If you’ve been on the fence about buying a PlayStation TV then there’s no better time to take the plunge as Sony have now officially dropped the price of the microconsole in the UK (and we assume across Europe) to just £44.99 from today. Retailers are adjusting their prices with catalogue store Argos being the first to reduce the price instore and online, although prices are currently varying between stores as the new price point takes hold.
While the PSTV has had its detractors for its limited range of compatible games from the PS Vita’s catalogue, as regular Vita Player readers will know there is an extensive range of games that do work on the system as we have shown in our PlayStation TV Compatability Guide and we believe that this price drop will not only encourage developers and publisher to patch more of their games to work but also boost sales of the system at retail.
Even though the console is currently being marketed as a companion device for the PS4, many of its owners are PS Vita owners looking for a second system to play their Vita games on the TV and it does this admirably. The console doesn’t come with a controller but at this newer price point it means that the PSTV, a DualShock 3 and memory card could be purchased for under £100 making the system an attractive proposal.