PS Vita TV ‘Hello!’ introduction video
posted on 11.02.13 at 12:19 AM EDT by (@salromano)
PS Vita hits the TV screen on November 14.

With PS Vita TV due out on November 14 in Japan, Sony has released a four-minute introduction video highlighting the 9,480 yen system’s various capabilities.

Here’s the run-down:

  • You can play PS Vita games on your TV.
  • You can use the same save data across PS Vita TV and PS Vita to take your games on the go and back.
  • If your friends are over, you can play ad-hoc multiplayer while three friends are on their PS Vitas and you’re on PS Vita TV.
  • There are many supported video services like Tsutaya TV, Nico Nico, Hulu, TV Dogatch, and more.
  • There are various supported entertainment services like Music Unlimited, Reader, Joysound.TV Plus,, Twitter, internet browser, and Nasne.
  • If your PlayStation 4 is in one room, you can play it in another room via PS Vita TV remote play.

Watch the video below.

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  • 武神水樹

    Just give me YouTube uploading on the VIta and I’ll be happy , damit

    • tubers

      VITA 2.0

      • ayb91

        They just need to put this feature in the next software update. No need to be harsh bro cuz u I don’t think they would make Vita 2.0. At least not now

  • Budgiecat

    Quite telling how the PSVita TV comes out in Japan FIRST while PS4 comes out in the West FIRST.

    I think we all know where this gen will shift to for Japanese gaming market…

    Also I wouldn’t mind a super cute Japanese girl in 60’s style all white gogo dancing gear cheering me on while I play. course it’d be hard to focus…

    • Kevadu

      I think the PS4 coming out in the west first is mainly because that’s where the competition is. Sony is confident they can keep the Japanese market so they want to focus on the areas where they had a tougher time this gen first.

      Though I’m sure the shrinking Japanese console market is part of it too…

      Though honestly I’m not sure why the Vita TV isn’t launching everywhere. They seem like they ought to be easier to manufacture and shouldn’t be as supply-limited as the PS4. I guess it’s just because they don’t want to distract from the PS4 launch.

      • Elvick

        I think it’s more like Sony said… there really isn’t that much content for the Japanese market coming up right now. It’s primarily western stuff.

        PS Vita had the same problem when it launched in Japan though. Lots of western content. Though it had some Japanese stuff, but most of those were also on PSP.

      • Budgiecat

        I’m just saying this is gonna give the Japanese developers an excuse once again to not try hard and just make cheaper games on handhelds. Games that look like they can be in the running for PS2 launch titles. Now it’ll also be even more attractive to Japanese devs and consumers; they can play on the go and plug it into the TV when they get home. Who needs a PS4 then with its lack of Japanese games and pay to play online and expensive game development budget costs? Japanese devs can once again be happy to remain stagnant and not push the envelope of creativity and design and play it safe and be content with unimpressive 10 to 300K sales for their games ‘in Japan only’ (unless its Mario or Pokemon or MH)…and why even make cross play games then? This is perfect for lazy developers and easy to impress niche buyers

        /end mini rant

      • Michael Norris

        Well It has a lot to do with the fact their really aren’t any Japanese titles ready for the Ps4 yet.

    • EX+

      Don’t you dare say mobile gaming. Handhelds with a touch of consoles, yes, but mobile gaming? Hell no.

      • Budgiecat

        Mobil—*gets shot*

    • TetsuyaHikari

      Japan focuses on handheld gaming more than the West does. Who would have thought?

      • Budgiecat

        “The Japan”


        There’s reasons for this shift of interest in Japan. It’s not like the PS1 & PS2 and other consoles didn’t have their time in glory despite the Gameboy, GBA and DS being so popular back in the day.

        Its not like “the Japan” people suddenly couldn’t game at home anymore. They’re lifestyle didn’t change. Publishers made the call to focus more on handhelds just like they’re making the call to focus more on mobile phone gaming junk.

        Just like they are making the call to push digital distribution and DRM even when many don’t want it. Just like how Sony and M$ making the call to not allow us to play our own MP3’s on the new consoles.

        Unless the consumer votes with their wallet, or makes a wide range vocal retort then all is good with them.
        Japanese devs got cold feet once HD consoles hit.

        They didnt want to take risks. They didnt want to innovate. And rightfully so. By not localizing many of their games in the past, they kept their market in Japan and were satisified with lackluster local sales when they could have reaped more globally over the years which would have brought more wealth to them.

        Now once HD era hit, they moved to PSP, which was basically a portable PS2, so they could then remain stagnant in game development design and not push the envelope.

        Only few companies tried to do different (Kojima with MGS4, S-E with FF XIII (even though it sucked), but seeing the super long cycles S-E took and how much $ it takes, Japanese devs just said, fuck it, we’ll appease to the local Otaku market and keep things low budget and niche.

        Consumers will go to where the games are and devs were the ones who made the choice first: to make their games primarily on the handhelds; to save money.To play it safe.
        Because that is the modern Japanese way.

        But not the original Japanese way. Not the way after WW II, where they strived to rebuild themselves and grew to be a technological and intellectual giant. Those days are over.
        Some tried to outsource and some tried to Westernize their titles but those failed since they were bad ideas.

        Now theyre hurting even more, there’s a recession over there, and have to rely more on DLC and mobile gaming.

        And now PS4 market looks bleak for Japan. But this is where the Vita comes in with the PSVita TV; so they can once again play it safe.

        • TetsuyaHikari

          D’oh. Not sure how “The” got in there, lol.

  • icup ✔️

    “…mom, the kitchen called you should go pick it up.”

  • Vyse Legendaire

    The resolution on the TV for this thing is going to be terrible. All upscaled and murky.

    • Kevadu

      Oh come on, the Vita native resolution is 960×544. Not quite HD, sure, but it’s really not that bad, either. In fact, most PS3 games run at similar or even lower resolutions. Ones that are truly HD are the exception rather than the rule.

      And people who have actually tried the thing at TGS and the like have been pretty positive about how the output looks.

    • hush404

      Actually, I’ve seen hardware devices take PSP video output and upscale it to 720p and have it look rather good. Considering the PSP resolution is 480×272 and the Vita’s is 960 × 544, I’m willing to bet the upscale process is going to look rather nice for Vita games.

    • jujubee88


    • David Curry

      That’s what some blog reports from TGS said.

    • tubers

      What do you think the resolution of precious COD is on the current gen consoles and Wii U?×720-Resolution-on-Wii-U-PS3-Xbox-360-Report-396497.shtml

      • NeoTechni

        Thats hilariously ironic

  • Rafael Martines

    kawaiii *__*

  • BizarreJelly

    Do want! Is it region free?

    • jujubee88

      Yes. But games outside the Japanese region might not get patched for VITA TV support. Which means you would be better off waiting if you don’t know a lot of Japanese.

  • Losyak

    THEY have hulu? We don’t even have hulu!

  • SOLOmio

    thats about 35, pounds,dollars it’s quite cheap!
    when it this thing coming to the west?

    • jujubee88

      No exact date (as of yet.)

      I’m hoping sometime in early 2014. By that time Sony should negotiate that all games in Japan that got patched get their localized products patched too. Also, I hope that close to 100% of all VITA indie games so far get patched for VTV.

  • jujubee88
  • pixelshader

    at first glance I was like this is dumb. why am I going to buy an accessory to turn my vita into my ps3 per say. Though the more I thought about negative things. The more I started to be like hey this isn’t that bad especially for slightly over 100 dollars. If you dont have a psvita or a ps3 yet this would be an awesome item to come bundles with a Vita, If you have a psvita and a ps3 well hell its only 100 bucks more or less. I just hope this PS V TV helps push games being patched (come on PSO2 lol)