The PSX (ピーエスエックス Pī Esu Ekkusu?), also known as the PlayStation X (プレイステーションエックス Pureisutēshon Ekkusu?), was a Sony digital video recorder with a fully integrated PlayStation 2 video game console. It was released in Japan on December 13, 2003. Since it was designed to be a general-purpose consumer video device, it was marketed by the main Sony Corporation instead of Sony Computer Entertainment. It was the first Sony product to utilize the XrossMediaBar (XMB) interface. Its high cost resulted in a lack of consumer interest. The PSX was never released outside Japan.
Sony's PSX Press release Notes
So why have I brought this up? Well, its to show Sony have been down this route before and to also show why people freaking out over there being no release date in the west for the Vita TV is a little premature. Think about it, The PSX never made its way here because it flopped in Japan, big time. It was a feature rich, and undeniably cool, Playstation 2 with an eye-watering price tag. The Vita TV on the other hand is listed at 9,954 ¥ (14,994 ¥ [$150] with a DS3 & 8GB card), which is roughly $100. Preorder stock in Japan has already sold out on Amazon! So its more than likely not going to end up as a flop like the PSX due to its price being low and demand already being high. If you was to think logically, you'd summise that the reason Vita TV is only announced for Japan at the minute is probably due to the Ps4 launching there in February. It would be stupid of Sony to launch the Vita TV here alonside the Ps4 n confuse consumers (Yes, people still get confused over the Wii & WiiU as an example) with saturating the market with new Playstation products. The Vita TV will come, Just probably not till at some point next year - Id say after the Japanese Ps4 launch if I had to guess.
Video Game Console Library website
So breathe easy everyone and calm the frak down, the PSVita TV will be coming to west...