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Sony considering European PS Vita TV launch with additional features

Sony has confirmed that it is thinking of launching its PlayStation Vita TV microconsole in Europe and the US, and has hinted at one of the extra features that might be incorporated.

When Sony unveiled the PlayStation Vita TV earlier in the month, it created a lot of positive feedback. Here was a tiny 6 x 10cm console that could play PS Vita and PSP games on your TV, as well as streaming video content like Apple TV, all for just £60.

However, Sony soon put a dampener on Western enthusiasm for the PS Vita TV by revealing that it was intended for Japan only, and wouldn’t be coming to the UK, US and Europe “at this point.”

Now a Sony representative has injected new hope into the possibility of a wider PS Vita TV launch in the not-too-distant future. We now know that the company is giving serious thought to the matter, including which additional features would be necessary for such an expansion.

Speaking to Engadget, Sony Computer Entertainment’s SVP and division president of Business Division 1 (now that’s a mouthful) Masayasu Ito revealed Sony’s surprise at the strong reaction to the PS Vita TV from outside of Japan.

“During the presentation yesterday, the European / American users showed a very strong response, more than we expected, and there has been a strong inquiry / request / demand that they want the product,” he said.