PlayStation TV: It Only Does Nothing

Michael B.
Aug 15, 2015 · 5 min read
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Compatibility Issues

Try to purchase a digital copy of Metal Gear Solid: HD Collection and you’ll be greeted by this pop up.

Oh, hell no.

Hidden Costs

Rather than the ubiquitous SD card or even the memory sticks of yore, the PlayStation TV relies on Sony’s proprietary, Vita-specific memory cards. A 4GB memory card has an asking price of $19.99, which’ll hold a whopping two full-sized Vita games. The more desirable 32GB card will run you an eye-watering $79.99. Thankfully, Sony was gracious enough to provide 1GB of internal memory, good for one copy of Table Top Racing and a list of games the PlayStation TV isn’t compatible with.

Too Little, Too Late

Of course, the PlayStation TV isn’t just a gaming device. It’s right there in the name after all: “TV”. And the little black box delivers: Netflix, YouTube, web browsing. It plays music through your TV speakers and streams all your favorite movies! Read your e-mail, set your appointments — damn, it does everything!

Does It Do Anything Right?

Sure it does. The PlayStation TV has myriad of uses not advertised by Sony.

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