Sony are to enter the microconsole battlefield with a version of the Playstation Vita purposefully designed to operate on big screens as a rival to the OUYA, GameStick, and M.O.J.O.
The Vita TV will play Vita and PSP games on the TV via an HDMI out and will incorporate the use of a DualShock 3 controller. This means that certain games will be unavailable at release for the system due to the lack of a touch interface, but the Vita TV will also let gamers stream PS4 content to another screen via Remote Play.
It'll cost 9480 yen (£63), and launch in Japan on November 14th. The unit itself has a slot for PlayStation Vita cards and will also be able to access other digital services such as Hulu.
According to Eurogamer, Sony reported that PlayStation Vita TV is launching in Japan "before other regions", potentialy pointing towards a release elsewhere. However, an SCEE spokesperson also told told the site the following this morning: "We've not made any announcement about whether the 2000 series & Vita TV will be releasing in the UK / Europe."
A pack including a wireless DualShock 3 controller and 8GB memory card will also be available for 14,994 yen (£96).
Sony have released an extensive list of the games that will be supported at launch for the Vita TV, but there are some notable exceptions, particularly for first-party titles. Where, for example, is Uncharted: Golden Abyss? Where are the likes of Gravity Rush and Assassin's Creed III: Liberation?
Here's a full list of released specifications for the device: