The PlayStation has landed in our office over the last few days. We know that there is still a little bit of uncertainty around the device, so thought we’d lay down the basics of what the PlayStation TV can do before going into detail in our review.
The Playstation TV is releasing in Australia at the end of the week, but there’s still uncertainty about what the device is and what it can do. Having been released in Japan last year as the Playstation Vita TV and in the US a few weeks ago with little fanfare, you can be forgiven for thinking ‘Playstation What?’. According to Sony the Playstation TV is an ‘affordable micro console and entertainment system that will enable users to easily enjoy various game content and Playstation 4 remote play on the TV at home’. So what exactly does that mean?
In essence it’s a PS Vita-like experience that you plug into your TV. The small black box (6.5cm x 10.5cm) contains the same chip sets and system software as the PSVita, and can be controlled by either a Dualshock 3 or Dualshock 4. It allows users to play a broad range of titles from the PS Vita library on the big screen, as well as PSP and PS One classics. For a full list of compatible titles see the Playstation Knowledge Centre