If you ever wanted to hop on that Playstation TV train, now would be the time to do so. It is on sale at certain retailers only, and it’s only a limited time offer.

The official price point for PlayStation TV, Sony’s newly launched mini console, is $100 for the base console and $140 for the controller bundle, but many North American retailers are selling them for less.

GameSpot were tipped off by a reader that various retailers, including Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, and GameStop, are selling the mini console package for $80 and the controller and game bundle for $100.

Sony has not announced an official PlayStation TV price drop yet, and the company’s official retail store still lists the bundles for $100 and $140, respectively.

However, it was later confirmed by a  PlayStation representative that these price drops are retailer-specific, and not indicative of an official price reduction.

The PS TV launched in Japan in 2013, before coming to westward a year later. The mini console can play many PlayStation Vita games in addition to digital PlayStation One and PSP games. Through Remote Play, PS TV can be used to stream PlayStation 4 games from one PS4 console in your home onto a separate television that the PS TV is connected to.

Brad did a review on the PS TV a while back, and you can check it out here to see if you think it is worth it.

  • Lester Paredes

    Dang. I got one for Christmas, and I think it was bought before the holiday sale. This just rubs salt in the wound. lol.

    • Nonscpo

      I know how you feel my brother paid full price for mines, he didn’t even get a chance to take advantage of any of the holiday sales!

  • Nonscpo

    If my brother hadnt bought me one for X-mas I deffinetly would have bought one know.

    P.S. For anyone hesitating the 100 bucks bundle is a good deal, the Playstation TV works great overall. The only negative thing I can think off is that there’s no Netflix, other than that this microconsole is well worth the money.

    • Is it worth owning on top of Vita?

      • Nonscpo

        If you buy the current American bundle of 100 bucks with the controller, game, and memory card then yes it is. As I stated above the only issue I had with it is the lack of a working Netflix App, plus you can always check the vitalounge forum for compatible games. You will be amazed by how small the damn thing is, ah if only the 3DS had a microconsole like that 🙁

        • Thanks, might consider importing it if the shipping isn’t astronomical. As for Netflix, I don’t care for it (not available in the country I live in).

  • Buckybuckster

    Le sigh. As some of you may or may not know, I work selling video games and electronics. Since it’s relase we have sold a grand total of one Playstation TV. I blame Sony for it’s lackluster performance so far.

    As it has been with the Vita for most of it’s existence, there has been very little if any promotion on what the PTV is and what it does. I have yet to see a single brodcast or print ad for the thing, resulting in near to no demand for it. Maybe Sony has done something in larger markets, but I
    personally haven’t seen anything.

    This practice of releasing products without the ad dollars to back them up has got to stop. It has severely damaged Vita’s position in the market place and these price drops show that PTV is suffering the same fate. They are both great little devices that deserve far better support

    I understand that Sony is somewhat strapped for cash due to the majority of it’s other divisions performing so poorly. However they were able to find the money to bankroll SF 5. It continues to baffle me how they can’t seemingly find SOME pocket change to support THEIR OWN IN HOUSE PRODUCTS. Le sigh…..