actual vita as a controller for a game that's in the PS Vita TV and is being streamed, so you actually have that touch screen?

If so: great product!
If not: Half-assed implementation and immediately less worth buying for vita stuff..?

Edited by jasonefmonk

Might give Sony another reason to release (and re-price) a bigger Vita memory card.

What happens to games that use the Vita specific hardware? They seem to be using older controllers and not the Dualshock 4.

Posted by SamuraiGarrin

Also, looks like Giant Bomb might finally have a solution for making videos of Vita games? Here's hoping!

Edited by Soulstoner
Posted by PrezAbeLincoln

I think this thing looks pretty awesome.

I hope it comes to the US quickly.

Posted by mynthon

I would probably buy this for 99 eur.

Posted by MrGtD

Guess I don't need to get a Vita then.

Posted by Benmo316

@killacam: it has a memory card slot, so I would assume you just put in your card and it will read your downloaded games

Posted by MikeJFlick

Sony keeps nailing it, bravo.

Posted by jayjonesjunior

If you have friends coming over to play that next gen game but you don't want them to go in your smelly bedroom and you are too lazy to hook the PS4 to the living room tv, you can use remote play to send everything to the this little thing hooked up to the living room tv.

Posted by Reisz

I am way into this thing. Especially in white, if I can keep going with this white Vita theme more's the better. I love a white dual shock.

Any idea if this thing will play PSN games? If I can use this to play my CPS2/NEO-GEO Ports on my tv I will be over the moon. Samurai Shodown Anthology is the Business.

Edited by Oginam

Why can't the PS4 just do all of that?

Edited by Gold_Skulltulla

Much to my surprise, this seems pretty neat.

Edited by Ghost_Cat

Seriously, how many aces up their sleeves does Sony have each time a game conference show occurs?

Edited by Riotisonfire

I do not have interest in buying a ps4. And I do not own a vita but this looks exciting. Now that sony's developer relations team is really good at getting indie games as well as cross play. This will be a great cheap way to play a lot of those indie games similar to the ouya. Only question will be how will it look pushing vita games to a 1080p possibly 50" or above display? But I was looking to purchase a chromecast or set-top box device. And now one that plays games is now pretty awesome. Hope it comes to NA.

Posted by Krakn3Dfx

Will buy Day One just for the ability to stream my PS4 gaming sessions to any other TV in the house. Everything else is just gravy.

Posted by VierasTalo

They're playing Devil Dice ! Holy shit! I want to play that too!

Posted by Pr1m8

I'm super in to it, yet more smart moves from sony but I do wonder if streaming to a 1080p screen will make the compression thats not so much of a problem on a little screen unbearable. I found onlive to be a pretty terrible experience really. Maybe wired this would give acceptable quality but will it scale to your bandwidth or will they set the compression algorithm to work on crappy b/g wifi and even if you have gigabit ethernet it will still be a onlive like artefact fest.

Posted by MrMazz

i want this hell if it's a legal emulation box for cheap that makes it worth it

Posted by MeatSim

Aha! is this my chance to play P4 Golden?

Posted by Ministry4390

Oh.

Posted by Triumvir

This is... actually a pretty good idea.

Posted by Bombzinski

Does this play Vita games on its own? 99$ seems kinda cheap when a cheapest Vita is double that.

Posted by Budwyzer

@kablui said:

00:25 Dude looks quite strained, all that forced grinning..

I don't get how those things make it through.. "he looks like he is forced to. NAIL'D IT!"...

And I am not sure how they are gonna implement all the touch stuff for vita games (rest is quite brilliant), otoh I don't quite understand the Sony/PS4 ecosystem..

Can you use your actual vita as a controller for a game that's in the PS Vita TV and is being streamed, so you actually have that touch screen?

If so: great product!

If not: Half-assed implementation and immediately less worth buying for vita stuff..?

Dual-shock 4 controller has a touchpad on it. This thing is coming out before the PS4 launches in Japan, so it is available with a DS3, as well as that bundle includes a memory card.

Edited by Budwyzer

@oginam said:

Why can't the PS4 just do all of that?

Because Valens only just launched their full-version chip for HDBaseT 2.0, so no companies have it built-in to anything yet.

Now, maybe we could get a version of the PS4 down the road that has this chip in it, but that would also require that someone build a router that supports the protocol, and a way to pick up the BT signals from any other room.

So until then, this little box that allows remote play on another TV is pretty damn nice. The only gripe I have is that the memory card slot and USB connection are in the back.

Posted by sterbacblu

Giant Bomb seems to be the only media outlet that recognizes this is an incredible alternative to Roku and Apple TV.

Posted by jimmyfenix

@meatsim: YES Golden has been Confirmed to support the PS vita TV

Posted by Y2JBone

I will totally buy this thing if it will let me play Devil Dice again. That game was AWESOME!

Posted by JZ

Sold

Take my money

Posted by Budwyzer

Why did Turning on the Controller not turn on the PS4 remotely? He had to press the physical button, or was that just a missed opportunity in the video due to poor execution?

Posted by flasaltine

Yeah! Lets get the bros together and play some KNACK! FUCK YEAH!

Posted by Draxyle

If I can play the Persona 4 Golden machine on my TV, consider me sold. That price point seems about right.

This kind of pulls the rug out from under the devs that took advantage of the touch and camera stuff (if I'm reading this all right), but maybe it's for the best.

Edited by Nekroskop

If it's 99 bucks, the ouya is finished!

Posted by sonicrift

I used to be able to bring my portable games around with me, go home, and continue playing them on the TV with Pokemon Stadium or the GameBoy Player, and going back to that has been my dream for some time. With the Vita, I'm kind of realizing it right now. I just played through Final Fantasy VI, transferring my save to the PS3 when I get home to continue on the TV, and I'm doing the same with Final Fantasy IX now. I remember playing the shit out of games like Final Fantasy IV Advance and Riviera back in college, quick-saving when I got home, and resuming on the television. I want to go back to playing games like that. It was so easy.

Posted by churrific

Lol this kind of makes me regret getting a chromecast now.

Edited by Crunchman

WHERE'S YOUR OUYA NOW?!

I think it'd be more fitting if it used the PS4 controller. There's a touchpad on that thing, so at least there's some parity for Vita games that use[d] the touchpad.

Posted by Crunchman
Posted by Mister_Snig

Hey cool! A Persona 4 Golden machine!

Edited by FunkasaurasRex

This is a super neat thing, but everyone in that video seemed super uncomfortable.

Edited by Kurt_Rambis

I've been waiting for an Xbox version like this--no drive, etc. Thought that was sure to happen. Seems like a really great way to fill out the product line up. Getting that bedroom TV involved. Hope it comes to the US.

I'm impressed by Sony's ability to make all these conferences meaningful and headline-grabbing. I expected next to nothing last night. I wake up and read all this stuff. They really seem to have a good plan so far.

Posted by RuthLoose

@brad Your white PSVita is worthless now!

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