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Initial list of Vita TV games missing some big hitters

Sony has released an initial list of Vita games that will be compatible with the newly announced PS Vita TV. Measuring 6.5cm by 10.5cm, the upcoming device adopts the Vita chip sets and system software to let users play over 1,300 Vita, PSP and PSOne classics on TV using a DualShock 3 controller.

However, since the PS3 controller isn't equipped with Vita features like a touch screen, rear touch pad, camera, electronic compass and microphone, not all Vita titles will be playable. The initial list of compatible games (in Japanese) doesn’t include some major first-party exclusives like Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Wipeout 2048 and Gravity Rush, or key third-party games like Assassin's Creed III Liberation and Rayman Legends. Supported titles do include Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault, Rayman Origins, the upcoming Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster and the newly announced Soul Sacrifice Delta.

It should be noted that the list is only an initial one, and one that's probably tailored to the Japanese market, where Vita TV will launch first in November, ahead of a global rollout on an unspecified date. Plus we’d expect support for more titles to be patched in as the service evolves. In addition to letting players enjoy Vita games and entertainment services on TV, Vita TV will allow users to play PS4 titles remotely. Yesterday, we suggested Vita TV could be Sony’s smartest piece of hardware for years.

8 comments

  • Grumpiggles - September 10, 2013 7:55 p.m.

    It's funny that a lot of the compatible games are ports of console games.
  • kursedkey - September 10, 2013 8:05 a.m.

    What about Persona 4: Golden?
  • Swedish_Chef - September 10, 2013 8:10 a.m.

    From my very limited knowledge of Japanese and looking at that list it does seem to be a supported title.
  • Cyberninja - September 10, 2013 9:07 a.m.

    Golden is supported but thats about it.
  • Jennero_Rossi - September 11, 2013 10:30 a.m.

    This would be my big reason for buying this.
  • JMarsella09 - September 10, 2013 6:13 a.m.

    Weird that there's no Gravity Rush considering that it is a japanese game.
  • rainn'sgaydar - September 10, 2013 8:03 a.m.

    It's a control issue. You dodge by swiping the touchscreen, which the Dualshock 3 lacks. You also use the touchscreen for the gravity slide, so it's kind of condemning. That being said, the DS3 does have two extra shoulder buttons and clickable sticks, so a fairly simple patch should make it playable with a control pad relatively easily. It just wouldn't be ready immediately.
  • solidscott - September 10, 2013 1:39 a.m.

    Kind of expected it to be the case until PS4 compatibility is sorted, then you could use the touchpad thingummy on that controller.

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