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Sony's $99 TV Box Launches October 14

PlayStation TV, the $99 media box that debuted in Japan as the Vita TV, will hit shelves in the U.S. and Canada on Oct. 14, Sony said today. For an extra $40, buyers will get a PlayStation 3 controller, the Lego Movie Videogame and an eight gigabyte memory card. The company says hundreds of games from Sony’s back catalog will be available on the PS TV at launch, but left unanswered is when precisely its Web-TV service, which has already secured agreements with Viacom, will start selling to the public. PlayStation boss Shawn Layden told Re/code in June it was “on track,” to launch sometime this year.

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