Sony has finally announced a launch day for Playstation TV in the U.S. and a price, oh and that the system will play 700 games right out of the box! The system will retail for $99 in basic form and there will be a $139 bundle. It plays Playstation One games and can stream Vita and PS4 games using their network options. The console is also said to offer video streaming options similar to what other set top boxes such as Chromecast, Roku, and Apple TV offer. This could be an awesome way to get good games and a streaming box in one low cost console! Here’s Sony’s full release:
With PlayStation TV’s launch right around the corner on October 14, I’m pleased to confirm that nearly 700 games will be available in the U.S. and Canada to play on PS TV on Day One, including established, popular franchises like Killzone: Mercenary, cult hits like Persona 4 Golden, and classics like Metal Gear Solid. In addition, I’m pleased to announce that Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom from Little Orbit will also be available in November for PS TV (as well as PS Vita). Our library will continue to expand, with other fan favorites like Minecraft and more. We’re proud to bring such a broad array of content from multiple PlayStation platforms to PS TV, a small console at a great value.
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On October 14, you can pick up a PS TV starting at $99.99 (MSRP) for the standalone system, or $139.99 (MSRP) for the bundle that includes a Wireless Controller (DUALSHOCK 3), 8GB memory card, and The LEGO Movie Videogame. For a limited time, you can find an exclusive PS TV bundle at Walmart, which comes with everything in the PS TV bundle plus Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, also for $139.99 (MSRP).
PS TV has a large and diverse lineup of games for players of all types, including:
Persona 4 Golden
God of War Collection
FINAL FANTASY X / X-2 HD Remaster
FINAL FANTASY TACTICS: WAR OF THE LIONS
Metal Gear Solid
Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom
PS TV plays select content from PlayStation systems past and present, including:
PlayStation Vita – PS TV plays select titles from PS Vita, which can either be downloaded to the device or inserted directly into the system using a PS Vita card.
PlayStation Classics – Download classic games from PS One and PlayStation Portable, like Wipeout and Metal Gear Solid.
PlayStation 3 – Our game streaming service PS Now is coming to PS TV, which will let you play many PS3 games on the device over the Internet*.
PlayStation 4 – If you’re a PS4 owner, use Remote Play to stream a remote play enabled PS4 game from your console to a PS TV over a wired internet connection. If the living room is tied up, just use Remote Play to send your PS4 game up to the bedroom and keep playing on PS TV.
*PS Now service may not be available in all areas. For details, see http://us.playstation.com/playstationnow