Dekavita 7, a Contraption Transforming the PS VIta TV Into a “Giant” Portable, Sells Out in Japan

on September 13, 2015 2:49 PM

Dekavita means “Giant Vita” in Japanese, and the Dekavita 7 by the Japanese manufacturer GameTech does pretty much what it says on the tin. It turns the small PS Vita TV (or PlayStation TV, as Sony renamed it) into a giant portable console with a seven inch screen.

You’d think something like this wouldn’t sell. After all, who would like to turn a non-portable console into a portable as big as a Wii U gamepad?

And you’d be wrong, because GameTech just announced on its official website that the whole first production batch of the device has been completely sold out.

The DekaVita 7 includes a battery to allow you to carry it around, and comes with all the features of a DualShock 3 controller (including clickable analog sticks and both sets of triggers), which means that it works very well for PS4 remote play. It costs  24,840 yen, which translates into 199 bucks.

At the moment, GameTech specifies, there’s no info on when the DekaVita 7 will become available again, and further info will follow at a later time.

While we don’t have precise production numbers, it’s interestingly to see ¬†that demand exceeded the manufacturer’s expectations.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.