PS4 Remote Play with PS Vita TV Will Be Limited to 720p Resolution

The PS Vita TV by itself supports a resolution of up to 1080i, but what about when it’ll play PS4 games taking advantage of the remote play feature?

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Asia Senior Vice president and Director of Business Unit 1 Masayasu Ito answered exactly that question in a recent interview on

It’s being developed to be able to output in 720p.

So there you have it: Ito-san doesn’t explain why the resolution is limited to 720p. It could be due to wi-fi bandwidth limitations or to the video capture and compression chip on the PS4. Your guess is as good as mine there, but considering the lack of any visible lag we saw at Tokyo Game Show, i’ll definitely take the 720p limitation and be happy with it.

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  • vicfermino

    Quite understandable.

  • jspillen

    Understandable and still freakin amazing.

    • Thomas

      PREORDER CANCELLED!!!111!1!1!

      Just kidding. Getting a PS4, Vita, and Vita TV.

  • PrinceHeir

    shame, but i just hope they keep the frames 60FPS or at least around that range 😛

  • what the hell is the 1080i for? netflix?

    • Giuseppe Nelva

      PS Vita games.

      • Honestly they wouldn’t stretch the vita games that much beyond their original aspect ratio. It would look like crap. 720p would be for the vita games as well. the 1080i is probably reserved for all the media streaming.

  • DarthDiggler

    Yawn. Only 720p? 🙂