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Wait, Sony Has No Plans for a PlayStation 4 and Vita Bundle?

Posted by Kell Andersen

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Sony marketing boss John Koller dropped all manner of bombs at a recent press event in Santa Monica, including the announcement that the platform holder has over 100 games in store for the PlayStation 4 in 2014. Most troubling, though, is the recent revelation that the company doesn't have any "firm plans" to release a PS4 and Vita bundle.

However, before you write this off as a complete troll, the big wig did note that his team had definitely been looking into the idea, if only as a potential option. "We certainly would look at it. I think that it's an interesting proposition," Koller said in a statement to Gamespot. "I like the idea personally of being able to put them together if not as a bundle but as a marketed experience point."

The executive stresses that while the Japanese giant wants to position the handheld as a valuable companion to its console counterpart, it's equally committed to selling the system on its own merits. "So Vita we think fits very, very well as a companion device for the PS4," he continued. "But, I stop there because I want to make sure that the Vita retains the beauty of what makes the Vita the Vita. And that's that it's got its own unique kind of bespoke games."

While we can appreciate his point, we really think that, at the moment, a timely bundle would do wonders for the beleaguered portable. The handheld's sales saw a significant jump when Sony's next-gen marvel launched, so it stands to reason that shipping the two together would, at the very least, generate some much needed interest. Would you consider picking up a PS4 and Vita bundle? Do you see this as a potentially problematic move for Sony? Let us know in the comments section below.

[via gamespot.com]

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User Comments (14)

Cyrso

#1

Cyrso said:

Well it makes sense, they can't allow it to take a bigger loss on the Vita by making a ps4+vita bundle for less than €600.

There's no need for a bundle.

Sanquine

#2

Sanquine said:

"And that's that it's got its own unique kind of bespoke games "

Well announce some new games than! More games like gravity rush

Punished_Boss

#3

Punished_Boss said:

Thats great and is not problematic, PS4 will not save Vita nor should it be the factor that raises sales.

"that it's got its own unique kind of bespoke games " LOL!

Bad-MuthaAdebis

#6

Bad-MuthaAdebis said:

Until they release a new vita that has all ds4 buttons then its pointless because remote play is hit n miss.

rjejr

#7

rjejr said:

The PS4 is selling so well as is, why make a bundle to be sitting on the shelves that nobody wants? Its a waste of PS4 stock, which they need for the launch in Japan any day now.

The Wii U Basic languished on shelves as people bought the premium deluxe, no reason to have PS4s keeping them company. For the holiday maybe.

TasukiStaff

#9

Tasuki said:

If they would have offered a Vita/PS4 bundle I would have gone for it, getting a PS4 after all got me to purchase a Vita. While I can see Sony's point I wouldn't be to surprised if they did a Vita/PS4 bundle for the Holiday Season.

Diddy_kong

#12

Diddy_kong said:

I think this bundle will happen at some point. It might not make sense right now, but it'll happen someday. I imagine that when Sony releases the PS4 Slim that they will also give consumers the option of buying a PS4 Slim/Vita Slim bundle.

feelthesarcasm

#14

feelthesarcasm said:

I understand the position. If you start boxing the vita with the PS4, it looks more like an accessory instead of it's own individual system (think of Wii U + gamepad) If consumers see the PS4/Vita bundled together all the time, they might turn off potential Vita buyers. Let's say someone's shopping for a new console, but they don't want the PS4, they might write off the Vita all together figuring they go hand in hand.

I think it'd be okay for limited editions for a big crossplay release title maybe but it shouldn't be permanently available.

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