New PlayStation Vita Design Trademarked in Japan

Apr 20, 2015 - 6:47 PM - by garyopa
Even Slimmer and with possible HDMI Port as seen on the Vita drawing filed with the recent trademark

The trademark, which first surfaced on Twitter, provides an early look at the device. Unsurprisingly, it looks very similar to the Vita-2000, albeit with the addition of what appears to be a HDMI port

Seems Sony might be releasing yet another updated PlayStation Vita handheld, at least for now in Japan, due to a new trademark recently filed showing off the Vita sketch of what is now being called the Vita 3000 model.

The big rumor regarding this updated 'trademark' is what NeoGAF forum user Jignx is claiming is an HDMI port on the drawing, but others are saying nope he just mistaken, but until Sony releases more info on what they planning all is just plain silly rumors.

The device doesn't appear to veer all that far from the first redesign, which scrapped the original's pricey OLED display for a more cost-effective LCD solution.

According to a rough translation of the post, this new model won't mark the return of the gorgeous OLED, as the trademark -- which was filed earlier this month -- described it as "a portable LCD screen game machine controller."
Currently, the only known hard fact of this Vita 3000 trademark is the fact it will still be using the cheaper LCD screen, as for the other rumors, people are claiming MicroSD (I doubt that) and possible new L2/R2 triggers for better PS4 'remote play' usage.

What do you think the new Vita will have to offer? -- And really is anyone going to buy another Vita at this late stage with no games?

NEWS SOURCE #1: New PlayStation Vita Design Trademarked in Japan (via) IGN
NEWS SOURCE #2: Vita 3000 Trademarked (via) NeoGAF
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PlayStation TV reduced to 44.99 in the UK

Mar 27, 2015 - 10:53 AM - by garyopa
This follows after similar price-cut in North America, bringing the PlayStation TV there to only $80

The PlayStation TV device has received an official 40 price cut in the UK. Representing a saving of 47%, the device is available for 44.99 from most retailers, down from the original price of 84.99

The world's smallest PlayStation, keeps on getting cheaper and cheaper, and now in UK it has officially gotten a big price-cut, just like what happen in North American earlier this year, giving the tiny system even more value for those wishing to do remote play on their PS4 along with the added feature of playing most PlsyStation Vita games and some nice selection of classic older games from PSN.

Sony confirmed the news in a statement to Dealspwn:

"Starting from March 27, PS TV will offer even greater value for money when it becomes available for only 44.99."

"Now with an even more accessible price, you can benefit from the advanced features and technology that PS TV brings to your home entertainment experience."

PlayStation TV made its European debut last November. In addition to PS Vita compatibility, it also lets users stream PS4 and PlayStation Now games.

The device received a North American price cut earlier this year.
Sadly, to make use of all the features you have to update to the most recent firmware v3.50 which was just released, and that firmware currently blocks some of neat ePSP hacks that have occured on older PSTV firmwares which allowed you to play PSX ISO's, but I am sure that will change soon, as there been hints already of new exploit coming soon that looks like it might even be unpatchable, if that is the case, it will make owning one of these tiny consoles worth even alot more, being cheap and exploitable, they just might finally fly off the shelfs, as so far it has not taken off for Sony, and the added fact that PlayStation NOW and newly launched VUE does not work on it yet makes it seem like it is not really living up to the hopes that Sony had for this PlayStation to be your second at home streaming unit.

NEWS SOURCE: PlayStation TV reduced to 44.99 in the UK (via) DigitalSpy
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Retailers Now Giving Away PlayStation TV

Feb 19, 2015 - 10:25 AM - by garyopa
GameStop offering free PlayStation TV with purchase of a new PS4 and a 12-month PSN Plus membership.

Following a $20 price cut earlier this year that saw PlayStation TV's price fall from $100 to $80, some retailers are now giving away the microconsole as part of a new promotion.

The world's smallest PlayStation is not doing too well, even tho its only $80 bucks now, as such some big-box retailers have decided to give-it-away when you purchase a new PlayStation 4 console along with 12 months of PSN+ membership.

This week at GameStop, shoppers who buy a new PlayStation 4 and a 12-month PlayStation Plus subscription (which you'll probably want to do anyway), will receive a free PS TV unit.

Customers also get a free digital copy of The Last of Us Remastered as part of the $450 bundle available now at GameStop's website and in-store through February 24.

Cheap Ass Gamer reports that Best Buy will also offer a similar deal starting February 22.

PS TV launched in Japan in 2013, before coming to the West a year later. The microconsole can play many PlayStation Vita games in addition to digital PlayStation One and PSP games. Through Remote Play, PS TV can be used to stream PlayStation 4 games from one PS4 console in your home onto a separate television that the PS TV is connected to.

In addition, PS TV just recently added support for Sony's game-streaming service, PlayStation Now.
So if you have not jumped yet onto the next-gen PlayStation era, will this kind of new savings deal make you jump on-board finally?

NEWS SOURCE: Retailers Now Giving Away PlayStation TV (via) GameSpot
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