Sony would consider a bundle with both PS3 and Vita

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#1 Posted by finalstar2007 (24997 posts) -

Now this should be interesting, while not confirmed yet, Sony said that they wouldnt mind having a future bundle with both PS3 and Vita together...according to Sony "We have nothing against [a bundle] whatsoever," Fergal Gara, managing director of PlayStation UK recently told CVG. Fergal added that it could conceivably happen as early as this Christmas, if Sony wanted.

Sony also said that such bundle would do perfectly since both platforms have cross play features.

http://www.joystiq.com/2012/10/01/sony-would-consider-bundling-vita-with-ps3/

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PErsonally i think a bundle of both systems at $450 or $499 would make sense

#2 Posted by _Cadbury_ (2936 posts) -
Doesn't sound very practical.
#3 Posted by freedomfreak (39374 posts) -
:/
#4 Posted by sts106mat (19074 posts) -
:/freedomfreak
#5 Posted by finalstar2007 (24997 posts) -

Doesn't sound very practical. _Cadbury_

If it does happen then that is one hell of a deal actually.. you get both systems at once and probably a little cheaper than buying both separately... should be a great bundle for those interested in both systems ( if it does happen )

#6 Posted by rjdofu (9170 posts) -
'k.
#7 Posted by _Cadbury_ (2936 posts) -

[QUOTE="_Cadbury_"]Doesn't sound very practical. finalstar2007

If it does happen then that is one hell of a deal actually.. you get both systems at once and probably a little cheaper than buying both separately... should be a great bundle for those interested in both systems ( if it does happen )

But I really doubt there are enough people out there who want to buy a ps3 and vita in one hit to warrant a bundle.
#8 Posted by Cherokee_Jack (32198 posts) -
If you don't want to buy the Vita by itself, you certainly don't want to pay extra for it when you buy a PS3. Maybe if lots more PS3 games had remote play, it would make sense.
#9 Posted by danish-death (5314 posts) -
Actually a decent solution for this holiday, if done properly. They just need to make people awarE that games such as R&C, battle royale and others Are cross buy too. Once the vita drops in price next year this should be more viable a solution.
#10 Posted by sts106mat (19074 posts) -
[QUOTE="finalstar2007"]

[QUOTE="_Cadbury_"]Doesn't sound very practical. _Cadbury_

If it does happen then that is one hell of a deal actually.. you get both systems at once and probably a little cheaper than buying both separately... should be a great bundle for those interested in both systems ( if it does happen )

But I really doubt there are enough people out there who want to buy a ps3 and vita in one hit to warrant a bundle.

exactly, which is why they said "we'd love to", but they haven't.
#11 Posted by rjdofu (9170 posts) -

If you don't want to buy the Vita by itself, you certainly don't want to pay extra for it when you buy a PS3. Maybe if lots more PS3 games had remote play, it would make sense.Cherokee_Jack
True, even so, getting the bundle just for the remote play feature is a waste, it's like paying $200 for a controller. Maybe you meant cross buy?

#12 Posted by soulitane (13446 posts) -
I personally don't think it's a good idea, but I know nothing about business :P
#13 Posted by sts106mat (19074 posts) -
I personally don't think it's a good idea, but I know nothing about business :Psoulitane
Sony could probably do with some tips from you.
#14 Posted by ArisShadows (22615 posts) -
Make sense how? What incentive does each provide.. Slight price difference if I were to buy both. I don't see this being a reason wanting to own either, especially a Vita.
#15 Posted by Shirokishi_ (11195 posts) -

It would sell worse than the PSP Go.

#16 Posted by nintendoboy16 (26322 posts) -
That sounds... STUPID! That would be like if Nintendo bundled GBA with GameCube.
#17 Posted by lamprey263 (23294 posts) -
Not really going to appeal to people that already have a PS3, and if they don't already have one I doubt many people will jump on this deal.
#18 Posted by Masenkoe (4888 posts) -

I just don't see it...

#19 Posted by Timstuff (26823 posts) -
It would be a smart move to position it against the Wii U.
#20 Posted by GamerwillzPS (8530 posts) -

Well, I didn't expect this.

#21 Posted by silversix_ (14122 posts) -
unless vita is for free this bundle can gtfo. 500$ for a relic and a handheld with no games is a no no.
#22 Posted by Supabul (3856 posts) -

Sony including the Vita with the PS3 won't make people think its like the Wii U, give up this desperate fixation with wanting to be Nintendo it ain't going to happen

#23 Posted by nintendoboy16 (26322 posts) -

Sony including the Vita with the PS3 won't make people think its like the Wii U, give up this desperate fixation with wanting to be Nintendo it ain't going to happen

Supabul

If anything, it's nothing more than spruced up GameCube and GBA when they link as well as the fact that you have to buy a separate system in order for stuff like this to work.

#24 Posted by Planeforger (15569 posts) -
I suppose if they bundled Vitas in for free with every PS3, that might generate a bit of a boost in Vita software sales...? ...but no, I don't really see this being a hugely popular bundle. Most people interested in Sony already have a PS3 (and/or maybe a Vita), and those who were on the fence about buying one or the other aren't going to be easily swayed into buying both at once (unless there was some massive price cut on the bundle, of course).
#25 Posted by blue_hazy_basic (27403 posts) -
Well this is some important non-news :|
#26 Posted by todd2r_Partdeux (780 posts) -
A ps3 and a Vita? So Sony is basically saying, "hey, can you throw this away for us?"
#27 Posted by Heil68 (43585 posts) -
I'd rather have $200+ worth of world class, high scoring, meta game spread sheet making PS3 exclusives instead of the Vita.
#28 Posted by sts106mat (19074 posts) -
I'd rather have $200+ worth of world class, high scoring, meta game spread sheet making PS3 exclusives instead of the Vita. Heil68
too bad LBK, wonderbook, Twisted metal, Ratchet and wank & PSABR wont be world class or high scoring. you'll be better off with a vita
#29 Posted by immortality20 (7957 posts) -

I think it's a terrible idea. Almost everyone who wants a PS3 has one, just make a more affordable Vita bundle and get great 3rd party support. Plus I know if there ever was a PS/Vita bundle it'd be at least 500 CDN and that's way too much.

#30 Posted by EzcapeTheFate (1063 posts) -
And people wonder why the Sony brand is going broke. There will be no PS5 if sony continues like this. Hell there might night be a PS4.
#31 Posted by EzcapeTheFate (1063 posts) -
[QUOTE="Heil68"]I'd rather have $200+ worth of world class, high scoring, meta game spread sheet making PS3 exclusives instead of the Vita. sts106mat
too bad LBK, wonderbook, Twisted metal, Ratchet and wank & PSABR wont be world class or high scoring. you'll be better off with a vita

Are serious? Wonderbook is gonna sell like hot cakes!
#32 Posted by hoola (6422 posts) -

They should do PS4 and Vita. If they make the bundle $100 more then I would probably spend the extra to get it.

#33 Posted by coasterguy65 (5889 posts) -

A buy a PS3 get a Vita for free bundle might work. Like how they were giving away PS3s if you bought a TV type thing.

Otherwise unless it is deeply discounted I doubt many people would be interested in buying two game systems at one time for over $500.

#34 Posted by sts106mat (19074 posts) -
[QUOTE="sts106mat"][QUOTE="Heil68"]I'd rather have $200+ worth of world class, high scoring, meta game spread sheet making PS3 exclusives instead of the Vita. EzcapeTheFate
too bad LBK, wonderbook, Twisted metal, Ratchet and wank & PSABR wont be world class or high scoring. you'll be better off with a vita

Are serious? Wonderbook is gonna sell like hot cakes!

seriously, like i said last week, harry potter fever is basically finished, the hobbit is coming and Lego LOTR game looks like being the first lego game since star wars that i actually want to play. wonderbook will tank.
#35 Posted by Heil68 (43585 posts) -
[QUOTE="Heil68"]I'd rather have $200+ worth of world class, high scoring, meta game spread sheet making PS3 exclusives instead of the Vita. sts106mat
too bad LBK, wonderbook, Twisted metal, Ratchet and wank & PSABR wont be world class or high scoring. you'll be better off with a vita

Nope, I'd rather have fuking WONDERBOOK, than Vita...And StarHawk and TwistedMetal BOTH(woot woot) made the spreadsheet, and that's all that matters and thus SDC. Thank you Sony for at least that.
#36 Posted by sts106mat (19074 posts) -
[QUOTE="sts106mat"][QUOTE="Heil68"]I'd rather have $200+ worth of world class, high scoring, meta game spread sheet making PS3 exclusives instead of the Vita. Heil68
too bad LBK, wonderbook, Twisted metal, Ratchet and wank & PSABR wont be world class or high scoring. you'll be better off with a vita

Nope, I'd rather have fuking WONDERBOOK, than Vita...And StarHawk and TwistedMetal BOTH(woot woot) made the spreadsheet, and that's all that matters and thus SDC. Thank you Sony for at least that.

starhawk looks good actually, i'd probably enjoy that. but twisted metal, nah.
#37 Posted by Heil68 (43585 posts) -
[QUOTE="sts106mat"][QUOTE="Heil68"][QUOTE="sts106mat"] too bad LBK, wonderbook, Twisted metal, Ratchet and wank & PSABR wont be world class or high scoring. you'll be better off with a vita

Nope, I'd rather have fuking WONDERBOOK, than Vita...And StarHawk and TwistedMetal BOTH(woot woot) made the spreadsheet, and that's all that matters and thus SDC. Thank you Sony for at least that.

starhawk looks good actually, i'd probably enjoy that. but twisted metal, nah.

You never played TM on the PS1 or PS2? Sweet Tooth am cry.
#38 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (24996 posts) -

smart choice for Sony.

#39 Posted by locopatho (20192 posts) -
Haha I love how Sony are literally insane :P
#40 Posted by sts106mat (19074 posts) -
[QUOTE="Heil68"][QUOTE="sts106mat"][QUOTE="Heil68"] Nope, I'd rather have fuking WONDERBOOK, than Vita...And StarHawk and TwistedMetal BOTH(woot woot) made the spreadsheet, and that's all that matters and thus SDC. Thank you Sony for at least that.

starhawk looks good actually, i'd probably enjoy that. but twisted metal, nah.

You never played TM on the PS1 or PS2? Sweet Tooth am cry.

nah, like i just said in another thread, i am really picky about the type of games i play, i am actually getting worse with age. i cannot say i have truly thoroughly enjoyed a game released this year apart from Mass Effect 3 & Trials Evo. nothing has grabbed me. i am hoping halo 4 gives me that first few minutes of "yes, stuck in this game for months" feeling that skyrim did last November.
#41 Posted by Heil68 (43585 posts) -
[QUOTE="Heil68"][QUOTE="sts106mat"]starhawk looks good actually, i'd probably enjoy that. but twisted metal, nah. sts106mat
You never played TM on the PS1 or PS2? Sweet Tooth am cry.

nah, like i just said in another thread, i am really picky about the type of games i play, i am actually getting worse with age. i cannot say i have truly thoroughly enjoyed a game released this year apart from Mass Effect 3 & Trials Evo. nothing has grabbed me. i am hoping halo 4 gives me that first few minutes of "yes, stuck in this game for months" feeling that skyrim did last November.

You should rent Sleeping Dogs, I'm playing it on Pc and it's a jolly good time ;)
#42 Posted by rjdofu (9170 posts) -
Haha I love how Sony are literally insane :Plocopatho
:? how?
#43 Posted by locopatho (20192 posts) -
[QUOTE="locopatho"]Haha I love how Sony are literally insane :Prjdofu
:? how?

It seems to me like only a hardcore PS fan would want to own both these expensive machines and use the cross play features yet a hardcore PS fan would already have one or both of these...
#44 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -
got both.
#45 Posted by sts106mat (19074 posts) -
[QUOTE="Heil68"][QUOTE="sts106mat"][QUOTE="Heil68"] You never played TM on the PS1 or PS2? Sweet Tooth am cry.

nah, like i just said in another thread, i am really picky about the type of games i play, i am actually getting worse with age. i cannot say i have truly thoroughly enjoyed a game released this year apart from Mass Effect 3 & Trials Evo. nothing has grabbed me. i am hoping halo 4 gives me that first few minutes of "yes, stuck in this game for months" feeling that skyrim did last November.

You should rent Sleeping Dogs, I'm playing it on Pc and it's a jolly good time ;)

box art turned me off straight away, also third person games, they make me even more fussy. got really bored of max payne 3 after a few levels, that seemed way too shallow for me. like i said, a lot of games suck this year. borderlands was awesome but gave me big headaches i had to sell it.
#46 Posted by p4s2p0 (4167 posts) -
[QUOTE="sts106mat"][QUOTE="Heil68"]I'd rather have $200+ worth of world class, high scoring, meta game spread sheet making PS3 exclusives instead of the Vita. Heil68
too bad LBK, wonderbook, Twisted metal, Ratchet and wank & PSABR wont be world class or high scoring. you'll be better off with a vita

Nope, I'd rather have fuking WONDERBOOK, than Vita...And StarHawk and TwistedMetal BOTH(woot woot) made the spreadsheet, and that's all that matters and thus SDC. Thank you Sony for at least that.

Even if I did play home consoles anymore I would still use portables too. Since I play games at more than just home.
#47 Posted by Heil68 (43585 posts) -
[QUOTE="sts106mat"][QUOTE="Heil68"][QUOTE="sts106mat"] nah, like i just said in another thread, i am really picky about the type of games i play, i am actually getting worse with age. i cannot say i have truly thoroughly enjoyed a game released this year apart from Mass Effect 3 & Trials Evo. nothing has grabbed me. i am hoping halo 4 gives me that first few minutes of "yes, stuck in this game for months" feeling that skyrim did last November.

You should rent Sleeping Dogs, I'm playing it on Pc and it's a jolly good time ;)

box art turned me off straight away, also third person games, they make me even more fussy. got really bored of max payne 3 after a few levels, that seemed way too shallow for me. like i said, a lot of games suck this year. borderlands was awesome but gave me big headaches i had to sell it.

How did borderlands give you headaches? :S
#48 Posted by danish-death (5314 posts) -
[QUOTE="sts106mat"][QUOTE="Heil68"][QUOTE="sts106mat"] nah, like i just said in another thread, i am really picky about the type of games i play, i am actually getting worse with age. i cannot say i have truly thoroughly enjoyed a game released this year apart from Mass Effect 3 & Trials Evo. nothing has grabbed me. i am hoping halo 4 gives me that first few minutes of "yes, stuck in this game for months" feeling that skyrim did last November.

You should rent Sleeping Dogs, I'm playing it on Pc and it's a jolly good time ;)

box art turned me off straight away, also third person games, they make me even more fussy. got really bored of max payne 3 after a few levels, that seemed way too shallow for me. like i said, a lot of games suck this year. borderlands was awesome but gave me big headaches i had to sell it.

I'm.. Super confused. Headache? Due to what? And how does this work with Halo? Not hating here just genuinly asking
#49 Posted by rjdofu (9170 posts) -

[QUOTE="rjdofu"][QUOTE="locopatho"]Haha I love how Sony are literally insane :Plocopatho
:? how?

It seems to me like only a hardcore PS fan would want to own both these expensive machines and use the cross play features yet a hardcore PS fan would already have one or both of these...

It all depends on pricing & games bundled with it, if they can price it nicely, it'll be a fine option for new fans. I agree with you though, buying that bundle only for cross play feature is pretty stupid. However, there's cross buy feature as well, buy PS3 ver and get Vita ver for free.

If Sony try this, it's obvious that they want to compete with the Wii U. They're kinda similar, but vastly different at the same time. I don't know, it seems Sony is going the opposite direction of Nintendo, instead of separate handheld and console apart, they try to make the gap as close as possible. Though I don't really like it (I want the vita to be something different, for it to stands on its own), I'll wait to see how that turns out.

#50 Posted by sts106mat (19074 posts) -

[QUOTE="sts106mat"][QUOTE="Heil68"] You should rent Sleeping Dogs, I'm playing it on Pc and it's a jolly good time ;) Heil68
box art turned me off straight away, also third person games, they make me even more fussy. got really bored of max payne 3 after a few levels, that seemed way too shallow for me. like i said, a lot of games suck this year. borderlands was awesome but gave me big headaches i had to sell it.

How did borderlands give you headaches? :S

i dont know, i have been having headaches for a few weeks, but borderlands 2 made them massively worse, I noticed on therr forum that some people were getting motion sickness because of the FOV. Later I searched on twitter for "Borderlands 2 headaches" after a particularly bad one and there were a lot of people saying exactly the same thing, its either too bright or the FOV is off or something i dont know.

you can try it for yourself, search twitter, there were a lot of tweets from people saying it was giving them a headache.

I sold it anyway, though i went to the doctors because i am still getting headaches, he has given me some tablets for migraines which are working. But I was off work for a full day because BL2 gave me a raging migraine that wouldn't shift after just a few hours of borderlands 2 the night before.

clearly there is something else the matter with me and BL2 didn't cause it, but it certainly made them worse and there are others who said the same, so feel free to laugh at me, i am bugged because i was enjoying the game hugely.

back playing reach now which doesn't give me headaches.