Playstation TV Review & Breakdown
When I first learned about the Playstation TV I was very excited to give it a try. I’ve always wanted a way to play my Vita games on my TV, but unfortunately at launch not all games are compatible with the system. That doesn’t mean that this little set top box sent any good. I just hope that Sony releases some updates to add more games and apps. The good thing about the Playstation TV is that you can use both Memory Cards, and the physical PS Vita game card, but the video app are limited to only three.
I wouldn’t recommend using this device for streaming PS4 game, but it works great for Vita games. Currently YouTube, Netflix and Hulu are not available. So, the bottom line is that this device is best used to play Vita games on your TV.
Update: I just wanted to mention that a high speed internet connection is need in order for the PS TV to work properly, and again I don’t recommend using this as a streaming box. It’s best used for a single person who wants to play compatible Vita games on the big screen. Furthermore touch based games will not work on this device.
What’s in the box:
1 Dual Shock Controller
8 GB Memory Card
Lego Movie Game redeemable code
USB cord for the controller
Compatible Game (these are the few I’ve tested):
Ragnarok Odyssey Ace
Final Fantasy X
Virtue’s Last Reward
Sword Art Online
Persona 4 Golden
One Piece Unlimited World
Uncharted Golden Abyss
To Love Ru
Little Big Planet Vita Edition
Available Apps in the Playstation Store:
I recently bought a new router, and when I tried to connect my PS TV to it I was getting error NW-6116-4. With this error my PS Vita TV would not connect to my Wi-Fi, but once I deleted the old Wi-FI from my settings the error went away.
Sony also added PS Now Open Beta for the PS TV with the new update. Although it’s a great concept I feel that the price is a little high to start, but it really depends on what game you want to rent. It might be a better option to buy certain games used than to pay the rental price.
For example to rent most older games it cost:
Overlords II rental pricing model:
4 hours: $1.99, 7 days $3.99, 30 days $5.99, and 90 days $ 7.99
Like I said it depends on what game you want to rent if it’s going to be worth it or not. I personally rather spend about the same amount or a couple dollars more on a used game then pay 7.99 for a game that’s been out a long time. Some games are even higher than that pricing model, which makes an even stronger case to just buy used if you can.
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