Monday, September 22, 2014

PlayStation TV compatible games listed

Ahh, Sony's marketing monkeys strike again! Not only are they kicking off the PlayStation TV campaign off with a month old video, The list of compatible games highlights is so small, you could write it on the back of a beermat (if I had a beer mat, I'd prove it!). Even then, without including them in any trailer, who would know? Really, would you advertise a new system with Worms?

Note, the US release date is October 14, with the EU release a month later on Nov 14. There's also the threat from Amazon's Fire TV, which will beat it Amazon's shelves in Europe by three weeks. Expect that to get loads more press, and with Nintendo launching a load of new 2DS and 3DS hardware, Sony will have to go some to sell more than a token amount.




The list includes a mix of PS One, PSP and Vita games, almost 700 in total. Really though, the failure to highlight some big games isn't going to encourage much in the way of adoption. Perhaps that's why Sony is sticking with the PS4 Remote Play concept. I'll get one of loyalty, but really can only see Killzone getting some big screen time.

Remember, in Europe, there's still no Netflix for the Vita, or Amazon Video, Crunchyroll or similar. So, its utility as a video player is borked. Unless Sony adds some apps soon, it is in big trouble over here.

Sony's own highlights list:
  • Crash Bandicoot
  • Driver
  • God of War Collection
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
  • Hotline Miami
  • Killzone Mercenary
  • LittleBigPlanet (PSP)
  • Metal Gear Solid
  • Persona 4 Golden
  • Pixeljunk Monsters: Ultimate HD
  • Rayman Origins
  • Spyro The Dragon
  • Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max
  • Tekken
  • Tomb Raider
  • Vagrant Story
While the US gets a decent bundle with LEGO Movie as the pack-in game, Europe gets a rather random collection of Olli Olli, Velocity Ultra (not 2X) and a Worms game.The full list of compatible games is here (about 60 major Vita releases), but really, that's a lot of digging for not much reward.

Wouldn't it have been easier to list major incompatible games, guess I'll have to do that myself. (Uncharted, Soul Sacrifice, etc, etc). 

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a pretty good list to me:

    https://support.us.playstation.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5376

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