Source: Sony

Last Night, Sony Ruined Ouya’s Day

on Monday, Sep. 9th

By the time I went to bed last night I had heard the read the name "Vita TV", as I drifted off to sleep I thought:

"That sounds stupid, who would want a microconsole based on the low-selling Playstation Vita?"

By the time I woke up the details were in place: Playstation 1, Playstation Portable, and PS Vita games on a microconsole that will likely retail for $100 when it comes to the U.S..

And the Wired's Chris Kohler wrote this:

Recently, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe's CEO said that the plan is to roll out Gaikai on PlayStation 4 in North America in 2014, then eventually bring the service to PlayStation 3 and Vita. That means that Sony already plans to let PlayStation Vita TV users, at some point, play PS3 content via streaming.

Gaikai is the game streaming service Sony picked up and has big plans for. Kohler thinks we could see Playstation 4 games on the little Vita. That's great. What really interests me is the idea of a unified Playstation Network library that gives us access to all the indie games Sony has been courting.

All of those could be made available on the Vita microconsole. That would pretty much spell the end of Ouya.

Here's the question, however: is Sony splitting focus? Will this steal some thunder from Playstation 4 sales? Or will it merely be an entry point into Playstation for those who are not willing to part with the big bucks?

Because the answer to "Who would want a microconsole based on a Playstation Vita?" is apparently Noah Nelson (@noahjnelson).


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