Sony's micro-console will not be available outside of Asia right away, according to a report on Techon (as unearthed by PS3Trophies). Speaking at a round-table press event on Sept. 10, Sony Computer Entertainment President and CEO Andrew House said that the PS Vita will be released only in Asia, starting with Japan - at launch.
"SCE will release the PS Vita TV in Japan Nov 14, 2013, and in other countries after that," House said. "The reason why it will be launched in Japan earlier than in other countries is that there is no leading company in Japan's video streaming market. The company is planning to sell the PS Vita TV in China, South Korea, etc, but not in the US and European market at this point."
House went on to say that the company has high hopes for the Chinese market and that the Chinese government's prohibition on home consoles will eventually be lifted.
The $100 micro-console that enables PlayStation handheld games (and some older PS titles) to be played on a television with the DualShock 3 controller will likely find its way to Europe and North America... eventually. That is if you believe Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida:
Thanks to MaskedPixelante for the tip.