It just never got going.

It appears Sony has announced the discontinuation of PlayStation TV in Japan, as reported by DualShockers .

The device has an "End of Shipments" label on a Japanese website and though there's no specific end date, it's obvious that the end is nigh: They plan to discontinue the system itself and the bundle that comes with a DualShock 3 controller and memory card. You can still get it here in North America, though; it's available for less than $45 at Amazon .

PlayStation TV launched at $99 in the U.S. when it released in October 2014 but we've heard about retailers cutting way back on available stock. It's too bad, too, because the concept was pretty sound. This microconsole lets you play many Vita and PSP titles on a TV, as well as some digital PS1 classics. It can even stream PS4 games from one PS4 console in your home to a separate television via Remote Play.

I've got one. But I've just never used it, which says a lot, right?

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BikerSaint
BikerSaint
4 years ago

BestBuy had a $29.99 online sale for the PSTV soon after it came out, which I grabbed.

BTW,it's such a freaking shame that Sony tends to drops a lot of things so soon after bringing them the ability to use my PSTV well after Sony decides to stop all of their support for this too.


Last edited by BikerSaint on 2/28/2016 9:38:28 PM

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
4 years ago

Damned laptop: typo should read as….

Sony tends to drops a lot of things so soon after bringing them "out but I hope I still have" the ability to use my PSTV well after Sony decides to stop all of their support for this too.

ethird1
ethird1
4 years ago

It was a waist. They should have just made all of these games for the ps3, or even the ps4 as well. But they did not because they wanted to keep selling the Vita.

I love my Vita. Greatest handheld gaming system I ever owned. But no handheld can ever beat a console game on a large screen tv.

FM23
FM23
4 years ago

Sony stay making questionable devices.

Crabba
Crabba
4 years ago

This is why Sony is having so many financial troubles, they keep coming out with these weird products that aren't properly thought out and they don't even seem to check if there's actually a market for the stuff they put out sometimes.

Total Flop was the first thing that came to my mind when I heard of the PS TV, it's just a weird product for a console maker that doesn't make any sense. Either you're a gamer and then you're gonna buy a PS3/PS4 or even Vita, or you're not and then you're either not interested at all or you'll keep playing mobile games on your android/iphone.

The Move wasn't a total flop alert at launch, but it definitely was after a couple of years of basically no support from Sony whatsoever…

Now comes VR… let's hope they support that one better than so many other non PSx console products.

RobN
RobN
4 years ago

CNet is reporting that shipments to the US already stopped, at the end of 2015.

http://www.cnet.com/news/say-goodbye-to-sonys-microconsole-the-playstation-tv/

RobN
RobN
4 years ago

I don't think I can link directly to the article, but CNet is reporting that shipments to North America and Europe ended at the end of 2015. So it's already done – what's out there is probably store stock that hasn't sold through yet.

Amnesiac
Amnesiac
4 years ago

Sony killed it by not including Netflix or Hulu support.
I mean isn't the device by name called PS TV?
Confusing the consumer base won't get you any traction in the market place. Most were already put off and confused by the lack of concise information at launch.

Good product by the way, streams PS4 almost flawlessly and provides Vita/PSP support to your tv.
No complaints here

Amnesiac
Amnesiac
4 years ago

Sony killed it by not including Netflix or Hulu support.
I mean isn&#39t the device by name called PS TV?
Confusing the consumer base won&#39t get you any traction in the market place. Most were already put off and confused by the lack of concise information at launch.

Good product by the way, streams PS4 almost flawlessly and provides Vita/PSP support to your tv.
No complaints here

FM23
FM23
4 years ago

Sony stay making questionable devices.

RobN
RobN
4 years ago

I don&#39t think I can link directly to the article, but CNet is reporting that shipments to North America and Europe ended at the end of 2015. So it&#39s already done – what&#39s out there is probably store stock that hasn&#39t sold through yet.

RobN
RobN
4 years ago

CNet is reporting that shipments to the US already stopped, at the end of 2015.

http://www.cnet.com/news/say-goodbye-to-sonys-microconsole-the-playstation-tv/

Crabba
Crabba
4 years ago

This is why Sony is having so many financial troubles, they keep coming out with these weird products that aren&#39t properly thought out and they don&#39t even seem to check if there&#39s actually a market for the stuff they put out sometimes.

Total Flop was the first thing that came to my mind when I heard of the PS TV, it&#39s just a weird product for a console maker that doesn&#39t make any sense. Either you&#39re a gamer and then you&#39re gonna buy a PS3/PS4 or even Vita, or you&#39re not and then you&#39re either not interested at all or you&#39ll keep playing mobile games on your android/iphone.

The Move wasn&#39t a total flop alert at launch, but it definitely was after a couple of years of basically no support from Sony whatsoever…

Now comes VR… let&#39s hope they support that one better than so many other non PSx console products.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
4 years ago

BestBuy had a $29.99 online sale for the PSTV soon after it came out, which I grabbed.

BTW,it&#39s such a freaking shame that Sony tends to drops a lot of things so soon after bringing them the ability to use my PSTV well after Sony decides to stop all of their support for this too.


Last edited by BikerSaint on 2/28/2016 9:38:28 PM

ethird1
ethird1
4 years ago

It was a waist. They should have just made all of these games for the ps3, or even the ps4 as well. But they did not because they wanted to keep selling the Vita.

I love my Vita. Greatest handheld gaming system I ever owned. But no handheld can ever beat a console game on a large screen tv.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
4 years ago

Damned laptop: typo should read as….

Sony tends to drops a lot of things so soon after bringing them "out but I hope I still have" the ability to use my PSTV well after Sony decides to stop all of their support for this too.