If you’re looking for the scoop on how the PSVita TV games look and play on HD (and UltraHD) screens, you’ve come to the right place.

First up is a look at the settings menu.


The PSVita TV can support up to two DualShock 3 controllers simultaneously, even including settings for plugging in a keyboard. You can also choose the resolution output, options being automatic, 480p, 720p and 1080i (1080p not available on the micro-console). To my surprise, there’s also a setting to use the L3/R3 inputs as “virtual touch”, mapping to function the same as the back touch panel and the front touch screens of the non-TV PSVita.

The journalists present at Sony’s “official unveiling” note that the picture on the screen is nice and crisp, even PS4 remote play looking nice despite its lowered resolution of 720p. They also noted a lack of noticeable latency which bodes well for the micro-console as well as the handheld Vita models.

It’s of note that they also tested the Vita TV on a 4k screen, and though it contains ~9x as many pixels as the output of the Vita TV (at 720p) it still produced a clear and impressive picture.

Have a look for yourself;

All the pictures/information showcased comes courtesy of 4Gamer,Game WatchAV WatchDengeki Online and DualShockers.

  • Mauricio Quintero

    So hard is making a freaking HDMI output?

  • XtemmA2

    wow, some people are going to get like 4 PS Vita TV for their birthday.

  • Buckybuckster

    Pretty nifty! The PS One games look a lot better than I was expecting them to. But I have to agree with Mauricio above me…. Vita should have had a HDMI output from the start.

    • Kyle Wakeling

      I hear people ask for HDMI all the time – the question is; would you have paid more for it?

      Nothing’s free.

    • Brian Sharon

      I don’t know about you, but I’d much rather use the PSVita TV than run an HDMI cord across to my couch to play my “portable” system on my big screen. Just my opinion.