Sony Impressed By "Strong" Western Response To Vita TV
Sony may have underestimated Western interest in the newly announced PlayStation TV.
Executive Masayasu Ito spoke about the subject during a Tokyo Game Show roundtable discussion (as attended by Eurogamer), and he said the device has garnered plenty of strong interest in Western markets; "more than we expected."
He added that they're considering releasing Vita TV in the US and Europe, but they haven't confirmed anything just yet:
"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."
Andrew House added that Sony is "very encouraged" by the Western response to the device, and he explained the reason for the Japan debut. He said there's basically no major competitor for streaming boxes in the region, as compared to the other major regions where such devices are readily available. He added, "In my own view, Japan is a little behind the adoption curve in video streaming services."
"So we thought we could have an opportunity in Japan to really establish a leadership position by having an addition differentiated killer app--which is having our huge library of streaming games content."
Vita TV will let gamers play PSP, PS1 and Vita games on their TVs with Dual Shock controllers, and it also works with the PS4's Remote Play feature. It will launch in Japan on November 14 for 9,480 yen (about $95). Is this something you want?
9/20/2013 11:24:54 AM Ben Dutka