Earlier in the year, Sony stated that it was not averse to the idea of bundling the PlayStation 3 with the Vita. "We'd have nothing against that whatsoever," SCEUK’s Fergal Gara told CVG. "And it's not out of the question that we would do that this Christmas if we wanted to.”

It turns out that those weren’t empty words. The UK arm of online mega retailer Amazon is currently offering a 500GB PlayStation 3 console, a Wi-Fi Vita, and a copy of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale for £499.99. Sadly, the bundle is not especially cost-effective, as each of the aforementioned components can be purchased separately for a combined total of £446.98.

It appears that the offer was available as part of Amazon's recent Black Friday dealings. A user review notes that the bundle cost just £329.99 during the global discount day. However, the fact that the package is still available to purchase suggests that this may be a new initiative from Sony. We've contacted the platform holder for comment.

[via amazon.co.uk, News: Talking Point: Does the PS4 Need to Do More Than Push Polygons?]