Vita // Vita TV // PS4 Ecosystem FAQ [2.0]

#1darkdragongirlPosted 9/26/2013 10:44:22 PMmessage detail
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Part A: Vita TV
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What is Vita TV?
Announced on September 9th 2013, judging from the videos and press releases, it seems like a Vita micro console that's designed for your TV. It'll play some selected current and future Vita games. A future update to the console will enable the Vita TV to stream games from a PlayStation 4 console (on the same account and also connected to the same network).

When does it release?
Vita TV will launch in Japan Nov. 14 for around $100. That is a cheap way to start playing Vita games, but that version does not include the required controller. Sony is also selling a bundle that includes a controller and an 8GB Vita memory card for around $150.

Is it coming to my country/region?
For now the Vita TV is for the Japanese market only, but Sony has noticed the surprising interests and will gauge their own launch market sales for the future of sales in other countries/regions.

Can I import the Vita TV?
Yes you can. It is region free.

What Vita games can the Vita TV play?
The Vita TV will utilize the Dualshock 3 (PS3 controller) to play Vita games. Not all Vita games will be Vita TV experiences, but some will as well as the PSN store.
Note It remains to be seen if Vita TV will region lock itself, but it is unlikely, and hopefully your software works fine.

What PS4 games can the Vita TV play?
The Vita TV will utilize the Dualshock 4 (PS4 controller) to play PS4 games. It will not so much as play games as it will stream them from the currently inserted bluray or HDD memory most likely. You will also need to be using the same account over the same internet network in your home.
Note
PS4 Remote Play with VTV Limited to 720p
http://www.dualshockers.com/2013/09/25/ps4-remote-play-with-ps-vita-tv-will-be-limited-to-720p-resolution/

What are the specs?
60mm x 100mm in size.Vita TV has a slot for a Vita memory card up to 64GB in Japan. Vita TV has a slot for Vita games. HDMI output. Ethernet port. USB. Power port.
Note:
"Video output is HDMI only. Remote play can currently display at up to 1080i, but as the machine is still in development, this could be subject to change."
Source:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/games/9202453/Checking-out-the-PS-Vita-TV


Why buy a Vita TV over the original Vita?
1- people who do not like handhelds/play at home only anyway or small screens
2- inexpensive despite possibly some Vita games not being available
3- Streaming services, maybe Amazon Prime or Netflix etc
4- alternative to people not wanting Apple TV or ROKU
5- from the demo commercial it seems you can stream your PS4 to another room. A great way to plug your PS4 in your primary entertainment room and stream it in another without carrying your system upstairs/downstairs/room-to-room


With the Vita TV you can play your Vita games from the comfort of your living space on the big screen then take your Vita handheld and continue that experience on the go without having wasted battery life.
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#2darkdragongirl(Topic Creator)Posted 9/26/2013 10:44:48 PMmessage detail
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Part B: Playstation 4
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What is the PS4 and more.
http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/691087-playstation-4/67033405
Credit: GuitaristMatt

What is remote play?
The Playstation Vita will now be able to play almost all of your PS4 games! It is a new hardware feature in the PS4 that allows you to stream your PS4 game to the Vita. Remote Play works by downscaling the 1080p frame-buffer to the Vita's native 960x544 resolution, using the PS4's in-built hardware h.264 video encoder to compress the image. This is then beamed out over WiFi to the Vita, which decodes the video and sends back controller inputs to the PlayStation 4. It is no longer something that developers have to labor away at just to make Sony happy. Any controls will be emulated onto the Vita and its touchpad unless the developer does decide to make custom controls. Other features will work much like PS3 remote play.

>Can I use remote play outside of my house?
YES YOU CAN! With your PS4 on standby/on and the bluray inserted or on HDD you can use the Remote Play App on your Vita at your current location to start your Remote Play experience on the Vita. NOTE You MUST be connected to a stable internet connection like your work/college/McDonalds/Starbucks/Your friend's house/etc.

For multiplayer and/or co-op games can I use the PS4 and a person in another room use the Vita TV?
Yes. However it must still be the same account. Also, the PS4 and Vita (/Vita TV) will both show the same screen, so each player getting their own screen isn't possible.

Will all PS4 games be available for Remote Play?
According to Sony, so far all PS4 launch titles will work with Remote Play at least.
Note:
Games that use the PS4 camera or motion controls will not work with remote play.

Will online multiplayer work with Remote Play?
Yes.

Will I need a PS+ subscription to use Remote Play?
No you will not. It is a free service :)


With this ecosystem setup you can have more ways to play inside and outside of your home.

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Part C: Videos
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An idealistic Japanese commercial of the ecosystem in action
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-JdJxcdBEc

Remote Play of Assassin's Creed Black Flag
http://youtu.be/n8xIWSiKMe0?t=4m18s

Remote Play of KNACK
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4ap1rJCgmE

Vita TV remote play PS4 (sorry for the guy's weird voice?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1hfOveQ-JM
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#3darkdragongirl(Topic Creator)Posted 9/26/2013 10:45:46 PMmessage detail
Added stuff was that suggested later pass the editing hour allowed.
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#4chuchumyrocketPosted 9/26/2013 11:51:45 PMmessage detail
darkdragongirl posted...
Added stuff was that suggested later pass the editing hour allowed.


Sticky requested mam
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#5darkdragongirl(Topic Creator)Posted 9/27/2013 11:39:34 AMmessage detail
chuchumyrocket posted...
darkdragongirl posted...
Added stuff was that suggested later pass the editing hour allowed.


Sticky requested mam


Thanks buddy.
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#6ServantOfErieosPosted 9/27/2013 11:42:51 AMmessage detail
Sticky please
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#7darkdragongirl(Topic Creator)Posted 9/27/2013 11:47:40 AMmessage detail
ServantOfErieos posted...
Sticky please


Thank you SoE.
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#8SagadegoPosted 9/27/2013 11:52:44 AMmessage detail
this freaking thing needs a sticky request.
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#9SK00DXPosted 9/27/2013 12:58:54 PMmessage detail
Great!
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#10Lord_VishanaPosted 9/27/2013 5:02:48 PMmessage detail
Great information and congratulations on the sticky. :-)
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