US and EU blogs both release more details for the upcoming PlayStation TV.

The release date of the PlayStation TV in the west is fast approaching, with North America able to get their hands on the microconsole on the 14th October, before its European release a month later on the 14th November. A detail which had yet to be confirmed, was a price for the UK market. The rest of Europe will have a price point of €99, and it has been confirmed by the PlayStation Blog EU that the UK will stock the console for £84.99.

To whet our appetites even more, a huge list detailing every compatible game has been released, highlighting PS Vita, PSP and PSOne Classics that will be available from launch. Over 700 titles will be available from launch, with more titles to be revealed over the coming months. Games of note that will be available straight away include:

You can see the huge full list of compatible games here.

NA will have access to a pretty splendid bundle as well, which includes the PlayStation TV system, a DUALSHOCK 3 controller, an 8GB memory card and The LEGO Movie Video Game. It will be priced at a very resonable $139.99. As well as that, Walmart will also be selling an exclusive PS TV bundle for a limited time and includes everything in the original bundle, accompanied by a copy of Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time still for $139.99.

Bundle TV

In Europe, rather that a specific bundle, every PS TV console will come with a voucher for three digital PS Vita games: Worms Revolution Extreme, Velocity Ultra and OlliOlli. The PS TV also has 1GB on built in storage, which means providing you have a DUALSHOCK controller, you can start playing straight away.

There were distinct differences between each of the blog posts. The main difference between the posts was PS Now, with the service being listed as available on PlayStation TV on the US Blog, with the main appeal being the playability of selected PS3 titles. No mention of PS Now was made in the EU blog post.

PlayStation TV connects to your TV via HDMI, and can play certain PS Vita titles, has access to Remote Play for PS4 owners and will be compatible with PS Now. Certain video streaming services will also be available. It is important to remember that not all Vita titles will be playable on the console. Games which require use of the PS Vita microphone or touch screen will not to be available on the handheld. This means it is unlikely we will ever see games like Tearaway or Frobisher Says! on the console. Also, a DUALSHOCK 3 or DUALSHOCK 4 controller is needed for the console, and are sold separately (except for the US bundle).

The PS TV was originally released in Japan November 14th 2013 as the PS Vita TV, and has had sluggish sales figures since. Sony revealed at E3 this year that the device would be dropping Vita in the name for the western release.


It seems that Sony are keen to really push their microconsole in the west with both territories getting access to appealing extras. Will you be picking up the PS TV straight away when it releases in the coming months? Or will you wait for The Vita Lounge to release its review? Let us know in the comments!

  • KaL-V3

    No Soul Sacrifice!? That’s weird…

  • aros

    I have no use for one but hope it is successful.

  • Marcus Blackstock

    I want one but it’s pretty useless for me atm.

  • GeminiR

    Will wait for the review, and goddamn I hope is positive, because I find myself really wanting the NA Bundle! 😀

  • Uzair Syed

    I would buy one if they supported multiple users. It would nice for my sister to play my digital games and earn trophies on her account.

    But from what I hear it probably still won’t be the case. The UI is the same as Vita too but on a TV…which makes no sense. Not really designed to be a TV experience.

  • Lester Paredes

    And the list is very nice. I’m just sad that i didn’t see Soul Sacrifice or SS Delta… But there’s the defunct Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, a game that you can’t buy digitally or get their DLC anymore due to licensing issues, fully supported! lol.

    • vongruetz .

      I was really surprised with the list. Some games available for VitaTV in Japan aren’t there (such as Soul Sacrifice), but there were a lot more “western” games here than I could have imagined. I never would have thought we’d see Madden or FIFA make this list. I see quite a few of my games there, and there’s probably a good chance more do or will work but aren’t “official.”

      The other curious thing is how some PSP games are on this list, but are not compatible with the Vita. I’ve been waiting for Fat Princess PSP to work on the Vita since launch, and mysteriously it never has. Now it shows up as one of the games for PSTV. Same thing with Modnation Racers PSP. I love that game, but could never play it right with the PSP’s control nub.

      Can’t wait to try this thing out in October.

      • Lester Paredes

        Here’s hoping those games make their way over to Vita as well. I was really hoping to see Metal Gear Portable Ops of it… Disappointed again. Lol
        Edit: strangely enough, Motorstorm Arctic Edge is listed… I thought that one got taken off because of hacks…

  • Phelan

    And here I’d rather to have simple cable to plug in Vita to TV.

    It is kinda bad for SCE to scam people yeta gain. Vita 1k has ability to be plugged into TV, the only missing thing is cable and software update.

    (but yeah… they wouldn’t earn as much on simple cable)

    But whatever… maybe I will import VitaTV if will have some money to burn.

    • Kyle Wakeling

      Whoever wrote that article has obviously never opened a Vita and knows nothing of hardware – while the Vita 1000 does have the internal hardware for TV out and upscaling, it lacks any connections on the outside of the Vita that can use them. The proprietary plug, micro-USB and the Accessory port have no video out connections running to them.

      If it was really possible to just plug something into the Vita to get TV out they wouldn’t have had to redesign the innards of the Vita 1000 to get the devkit, and capture Vitas would simply be a cable instead of something that must be soldered into place and a completely new connection port cut for it.

      • Phelan

        So you say… but in AV Watch interview with Muneki Shimada he admited that the only thing that only thing missing is interface cable.

        We know that Vita 1k had both build-in scalier and so called mystery port. Both were not included in next Vita 2k.

        And you say that he has no idea… but there was even included link to whole article from a person who dismantled VITA.

        “Looking at’s VitaTV teardown again, we see that the USB input port has two lines that go through very similar paths (the various components that it goes through) as the Vita’s USB output, but the position of the traces going into the SoC on the VitaTV is the same position of the trace on the Vita
        coming from the mystery port. Could the mystery port be a common USB
        host/USB OTG port with a custom plug?”

        But hey, I’m not saying that you are wrong. I’m just thinking out loud because I might be wrong, right? Well it makes sense for me, but I admit that I’m not into things like this. I might be wrong, but than again I see people who knows much more than me, that ripped off parts from Vita just to see how it ticks… and they say that it is what it is.

        But if you have some materials saying otherwise I will be more than willing to read them! Really! I’m not arguing, just discussing.

  • nonscpo

    Both the North American and European bundles are crap in my opinion, they should have released the micro-console with a game of more redeaming value like Minecraft. I’m not sure if I’ll buy it at launch, but I’am tempted to buy one to try it out and play Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus upscaled in HD on the big screen. Guess I’ll be waiting for that review.