Playstation TV in Europe, US this autumn
August 13, 2014
Sony has confirmed autumn launch dates for its PlayStation TV device in the US, UK and Europe.
Available in Japan since last year, the micro-console is the firm’s efforts to take on other streaming TV devices such as Apple TV and Roku. Unlike those, Sony’s offering will allow gamers access to PlayStation games. The console will allow users access to Sony’s games library via Remote Play, and it will also offer access to third-party applications like Netflix.
The consoles will go on sale in the US on October 14th and in Europe on November 14th. They will cost $99 (€74) in the US and €99 in Europe, and will include three games. The UK price has not yet been revealed.
In the US, it will also offer access to Sony’s game-streaming service, PlayStation Now, which will be coming to Europe and the UK in 2015.
The announcement was made during the PlayStation press conference at the Gamescom trade fair in Cologne in Germany, where Sony also announced it had sold 10 million PlayStation 4 consoles, around double the number of rival Microsoft’s Xbox One.