PS Vita TV western interest stronger than expected, admits Sony

Friday, 20th September 2013 11:30 GMT By Dave Cook

PS Vita TV interest in the west has surpassed Sony’s initial expectations, Sony Japan executive Masayasu Ito has admitted.

During a Tokyo Games Show roundtable interview, Ito said that the reaction to PS Vita TV beyond Japan’s borders has been, “strong… more than we expected”.

It comes as Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida told western gamers to “Stay tuned” regarding the device’s western availability last week.

Ito continued, “Of course we are thinking of launching it in the US and Europe. 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. We’ll have to look at all of this before deciding on a launch in Europe and the United States.”

PS Vita TV allows gamers to play Vita cartridges on their television, stream PS4 and PS3 content, as well as TV services.

Would you like to see it come West soon? Let us know below.

Via Eurogamer.



  1. VibraniumSpork


    #1 11 months ago
  2. fengato

    I’m up for one – good to be able to broadcast the PS4 ’round the house.

    #2 11 months ago
  3. sg1974

    Want one. Want one BADLY. I could so use this.

    @1 Great GIF. Epic username.

    #3 11 months ago
  4. VibraniumSpork

    @3 Thanks on both counts buddy ;) ( )

    #4 11 months ago
  5. dkpunk

    Would be nice finely play persona 4 gold.

    #5 11 months ago
  6. juantonio86

    now with the psvita tv around they should allow the multiple accounts feature in the vita :)

    #6 11 months ago
  7. CycloneFox

    … So Sony accidently invented the killer-device in the micro-console division without even noticing, that people in the west also have interest for such things.

    I already have a Vita and am still interested in this.

    It would also help the Vita greatly by expanding the hardware-installbase.

    #7 11 months ago
  8. Playmaker

    @7 so you’re the guy who owns a Vita.

    More games would help the Vita.

    #8 11 months ago
  9. JGMR

    @8 Please. The Vita has tons of games already, and there’s an incredible amount of upcoming titles. Just because you are not knowledgeable about it, or are not interested in it, doesn’t mean other people aren’t…

    As for the PS Vita TV, the thing will do quite well, and will break down barriers on all sorts of levels. Lots of PlayStation gamers will meet at the same station, the PlayStation!

    It is gaining more popularity than the PS4 in Japan, that’s for sure.

    #9 11 months ago
  10. VibraniumSpork

    @7 “Accidents are not accidents but precise arrivals at the wrong right time.” ― Dejan Stojanovic ^_^

    #10 11 months ago
  11. Dragon246

    Ignore him.

    #11 11 months ago

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