Sony have taken the gaming world by surprise by announcing a brand new console, PS Vita TV, to launch alongside the Playstation 4 in November 2013. This new PS Vita home console brings fantastic possibilities for PS4/Vita integration in the home. Read on for more information as to how this will affect owners of the PS4 who want to use their console in more than one room…

Playstation Vita TV will be available at a budget price and will allow you to play Playstation Vita and PSP games on the big screen. The device will be compatible with Dualshock 3 and Dualshock 4 controllers; two of which can be connected at any given time. The PS Vita handheld console can also be used as a controller. This will allow people who aren’t huge fans of handheld devices to get their hands on Vita game experiences at a lower entry cost, and from the comfort of their TV screen.

Now, this is where it gets interesting. Most of you will remember that almost all Playstation 4 games support remote play. This means that you will be able to stream your Playstation 4 games to a different room and different TV by using the PS Vita TV console in remote play. Imagine this scenario; you purchase a family PS4 to go in the living room, however, when the TV is in use you would like to be able to retreat to the bedroom and continue gaming… do you have to fork out for another console? No, the PS Vita TV has you covered!

So, you get, TV and video streaming services, PS4 remote play, PS Vita/PSP gaming, an 8GB PS Vita memory card and a Dualshock 3 controller all at the outstanding price of 14,994 Yen which converts to approximately €120/£100 (likely higher at retail) – that is a bargain! The console will apparently also be available at a sub-$100 price point without a controller or 8GB memory card.

Below is the fact sheet for the console…