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Submitted by jmobley 854d ago | opinion piece

Could The Vita Be The PS4 Controller?

What if the controller for the PlayStation 4 is the Vita? (Next-Gen, Tech)

iamnsuperman  +   854d ago
I wont be as it is missing big analogue sticks and no R3/L3 and L2/R2 triggers. It still will be an important thing (with Gaikai) but not the controller.

If I was Sony I would bundle it with the PS4 and introduce a subscription service for this pack. 3-5 year contract at X amount (nothing really substantial £10-£25) per month with a starting fee of around £50 while offering a standalone PS4 and Vita. It works very well for mobiles and it could be very attractive to a big proportion of the market who cannot afford a PS4 out right. It could mean mean PS Vita's in peoples hands making developing for it a better option and developing features that both systems can use
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DaThreats  +   854d ago
Back touch screen can be used for L2 and R2
cpayne93  +   854d ago
Still doesn't work as well so that's irrelevant. They won't be doing this.
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LOGICWINS  +   854d ago
Thats not a bad idea. Maybe people who have PS Plus subs could get a discount on contract fees. Either way, Sony has proven that they understand value so they'll find a way to make the PS4 affordable to the masses.
Conzul  +   853d ago
"Never been first, never been cheapest."
Xbox is for the masses.
tehpees3  +   854d ago
They could potentially do a redesign when PS4 surfaces or some kind of add on like 3DS has.

I think there is a lot of potential for dual screen controllers. If you enjoyed DS you will know what I mean.
Peppino7  +   854d ago
I wouldn't mind some form of it but still keeping the main form of DS3. Better triggers though.
Magnagamer222  +   854d ago
It should have been done along time ago. You have some games that you can use the PSP for to play video games. They should make it a standard for sports games where you have to pick plays. Would be great for Madden.
ziggurcat  +   854d ago
*sigh*

no. the vita is the vita, it is not the next playstation controller.
Conzul  +   853d ago
Some integration is to be expected, however.
DivineAssault  +   854d ago
its not but might b able 2 be used as 1
Mr_cheese  +   854d ago
The vita will not be the PS4 control, that just wouldn't happen. I believe that you will be able to use it as a control though and it will serve a more integrated purpose in the next gen.
RuperttheBear  +   854d ago
Well, it would be a very expensive one. And the analogue sticks are crap in comparison to the dual shock, a definite downgrade.

So no, I don't think it will.
riverstars86  +   854d ago
Dumbest and most senseless article on this website in awhile. It should be required for journalists to educate themselves on business before.coming up with such rubbish.
Enemy  +   854d ago
I laughed out loud at how dumb this theory is. These journalists are trying so hard to speculate they're no longer making any sense.
vlonjati77  +   853d ago
Dont flatter them,DO NOT call them jurnalist cause they are not PERIOD :)
abzdine  +   854d ago
no, except if they reduce the price much much more.
I dont agree with the gimmick idea people have of the Vita.
one2thr  +   854d ago
I wouldn't mind having, that feature as a option. As long, as I can map out my own button layout, which would also be a nice feature as a option.
DAS692  +   854d ago
9 times out of 10... it's going to be an option. Don't even have to read this article to know that.
josephayal  +   854d ago
I Don't think so the PS Vita's analog sticks are small
LastXeno  +   854d ago
The analog sticks won't be good for first person shooters. Unless you want to swipe the back or use to the touch screen to run or throw a grenade. Plus they're a little too small for intense play in my opinion.
TongkatAli  +   853d ago
The analog sticks on the Vita are much better then the mushy dualshock sticks.
Theyellowflash30  +   854d ago
The Vita will be used as a controller but not main option. The analog sticks are to small and its missing shoulder buttons PlayStation gamers are accustomed to.
1nsomniac  +   854d ago
....No.
GreenRanger  +   854d ago
This is the PS4 controller.
@ Inevitable Shitstorm
It's only a joke.

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SAE  +   854d ago
Easy . just make the remote controle as a controller and you will be able to enter everything and play any game . you wont need to update games for it or anything like that . hacked ps3 proved this so i think it will be easy for the ps4 ..
TimeSkipLuffy  +   854d ago
if yes... only optional.
MasterCornholio  +   853d ago
NO.

However i believe that the connectivity between the Vita and the PS4 will be much better than the Vita and the PS3 with its limited remote play feature.

Im guessing that the Vita will be able to play PS4 games off screen just like the Wii U.
Indo  +   853d ago
Change a few things on the PS Vita and I use it as a PS4 controller. It has potential and hopefully if used as an optional controller would bring some needed attention to the Vita.
thebudgetgamer  +   853d ago
Booo!
Seraphemz  +   853d ago
Not really on Topic, but today I saw Rampage Jackson playing his Vita at the UFC presser...that was pretty cool...lol
BitbyDeath  +   853d ago
Price alone says no.
black911  +   853d ago
I thiught vita wouldve been bundled witg the PS3 as a second controller.

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