The PS Vita went on sale in Japan today. Know what that means? Somebody's already taken the microconsole apart for your viewing pleasure.
Buried in the PS4 launch details for South Korea is the news that the PS Vita TV will go on sale there on January 16. It's priced at around US$120 for the console only. [Thanks, Sang!]
That PS Vita TV sure is a neat little device, huh? The device is hitting Japan this November and will be released elsewhere in Asia next January. But what about the West?
The PS Vita TV seems kind of confusing if you try to wrap your head around it: So, it's a PS Vita, but it's not really portable? And it doesn't have a screen? You hook it up to your TV? You need a separate controller?
Sony's debut spot for the PS Vita TV features an interracial couple—something that didn't escape YouTube commenters. Hey, if a mixed-race Cheerios commercial can spark a race debate, you can bet a PS Vita one will, too!
It sounds stupid on paper, but the PS Vita TV is one of the most interesting, and for my life situation appealing pieces of gaming tech to come along in a long time. So naturally, it might only be released in Asia. Sadness.
Today in Tokyo, Sony introduced PS Vita TV. It is a six centimeter by ten centimeter device, making it one small piece of PlayStation hardware.