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Sony teases "slimmest" PlayStation device headed to UK this month

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 24 Jan 2014 20:27 User comments (17)

Sony teases "slimmest" PlayStation device headed to UK this month Sony has sent out an invite for a UK press event in which the company will unveil the "slimmest" PlayStation device for the region.
Engadget says the company will not be launching a new device but rather unveiling the PlayStation Vita TV that has been available in Japan, only, so far.

The micro-console, at 6.5cm x 10.5cm x 1.3cm, competes Android-based gaming set-tops like the Ouya. Allowing you to play Vita games on your TV, the hardware has a slot that lets you load games from the handheld and then play it with a standard DualShock 3 or 4 PlayStation controller.

Additionally, the hardware lets you use streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu Plus and eventually will let you play your PlayStation 4 via Remote Play with DualShock 4, an impressive feature. Finally, if you have a controller, you can play PSOne Classic and original PSP games, as well.

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17 user comments

125.1.2014 1:02

I'd say my Galaxy S3, running FPSe/ePSXe (PS1 emulators) and PPSSPP (PSP emulator) is a bit slimmer ^^' .

225.1.2014 2:01

what i find is funny about this device no expansion slot which means you can boot your vita games on it but when you run out of space your out of luck i will just use my ouya for playstation gaming thanks but no thanks

325.1.2014 11:27

Only slim device I'm after is the ps4...

425.1.2014 11:51

Originally posted by megadunderhead:
what i find is funny about this device no expansion slot which means you can boot your vita games on it but when you run out of space your out of luck i will just use my ouya for playstation gaming thanks but no thanks
Just got my OUYA running AView, iView and the "Samsung only" SBS-OnDemand apps hehe.

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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525.1.2014 15:01

None of you get it. This is becoming huge once Play Station Now arrives, then Why would you need expansions? the cloud is coming and I have to say for the first time in a long time I'm excited about a Play Station offering, xbox has lost me since no counter offer has been made :D

625.1.2014 15:19

I literally have every NTSC game for the PS1 that I have any interest in at all; I am NOT interested in buying them again over the cloud. All I need to do is rip a PS1 CD, and I can play on my PC or Galaxy S3. Sony can keep their box.

One of the costs of enforcing format shift is piracy. They'll just have to learn to live with it.

725.1.2014 20:56

Originally posted by Gradical:
None of you get it. This is becoming huge once Play Station Now arrives, then Why would you need expansions? the cloud is coming and I have to say for the first time in a long time I'm excited about a Play Station offering,
xbox has lost me since no counter offer has been made :D
Interesting view....especially as so many Playstation fans derided Xbox One for making big claims about the benefits its use of 'the cloud' would bring.


826.1.2014 15:33

Originally posted by Interestx:
Originally posted by Gradical:
None of you get it. This is becoming huge once PlayStation Now arrives, then Why would you need expansions? the cloud is coming and I have to say for the first time in a long time I'm excited about a PlayStation offering,
xbox has lost me since no counter offer has been made :D
Interesting view....especially as so many PlayStation fans derided Xbox One for making big claims about the benefits its use of 'the cloud' would bring.


This, 100 percent.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 26 Jan 2014 @ 15:33

926.1.2014 20:22

Originally posted by DDR4life:
Originally posted by Interestx:
Originally posted by Gradical:
None of you get it. This is becoming huge once PlayStation Now arrives, then Why would you need expansions? the cloud is coming and I have to say for the first time in a long time I'm excited about a PlayStation offering,
xbox has lost me since no counter offer has been made :D
Interesting view....especially as so many PlayStation fans derided Xbox One for making big claims about the benefits its use of 'the cloud' would bring.


This, 100 percent.
Could you guys give me a link to what you are talking about?

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1027.1.2014 11:39

Maybe you missed it Jemborg?

Try Googling something like 'Microsoft claims cloud will boost xbox one' and then go check out the abusive comments from the PS fanboys in the various articles all claiming to know everything about it all & confidently saying it's all total fantasy and/or flat-out deliberate lying & deception.

But naturally when it comes to Sony making use of 'the cloud' this will all do a swift 180' & become the most amazing advance (both potential & real) ever.

So tedious.

1127.1.2014 20:35

Ah, no, I missed that.

But I already knew Sony would be using cloud computing for PS3 games on the PS4 and it makes sense if MS are doing that for old 360 games on the XBoner.

And as far as new games go... I guess MS need to do it.

My connection at home is not good enough for cloud pooting... too many dropouts. The conservatives will make sure it stays that way too...


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1228.1.2014 5:20

Chin up Jemborg, it's amazing to think in my little town we had to have a petition organised to get broadband (a whole 0.5mb! lol) not so many years ago.
Now I'm on almost 80mb fibre- & looking forward to fibre from my home premises to the street cabinet which supposedly will offer up to 300mb.
That'll probably be a couple more years but I can hardly complain right now.
They can't stop progress (for too long anyways).

:)

1328.1.2014 8:20

"street cabinet"

Is that fibre-to-the-node and then you wi-fi?


They can't stop progress? They can in my country Interestx... ideologues have taken over. We're a country that has to actively invest in our future... infrastructure, research etc. For whatever reason, sound or otherwise, private industry can't or won't here. It never has... not without added gov incentive or assistance. ...And the new radical ideologues don't even understand what the point of universal literacy is or how it's even an investment in the economy!


Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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1429.1.2014 12:11

Originally posted by Jemborg:
"street cabinet"

Is that fibre-to-the-node and then you wi-fi?
I think that's it.
It's completing the fibre link, currently it goes from the phone exchange to the street cabinet, this put a fibre connection all the way into the home.

Originally posted by Jemborg:
They can't stop progress? They can in my country Interestx... ideologues have taken over.
They are a PITA wherever they raise their pointy narrow-minded & short-sighted heads.
I was in Aus for a few days before your last election & remember seeing a big deal being made of the first fibre going in under the last Gov there....& the row that was starting already cos the likely winners were saying it was a waste & they wouldn't back the program to roll it out further.
Sheer madness given where you were starting from & the total lack if private companies stepping up for domestic users.
My bro lives in NZ & I was pretty shocked that even in Auckland the services offered (at a reasonable price) were so poor & slow.

1530.1.2014 1:20

Ah yes, fibre-to-the-node is the "street cabinet" thing the ideologues are proposing and the joke is that it's not much cheaper than fibre-to-the-home (bypassing putting in a street cabinet) ...and it's acknowledged that it will have to be upgraded eventually anyway, for god knows how much!


Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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1630.1.2014 6:41

Indeed, I think the idea is always be looking to deliberately install little artificial steps so as to charge (initially loads) for each incremental staged improvement.
How else can the milk the paying punter senseless time after time?

1730.1.2014 20:58

No, that would at least count for some kind of sensible thinking on their part... these guys are romantics. Believers in the "invisible-hand (of the market)". Residents of Cloud Cuckoo Land. A meritocratic "utopia" where privileged children don't figure in. Neo-fascist neo-conmen... yet same old BS over the centuries rearing it's head again. Meanwhile democracy continues it's slow dance. 100 steps forward... 99 steps back.


Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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