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PS4 & PS Vita bundle concept, “becoming more real by the week,” says Sony

Tuesday, 1st October 2013 11:48 GMT By Dave Cook

PlayStation 4 and PS Vita could yet be delivered in a bundle, according to Sony’s UK MD Fergal Gara.

OPM asked Gara for a straight-up yes or no regarding the existence or likelihood of a PS4 and Vita bundle, based on previous comments on the matter.

Referring to Sony’s PS4 and Vita Assassin’s Creed 4 demo at gamescom, Gara said, “Well a couple of things have evolved about since then. I think that clearly demonstrating what the two machines do when they come together was a big step and I think Gamescom was a key moment for that.”

He continued, “Seeing the consumer reaction and actually an upsurge in Vita sales immediately following that demo was very encouraging to see. So there is interest in the mechanic. Right now, as I sit here today, we’re not producing a box that fits a PS4 and PS Vita in that one box. We we could probably change our mind in the morning and still have it ready for launch to be honest so it’s not a big decision. It’s not a hard thing to do”.

PS4′s launch is still the focus however. He continued, “At the moment sat down with our retail partners discussing exactly what they want the PS4 launch pack to look like. And its very easy for us to work with them and say looks lets create a package that contains PS Plus, Killzone Shadow Fall, PS Vita, PS4, shall we do that?

“And they put it together as a bundle, let’s call it a soft bundle but it basically means they package together the bits. And they may want to put in FIFA 14 for example or any other third party title and say there’s your PlayStation mega bundle for x pounds. Would we work with them to support them to make that it happen? Yes”.

But could such a bundle happen after the PS4 is out? Gara concluded, “Ambivalent is maybe too strong a word. We’re still in the planning phase so it’s not a yes, its not a no. And the option is still there to pick up the two of them. We’ll make it happen in the ways that are best for our retail partners really and we’ll work with them. The concept is becoming more real by the week”.

Would you like to see this happen? Let us know below.

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10 Comments

  1. VibraniumSpork

    Discount code in the box maybe? Like “Hey, thanks for buying a PS4! Here’s £20 off a Vita if you fancy on of those!” That could work.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. zersus

    Yes of-ducking-course!

    “PS Plus, Killzone Shadow Fall or Battlefield 4 plus PS Vita, PS4, 2 Controllers, and the Cam shall we do that?”
    -Yes.
    “It would be 600€, is it still OK?”
    -Yes.
    “When would you like to see us ship this bundle?”
    -Yesterday.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. monkeygourmet

    @1

    Or a download code so you could download a Vita on launch day?

    #3 1 year ago
  4. monkeygourmet

    If they could have gone PS4 & Vita for £429 that would have really stuffed MS.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. mistermogul

    Too late. Got my Vita a month ago!

    #5 1 year ago
  6. pcbros

    Seeing how the PS4-Vita streaming might be their “killer app”, it would make sense to have a bundle.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. ChameleonX

    I imagine this bundle won’t happen until after the PS4 launch and for those who would have already purchased a PS4 by then, I’m assuming there will be a PSN voucher in it for them.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. pcbros

    ^^^ Why not just make the bundle available now and let people choose? That way they skip having to send vouchers.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Sini

    omfg if sony doesnt fuck up remote play/off tvplay it’s going to be amazing on that vita oled screen.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. fearmonkey

    @9 – If you have the vita before the hardware refresh you have oled screen, the new ones have a cheaper LCD screen unfortunately.

    #10 1 year ago

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