The PS Vita TV is compatible with games from the handheld as well as the PSP and PS2 while using the PS3 DualShock 3 controller. Sony plans support for remote play from the PS4 in the future with an update and House also mentioned the possibility of streaming PS3 games via the PSN cloud service powered by Gaikai.
Sony is not going after the core gamers with the PS Vita TV but is instead focusing on the same streaming video market as the Roku and Apple TV with the device. The fact that it plays games is just a bonus.
However, don't expect to see it on North American or European shores anytime soon. The device launches in Japan on Nov. 14 first where there is currently no competing product. Sony plans to release it China, South Korea and other Asian countries but there are no current plans for a Western release.
This wouldn't be the first time that Sony has released a piece of hardware solely for a single market. The company released the PSX, a PS2 console merged with a DVR, in Japan in 2003 and the PlayTV DVR add-on for the PS3 in Europe and Australia in 2008.
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