- Certain Vita games are not compatible with the PlayStation TV, most notably those that are dependent on the Vita's microphone, camera, or gyroscopic features.
- The original PlayStation Vita (PCH-1000) series already has an upscaler that supports up to 1080i resolution, but does not support video output like the PlayStation TV does. The in-built scaler was removed from later PlayStation Vita (PCH-2000) series models.
- The PlayStation TV can stream content from video services such as Hulu and Niconico, and games from the PlayStation 4 to a separate TV connected to PS Vita TV.
Essential items to buy in conjunction with the console:
Storage: PSVita Card
The 1GB of internal storage won’t last you very long, especially if you’re looking to buy your games digitally. You’re going to want a PSVita memory Card (4, 8, 16, 32 or 64 GB) to expand your storage, and the PlayStation TV only works with proprietary PSVita Cards; the same ones sold for regular Vita's. These cards are expensive, costing as much as or more than a new game release (around $60+).
Controller: DualShock 3 or DualShock 4
The PlayStation TV does not come with a controller and requires one. The DualShock 3 (PlayStation 3 controller) and DualShock 4 (PlayStation 4 controller) are both compatible with the PlayStation TV.
Common problems/faults with the console:
- Vita games have to have been "whitelisted" by the developer/publisher to work on the PlayStation TV. This has stopped 30+ compatible titles from being playable on the PlayStation TV. A whitelist hack is available as a work-around.
- Error C2-12828-1: A network error that stops the vita dead in its tracks. It is the software coupled with the vita OS causing it. Certain titles upon startup will prompt a "network features have been turned off/disabled", the game doesn't want network nadas running in the background. It can corrupt saves but does not occur with all games.