PS Vita TV now available in Japan, unboxing video
posted on 11.13.13 at 12:59 PM EDT by (@salromano)
$100 to play PS Vita games on TV.

The first PS Vita TV unboxing comes from RedSunGamer.

The console, available from today in Japan, is a small white box that plays PS Vita games on the TV using a DualShock 3 controller. Its cost—9,945 yen—is equivalent to about $100 USD.

A western release for PS Vita TV has not been announced.

Watch the unboxing below.

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  • Chris Yuen

    Jan 16th 2014 for Singapore, suggested retail price @ S$149. On Dec 19, the launch date of PS4 in Singapore, there will be a open booth set up outside of Wisma Atria along Orchard Road for passerbys to try out the PS4 for themselves.

    First 100 to test it out will stand to receive prizes including 30 winners PSVita TVs as well as 30 PS+ subscriptions. Kind of forgot what the rest of the prizes were. Just info that I heard from Playstation Asia’s #PlayTheFutureFirst event a couple of days ago in case any fellow Singaporean is in the area.

    • PrinceHeir

      that’s awesome ^^

  • http://www.psthc.fr ExTrooperBrenTurner

    I will receive mine in a few days. ^^

    • NeoTechni

      Hopefully me too.

  • ( `Д´)ノ)`ν゜)

    Maybe this should mention that the device is region locked

    • FitzpatrickPhillips

      It isn’t?

      • refrain

        It is, for now. You can’t use your US account on it now.

    • Kevadu

      It’s not region locked. If you try to log in with a US account the device looks for the Vita TV section of the PSN that doesn’t yet exist on the US servers so it gives an error. But that would presumably not be the case when it’s actually released here. And from what I’ve heard there’s no issue playing physical games from different regions (it would be really weird if there was since they’re the same cards as a normal Vita…).

      • ( `Д´)ノ)`ν゜)

        I don’t think there’s any confirmation regarding the latter

        • Kevadu

          Yeah, I agree that a lot of stuff seems unconfirmed at this stage. There is presumably some sort of compatibility list for games that work on the Vita TV (because of the lack of touch screen controls) which may or may not include games from other regions.

          But that’s still not a region lock. It is technically incorrect to describe it as region locked.

    • NeoTechni

      Because it’s not.

      • ( `Д´)ノ)`ν゜)

        For all intents and purposes it currently is, unless someone can prove that there is no physical games lock.

  • Budgiecat

    This isn’t the ‘PS4′ Japan needs, but the ‘PS4′ Japan wants…….for now

    Because the PS4 is the hero Japan deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So they’ll wait for it. Because they can take it. Because the PS4 is not their hero right now. It’s a silent guardian, a watchful protector. A dark console.

    http://i.imgur.com/m9zht1a.gif

    • TheBlackRabbit

      those dislikes man………D:

      • LordKaiser

        Vita fans sting hard… :(

        • TheBlackRabbit

          LOL the ratio looks like an nfl team record…….5-14…>XD

    • Guest

      It might have been funny on my planet.

    • LordKaiser

      You still fear that the VitaTV will prevent developers from making PS3 and PS4 games?

  • Kevadu

    This guy sounds so bored…

    • jujubee88

      He did say it was 1 am or so his time. Probs lack of sleep.

  • ragingmerifes

    Too bad it’s not OmniOmegaOB.

    • TheBlackRabbit

      wut?

      • DrForbidden

        OmniOmegaOB is a Youtube ‘presenter’ who makes unboxing videos. Here is his unboxing video for God Eater 2 Fenrir Edition:

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knz44BSuHjI

        • TheBlackRabbit

          OHhhhh ok cool GE2 :D
          He is too much…e.e

          • DrForbidden

            Yes. I find him immensely annoying as well…

  • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

    Waiting for mine

  • Elvick

    Dude is boring.

    I hope Sony announce this for next year in the west.

    • LordKaiser

      Yeah if he only was like the Linustech guy.

    • ayb_91

      Whoa !! A year !? That’s too much.

      • AdamBoy64

        They could announce it for… January next year.
        That’s dreaming big though.

        I hope we hear something soon.

        • ayb_91

          I hope so too.

      • Elvick

        You do realize that “next year” includes 12 whole months right? It could be one, two, three, etc.

        • ayb_91

          You do realize that a year = 52*7*24*3600 seconds. You can check your calculator for more info.

          • AdamBoy64

            I think she means ‘for next year’ – as in, sometime for next year – sometime in 2014.

            • ayb_91

              We shall wait and see :)

          • Elvick

            ‘for next year’

            Next Year = 2014

            ‘for 2014′

            • ayb_91

              Are you really that mad. I just calculated how many seconds in a year :/

              • Elvick

                What about my comment says “mad” to you?

                People these days.

                • ayb_91

                  Please, don’t stop disliking my comments. It makes me warm somehow.

  • ayb_91

    So what if it is tiny ?? Size is not everything you know. Want !!

  • jujubee88

    This contraption will make me never stop playing. Literally.

    More western announcements please!

  • new_tradition

    Whoa, I thought it would be bigger. I’m not saying that in a bad way, but the early pics I saw made it seem like it would be a cube thing, like the OUYA or something.

    • DrForbidden

      I don’t get why you thought it would be bigger? I mean, it’s basically a vita without screen, trackpad, and controller buttons. If anything, it should be smaller than a vita…

      • new_tradition

        Like I said, some earlier pics made it seem bigger to me. I didn’t get a good look I guess *shrugs*

        • DrForbidden

          Oh, I see. :)

  • DJmizuhara

    Sorry for not being loud but it was 1:20am and I didn’t wanna wake my wife and kids.