Sony’s got a new surprise in store for European and North American customers.
The company announced its PS TV at the annual E3 Conference this week, giving PlayStation customers another reason to stick with the PS4 manufacturer. The new PS TV will allow PlayStation customers to stream video as well as old PlayStation Vita games to the new device, and serve as a second PS4 for new game console owners via Remote Play. While you will likely enjoy the Remote Play feature, experts advise PS TV customers to ensure that their Wi-Fi connection is strong.
The new PS TV will support DualShock 3 and 4 controllers, and will play some PS Vita games (but not all, due to the lack of PS3 controller support in some PS Vita games). The one benefit to the PS TV for PS Vita owners likely concerns the memory card slot that will accept some PS Vita microSD memory cards. If you own a PS Vita and need to use the PS TV memory slot, you’ll find the experience to be right at home. The PS TV will not come with surround sound audio or 1080p output, but you can’t beat a console that comes at a price tag of 99 euros (or $99 USD).
PS TV will also fit into Sony’s new PlayStation Now cloud-streaming service, a new feature that will allow you to convert old disc games on the original PS1, PS2, and PS3 to cloud games. There’ll be a price attached to this, Sony says, but there should be 1000 older games made available via PlayStation Now when the new tiny set-top box launches later this year.
Sony’s newly-announced PS TV matches specs similar to the Vita TV the Japanese manufacturer launched last year (2012). Along with the new TV console announced at E3 2014, Sony took the opportunity to announce the release of some new games for its platform, including the stunning yet bone-crushing Mortal Kombat X, No Man’s Sky, LittleBigPlanet 3, Bloodborne, Far Cry 4, Infamous: First Light, The Order: 1886, Batman: Arkham Knight, and Uncharted 4.