Sony to bundle PS3 and Vita?

Could position the package as a rival to the Wii U

October 4, 2012

Apparently Sony is thinking of bundling its console and handheld, the PS3 and PS Vita, together in one package this Christmas.

This is according to CVG, who spoke to Fergal Gara, the Managing Director of Playstation UK about the matter.

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.


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  1. Tomm says:

    Dear sony and its’ fans,

    For the sake of humanity, please stop dreaming like we owe you minimum bills of $250 by spamming us on the internet with your promises we don’t even care. It’s so annoying like a crook selling snake oils. We understand you’re losing the gaming market pie these days, and it’s not gonna help everyone by putting the blame on people not giving you money. You used to be the king but nothing’s last forever, your era is done, it’s gone. People like us are getting wiser and do not need to listen to your fans who are aggressively posting ‘Opinions’ like gospel of salvation. They might have just felt pissed because your brand name is sinking quick like titanic. We understand they would put the blame on ‘Media’ for bias articles, but we also believe the ‘Media’ don’t owe you and your fans anything. So please accept the reality that you’re just trying to make profit out of us (including your fans too.) but you can’t force people to buy your product all the time like we’re stupid puppets. NONE of your product can help us (or your fans) getting any money, in fact we’re loosing money just for the sake of ‘games’.

    In short, we’re not your blind slaves for taking our money. Thank you.

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