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Sony Expands Single Price Offers for PS Vita Launch Titles

Posted by Sammy Barker

Buy one, get one free

Sony’s announced that any future PlayStation Vita owners that already own copies of Hustle Kings and Top Darts on the PlayStation 3 will be able to download the handheld versions of the recreational sports titles absolutely free. The offer's set to swing both ways, with those that pick up the PS Vita versions of the titles netting the PlayStation 3 releases for free too.

It’s part of a much wider initiative that sees players grabbing the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita versions of specific cross-compatible games for a single price-point.

MotorStorm RC remains the best example of the philosophy, with a single £4.79 investment rewarding players with the home console and handheld versions of the game.

Not one to skip out on all the fun, WipEout 2048's also joining the cross-price bonanza. In the case of Sony’s super-speedy futuristic racer, if you already own WipEout HD and its Fury DLC pack on PS3, you’ll be able to download WipEout 2048’s subsequent DLC for free.

And then of course there’s Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3. While you won’t be getting any freebies for your investment, if you purchase any of the fighter’s DLC, regardless of platform, you'll be able to access it across both versions of the title. So, one outlay with double the pay-off.

Sony’s making out like this is all promotional business – which, of course it is – but we honestly believe that cross-platform compatibility is one of the PS Vita’s greatest strengths, and we’d be surprised if it didn’t become a key pillar of the PlayStation business going forwards.

[via blog.us.playstation.com]

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User Comments (6)

cyphid

#1

cyphid said:

I recently ordered wipeout 2048 for the Vita, already assuming the PS3 version would be free. I'm glad my instincts were correct!

Azikira

#2

Azikira said:

I'm glad that someone FINALLY shed some light on cross-platform DLC on Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3. Hurray, now I can have Jill and Shuma-Gorath on the go~ :D

Squiggle55

#5

Squiggle55 said:

@cyphid, turtlelink, and dak_n_jaxter
it reads to me simply like this - if you have wipeout and the fury pack on ps3 already, you still have to buy wipeout 2048 on the vita, but the DLC it comes out with will be free.

I like the sound of this news, hopefully it pertains to me in the future and games I'm interested in give me a freebie.

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