Sony reveals PlayStation TV launch dates

During the PlayStation press conference at Gamescon in Cologne, Sony revealed launch dates for PlayStation TV in both the UK and the United States.

The device, which has been available in Japan since last year, is a micro-console set to take on other similar offerings from the likes of Apple's Apple TV and Roku. The small console will also allow users to access PlayStation games as well as video content available from third-party applications such as Netflix.

PlayStation TV will go on sale on 14th October and 14th November in the US and the UK, respectively and will cost $99 to buyers in the states and 99 euros in Europe. (A price for the UK market hasn't been announced yet.)

Many analysts seem optimistic about the device's prospects, despite earlier failed streaming games efforts, such as OnLive, which was forced to lay off all of its employees in 2012.

"This TV could be a proper streaming device, one that could compete well with the other ones that are out there—the Apple, Roku, even things like Amazon FireTV," Brian Blau, research director of consumer technology at Gartner, told the BBC.

We're certainly looking forward to seeing the PlayStation TV hit markets and seeing how it stacks up to the increasing number of micro-consoles now available.

DTG Staff  |  13.08.2014

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