PlayStation TV to hit US, Europe soon

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Shawn Layden, president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America, introduces the PlayStation TV during a presentation at the Electronic Entertainment Expo.

Los Angeles - Sony Computer Entertainment on Monday said a PlayStation TV home entertainment system will debut in North America and Europe by the end of this year.

The small, stand-alone PS TV box will be priced at $99 (about R1 000) in North America and 99 euros in Europe.

A bundle containing a wireless videogame style controller, a memory card, and a LEGO: The Movie videogame from Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment will sell for $140.

PS TV is designed as a platform for games, films, television shows. music, and even original programming streamed from the Internet or PlayStation consoles.

The first PS TV original series, titled Power and based on a graphic novel of the same name, is in production and casting is underway, writer Brian Michael Bendis said at a Sony press briefing on the eve of the Tuesday opening of the E3 videogame show.

The story revolves around two homicide detectives who specialize in investigating suspicious deaths of people with super powers.

“If a super hero falls dead from the sky or a notorious super villain is found dead in a gutter, that is their case,” Bendis said.

“It is also about what a world with super heroes might really look like; how it would affect our culture.”

PS TV will synch with a Sony online store for digital content, provided they are members of the PlayStation Network.

The system has proven popular since it was released in Japan and other parts of Asian in November as PlayStation Vita TV, according to Sony. - Sapa-AFP

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