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Sony explains the PlayStation TV

PlayStation TV is the western name for the Vita TV, a strange little console. This video explains everything you need to know in a cheerful, family-friendly way.

PlayStation TV is a no-frills console that plays Vita cartridges or downloadable games, as well as digitally distributed PSOne and PSP games.

It's also capable of streaming PS4 games, much as the Vita itself can, but with the benefit of a larger screen and proper control pad.

It will cost $100 when it hits North America this month, and will be similarly thrifty when it arrives in Europe and beyond in November.

Sony seemed a bit surprised when western gamers began asking for the device, but has followed through on demand.

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Based in Australia and having come from a lengthy career in the Aussie games media, Brenna worked as VG247's remote Deputy Editor for several years, covering news and events from the other side of the planet to the rest of the team. After leaving VG247, Brenna retired from games media and crossed over to development, working as a writer on several video games.