During Sony’s press conference last night, a number of expected announcements were made, including the PS4 launch date in Japan (Feb 2014), and a multi-colored “slim” model of the PS Vita. One announcement, however, was definitely unexpected, and in some cases, confusing: The PS Vita TV.
This small device is designed to play Vita games on a TV set. In addition to a PS Vita card slot and a memory card slot (which allows the option to play downloaded PSOne and PSP games), the device will also be able to eventually Remote Play PS4 titles (which is admittedly cool, but not worth the price for a single feature). Other features include support for web browsing, email, and chat. Media streaming apps like Netflix and Hulu Plus will be supported as well.
While the tech specs and playable options may look great on paper, is a device like this a good bet for Sony? I’m not entirely convinced that it is.