PlayStation TV to launch in October with nearly 700 gamesBy Himanshu Arora
Sony has announced that PlayStation TV, the tiny streaming box that allows users to play games on a TV without hooking up a console, will have nearly 700 games available to play when it launches in the US on October 14. Some of these include popular franchises like Killzone: Mercenary, cult hits like Persona 4 Golden, and classics like Metal Gear Solid.
The company also announced that Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom from Little Orbit will be available in November, and said that the PS TV library of games will continue to expand with other popular titles, including Minecraft.
In addition to playing PlayStation classics and Vita games, the PS TV, which is known as PS Vita TV elsewhere in the world, also allows you to play PS4 games via Remote Play when the console is in the same network in anotehr room, and PS3 games via game streaming service PlayStation Now, which according to the company, is coming soon to the device. Sony recently opened PS Now beta to PS3 users in mainland US and parts of Canada.
The box itself is priced at $100, but Sony is also offering a $140 bundle that includes a DualShock 3 Wireless Controller, 8GB memory card, and The LEGO Movie Videogame. In addition, the company is also offering an exclusive PS TV bundle at Walmart, which is essentially the $140 bundle mentioned before plus Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time. The latter will be available for a limited time at the same $140.