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US retailers are now giving away PlayStation TV

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Two retailers have begun giving away the PlayStation TV microconsole in the US.

GameSpot reports that both GameStop and Best Buy will be giving the hardware to any customer who buys a PS4 and 12-month PlayStation Plus subscription as part of a The Last of Us Remastered bundle.

PlayStation TV garnered huge media and consumer interest when it was unveiled under the name PlayStation Vita TV back in 2013.

The hardware sold out the moment it became available for pre-order in Japan. Sony went on to admit that it was surprised by the level of interest shown in the device from the West, which at the time was a region it had not yet planned to launch in.

However, despite a strong start in Japan sales have slowed to a virtual standstill, with PS TV regularly selling just a few hundred units each week. In February Sony admitted that the format has failed to meet sales expectations.

Last month US retailers cut the price of the device by $20 to $80. In the UK the machine still has an RRP of 84.99 although it can be found for under 70.

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