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PS4 and Vita Ultimate Player console bundle is real, pack art revealed

Thursday, 5th June 2014 12:42 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Sony has just confirmed that its PS4 and Vita Ultimate Player Bundle is real, following a leak on Amazon France.

UPDATE:

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It’s real. Sony said in a statement to Eurogamer, “The availability of the PS4 / PS Vita bundle will be determined and announced on a regional basis.”

That’s all you’re getting for now. There’s no solid release date or pricing yet, but we’ll update you once we know more.

ORIGINAL STORY:

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Dubbed the “Ultimate Player Edition”, the bundle – which has been rumored on the hamster wheel since last year – purportedly contains a Ps4 and the new PlayStation Vita slim model.

The European price is listed as €579.99, which will run around the $789.99 mark in the US.

IGN did the maths and calculated the savings for you: there aren’t any. PlayStation Vita slim is priced at €179.99 ($245.16) while PS4 is €399.99 ($544.83).

Therefore, if not some odd joke posted by an Amazon employee, the bundle will run you the same price as a PS4 and Vita bought together in the US as well.

The price makes sense. Last year, when the rumor first surfaced, I contacted all the GameStop stores in the counties touching mine, as was told is a ‘true’ bundle with a discount were to be applied (as the $500/$400 rumor stated), customers could be getting $700.00 worth of stuff.

“So for $700.00 to be knocked down to $400.00 I don’t think that’s going to happen,” said the store manager at the time. “If they are going to bundle it, it won’t be for $400.00.”

We’ll just have to wait on solid details which will surely be revealed during Sony’s E3 press conference on Monday.

Amazon France lists the bundle for a July 4 release.

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14 Comments

  1. Obernox

    Probably legit. Official announcement at E3 me thinks.

    #1 7 months ago
  2. ManuOtaku

    I dont know, this might help vita but not so much PS4, for both getting the benefits by this bundle it needs an atractive price point, which needs to be cheaper than both sold separetly.

    #2 7 months ago
  3. Legendaryboss

    There’s nothing remotely “ultimate” about a mismanaged, remote play accessory being bundled with its big bro – the PS4. But if it has to exist the price point has to be killer to have high value, I doubt it.

    #3 7 months ago
  4. Joe Musashi

    Whenever I see a screenshot like that, I always peek at the extra info. Browser tabs, open windows, task bar, bookmark bar. Very revealing. :)

    JM

    #4 7 months ago
  5. dtyk

    @Legendaryboss Definitely mismanaged, but the Vita really is a great device.

    #5 7 months ago
  6. polygem

    the original evil dead is still the best
    http://giphy.com/gifs/9VhbMwQUgXliE

    #6 7 months ago
  7. ialex92

    the author of this article is dumb. have u ever seen prices converted from Euros to Dollars for Sony products?!?! NEVER.

    PS4 is 399 dollars in the US or 399 Eu in Europe. Therefore, if the amazon’s tag is legit – it’s 580 dollars vs 400+200 – 20doll savings. It’s not gonna be almost 800 as you put it in the article and it’s completely dumb to think that 800 dollars for the bundle is even possible.

    Moreover, they could even go with 550 dollar tag to make it an amazing deal against microsoft’s 500 dollar Xbone+Kinect.

    #7 7 months ago
  8. Legendaryboss

    @dtyk If you say so.

    #8 7 months ago
  9. Mike W

    hmmm….this is a smart move to get more PS Vitas into people’s hands.

    #9 7 months ago
  10. Legendaryboss

    @Mike W This isn’t going to work, that price point just won’t work out. Even if it does work out value wise, then that solidifies Vita has no future. Not that it had one in direction it was going, just saying.

    #10 7 months ago
  11. Digital Bamboo

    What is the purpose of that “3″ PEGI rating?

    Could a 3-year-old even hold a PS4 controller, or use a Vita for more than 10 seconds without breaking it?

    I guess it’s there to confirm that those under 3 could interact with those solid objects as they currently stand, without being exposed to any potentially harmful content. Except for the wires, need of an outlet, and plastic bags. Thank god for that rating.

    #11 7 months ago
  12. diego-rbb-93

    The error is too sell a “bundle” (whose point is to sell a pack for less price that buying separately) at the same price as the original consoles, but without offering some extras like a 12 month suscription to PSN or at least a 16GB memory card for the Vita and 3 month suscription.

    I mean, you are forcing the player to spend the money in two machines without any included software so he have later to buy your PSN account and some games for their PS4/Vita.

    Its not fair because this bundle doesnt have any meaningful purpose to go.

    #12 7 months ago
  13. lexph3re

    @Digital Bamboo My 3 year old can, I let him use my vita to play games and watch netflix all the time and he uses the ps4 controller to navigate to netflix or play games on the ps3. So, i’d say it all depends on how you raise your kids.**

    **disclaimer… my child did break a nexus 7 though when he was 1 solo I would suggest 2 be the starting age to use electronics outside of phones.lol

    #13 7 months ago
  14. Gheritt White

    Very tempting indeed!

    #14 7 months ago

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