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Playstation TV to be discontinued in Japan

Sony has announced that Playstation TV will be discontinued in Japan in 2016, but is yet to confirm the same for other regions.

The Playstation TV hasn’t had the best time since launching in November 2014.

Having only sold 185,000 units since its release, the microconsole has been criticised for its lack of software and third-party support.

Sony has announced that it will be discontinuing the Playstation TV in Japan (via Dualshockers), which will include both the device itself and bundles featuring a Dualshock 3 controller.

Related: PS4 Review

It is still available for sale in North America and Europe, but it remains unclear whether Sony plans to discontinue the device in other regions.

Playstation TV debuted in North America and Europe in October 2014 for $99 and £85 respectively.

It didn’t take long for Sony to slash the price though. The company began bundling the device with PS4 consoles in order to move units in late 2014.

Related: What is PS TV?

Playstation TV can play PS Vita, PS1 and PSP games on a HDTV using a compatible controller. It can also be used to stream your PS4 to a different television using Remote Play.

The tiny microconsole is currently available online for £60 or so, if you fancy buying one before Sony pulls the plug.

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