In the wake of recent Sony announcements, I thought it would be fun to do a bit of speculation. Early this morning Sony announced the Vita TV box, which allows consumers to play certain PS Vita games, as well as downloadable PSOne and PSP games. The device comes with 1GB of memory for built-in storage and enables all the remote play features between the PS4 and the PS Vita. This is certainly an interesting concept, but what if we applied it to Nintendo products? Imagine if Nintendo created a device that allowed you to insert all of your favorite 3DS games and play them on your TV, similar to how the old GameBoy SNES cartridge allowed you to insert GameBoy games on your SNES and play them on the TV. This could be super tricky for games that rely on touch controls, but if the Wii U GamePad could be incorporated into the controls somehow, it might work. Another plus to this would be being able to play all virtual console releases on the box, regardless of 3DS, Wii, or Wii U availability. I think that would be a really big bonus. What other features would you like to see in something like this? Would you even be interested? Let us know in the comments. Would you buy a 3DS TV box with virtual console support? local_offer 3ds tv box Nintendo nintendo 3ds wii u stars Further Reading Legendary Pokemon coming to Pokemon Go The cost of Nintendo consoles in today's dollars Wii U gets firmware update Watch the Smash 4 EVO Finals on Disney XD Nintendo will feature these games at Comic-Con Natsume: Our customers losing interest in 3DS Henry Hotspur Yes. Petri They should have connectivity with Wii U, kind of like with GameCube. Maybe wireless streaming to Wii U, could play 3DS games on Gamepad + TV val berger absolutely and if they would bring out something like this I would just ask, why they don’t just do it over the WiiU, which would be an obvious way to push WiiU’s sales. Magnus Eriksson Excactly my first thought. A move like this, without the focus on WiiU and 3DS connectivity would just be provocing. Rich Cole They could even offer options. Turn the Wii U in to an emulator for downloaded 3DS titles. Expanding the games library of the Wii U, and increasing sales of 3DS games and a 3DS box, that either is just a USB 3DS card slot, or like the Vita box, a fully fledged mini console. Though it too would require a rather expensive Wii U gamepad to play PS4/WiiU then nobody would buy a 3ds Zombie Boy The 3DS would still sell as you could play those same games on the move. That is it’s unique selling point over the Wii U (or, indeed, the other consoles). daniel They might do it in a few years. But it would be to early to release it any time soon Rich Cole Why would anyone buy a Vita with the cheaper Vita TV out? see zombie Boy below. Also 3D wouldn’t be a given, it would require a 3D TV. Vazaha I’m not planning on buying a 3ds, but I would buy whatever peripheral to use my WiiU as a 3ds player in a heartbeat. Squid Then no Streetpass. val berger sure they would. There’s a huge difference between playing on the tV and playing on the go. PS4/WiiU I guess you’re right, but i mostly play my 3ds at home Jeffery02 There’s also the GamePad’s extension port. Why not make a 3DS Player that connects directly to that. It could attach to the back for support as well. val berger The more I think about that, the more I’m kinda confident that we will see something like this sooner or later. Nintendo has always tried these things and building a bridge between the successful DS-handhelds and the not so successful WiiU would just be a smart move. Especially because they wouldn’t have to really do much as the hardware would totally work. I’m also wondering, why Nintendo never went down that path, in terms of WiiU-marketing. They should just have told the masses, it’s an in between of the DS and a Wii but much more powerful. easier to understand than what they did. Lethal_Doze Nintendo should definately copy Sony on this one Rich Garriques this would sell wii u like hot cakes The_fuzz_buzz Four screens?!?! …..It’s over 9,000!!!!! (sorry, nerd reference) Merrfn It isn’t a nerd reference. It is a meme. Which in my parents eyes, are a nerd reference 😛 LopsidedPasta My question is, why wasn’t this article in the 3ds section? Ashley, if you won’t use the section, delete it. Merrfn She probably just wanted a bigger audience to run the poll. Petri I don’t know, I read up on that vita thing, and it seems its a console itself, does not need vita at all? And one of the main features they seem to be pushing, is remote play with ps4. But I’d rather have wireless connectivity between 3DS and Wii U, than extra peripheral, it should be possible. Andreas Sunde You mean I can play my PS4… on my TV? *-* Petri On another TV. With this you could play your PS4 with a TV in your bathroom, even if your PS4 in in your living room. Merrfn And while they are at it, develop it so that can work with the 2DS and 3DS. Gregg Cerenzio EVERYTHING on the 3DS will work on the 2DS, and vice versa. It’s the same console. =) Merrfn I knew they were backwards compatible in terms of games, but I have not read up on specs etc. 00EpicGamer00 Here’s a site that compares the 2DS, 3DS, and 3DS XL: http://www.geek.com/games/nintendo-2ds-vs-3ds-and-3ds-xl-1568995/ (And yes, there’s a specs comparison.) Maxwell Baumgarten ala super gameboy/gameboy player Rich Garriques HELL YES ID BUY IT THROW DS GAMES ON THAT AND I”LL BUY IT DAY 1 DS HAS LIKE THE MOST GAMES IN HISTORY Joyous Killer Already done. You can play Monster Hunter on 3Ds and Wii U at the same time. Marcus Navarro I’ve never seen the benefit of stuff like this. It just takes away the magic of the game being portable for me. Imo, I thought the Super Game Boy(S/NES), GBA-TV thingy were really dumb. But that’s me though. I’ve always appreciated the novelty of having an epic adventure in the palm of my hands. Ashley King I always thought the SNES and Gameboy converter was neat, but I spent more time drawing borders around the game on screen than actually playing the game on the TV. Nintedward Because of the Sprite graphics of GBA they looked pretty good on the gameboy player, but a 3DS would look considerably worse on TV than it does on a 3DS. Unless you were sat far away from your tv to create the illuion of high pixel density. Ashley King Everyone here is mentioning the GBA player. That’s great, but there was an original one for SNES called Super GameBoy. That’s the one I’m referring to. It kept the resolution of the game, so there was no blowing up. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hqL384VrxQ palomino blue This was actually my preferred method of playing Pokemon Blue. Yerba_Sutra Yup, still have mine, wish the Virtual Console had brought back those quirky borders.. Kristian Kouvo Don’t worry so much how it will look like. Just check the VC games, do they look bad? Well “yes and no”, because it’s a render of the original so that’s how it’s supposed to look like. Now if you render the 3DS double screen on the TV, it won’t look worse than any VC game on Wii U. So chill out. I am complete aware of the resolutions etc. Still not a problem. Mercurio2054 hahahahaahahaha “drawing borders” so cool. i think that with the ” Sony announced the Vita TV box” sony is killing the PS4. is better to make the ps4 compatible with your vita game, and the same with wii u. ezquimacore for $60 gerbwmu5 Yes…..because there are many titles for 3DS that I would like to play but I don’t really want to pay $200 for the handheld blindtiger ive havent had a use for a handheld since i was a kid… i just want the games Rick Valenta They did this with the super boy and the GBA player for gamecube. All they need is a 3ds reader that plugs into your Wii U or TV via USB 2.0. As soon as I played Super Mario World 3D land my thought was “I’d really like to play this on my tv……” AAAkabob It would be so pixelated, no thanks. Also, all the good games are meant for quick game sessions. Merrfn Somewhat pointless to be honest. David John Gifford just re release games on the wii u it would be cheaper how many games could you fit onto 1 25gb disc then just play all nintendo games on 1 console for example you could easy fit all mario karts on 1 disc or even mario 64 and sunshine on 1 disc Nintedward mmmm , Hell no. 3DS games are rendered at far too low of a resolution to be put on TV. It would be insulting to the eyes. They do look good on a native 3DS screen in 3D though! PS vita games could get away with being blown up onto tv because the resolution is a bit higher. That being said even some PS vita games have low resolutions , like 600×360 n shit…. an that is gunna look terrible on your tv compared to on the native PS vita screen. A 3DS is meant to be a Handheld with 2 tiny screens that create high pixels per inch and make it look good, so no. I would mmuch rather have a 3DS or an XL than a ”3ds tv” And to me PS vita tv looks kinda shitty. I would rather just go for the normal Vita… that’s just me though. Rukiafan Rukiachan I agree this just seems like a dumb idea to me.This actually has not a market for this thing IMO.. Anyways,What is the logic for anyone to buy a VITA now? Is retard of Sony just saying: “We give up, the portable market ,its over’ lol Arthur Jarret Even then – it will allow the market of Vita games to get a nice boost, which will give gamers more reason to pick one up… if not the only-partially compatible tv thing, then the fully compatible portable device. Magnus Eriksson But it would look nice on the pad 😉 Nintedward Nicer maybe. But it would still look wrong even on the gamepad. Stretched and blurry full of jaggies. Magnus Eriksson They could maybe do something like what they did to NES VC games? Black boards around it to fit it to the screen. I dont know really, didnt play the 3Ds very much, dont have one and is a little bit afraid to buy one too 😀 Arthur Jarret Why are you afraid to buy a 3DS? I actually really recommend it – a lot of games are available cheaply or used. One of the better games is Ace combat: Assault Horizon legacy. Which is actually a remake of assault horizon 2 that originally appeared on ps1, and not a tie in to the disappointing Ace combat: assault horizon on ps3 and xbox360. I got it for 5 bucks and had more fun with it than starfox 64! Magnus Eriksson The problem is that I can take it with me. I play to much from before, when I really should sit and write or read. 😀 Arthur Jarret Ah, if you’re afraid of gaming too much – I definitely do NOT recommend a 3DS! YogiGRB Ace Combat was a day one buy for me, still love it up to date. Great game indeed. Also a good one is Metal Gear Solid (snake eater 3D) specially with the Circlepad pro Arthur Jarret Ah, I skipped the 3DS version and went straight for the HD collection on PS3. I’m pretty glad I did, too – because it actually allowed me to play all Metal gear games except Acid (as the first two were included – and I own Ghost babel on GBC and Twin snakes on Gamecube). Another not often praised game I would recommend is Gunman Clive for e-shop. It’s very cheap (2 bucks, I think) and a really good linear jump & gunner – especially the music is worth the price of admission. And wether you own it or plan to get it or not – at least look it up in the e-shop: the trailer found there is pretty funny. YogiGRB I got it on the 3DS cause i wanted to see if the experience was gonna be the same as it was originally, but (for me) it exceeded my expectations 😀 The 3D effects but also it looked a lot smoother (to me). I also have the Vita version but after playing it in 3D ….. i like my Vita, but love my 3DS (personal opinion 😀 ) And your are so right about gunman clive …. nice like it to. And also have you seen Tanks v/s bugs 🙂 Arthur Jarret Yes, I bought all those level 5 mini-games (they were released in two retail collection packs in japan), including Suda51’s Liberation Maiden, Starship damry etc. I also liked Nightsky – nice atmosphere, but not very difficult. Tales of the Abyss was also an amazing game, especially as the PS2 version never released in europe. The 3D effect is not very good, though… one of the few games I kept the 3D effect off on (I keep it off on AC: New Leaf too – as I usually play it half-asleep, which ruins the 3D effect XD). I also really recommend Shantae, Mighty flip champs and Mighty milkyway within the DSi section… and if you ever find yourself with a buck to spare (or maybe 2, i can’t remember) get photo dojo as well… it was hilarious after me and some friends did some crazy poses and recordings for it. YogiGRB Still trying to finish Tales of the Abyss :-S i set the 3D to half on that on though. It is a little off, yes. 00EpicGamer00 Are you afraid because of the 3D feature? If that’s the reason, then you can turn the 3D off. The 3DS has this slider thing that you can use to adjust the 3D, or turn it off. You could also buy a 2DS instead. It’s cheaper than a 3DS, and it will play the same games as a 3DS. It’s basically a 3DS without the 3D. Magnus Eriksson I think the 3D feature is very cool. Tried it (OoT) for an hour or so. Didnt feel any headache or things like that. No my concern is that it would steal my time. 🙂 00EpicGamer00 Wait…you played OOT on the 3Ds before? So that means you have a 3DS? You want two 3DS’s or something? Magnus Eriksson No, I played it another place. On Spaceworld to be accurate. Re4wii2008 Same thought went through here, I still play Goldeneye 007 and Perfect Dark on my N64 because of the nostalgia but on my HDTV it just looks awful and really dark at times which is why I would absolutely pay 50 dolllars each for those games to come to the Wii U Virtual Console for the upscaled look and even at times improved frame-rate Anyway back to topic the N64 resolution was set to 240p just like the 3DS even though the 3DS XL I have it look’s great on a HDTV especially with no 3D effect even given the fact the 3DS has graphic capabilities really close to the gamecube with a more modern GPU it still wouldn’t look great but I’m all in for some sort of 3DS connectivity with the Wii U! Nintedward Yeh, A ”3DS TV” would be playable, but we live in an age of HD. Where even the WII’S resolution of 880×480 looks jagged as hell…. 3DS games look GREAT on the 3DS’ small , dense screens. But blown up on a tv without 3D and portability…. what’s the point in that ? it’s much worse than a normal 3DS. Arthur Jarret Why ditch the 3D? Also – I played Super gameboy all the time without complaining about the bad – monochrome graphics… With the gameboy player, I was just glad to be playing pokemon and minish cap on a console with my favorite all-time joystick (until the wii u gamepad dropped in my lap) Nolan ArchLord They could always go the Gameboy Advance/Super Gameboy route and add unique themed borders. They could also adopt something like the new Dungeons & Dragons game and show achievements, on the side, tips, or even Friends, Messages and MiiVerse updates. If they released it for around $80 they would really steal some of Sony’s thunder. Especially if it was able to do streaming with the Wii U. Rich Garriques you dumb ass , they can set it to output higher resolutions just like emulators do and ps vita has a higher res then that moron , it can actually do 720p up converted with the tech in it , 3ds is close to hd so it would look just fine on your hdtv, i don’t know what your talking about. even a moron would know psp games looked a lot better then ps2 games back in the day. Nolan ArchLord How far back are we talking? I’m holding my PSP now and Crisis Core isn’t looking better than FFX. Luis Gonzalez I think they can do that with the Wii U. An accessory that attach to the gamepad is the way I see it. The gamepad would be your bottom screen and the TV the upper screen. Like the GBA player for GameCube. I think it would be awesome if they release it. Guest I said no, because Nintendo TV is not yet supported in Norway. AAAkabob because logic CyanideInsanity That doesn’t make sense. All this would be is another device to play games. oontz The Vita Tv is competing with all the other set top streaming boxes on the market (apple TV, WDTv, Roku, etc) with services such as netflix and hulu, web browsing, BUT it also plays upscaled vita, ps1, and psn games with a dedicated controller. On top of all that it streams the PS4 anywhere on your wifi local network. CyanideInsanity For the vita yes, but this article mentions only games on a 3ds equivalent. ThePhilybeef . The Wii U shouldn’t have any problems playing all DS, DSi, and 3DS games using the gamepad and tv together. DS games should be released to the virtual console as soon as possible for 3DS and Wii U. If Ninty ever allows us to have unified accounts or the ability to stream games utilizing a wireless connection between Wii U and 3DS for compatible games, there would be no need to buy a $100 3DSTV. Alex Yes but make it as a accessory for WiiU, that would be a lot more cheaper imagine a you can buy 3DS for the WiiU for only $50. Shota no , a ds player for wiiu is enough Kristian Kouvo Why not both options? “DS Player” requires that you own both consoles; a 3DS & Wii U, which not all have (or want to). If you own 3DS only, you could buy TV out adapter for it & you’re all set. It’s also quite silly to have TWO consoles on just to play with one, unless there are some more possibilities between machines. And why would anyone assume 3DS can even stream the video signal at all? Maybe that won’t work without extra hardware (adapter) in the first place. Shota yeah! great idea buddy! Super Buu Meh, image wouldn’t look right. Reechard I’d buy it because its cheaper than buying a 3ds Sdudyoy I would love one, I might even get the Vita TV because then I could play some PSP games such as Monster hunter on the big screen, but I think if Nintendo did it it would connect to the Wii U in some way. DVE Seems Interesting but I guess this means that you can still use your dual shock 3 controller to play PS4 games with the cross play architecture. Fred No, my wife and I both owned GBAs and so we bought the Game Boy Player http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_Boy_Player for our Gamecube, but WE NEVER USED IT. so no I wouldn’t buy it. I own a 3DS, and a 3DS XL and my kids are getting a 2DS for christmas and I would NOT buy something like this mappy4ever 1DS Michael DeVore Given that I bought the adapter for the GC to play GBA games I’d probably buy it since I refuse to buy hand held systems, but Since the advent of the DS I don’t see how it would work. I’m sure the WiiU could work with it, but direct to the TV I’m a bit skeptical about. Kristian Kouvo More like TV adapter add-on for existing 3DS is needed, wireless. That’s it. Luffy yes! since the announce of the Wii U I’ve been dreaming about this! So many game that I’ve skipped because they were on DS & 3Ds (and I rarely play on my handhelds) I think I would need to quit my job to be able to play all these amazing games thou… 😛 mojack411 I really don’t think this would work. As others have said, the Vita could get away with this because most of its games have pretty decent resolution that wouldn’t look terrible on a TV. 3DS games, on the other hand, have a much lower resolution that works fine on a small screen, but would look absolutely god awful on a big TV. Heck, even MH3U looks noticeably worse on the XL’s larger screen that the standard 3DS’s. Still a beautiful game though, just saying its definitely there with that small increase in screen size. Honestly, I think this would be a waste of money, and I’m normally pretty lenient about these sorts of things. springer85 LMFAO!!!This idea from Sony and the TV Vita is a genius move!! You Nintendo Slurpers are just gutted Nintendo did not think about this idea when they went with the pathetic 2DS!! A 3DS TV adaptor that would allow you to play the 3DS games in 3D on a 3D TV would have been awesome!! But no it is left to Sony to show them the way!! People said the Vita was dead,but with the new slim cheaper version and this genius TV adaptor, the 2DS will be obliterated and will start to take a huge chunk out of the 3DS!! LOL david jarman Apparently you don’t read the other peoples comments on this thread. Nintendo has been doing this with gameboy and the super nes to gameboy advance with GameCube. Not to mention the the pixels aren’t going to look that great cause games were designed for vitas screen ratio. The 2ds is aimed for children and people who have eye issues. springer85 LMFAO so what if it aimed at younger people, it will still flop!!! Kids under 7 LOVE Ipad mini’s and other tablets!! They should have released the 2ds along side the 3ds, to leave it 2 years is another sign that they are losing the plot!! david jarman Kids love the ds too. My wife babysits kids and they always play the ds at our house which has iPads and Samsung galaxy tablets laying around. Not to mention parents will be more willing to purchase that for their kids then an expensive tablet or phone that can easily break. Especially someone around 7yrs old. Speaking of kids. Why don’t you grow up and stop calling people on a nintendo fansite nintendo slurpers when if anyone who is on their knees it would be those who find time to go out of their way and attack a site they have no interest in. C4 It will look fine in 16:9, it is almost 16:9 with 4 extra pixel lines so they either use a slight overscan (cut off those 4 pixel lines) or small black borders around, just like Wii software on Wii U. oontz Those Nintendo products REQUIRED the base system to work. This is a stand alone device that doesn’t require the ps3 or ps4 to function. It’s straight up competing with all the other set top streaming boxes on the market (apple TV, WDTv, Roku, etc) with services such as netflix and hulu, web browsing, BUT it also plays upscaled vita, ps1, and psn games with a dedicated controller. On top of all that it streams the PS4 anywhere on your wifi local network. david jarman So basically its a steam box which is nothing new. oontz It’s a stream box that includes/supports a dedicated wireless gaming controller and provides end users with a massive existing eco-system of upscaled PS VITA, PS CLASSICS, and PSN Games. Also allows streaming of the upcoming PS4 system over your local wi-fi. So it’s kinda something new since…. NO OTHER STREAM BOX OFFERS THE SAME EXPERIENCE. NONE. david jarman The point I had with the troll(and yeah he is a troll)was that getting a hand held to work on a large tv was not a new idea. It only plays some vita games because of the dedicated controller and it is not a true upscale cause it only cleans it up a bit. No where did I see on any site that it converts texture . Unless you have a link to show me cause I’ve been searching. By the way you can use any wireless controller most steam boxes. Not saying its not a cool device. Just tired of the dumbass calling people slurpers. Plus, here’s what cool with the wii u. You don’t have to buy another device to stream it for off play if another person wants to use the t.v. I get full access to the EShop, I can watch movies all on the dedicated wireless controller. The wii u has codes in streaming side that suggest the cloud is in mind or a possible future. When you first purchase it it will not be able to stream ps4. That’s just a possibility for it. No too mention ps4 is $400 and this device is between &100-150. That’s a lot if dough. Razo_E It’d be nice if it worked with the WiiU, as the game pad could simulate the lower screen. My only question is how would the resolution change work. Imagine playing on a 4K tv? The display would be 1″ x 1″.! Adrian I would consider buying a 3ds if this happened. springer85 Do not worry Nintendo will copy this very soon for their 3DS after they see the success of the Vita TV!! Patrick Francis I think there are 3 or 4 people out there who own a vita, so if all of them buy it, success crocodileman94 If you bothered to read the article, you would notice that Nintendo has done this exact thing before, (two times, actually) so they wouldn’t be copying Sony. springer85 Nintendo are so silly….after the NES days they introduced the word Super to their games and to consoles. All Nintendo had to do was call the Wii U…..Super Wii and EVERYONE would have known it was a brand new console just like the good old SNES days!! Wii U…worst name in gaming history!! 00EpicGamer00 Xbox one is the worst name in gaming history. Please, apply the logic before speaking, thank you. springer85 Yeah and it ALREADY has 1.5 Million pre orders nearly half of Wii U life times already and it STILL has not even been released yet!!! LOL 00EpicGamer00 Oh, so you admit it’s name is worse than Wii U? Awesome. How many of those xbox one’s do you think are going to be sold on eBay? Most people pre-order consoles, then turn around and sell it at a higher price. And besides, the people that are getting Xbox One, are probably mentally challenged people, such as yourself. Madmagican they haven’t released the pre-order numbers for PS4 or X1 yet, hell, the Wii U sold its first million through pre-orders oontz Um Sony has already gone on record as stating the ps4 has well over a million pre-orders already and will be sony’s biggest system launch yet. Madmagican Well yeah, but I’m talking about specific numbers like 1.07 million or 264,000 Magnus Eriksson Super Wii Fami-Cube 64 <3 Gotallofthem As much as I love the system, I agree it is a Terrible name, nothing about it says “new”, the hell does a “U” mean to the average consumer? (non gamers that is) 00EpicGamer00 Please Nintendo, make this happen! There’s so many 3DS games that I’d like to play on a TV. Isaac Franco Not happening. Dual screen, resolution and production cost would be a problem. It would be easier to do it through an app that would connect the 3DS and Wii U. Smartass2 Or you could just put the 3DS games into the SD slot in the Wii U. It has two screens and a touch pad. That would move systems. What say U. Smartass2 You would need an adapter but you can see my point. There’s also USB. X3Charlie I rather have Nintendo’s next portable console be able to connect with the home console via built in tech. They should merge more functionality between both and center things like accounts around the Nintendo Network. Chompy I would buy the Nintendo 3DS TV in a heartbeat. Imagine playing the games like Fire Emblem Awakening on the big screen! Kid Icarus Uprising would look awesome on the big screen as well! I wonder if you can still play online against other players, even though your playing it on the big screen? FlashFan207 Why bother? The 3DS XL is just fine, thank you. Anything else, I’ll just download and play on my Wii U anyway. I could see some people enjoying the benefits of this, but I’ll just use that money for a Wii U game instead. C4 Day One. No hand cramps and good display. Even better as already said by someone in the comments, a 3DS / 2DS Player for Wii U with GamePad compatibilty. Awakened µ Do you think Nintendo has something along those lines planned with the NFC feature on the GamePad? C4 I don’t think anything like that will happen, unfortunately. Smartass2 The Wii U has an SD slot for the games plus two screens and ones a touch pad. That would help them move consoles. A SNES Day Off SD card’s can’t be used to store/load games. Smartass2 3DS games are basically SD cards. Misfit410 I’d like to think the Wii U could do this as is. Smartass2 It can. Write Nintendo. I did. Ducked Absolutely John Aguilera Reminds me of Gameboy Player. A SNES Day Off I don’t believe that 3DS games would translate well onto a HDTV. Let’s not forget that because most of these games use sprites and model graphics in a 3D environment – within a relatively low resolution – they would likely look pretty scruffy. With regards to the ‘PS Vita TV’ (quite a mouthful! Sony have never been good at marketing…), it clearly has the makings of how games consoles will operate in the future. The Playstation and Xbox format has become a media hub, and to therefore refer to them even as ‘games consoles’ is no longer appropriate. This makes it all the more interesting and different when a product like the PS Vita TV arrives, because it has one sole purpose and is focused on so. The same could be said about the Wii U, but the interface of the OS is heavily relied upon Miiverse and an inconsistent UI. That said, if Nintendo did (in cloud cuckoo) release a console that had no optical drive, an expandable SD storage and compatibility with only the Wii Remote and Pro Controller, plus an OS containing just the Miiverse, eShop and Settings, it would make the ultimate bite-size gaming experience. Even just for the Virtual Console… wober2 I think SOny is actually pretty good at marketing just not great on naming stuff. The PS commercials and ads are the best in the industry. oontz It’s clearly competing with all the other set top streaming boxes on the market (apple TV, WDTv, Roku, etc) with services such as netflix and hulu, web browsing, BUT it also plays upscaled vita, ps1, and psn games with a dedicated controller. On top of all that it streams the PS4 anywhere on your wifi local network. This is a very smart move by sony to grab the casual market. Zorpix reminds me of the 1DS joke that Nintendo did a week or so ago Adam Fox Difference in this and the PS Vita TV…..the 3DS is actually awesome….the games are meant to be portable…they are not a bunch of console ports watered down to a hand-held……so in the PS Vita TV case its even worse, b/c the Vita has a bunch of watered down ports for playing on a hand-held with a 5″ screen in mind with a set resolution and now they will be watered down ports for portable gaming played on a TV…think of the PSP…it looks awesome on PSP…but one hooked up to a TV, it didn’t look that great….PLUS with the PSP, the system was portable AND a TV console……. Rich Garriques your missing the point , they did not even say what this tv will be outputting them in oontz Wow thanks for enlightening us with your great wisdom. wober2 I know this has been said already… but I rather the wiiu be able to play 3ds games or act as a wireless conduit for broadcasting 3ds games. I also think VC games should be unified over all nintendo consoles, except for wii and gamecube games being wiiu exclusives. Shigeru Miyamoto Still, not enough reason to get a vita. Merrfn Sad, but true. I hate to be “that guy” but the Vita is a failure. Or who knows, maybe it will rise from the ashes like a golden phoenix and dominate the handheld and console market… Arthur Jarret Well, merrfn – I think with this gadget, it might rise from the ashes: It gives the entire vita platform a boost, as even a moderate succes for this low-budget device will ensure an increase in game sales – in turn attracting more developers to the platform, which will make the vita a more appealing platform (so in the long run, the portables sales will go up because of this). This cheap, very small device would also be perfect to take to a friends house or family visits to play some games. oontz are you retarded? Why do you think you’d need to get a Vita? This is a set top streaming box that is straight up competing with all the other set top streaming boxes on the market (apple TV, WDTv, Roku, etc) with services such as netflix and hulu, web browsing, BUT it also plays upscaled vita, ps1, and psn games with a dedicated controller. On top of all that it streams the PS4 anywhere on your wifi local network. Mochlum Sounds kind of terrible, in my opinion. Johny i thought of the Zelda ocarina of time 3d being played on tv, and i was like… yeah.. i’d like to play that shit on tv… but majority of games , umm.. NO… 3ds has too low resolution for game to be played on tv. even most youtube 3ds games trailers look HORRIBLE on computer screen.. it really doesn’t do the 3ds justice, because the games look really good on it.. for example.. kid icarus graphics and footages looked TERRIBLE on ANY screenshot that was on internet… but the game just looks SOO nice ! Guest personally i think this is a terrible idea to get potential ps4 owners interested in the vita. i can say that i will own a ps4, but i will never buy a vita or even recommend someone else to buy one, my little brother has one and it collects dust because hes always on his 3ds… sorry about the rant oontz It’s actually competing with all the other set top streaming boxes on the market (apple TV, WDTv, Roku, etc) with services such as netflix and hulu, web browsing, BUT it also plays upscaled vita, ps1, and psn games with a dedicated controller. On top of all that it streams the PS4 anywhere on your wifi local network. You don’t need to own a ps4 or ps3 to enjoy the vita tv. Genius move on sony’s part Merrfn Well I don’t have a 3DS… BUT AS LONG AS IT WILL SUPPORT 2DS, I AM SOLD! Arthur Jarret It seems to make sense… NES had no portable compatibility, but SNES had the Super Gameboy – the N64 had nothing, Gamecube had Gameboy player. Wii had nothing, so it’s time for Wii U to get a 3DS player. And I would buy it – second hand after years if it only supports 2D, but immediately if it supports 3D on my stereoscopic beamer (which I don’t have yet… but soon!) oontz but all those require the home console to work. The Vita tv doesn’t require anything but a screen/display. You don’t NEED a ps3 or ps4 to use the vita tv. Arthur Jarret Yes, that’s actually part of my somewhat obscured point. We used to pay for a super gameboy / gameboy player for together with our main consoles. The gamecube one was 60 dollars when it released – so we’d very likely pay 100 dollars today for a version that would work together with the Wii U: As such, most would surely pay that amount for a version that works standalone. Packing in a second screen / controller combo will be expensive, though – I read the replacement cost of a wii U gamepad was 150 bucks – so it makes a lot more sense to release it as a 50 USD attachment to the wii U instead. oontz I agree that a 3ds set top box wouldn’t be worth while do because of the missing touch screen. But if Nintendo made a set top streaming box (like apple tv) that included hdmi out and was bundled with a wiiu pro controller and it played all the virtual console titles…. It would sell well. Darkscarab Honestly i think the wii u should have had a ds slot in it much like the expansion for the game cube but built in at the start. i would love to play oot 3d on my big tv and wii u gamepad. seeing as they have the 2ds now it makes even more sense. i wouldn’t care if the quiality went down a bit it would be amazing anyway! and would push people who rather have a wii u than a 3ds to buy 3ds/ds games alike. Smartass2 They could use the SD or USB for adapter. Krzysztof They should do Wii U potable version with HDMI wireless adapter and compatibility with 3DS. Combine best of two worlds in one. Since the Wii U has very little power consumption, I don’t think I’d be huge technological challenge for Nintendo. THEMIGHTYDOOVDE Allow it to use to the Wii U Gamepad as the bottom screen (letting it to go between the 3DS TV and Wii U seamlessly would be nice too) and then I might be interested! tomtank91 Handhelds are handhelds that’s it. oontz and the vita tv is not a handheld… so how does your argument make sense? tomtank91 That’s worse so basically you have to buy a crappy handheld console as well as an Apple TV rip off. Ps VITA is seriously struggling. I thought it was gonna be brilliant and have a load of decent games. I’m happy I sold my VITA oontz Wow how far up your A$$ is your head? The VIta TV doesn’t require an actual PSVITA to work? Are you really that stupid? Or do you always randomly run your mouth without reading about stuff? MujuraNoKamen I have thought about this idea before. I thought that since 3DS and Wii U can connect together (see MH3U or SSB4) then you could wirelessly connect your 3DS to the Wii U and have the images streamed from 3DS to the TV with the 3DS as the controller. That way friends/family interested in watching the game (or backseat gaming :D) can look at the big screen rather than crowding round the 3DS. If someone wants to watch TV then they can change the channel and you’ve got the game on the small screen in your hands (with 3D) i wouldn’t rule out buying an accessory to do this but paying $100 dollars just to connect a 3DS to a big screen? Depends what other features they throw in or if its cheap then why not. Guest This is a stupid idea on Sony’s part. They are basically undercutting sales of Vita’s by releasing something that does what a Vita does but on a tv. Make people have to buy Vita’s and have the ability to play Vita games on your tv by using the PS4. Why can this not be a feature on PS4? Make it to where the only way of controlling the Vita games on your PS4 is owning a Vita and bam you have 2 sales and alot more money. Instead they come out with something that is $100 cheaper than the Vita and doesn’t require a Vita to use it SMH. Crocket This is still going to gain them profit. This is much cheaper to make than a PSVita. Just by looking at the specs/design I’m sure that its got to be less that half the cost to make than the Vista. It will allow people that don’t want to spend $200 on a portable system that still want to play the games be able to. And it will also help push Vita game sales, which will make more developers want to make games for it, which will make more people want to buy it. It’s a smart move on Sony’s part. oontz very smart move. It’s now the only set top streaming box that has dedicated controller and game library. oontz It’s competing with all the other set top streaming boxes on the market (apple TV, WDTv, Roku, etc) with services such as netflix and hulu, web browsing, BUT it also plays upscaled vita, ps1, and psn games with a dedicated controller. On top of all that it streams the PS4 anywhere on your wifi local network. Jaxon Holden If I could play 3DS games on the gamepad I’d be all in. Perhaps they will start selling separate gamepads with a 3DS card slot built in? Smartass2 They could use the SD or USB slot for an adapter. Ken Seymour if I could play all DS and 3DS games on my tv I would be on ebay right now buying every turn based RPG for both handhelds right now!!! jrob23 I guess I don’t understand. The whole point of 3ds is handheld. Playing on your tv is what the Wii U is for. Why not just make the 3ds games for the Wii U. Problem solved? Christopher Acuna I guess it is just preference…as for me I don’t get it either lol. I don’t get handheld games to play them anywhere else except on my handheld device. Preference 🙂 Kirbyomega Well if they did it now we wouldn’t here the end of it from Sony fanboys, despite the PlayStation move Petri It’s kind of weird. When I was a Playstation “fanboy”, and primarily dwell on Playstation sites, I did not see much of bitching from Nintendo gamers about the Move, except Xbox fanboys defending their precious kinect and calling Move just a Wii in HD (not that certain eyetoy didnt do motion controlled gaming with camera since PS2). But when someone “copied” Sony or Microsoft, even with a smallest thing, all hell would break loose. Kirbyomega ^ This guy knows what he’s talking about. Tails the Foxhound …I…don’t understand this PS device. Doesn’t it make the Vita and Vita development redundant? What’s the point of the device now? It was always marketed as a PS3 in your hand and now they release a device that lets you play them on your TV without owning a Vita…why not just play them on your PS3/4? Most of the games are ports from that anyways. oontz It’s straight up competing with all the other set top streaming boxes on the market (apple TV, WDTv, Roku, etc) with services such as netflix and hulu, web browsing, BUT it also plays upscaled vita, ps1, and psn games with a dedicated controller. On top of all that it streams the PS4 anywhere on your wifi local network. Tails the Foxhound But why not sell it as a device for your PS3/4, as it is Sony is competing with themselves more than anything. oontz how are they competing with themselves? This doesn’t replace a ps3, or a ps4, or even a vita. It’s an affordable set top streaming box. A very viable market that Sony has yet to enter, until now. Genius business move. People who may never have bought a psvita but want a streaming box, will now buy this and in turn help grow the vita market by buying vita games to play. Tails the Foxhound The Playstation branding tells me it’s a game device. The Vita games available for it tells me I’m right. If I wanted a Vita (lol) I would weigh it against this, and this would win since it’s like 100 bucks cheaper. They’re pricing their own machine out of the market. Nobody’s looking at this like a set top box, because those are far more viable with far more available and sometimes even cheaper. oontz “Nobody’s looking at this like a set top box, because those are far more viable” Name one set top streaming box that includes/supports a dedicated gaming controller and an entire eco-system of ready to download games, services such as netflix, hulu and stream your ps4 to other rooms via local wi-fi… All for $99/$149usd. There is not a single other box on the market, offering the same value for service that this is. On top of that you can’t compare a handheld portable system with an oled touchscreen, to an always connected streaming box. Just because they share the same content doesn’t mean they are the same device. Someone isn’t going to buy this if they want to play games on the metro because it wouldn’t work. If people want a portable they’ll still buy the PS VIta, if they want to have a set top box that also plays vita games they’ll buy a VITA TV. It’s that simple. It’s smart business and a great strategy for Sony to take even more living market share from the casual gaming, tv/movie watching crowd while at the same time growing the VITA/PSN Ecosystem. Tails the Foxhound You know, normally I censor myself but: What the fuck are you talking about you fuckhead? If I’m looking for a set top box I’m not looking for games. A set top box will have more TV/movie options and that is the “bang for my buck” that I’m looking for with a set top box. The only people buying this device will be GAMERS looking for a cheap Vita. If the content is the same on both devices, who the fuck cares what the hell they are, you go with the cheaper one. It competes with Vita simply by nature of BEING a Vita. If you were ACTUALLY weighing one against the other, you wouldn’t buy both, you would buy one and not the other, the cheaper if portability didn’t matter. It’s a fucking stupid business decision as it’s a useless device in a market that’s full of cheaper more content rich device that still manages to price out their old device (even the cheaper slim version) by about 100 dollars. It’s lose-lose. I don’t know what the fuck you’re smoking, but please stop. P.S. Apple TV allows you to play games. oontz WOW rage much? “If I’m looking for a set top box I’m not looking for games.” That’s YOU, not the general public. If you’re a casual gamer then this set top box is a great option to have in the market place. “It competes with Vita simply by nature of BEING a Vita. If you were ACTUALLY weighing one against the other, you wouldn’t buy both, you would buy one and not the other, the cheaper if portability didn’t matter.” Exactly the point, people who would never had bought a portable VITA may now buy this version. People that want a portable handheld are STILL going to get THE PORTABLE VERSION. This is a win, win for SONY. “It’s a fucking stupid business decision as it’s a useless device in a market that’s full of cheaper more content rich device” I asked you to name one device at Sony’s price point that provides the same value and services, you can’t because it doesn’t exist. “P.S. Apple TV allows you to play games.” Thank you CAPTAIN FUCKING OBVIOUS. What apple tv doesn’t do is provide me with a dedicated, dual analog gaming controller. To play games on an apple TV you need to use either an iphone, ipod touch, ipad or a shitty 3rd party controller with no support. Apple TV also doesn’t allow me to stream my PS4 to other rooms in my house. Again get a clue. Idiot. Kristian Kouvo And some VITA games are programmed for touch screen, which is now lost option in this version ~ cannot play certain games, so Sony is just making VITA look worse than before, not the other way around – and makes the red Wii and 2DS look like genius concepts compared to TV VITA or whatever crap it is. Jeffery Liechty For 3DS, no. I have one already. It be fun to have wii u connectivity and have the option, but I wouldn’t buy one that could only play on the TV. By doing this, sony is basically pulling out of the hand held market. That being said, I might think about getting one, cause its cheap and there are some vita games that I might wanna try. But its not gonna convince me to get a vita. It’s an “instead” option. oontz “By doing this, sony is basically pulling out of the hand held market.” How did you come to THAT conclusion? Jeffery Liechty How did you not? Its basically a second home console that is cheaper than the vita and plays all the games. Which aren’t selling because neither is the vita. They see that no one wants it, so they say, “ok, here are all those games, but on your tv.” Why not just add this into the PS4. Missed opportunity in my opinion. oontz There is a huge casual market that would buy this set top box. The fact is plays games is just an added bonus. Jeffery Liechty I would agree with that, except its called the “PS Vita TV”. They are obviously marketing it to gamers, And thus the gaming is not “an added bonus” Goheels999 Heck yes. I take mine when i travel and i would love to hook to the hotel tv. Gotallofthem You can take your WiiU, its not that big, heck if you find a power source you wont even need a tv you can use the game pad. oontz You’re really comparing the size of a wiiu, power brick, and gamepad to a Vita or Vita Tv? Really? dave OMG nintendo is copying sony? Did a pig just fly by? Elem187 Why would you think Nintendo is copying Sony? Nintendo never proposed the idea… Nintenndo would never make a console that plays 3DS games on a TV. The 240p resolution would be UGLY if blown up to 720p Anyone who thinks this device would be cool doesn’t understand how resolution works. Elijah Harris To myself I thought…..Hell Yeah……. ab wii kenobi Yes I would!!!I hate handhelds but there been a lot of games on the 3DS that I would love to play!Like that new Zelda!A Link between Worlds!I think it’s called! dave thats the game thats making me fold and buy one, the only problem is which model. im not big on 3d, but some games are designed with it in mind. i tried a 3ds at a store but found it a little crammed. the 2ds seems like a good fit for me but if i find a 3dsxl cheap im going to dive on it Nolan ArchLord Why didn’t they include the DualShock 4? It would make games that require a touch screen a non-issue. Petri That is actually a good question. DS 4 controller might help move more units, since you will need that extra controller at some point. And they are marketing Vita towards PS4 compatibility now. C4 Price. Likely DS4 is more expensive to manufactor. Nolan ArchLord Hopefully the DS4 is integrated so that it can be used for the games that require the touchscreen. Gotallofthem Why would I want to play vita games on a TV? Isn’t that what the PS3 is for? This is liky sony trying to take a share of the OUYA market, hell its even the same Price!! oontz It’s straight up competing with all the other set top streaming boxes on the market (apple TV, WDTv, Roku, etc) with services such as netflix and hulu, web browsing, BUT it also plays upscaled vita, ps1, and psn games with a dedicated controller. On top of all that it streams the PS4 anywhere on your wifi local network. Elitepwnsface My eyes would blow out if i played a non-hd game on my hd tv. I wouldn’t even buy one for my vita. I feel this is a cash grab just like the memory cards oontz “My eyes would blow out if i played a non-hd game on my hd tv.” Did you also feel this way when you were gaming on your 480p wii? Elitepwnsface Can’t assume i ever owned a wii. I do but still. I played the wii before i had an hd tv. But i have tried it on one and i had a very hard time playing Skyward Sword. I eventually settled in getting the materials to play wii games on my pc through dolphin. DingoWalley No, because I think Sony making a PSVita home console is a desperate and stupid move. If Nintendo did that, then that would mean they are also desperate. Now, 3DS Connectivity with the WiiU, on the other hand… I’d get behind that. oontz You’re an idiot. It’s straight up competing with all the other set top streaming boxes on the market (apple TV, WDTv, Roku, etc) with services such as netflix and hulu, web browsing, BUT it also plays upscaled vita, ps1, and psn games with a dedicated controller. Ontop of all that it streams the PS4 anywhere on your wifi local network. How is that an example of a company being desperate? It’s a perfect way for Sony to enter the Set top market and also promote their vita line at the same time. Genius business move. DingoWalley First of all, The PSVita on it’s own can Stream stuff, including PS4 games, so the need for it to be turned into a Home Console just to do that is idiotic. Secondly, they aren’t upscaling jack! How the PSVita games look is as good as they’re ever going to get, regardless of your TV. They aren’t making HD Games for the Vita because they can’t run games in HD. There is no upscaling for either the Vita or the Vita home console. Third, it’s not promoting the Vita, it’s demoting it. The Vita is a handheld, a poorly selling handheld, but a handheld none the less. By turning it into a Home Console, the very first time a Handheld has been given a home console version, they acknowledge they cannot sell the Vita as a Handheld, and thus must rely on it being a Home Console where Sony shines, but even then, it will fail utterly against the PS4! Fourth, does the market honestly need any more Set Top stuff? You already gave me 3 examples of Set Top Streaming boxes, and I know that Apple TV definitely sells well. You honestly expect a Sony brand Set top Streaming Box to enter the market and be successful? I highly doubt they can succeed with this if this is their goal. This whole thing screams of idiocy, defeatism and not thinking things through. oontz “First of all, The PSVita on it’s own can Stream stuff, including PS4 games.” This is being marketed at people that wouldn’t buy the psvita handheld in the first place but would buy a set top streaming box. People who want to buy a VITA handheld will still buy a handheld. “Secondly, they aren’t upscaling jack! How the PSVita games look is as good as they’re ever going to get, regardless of your TV.” Assuming the games are still rendered internally at 960 × 544 then the VITA TV box has to upscale to at least 720p (1280 x 720) or 1080p (1920×1080). Just like a blu-ray player upscales dvds. It wont be the as good as a native resolution of 720p or 1080p but it will still be better then 960×544. Also all the media will be at it’s native resolution, that means full HD tv shows and movies. “Third, it’s not promoting the Vita, it’s demoting it. The Vita is a handheld, a poorly selling handheld, but a handheld none the less.” It’s not competing with the PSVITA handheld. It’s competing with set top streaming boxes. What aren’t you understanding? This VITA TV will in turn PROMOTE the vita eco-system because people will buy vita games… people that would have never purchased the VITA handheld in the past will now be putting money into the VITA eco-system and Sony’s pockets. This will in turn be more incentive for developers to pump out more vita games and in turn grow the vita market. “it will fail utterly against the PS4!” Again it’s not competing with the PS4, if you are a ps4 owner next year than it’s actually complementing it. Because PS4 owners can now stream their ps4 system to multiple tv’s in their household over their local wifi, for a minimal fee of $99usd. Let’s do the math, second PS4 $399usd… set top ps4 enabled streaming box $99usd. Hell if Nintendo made a Wiiu gamepad range extender/streamer for $99usd, I and many other people (maybe even you) would buy it, no questions asked. “Fourth, does the market honestly need any more Set Top stuff? You already gave me 3 examples of Set Top Streaming boxes, and I know that Apple TV definitely sells well. You honestly expect a Sony brand Set top Streaming Box to enter the market and be successful? I highly doubt they can succeed with this if this is their goal.” Are you serious… name one set top streaming box that includes/supports a dedicated REAL wireless gaming controller (not 3rd party garbage) and already has a massive eco-system of ready to download and play vita, ps1, and psn titles. On top of offering the ability to stream Netflix, Hulu, personal media, and even your ps4. All for $149usd ($99usd if you already have a controller). Already better deal than anyone offers. “This whole thing screams of idiocy, defeatism and not thinking things through.” Couldn’t be more wrong. This is a genius move on sony’s part. Instead of entering the set top box market with standard options, they’re bringing an entire existing game eco-system and Play Station brand to a new demographic. To a demographic of people who may have NEVER even thought about buying a PSVITA, or PS3, or a PS4. In turn this will only grow the VITA/PSN eco-system and in the end benefit all sony game customers/PSN users and Sony’s bottom line. DingoWalley 1: If they don’t want a PSVita on the go, why would they want a PS Vita at home? 2: Yes, but it’ll still look bad. 3: I’m sorry, but it is competing with the Vita, because it IS a Vita. What don’t you understand? If it wasn’t a Vita it wouldn’t be competing with it, but it is a Vita, and therefor is diminishing and competing with the Vita. 4: I’m sorry, but it is competing with the PS4, because it is a Home console. If it wasn’t a Home Console, then it wouldn’t be competing with the PS4/XBone/WiiU, but it is. And it’s going to be crushed by all 3 competitors. Just because it’s also a Stream Box doesn’t make it any less of a Console. 5: I can name you 5: WiiU, PS4, XBone, PS3, XBox 360. (Although none of them are for 149$). Heck, add the 3DS and PSVita to that as well. My point stands. 6: They should have entered the Stream Box market with a new thing. The Playstation Brand isn’t an Everything brand, it’s a Video Game Console Brand. No one is going to buy it, because no one wants a Sony Based Stream Box. If they weren’t going to buy a PS Vita beforehand, they aren’t going to buy it now, especially when there are alternatives in the Stream Box and Handheld and Home Console Market. This will hinder Sony just as badly as the PSP, PSVita, PS3, and other Electronic Departments have. oontz “1: If they don’t want a PSVita on the go, why would they want a PS Vita at home?” People that are in the market for an affordable set top box that are casual gamers will buy this over any other box. People who are hard core gamers and want a handheld will buy a PS VITA. “2: Yes, but it’ll still look bad.” Not to casual gamers “3: I’m sorry, but it is competing with the Vita, because it IS a Vita. What don’t you understand?” What don’t you understand? It’s not a vita since a vita is a handheld gaming device with an OLED touch screen. This is a set top device that come’s in at a $99usd price point. Someone who is in the market for a VITA portable handheld wont buy the VITA TV because they are different. The only thing that’s the same are the vita flash card games. The device itself and input method are completely different. Unless people can play VITA TV while riding the bus… they’re different. “4: I’m sorry, but it is competing with the PS4, because it is a Home console.” There are different degrees of competition… and sorry a device retailing for $99usd is NOT in competition with a device that retails for $399usd. No one who has pre-ordered a next gen system is about to cancel their pre-order and just buy a vita-tv. Like I said if anything this actually compliments a ps4 purchase as it gives you access to your ps4 in multiple rooms of your house on your wifi network. The ONLY market this is competing directly with IS the set top box market and that market doesn’t currently have a product that can do what the VITA TV can do. “5: I can name you 5: WiiU, PS4, XBone, PS3, XBox 360. (Although none of them are for 149$).” Wiiu $299, PS4 $399, XBone $499, PS3 $249, XB 360 $249…. LOL, Seriously? So you can’t name any competitors at a $99/$149 price point? You have proven my point. There are no direct competitors for this device at Sony’s entry price point. NONE “Heck, add the 3DS and PSVita to that as well. My point stands.” HA HA HA, Since when can the 3ds connect to an hdtv through HDMI and use a wii u pro controller (dual shock 3 equivalent) to play it’s games? Or further more stream my wiiu content, or netflix, or hulu… to another tv, via the 3ds? It can’t, so you argument (point) is flawed from the start. “6: They should have entered the Stream Box market with a new thing. The Playstation Brand isn’t an Everything brand, it’s a Video Game Console Brand. No one is going to buy it, because no one wants a Sony Based Stream Box.” Again this is just your opinion. The fact remains they have made a product that fits a specific demographic. At a VERY competitive price point. One that has no direct competition. I have will have no problem picking up one of these instead of an apple tv… and I had no desire to buy a vita before. The media/public reaction seems to also share that same consensus. Only time will tell. Pedro Natera I wish nintendo do that Hairee Pothead Nintendo Handheld are always 2 Generation behind Home Console in Power so playing playing Handheld on a TV is like playing a Home Console from 2 Generations ago only with a lower resolution. (GBC=NES, GBA=SNES, DS=N64, 3DS=GameCube witch all have a lower blurry pixel resolution than Home Console they are loosely based on). The GameBoy Player on the GameCube was practically a redesigned SNES that plugged into the GameCube but with less pixel count so you got blurry SNES games like the Mario Advance SNES games that came out on GBA. Wayne Beck Seems like a massive waste of time and money to me. They would be better off letting it play through PS4 and making a cheap Wireless HDMI broadcaster for the people who are really to lazy to move their console from one room to the other.. oontz How is this a waste of money? It’s straight up competing with all the other set top streaming boxes on the market (apple TV, WDTv, Roku, etc) with services such as netflix and hulu, web browsing, BUT it also plays upscaled vita, ps1, and psn games with a dedicated controller. Ontop of all that it streams the PS4 anywhere on your wifi local network. How is THAT a waste of $150usd? Even if you don’t buy or own a PS4… it’s still an amazing deal. Arthur Jarret If you have a PS3 controller already, it’s only $100USD. You can also get a PS3 controller used for 20 USD… However, it won’t play all vita games (mainly the ones with touch-screen usage) oontz It still is a great entry into the set top streaming box market for sony and will do nothing but good things for them and the vita market. Arthur Jarret Very true – I’ve been hearing a lot of bad response (mainly on sony-based forums) saying this will devalue the two portable models of vita (the current one and the new slim model they announced) and ruin their sales. I think, on the other hand, this is cheap enough to be sold as a companion device and will only cause for an increase in game-sales, in turn leading to increased developer interest, more games and more vita sales (of all three SKUs). I think playstation may finally gain some ground on Nintendo’s handhelds this way – and I’m very curious to see how this will play out… and how many downvotes I will get for saying this. Wayne Beck I suppose, if you have no intention to buy a PS4, ti would be a good deal. But Honestly, who is going to buy this that isn’t already going to buy a PS4? Certainly not Xbox fanboys and the casuals will never know this exists. Ford Crews If it had wii-u range extender built in, where I could use my wii-u/controller further from the base, 1000 times yes. brandon braun YES Petri I kind of liked how Pokemon Colosseum worked on N64, minus the extra peripheral on the controller. On this day and age, they could well do it with wireless connection. But I think I’d rather have 3DS for portability of portable games, than a “home console” for portable games. Bob Wilkerson It would be really interesting if such a device came to life that it could somehow sync with the Wii U tablet controller or operate through the Wii U do that the primary screen was your TV and the secondary screen was the Wii U tablet screen. It would be some interesting programming and emulation to achieve that but could be cool. Ziggy Throws wallet in general direction of Satoru Iwata – and screams ” Make this as an accesory now!” Elem187 Its a terrible idea. 240p blown up to 720p would look worse than an Atari 2600 game. oontz 3ds box no… The 3ds wouldn’t transfer well to a big screen, especially without a touch screen interface. But a Nintendo set top streaming box (like Apple TV) that included a wii u pro controller and access to the entire virtual console collection (upscaled). At a price point of $129usd… It would sell an insane amount. They could call it Nintendo TV Smartass2 They could make the games available on the Wii U eShop. It has two screens and ones a touch pad. oontz yes but then it requires an expensive base system to work and function. This is exactly the opposite of what the vita tv is. jjmesa14 Have the 3ds display 3d footage on a 3d TV. That would be awesome since I just bought a 3d TV yesterday. Bloop Anybody see that Nintendo 1DS? I know it was fake, but that would have been so cool if it was real. Elem187 This would be a ROTTEN idea… The 3DS is only 240p. Games would look even blockier than the original NES games. NO NO NO it would be a nightmare. People already complain how blocky and pixelated 3DS games look on its own screen, you blow that image up to 4x its resolution it would look HORRIBLE. Anyone who says they want this is just clueless and doesn’t understand what would happen to 240p if it was stretched to 720p. C4 Better then N64 😛 Guest . Logan Waltz they should just make it available through free wii u firmware. It’s really a stupid fucking idea. i want a portable game because it’s portable. if i want it on a big fancy screen, I’ll get a big, fancy game for a normal system Gotallofthem Nope wouldnt buy, why do I need to play my 3ds games on my 60 inch TV so they could look like shiz? Saul Strange I’d buy it! The 3DS has some awesome games, but I hate playing games on a handheld. The screen’s too small and I get hand cramp! lol Playing 3DS games on a big TV with a Wii U gamepad? Hell yeah!