Still interested in trying out PlayStation TV?

As noted by a GameSpot reader , major retailers across North America have dropped the price of the handy little unit.

Instead of $100 for the base model, places like Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy and GameStop are now selling PlayStation TV for only $80. The package that includes a controller, which normally retails for $140, can be found for $100. Now, this isn't official because Sony hasn't actually announced a price cut but hey, it's still good news.

The unit in question can play select Vita and PSP games on your television, and can also use Remote Play to stream a PS4 game from one TV to another in your home.

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Cesar_ser_4
Cesar_ser_4
5 years ago

Hey look, PSX is expanding, but I wonder who this "Enter author name" is.

Temjin001
Temjin001
5 years ago

This is code for PSTV isn't selling well.

souljah92
souljah92
5 years ago

It does seem like kind of a useless idea

Jawknee
Jawknee
5 years ago

Not completely. I'd like to play some PS Vita games on my tv and the idea of being able to use your ps4 on another TV without moving it is a great idea. Just not sure how well it will work in practice.

Cesar_ser_4
Cesar_ser_4
5 years ago

IF it's anything like steam home streaming it should be fine as long as both devices are on a wired connection. I would go as far as to say it may even look better than playing with the vita cause you know, wired. Either way, adjust your expectations since you know, it's Sony, and god forbid they optimize their sh…I mean stuff to work properly for a certain feature.

MRSUCCESS
MRSUCCESS
5 years ago

I am sure I am the minority in the country when I say that I only have one TV in the house but for those that travel and/or have multiple TVs in the house this COULD be a great option.

Axe99
Axe99
5 years ago

Damn straight – I'm thinking about grabbing one for a trip later this year.

Jawknee
Jawknee
5 years ago

I'd like one of these so I don't have to move my ps4 up and down stairs but I worry the lag will make it worthless.

telly
telly
5 years ago

I have zero faith in American internet service and equipment to make this tech functional. Too bad, I agree it would be awesome to not have to lug my PS4 all over the place.

Jawknee
Jawknee
5 years ago

60mbps is just fine. My issue is my set up rather than the ISP. My other TV is located on a odd spot of the house where the wifi isn't too great and a wired connection would require a new hole in my wall and 50+ ft Ethernet cable.


Last edited by Jawknee on 1/7/2015 5:36:49 PM

Cesar_ser_4
Cesar_ser_4
5 years ago

You should consider getting a network bridge. I got one and tested it out by playing CoD zombies over in home streaming from my PC to my Laptop. PC connected to my router, Laptop connected to the bridge, and it worked flawlessly. Watched the Diagnostics, not one frame dropped. I should also add that it is a 5ghz N bridge with 300 mbps ports.

Jawknee
Jawknee
5 years ago

Well I did set up the upstairs router in bridge mode. is that what you mean?

Cesar_ser_4
Cesar_ser_4
5 years ago
big6
big6
5 years ago

Yes, can someone who has one please let us know?
I'm very interested in getting one to play some PS4 games in my basement. But my PS4 is upstairs and I don't want to move it back and forth.

Please let me know if there is lag and, if so, how much lag. Thanks!

Karosso
Karosso
5 years ago

Reviews have stated that there is no lag if you are wired, but forget about trying it over wirless.

Karosso
Karosso
5 years ago

Seems like the end for the Vita line… Are there even new games coming out for Vita that aren't indies?
That said I'm still getting the bundle, need a new controller for my PS3 and could use the PSTV on my PC monitor for some light gaming…
Too bad it does not support PS3 Remote Play ūüôĀ

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
5 years ago

Yah, what is up with that, comes with a PS3 controller and no remote play for PS3.

Aranha
Aranha
5 years ago

I have PSTV (got it on amazon for $80 in November), and it's great for playing most Vita titles on a TV.

I have yet to stream from a PS4 since I don't have one, but I believe most people who have streamed from it and are wired experience no lag.

Also, I get 60dl/30ul speeds from my provider, and I use a gigabit ethernet wireless AC router, so even my wireless is fast.

When I eventually get a PS4 I'll let everyone know how it performs.

All in all, I just love having the PSTV since it allows me to have another room to play my PSOne Classics as well as Vita games and it was very affordable.

mk ultra
mk ultra
5 years ago

If that was a DUALSHOCK 4 I'd bite. I would really only use it on rare occasions when my nephew stays over, as he sleeps in my game room.

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
5 years ago

I wonder if the PS Vue will support the PS TV.

Breadlover
Breadlover
5 years ago

I could actually see that becoming successful.

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
5 years ago

It does sound interesting.

Anonymous
Anonymous
5 years ago

It always seemed like an unnecessary device. Well, at least for me. I love games but I don't think I've ever been in a situation where I just couldnt turn the game off for a few hours if someone wants to use the big TV, especially now being able to suspend gameplay on the PS4 (i think it was in the last update, right?) and X1. Even the Wii U pad only gets used by the wife when she wants to lay across the couch and play something at the same time I am. It's neat but nothing I'd go out and spend money to be able to do.


Last edited by n/a on 1/7/2015 7:28:44 PM