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PSA: Retailers Are Giving Away PlayStation TV With PlayStation 4 Purchases

by Mike Futter on Feb 18, 2015 at 08:28 AM

If you’re in the market for a PlayStation 4 over the next couple of weeks, you might walk away with something extra. Retailers are finding creative ways to offload PlayStation TV units, which is good news for you.

GameStop (Disclaimer: GameStop is Game Informer’s parent company) is offering Sony’s small console with the purchase of a new PlayStation 4. In addition, rumor suggests that Best Buy will be joining this approach in the coming days (we searched for the referenced leaked ad and were unable to find it to confirm, but mention it as something to keep watch for).

The PlayStation TV has faced some challenges, with the device only compatible with approximately 50 percent of Vita games. For a device that was branded as Vita TV in Japan when it launched, that doesn’t inspire confidence.

The price of the console, which launched late in October 2014 in North America has already seen a price drop from $99 to $79. Sony announced that it had only shipped a combined total of 1.4 million Vita handhelds and PlayStation TV units during the holiday quarter.

[Source: GameStop, CAG]