Sony PlayStation TV to Reach North America on Oct. 14

Sep 22, 2014 06:34 PM EDT | Matt Mercuro

Sony has confirmed that its PlayStation TV set-top box, which allows users to access TV shows and movies from the PlayStation store, will reach stores in Canada and the United States on Oct. 14.

The PS TV will cost $99.99, the company wrote in a blog.

For $139.99, customers can get a wireless controller, an 8 GB memory card and "The Lego Movie" videogame along with the PS TV.

Approximately 700 games will be available to PS TV users, like "Metal Gear Solid" and the franchise "Killzone: Mercenary."

Other games include:

-Rayman Origins

-Persona 4 Golden

-God of War Collection

-FINAL FANTASY X / X-2 HD Remaster

-Dragon's Crown

-Spelunky

-FINAL FANTASY TACTICS: WAR OF THE LIONS

-Patapon

-Twisted Metal

-Borderlands 2

-Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom

The popular game "Minecraft" will be added at a later date, according to the blog post.

PS TV was released in Japan and other Asian countries under the name "PlayStation Vita TV" last fall. The company is attempting to expand its entertainment network services in order to compete against competitors like Amazon.com.

Sony has yet to announce when it will launch its online TV service.

"PlayStation TV may be a small platform, but it's got a big PlayStation heart," said the company in the blog post. "We hope you get a chance to experience it when it launches in North America on October 14."

The company signed a deal earlier this month to carry 22 Viacom Inc. channels, like MTV and Comedy Central, on its online TV.

PlayStation boss Shaun Layden said to tech blog Re/code back in June that the company was "on track" to unveil its new device sometime before the end of the year.

Sony's web TV service will join the ranks of a crowded market with devices already available from companies like Apple, Roku, and Amazon.com.

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