Sony has no American or European plans for PS Vita TV

If you were hoping to get a PS Vita TV, the little white box which hooks up to your TV to play Vita games and media apps with a DualShock controller, there's always imports. Sony Computer Entertainment president Andrew House told Tech-On that the system is only planned for launch in the Asian market.

PS Vita TV was announced at a SCE Japan press event earlier this week, and no mention was made of the little console showing up in North America or Europe. Still, we hoped the gaming-centric challenger to Apple TV and Roku might hit the West at some point.

House said the system will launch first in Japan, where it will have little competition in the video streaming market. It will then hit China, South Korea, and elsewhere in the region.

A SCE America representative told us the company has no Vita TV plans to announce at this time, but that "we are considering every opportunity."


  • rainn'sgaydar - September 13, 2013 4:25 p.m.

    It would be a wasted opportunity to increase the Vita install base if they don't ship it outside of Japan...
  • shawksta - September 13, 2013 3:51 p.m.

    Hope it eventually comes, sounds interesting
  • mbavalo - September 13, 2013 2:36 p.m.

    Sony show cases the Vita, I'm not interested. they ship it everywhere Sony shows me the VITA TV and how it can work with a PS4, I'm interested! Japan only -_-
  • GOD - September 13, 2013 12:04 p.m.

    Just like they didn't have any plans for a Vita price dro-... oh wait.
  • JarkayColt - September 13, 2013 9:53 a.m.

    I like how everyone was saying this was the best thing ever without considering whether it would actually leave Japan, lawls. It's likely that they're just testing the market though (well, that's what he suggests anyway). It's a pretty bizarre device to explain for a start. I can't see why they wouldn't release it worldwide eventually, but since Vita isn't quite as popular outside of Japan I guess they thought we could live without it for a while.
  • JMarsella09 - September 13, 2013 10:49 a.m.

    I disagree. This is just the type of thing that would make the Vita popular outside of Japan. Sony must realized this.

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