Those of you that have been following PlayStation closely will already be familiar with PlayStation TV, as it launched in Japan last year as the slightly less marketable PS Vita TV. The diminutive device is based upon the same hardware as Sony’s handheld platform, and will launch in Western territories later this year for $99/€99. An additional bundle including a DualShock 3 controller, memory card, and a copy of The Lego Movie Video Game will be available for $139 in North America.

What are the benefits of the microconsole, though? Well, it boasts the same Remote Play functionality as Sony’s portable platform, allowing you to bounce PlayStation 4 games around the house. In addition, it’ll be fully compatible with PlayStation Now when the on-demand cloud streaming service officially rolls out in your region.

Of course, that’s not all, as the miniscule machine will also be capable of blowing up your Vita games to the size of a television screen. Alas, due to the various unique features of the handheld device, not all of these titles will work, but the likes of Soul Sacrifice and the God of War Collection will be fully compatible with the unit.

Are you planning to pick up Sony’s puniest ever platform, or do you not see the point in the teensy bit of kit? Broadcast your opinion in the comments section below.

[via blog.eu.playstation.com]