Dual screen

Sony’s John Koller believes cross-controller connectivity between the PlayStation 3 and Vita is just as compelling as the Wii U. Speaking with Engadget, the hardware marketing executive explained that there’s no real reason for owners of both consoles to even consider Nintendo’s latest system – because the Sony platforms can offer the same experience “quite easily”.

However, he argued that cross-controller should only be embraced when it makes sense. “It’s dependent on the content. So we need to make sure the content isn’t force fed,” he said. “And, to us, making sure that the gamer receives the right type of experience is what’s most important. So we’re going to pick our spots, but that technology does certainly exist here.”

Koller continued that retailers ask about a potential PS3 and Vita bundle “all the time”, but Sony has no definite plans to deliver one. “In the meantime, you look at the Vita consumer and a very high percentage – almost all of them – own a PS3. So you see that crossover works,” he explained.

But what percentage of PS3 users also own a Vita? We suppose that’s the problem with Sony’s cross-controller technology – it relies on the investment of two separate expensive devices, which is going to make it prohibitive for most consumers. Still, we’re really looking forward to that LittleBigPlanet 2 DLC.

[source engadget.com]