Before I start, please be aware that this review will be biased a lot with the point of view of a foreigner living in Japan. The device might be more adapted to the Japanese audience, but even then, it is not without default.
The disclaimer above being understood and accepted, let me break the suspense immediately: the Vita TV, in its current state, is a prime example of how Sony can completely mess up a launch and ruin a perfect idea. The device and its launch lineup gets pretty much everything wrong, and knowing that the Vita TV is the bone Sony threw at its Japanese customers because the PS4 will not launch in Japan this year; is what I would consider as an insult from Sony to its own country and fans.
If you remember, I was extremely excited by the Vita TV, I said it was probably Sony’s best idea in years. I believe they managed to ruin pretty much every single one of my expectations with this launch.
Of course it’s not all bad, but it’s pretty terrible on many aspects, so read along.