PS Vita TV Announced: Released In Japan First

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) today introduced PlayStation®Vita TV (PS Vita TV), a new entertainment system within the PlayStation® family that will allow users to easily access video services, games and various content on their TV at home. The new system adopts chip sets and system software of the PlayStation®Vita

(PS Vita) portable entertainment system and its size is 6.5cm × 10.5cm, smallest of all  PlayStation® platforms that connect to a TV. With PS Vita TV, users can comfortably enjoy various video services in high quality, including “TSUTAYA TV,” TSUTAYA’s video service with more than 40,000 contents new and old, “niconico,” delivering array of content including  live broadcasts, and “Hulu,” an online video subscription service with unlimited access to
movies, TVs and anime, by simply connecting the system to the network.



In addition, more than 1,300 software titles for PS Vita*1 as well as various network services for PS Vita and PlayStation®Plus membership service can be enjoyed on the system. SCE will deliver PlayStation® experience available on PS Vita TV through system software updates and by enriching the content, to existing PlayStation® fans, as well as those who have not experienced PlayStation® products.PS Vita TV will be available first in Japan prior to any other regions, on November 14, 2013, at a recommended retail price (RRP) of 9,954 yen (including tax). “PS Vita TV Value Pack” comes with Wireless Controller (DUALSHOCK®3) and 8 GB Memory Card, will also be available on the same day at 14,994 yen (including tax). Additionally, a promotional campaign will run at its launch in Japan, offering PlayStation®Plus 90 days free trial with
every “PS Vita TV Value Pack” purchase*2
Main features of the PS Vita TV system are as follows;
Various video services*3

<PlayStation®Vita TV (PS Vita TV) Product Outline>
Product name PlayStation®Vita TV (PS Vita TV)
Color White
Product code VTE-1000 AB01
Release date November 14, 2013
Recommended retail price 9,954 yen (including tax)
External dimensions Approx. 65.0 × 105.0 × 13.6 mm (length × height × thickness)
Mass Approx. 110g
CPU ARM® Cortex™-A9 core (4core)
Main slots and connectors ・PlayStation®Vita card slot
・Memory card slot
・USB connector (USB 2.0 Type A)
・HDMI output port (HDMI-CEC)
・LAN port (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX)
Wireless communication ・IEEE 802.11b/g/n (n=1×1) (Wi-Fi)
・Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR (A2DP,AVRCP,HSP,HID)
Internal memory card 1GB
AV output 720p, 1080i, 480p
Sound output LPCM 2ch
Power AC adaptor: DC 5V
Maximum rated power
Approx. 2.8W
Included ・PlayStation®Vita TV × 1
・HDMI cable × 1
・AC adaptor × 1
・Power cord × 1
・Printed materials × 1
* DUALSHOCK®3 Wireless Controller is required to enjoy this product.

PlayStation®Vita TV Value Pack >
Product name PlayStation®Vita TV (PS Vita TV) Value Pack
Product code VTE-1000 AA01
Release date November 14, 2013
Recommended retail price 14,994 yen (including tax)
Included ・PlayStation®Vita TV × 1
・HDMI cable × 1
・AC adaptor × 1
・Power cord × 1


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