According to a report from MCV-UK today, Sony senior vice president Masayasu Ito said western interest in the PS Vita TV has taken the company by surprise, and that the company would need to look into launching the console in the US and Europe.
Speaking with Eurogamer, Ito said that since the hardware’s unveiling earlier this month, interest has been “strong … more than we expected.”
"Of course we are thinking of launching it in the US and Europe," Ito said. "But when it comes to the timing, we'll have to watch the environment and identify what other services are available in the US and Europe and whether we'll have to add other services."
As of right now it’s still unknown if the PS Vita TV will come to the US and Europe, but most certainly it will launch in Japan on Nov. 14.
Sony boss Andrew house said the PS Vita TV is launching in a unique situation in the county, as there’s no real competing hardware in the region.
“There isn’t really a competitor (in Japan) that’s staked out a claim,” House said.
"And frankly, in my own view, Japan is a little behind the adoption curve in video streaming services. So we thought we could have an opportunity in Japan to really establish a leadership position by having an additional differentiated killer app — which is having our huge library of streaming games content."
Sony Japan and Asia president Hiroshi Kawano said recently that the company was pleased with how gamers reacted to the TV-based spinoff.
As Examiner reported, Kawano said he’s hearing from gamers that they enjoy the low price point –– $100 –– and the fact that can play PS Vita games on a big screen.
China and Korea are expected to get the PS Vita TV in January.