This past Monday, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) introduced PlayStation TV (PS TV), which will enable users to easily enjoy various game content and PlayStation 4 remote play on their TV set at home. PS TV will be available in North America, Europe, and the PAL region this fall. In addition, a bundle that includes a DualShock 3 wireless controller, 8GB memory card, and The Lego Movie Videogame from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will be available in North America.
Adopting the same chip sets and system software as the PlayStation Vita (PS Vita) portable system, PS TV comes in an ultra slim size—6.5 by 10.5 cm—the smallest of all PlayStation platforms that connect to a TV. Regarding its main features, remote play allows PS4 users in the living room to continue playing a game on a PS TV system in their bedroom. PS4 users can also enjoy most of the PS4 games on PS TV with excellent operability, as if playing them on their PS4 system.
PS TV users will be able to access the PlayStation Now open beta service that will be available by the end of this year in North America, and at a later date in Europe and the PAL region. PS TV users will be able to comfortably enjoy PS3 games via streaming, by using a DualShock 3 and DualShock 4 wireless controller. A vast lineup of software titles is available for download or via game cards.
In addition, up to two DualShock 3 or DualShock 4 controllers can be connected to PS TV, allowing users to enjoy multiplayer games from PS One classics titles; PS TV allows users to access movies and TV episodes available on PlayStation Store; PS TV users can access the same services they enjoy on their PS Vita system, such as PlayStation Plus; and videos or photos stored on memory card or being played on the PS Vita browser can be transferred to PS TV to be viewed on a large TV screen.