PlayStation Vita TV announced, play handheld games on the big screen

Sony announced today the PlayStation Vita TV, a small device that will allow you to play PlayStation Vita games on your television with use of the DualShock 3 controller.

In addition to playing Vita games on the big screen, the device accepts memory cards and also lets you use video streaming services such as Hulu. Additionally, it lets you play your PlayStation 4 via Remote Play with DualShock 4, though this functionality will come at a later date via a system update.

PSone Classics and PSP games can also be played through the device, again using the DualShock 3. And it will connect to the PlayStation 4 so that you can play Vita games through the PS4 as well.

Sony has released a tech spec sheet for the PS Vita TV, but in terms of size it checks in at 6cm by 10cm (about the size of a deck of cards). AV output is 720p, 1080i, and 480p.

PS Vita TV tech specs

PS Vita TV will launch in Japan on November 14th, and will cost 9,480 Yen ($95). A special verison of it, bundling an 8 gig Vita memory card and a DualShock 3 controller, will cost 14,980 ($150). While Sony hasn't revealed any specific details for a western release, I'd assume it's only a matter of time before we get a similar type of device.