Apparently Sony is thinking of bundling its console and handheld, the PS3 and PS Vita, together in one package this Christmas.
The idea would be to bundle the two pieces of hardware together, probably with a cross-play game or two – those being titles which are purchased and can then be played on both the PS3 and Vita.
Gara told CVG: “We’d have nothing against that whatsoever. And it’s not out of the question that we would do that this Christmas if we wanted to.”
“We put together packages for retail, and there’s no reason why we shouldn’t create a ‘Vita plus PS3′ bundle, which could feature games that use cross-play, as well as include a PlayStation Plus subscription that both devices could use.”
This would be something of an attempt to puncture Nintendo’s Wii U balloon, with the company floating its next-gen console this Xmas, complete with the central attraction of a tablet controller. The Vita could play that role with the PS3, although not quite to the same extent as with the Wii U – not yet, anyway; but that could come in the future.
The only worry would be given the cost of the PS3, and the Vita which certainly isn’t a cheap handheld, you’re looking at a potential bundle price of around £400. A bit of a stinger.