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PlayStation TV micro console confirmed for Western release

Device to cost $99 USD and release in autumn/fall

The PlayStation TV micro console will launch in USA, Canada and Europe in fall/autumn 2014, Sony has announced.

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The device, which launched in Japan last year as Vita TV, will cost $99 USD in the USA, alongside a $139 bundle including a DualShock 3, 8GB memory card, HDMI cable and voucher for The Lego Movie Video Game.

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Measuring 6.5cm by 10.5cm, PlayStation TV features the chip set and system software of the PS Vita.

Using the microconsole and a DualShock controller, PS TV owners are able to play 1,300 PS Vita, PSP and older, classic PlayStation games on a television screen.

The device can also be used to play PS3 titles via the PlayStation Now cloud streaming service, which is due to launch in North America this year.

Since DualShock 3 does not feature a touch screen, rear touch pad, camera, electronic compass or microphone, not all PS Vita games will be playable through PlayStation TV.

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