Sony has confirmed that its new PlayStation TV gadget (formerly called PlayStation Vita TV) will be hitting European shelves in the autumn.
The set-top box will be compatible with forthcoming streaming service PlayStation Now, Vita titles and various other streaming apps. Also, if you have a PS4 already, you can use the PSTV to stream content from there to another telly in your house. Basically, it’s a cut-down Vita you plonk on top of your set and use on your nice big screen.
The PSTV will cost £84.99 in the UK and €99 elsewhere in Europe. There’s a special bundle being readied for the US market, with a DualShock 3, memory card, HDMI cable and copy of The Lego Movie Videogame, coming in at $139. Unfortunately, we don’t yet know if this bundle will make it to this side of the pond.
“This little gem will be able to pair with your PlayStation 4, allowing you to play your PS4 game via remote play on a second television in your home,” said Shawn Layden, CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America. “It will give you access to video and music streaming services, will give you the ability to play hundreds of PS3 titles. And of course, PlayStation TV will also play most Vita titles, as well as PS1 and PSP classics.”
We can’t be more specific about the release date either – all Sony has said is “autumn” for both Europe and the US.