You'd be forgiven for having forgotten about PS Vita TV, rebranded in the West as PlayStation TV. The microconsole is a variant of the Vita that swaps the handheld shell for a modest box that plugs directly into your television. Sony has reminded fans that the machine will launch on October 14, and when it does, it roughly 700 games wil be available.
Software compatibility on the PS TV is a little peculiar. Sony breaks down what you can expect to play on it as such:
PlayStation Vita – PS TV plays select titles from PS Vita, which can either be downloaded to the device or inserted directly into the system using a PS Vita card.
PlayStation Classics – Download classic games from PS One and PlayStation Portable, like Wipeout and Metal Gear Solid.
PlayStation 3 – Our game streaming service PS Now is coming to PS TV, which will let you play many PS3 games on the device over the Internet*.
PlayStation 4 – If you’re a PS4 owner, use Remote Play to stream a remote play enabled PS4 game from your console to a PS TV over a wired internet connection. If the living room is tied up, just use Remote Play to send your PS4 game up to the bedroom and keep playing on PS TV.
Even though the PS TV is technically a Vita, it won't play certain Vita games due to the lack of front touch screen and rear touch panel. Still, there should be plenty to check out for most people — the whole list of available games at launch is listed here.
The PlayStation TV without a controller will run for $99 when it arrives on October 14. You can also choose a bundle that includes a PS4 controller for $139.99.