We need more Cross-buys!

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#1 Posted by amir_g_m (32 posts) -

I'm not a blogger or a journalist. However I really hope some people could identify with me andmaybe share my thoughts somewhere else in the net and make a difference.

 

I received a Vita about half a year ago with Uncharted, in a grift box with a ribbon. I was really glad to own it...

After I played the fantastic Uncharted game, and I started looking for other games, either hard or digital copy (PS Store).

I purchased the Rayman: Origins for PS3, but I felt bad about the fact that it costs 20$, while the Vita version is 26$. that's tottaly unfair.

It MUST be a cross-buy game! Why does Sony allow this... stealing thing.... hwo come?

the same about the upcoming games like Final Fantasy HD. for the PS3 they sell a collection, but for Vita they sell it seperately ? it's stealing out money - I obviously am going to buy the PS3 version just because it's cheaper, but am I going to use my Vita one day? ever? 

how the hell on earth do they make it? will he have more cross-buys?

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#2 Posted by Eikichi-Onizuka (9068 posts) -
It does cost money to port games to the Vita, the average publisher is not going to do that for free.
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#3 Posted by Gxgear (10425 posts) -

There's no money to be made for 3rd party publishers/developers to make games cross-buy. It only makes sense for Sony because they need to promote the hardware, and for indies who need to get their brand of games as widely distributed as possible.

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#4 Posted by FlamesOfGrey (7511 posts) -
Cross Buy games will only come from Sony 1st Party franchises or games they publish / fund. As the poster above me mentioned no 3rd Party developer / publisher is going to cut their profits for Cross Buy.
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#5 Posted by voljin1987 (991 posts) -
Cross Buy games will only come from Sony 1st Party franchises or games they publish / fund. As the poster above me mentioned no 3rd Party developer / publisher is going to cut their profits for Cross Buy.FlamesOfGrey
correct me if i am wrong... but isnt dragon's crown cross buy?
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#6 Posted by FlamesOfGrey (7511 posts) -
[QUOTE="FlamesOfGrey"]Cross Buy games will only come from Sony 1st Party franchises or games they publish / fund. As the poster above me mentioned no 3rd Party developer / publisher is going to cut their profits for Cross Buy.voljin1987
correct me if i am wrong... but isnt dragon's crown cross buy?

No, it's not. It's Cross Save which means who can transfer saves between the PS3 & PS Vita versions. You still have to buy both versions seperately.
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#7 Posted by Terrencec06 (4014 posts) -

though it would be nice, not gonna happen. They have to make money. Doesn't make since to from the 3rd party prospective like everyone above said.

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#8 Posted by ItsEvolution (2593 posts) -
I'm still bummed that MLB 13 wasn't cross buy. Didn't end up buying either.
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#9 Posted by amir_g_m (32 posts) -

But it makes no sense!

Someone has to do something about it! a protest, an article in the gaming zone... I don't know...

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#10 Posted by josephl64 (4424 posts) -

what do you mean it makes no sense...it's perfectly reasonable. I would actually be slightly inclined to support each company's protest on making cross-buys since there are so many cons to doing it

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#11 Posted by Ovirew (8117 posts) -

what do you mean it makes no sense...it's perfectly reasonable. I would actually be slightly inclined to support each company's protest on making cross-buys since there are so many cons to doing it

josephl64
I agree. I feel like I'm one of the few people who doesn't really see a lot of benefit to cross-buy. When your struggling handheld is in need of hit games, and several of them are released on the PS3 that a lot of gamers already have, it's difficult to get people to buy a Vita specifically for that game... Especially when they are encouraged to buy the PS3 version to get the Vita version!