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Submitted by MariaHelFutura 354d ago | rumor

PS4 & PS Vita Bundle Coming For 'Around $500'

Sony may introduce a hardware bundle containing a PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita when the next-gen console goes on sale later this year, according to a new report. (PS Vita, PS4)

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pedrof93  +   354d ago
That would be awesome.

This would be quite a hit at Microsoft.

But then again this is a rumor, like the 4.5 gbs for the OS.

Edit : Its incredible stupid to conclude that VITA could be used an extra controller. Why ? That's because Vita doesn't have L2 & R2 or L3 & R3.
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s8anicslayer  +   354d ago
I can't see them selling the vita for $100 even in a bundle I can see maybe $150 - $175 but not $100 that is just absurd!
cleft5  +   354d ago
If they did it, it would insanely boost Vita sells and make it competitive with the 3DS. They may just be willing to do this for a limited time in order to get their sales up.
blitz0623  +   354d ago
They could make it $600 (so $200 for the Vita) but make the PS4 hard drive 1TB and *maybe* include the Camera
kneon  +   354d ago
It's not absurd at all. The Vita is frequently on sale for $199 including a game and memory card. Their cost to manufacture is certainly below $100 so they can sell the bundle at $500 if they are willing to sell the Vita pretty much at cost.

And why wouldn't they? Sales haven't been what they wanted so sell it at cost and get the install base up. They wouldn't want to do that with standalone Vitas but for a bundle that's fine, they are still making money overall.

Such a bundle might very well tempt some people away from the competition so it would be a good move.
stevehyphen  +   354d ago
It's either absurd or a good way to hook people into buying the proprietary memory.
If this turns out to be true then I would not expect a cut on the memory cards. That would be asking for too much.
This rumour is somewhat plausible because ps plus adoption will be greatly increased come autumn, and the profit margine on those memory cards must be huge, especially since Sony already had the factories in China to make consumer electronics.

Also, this web browser (on vita) is not a great backup to my android phone. I would love an upgrade in the future.
Saigon  +   354d ago
If they do this, I might have to change my preorder.
Pixel_Enemy  +   354d ago
I don't care what anyone says, I love my vita. I have been playing it a lot lately. Just got into the Killzone Mercenary closed beta too and it is AWESOME! I have been hooked on Killzone since I downloaded it. I can't wait for the full game to release next month. It will definitely hold me over until the PS4 launches and I get to play KZ Shadowfall!
Ju  +   354d ago
"Around $500" can mean anything. People tend to simplify. I can't believe it'll be $500...I can see $549 maybe and a price cut to $179/$199 or something. I can see that, yes.
Dirtnapstor  +   354d ago
If they do, that would be a steal. However, keep in mind the cost of a memory card. The needed size to be able to play anything will cost another 50+ $$$. Downside.
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ZodTheRipper  +   354d ago
500 is too good to be true. On the other hand, this would lead to an insane headstart for the PS4. Also, Vita sales would be heavily pushed, so hopefully this is true and more people will fall in love with the Vita. (=> more developer support)
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HammadTheBeast  +   354d ago
$550 called it.
SilentNegotiator  +   354d ago
It's either that or put them in happy meals.

But seriously, at least it would lead to a bigger install base and thus software sales for the handheld. Vita is not going to get anywhere with its current price and if bundling helps ease the pain of taking a loss, why not?
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Syntax-Error  +   354d ago
If they do this.....

O M F G!

That would be the most impressive sh!t since the donkey show I saw in Mexico
jcnba28  +   354d ago
Exactly, sony would be taking a huge loss if this rumor was true.
abzdine  +   354d ago
PS4+Vita for 499$!!! competition was over before but right now there is no competition.
ShinMaster  +   354d ago
Then again, they did put a Blu-ray player in the PS3. Back then, Blu-ray players alone cost at least $400.

So that's a maybe.
blackbeld  +   354d ago
Yep Absurd.

This is double KO and xbox the end.
brew  +   354d ago
$599 with a 32gb memory card for the Vita would be good.
miyamoto  +   354d ago
PS4 and PS Vita @$500.00 is a win win situation

PS4 @ $350
PSV @ $150

Gaikai will destroy the competition
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TronEOL  +   354d ago
Honestly, I agree with you. But I can completely see why Sony would bundle it in with the PS4.

According to Sony, the Vita's attach rate is really good. But in order for more people to buy more games for the Vita, they need more people to OWN a Vita.

So pushing it with the PS4 would not only put more Vita's in the wild, but it would attract developers to create more for the Vita.

Sony could only win by making this a temporary bundle. Guarantee it would be sold out almost instantly.
ForgottenProphecy  +   354d ago
but the back touch pad can be used for L2 and R2, and the front for L3 and R3. Even though I know it will only be used for a controller for certain games.
ravinash  +   354d ago
My understanding is that you will be able to remote play most/all games on the PS4 with the Vita, so the controls must be able to work in some way.
So if the controls do work, why not set it to use as another controller?
iamnsuperman  +   354d ago
@ravinah

It is all games with remote play (Sony is doing that not the developers this time around). The second controller aspect is being given to the developers to decide. So it is possible but unlikely to be implemented in a large quantity.
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pedrof93  +   354d ago
Yes but It would be awkward.
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TheUndertaker85  +   354d ago
@pedrof93: It's already being done and isn't really awkward. The system is already in use for any games that support Remote Play.

Look at step six.
http://www.pocketgamer.co.u...
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Dragonopolis  +   354d ago
Yes the Vita does work pretty well as a controller replacement ...... Matter of fact its good enough that if Sony did a fantastic job intergrating into the PS4's design they could drop the main PS4 controller and call it the remote play bundle..... That could make a significant cost savings that could go a long way in helping to reach the $500 point.

..........Even if Sony didn't drop the PS4 controller they at least breaking even or selling the PS4 at a slight loss at $350 in bundle plus $150 for Vita equals .....$500.... It certainly is feasible.

.....Question is....is Sony willing to pull it off. It would definitely be a fatal blow against Microsoft at that price as the Vita is much more useful and a better value than MS's kinect 2.0 at that price level. Even at $550 it is still a great value and worth the price but would not be the fatal bundle in Microsoft's heart. This new console generation has become much more interesting for the gamer than last and the competition this year between console companies is going to be a win win for us gamers.
TomShoe  +   354d ago
If this is true,

My response to Sony:

http://i40.tinypic.com/dr41...
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NeoTribe  +   354d ago
Use imgur memes man. Theres so many adds on that page I couldn't tell what the meme was.
cityboy100  +   354d ago
Lol!!!!!/
HammadTheBeast  +   354d ago
If you don't want to look at 1000 ads, here:

http://oi40.tinypic.com/dr4...
Campy da Camper  +   354d ago
My biggest delima is I have a launch day ps4 confirmed at GameStop. If this rumor is true will they be available at launch? What if I switch it over to vita bundle n they don't arrive am I S.O.L. since I gave up original reservation? Hmmm...I need to get into GameStop Lol.
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GT67  +   354d ago
now if this rumor is TRUE vita-ps4 bundle wonder how will MS counter-act on this latest news from SONY if!!! it is trrue.

HALO 5, kinect 2.0./Destiny bundle?? im guessing here.
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ZodTheRipper  +   354d ago
I couldn't care less about M$ response.
GT67  +   354d ago
@ zod above
i dont care either i am a ps4 guy im only curious what will MS do if it's remotely true. im sure they come up with some bull-she-it
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Peanuts110  +   354d ago
Or play Halo Spartan Assault via Smart glass on your Xbox 360/One.
BaronVonRhett  +   354d ago
They will throw in a Free windows 8 tablet for only $800 dollars!!! What a steal!!!
British_Knight  +   354d ago
Microsoft is after the hearts of hardcore gamers and casual gamers. Casual gamers don't play handheld games - Vita or Nintendo DS. I am a hardcore gamer. I'm overly excited for the Witcher 3, Dragon Age Inquisition, FFXV, Watch Dogs, MGS V, Quantum Break, The Order, Ryse (if Crytek alters gameplay), to name a few. A PS4/Vita bundle doesn't excite me. I don't have enough time to play handheld games. I didn't have time for handheld games during college either, so I definitely don't have time for them now.

Anyway, I said all of that to say, a PS4/Vita bundle would be awesome for some people, but I don't think it will effect Microsoft and XBOX One. The people who are going to buy PS4 will buy it regardless wether Vita is bundled with it or not. I'm buying XBOX One first and I'll buy my PS4 in late 2014.

Lastly, Sony would never bundle those products together for $499. Sony is in financial peril. They need all of the money they can get.
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Darrius Cole  +   354d ago
@GT67

In reponse to Post# 1.4.2

I'm a "best deal for me" guy. But that clearly is going to be the PS4 this time around.

I already have my PS4 pre-ordered and nearly paid off, but if they do this bundle and at $500 or even $550 I'm getting the bundle instead.

P.S.

If they do this that bundle will absolutely stomp the competition.
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indysurfn  +   354d ago
No no no you got it all wrong! Microsoft will add a painting of a controller right next to the go faster strips. And call it insane controls holographic image.
Blackdeath_663  +   354d ago
i thought that rumour has already been proven as false information by digital foundary.
HammadTheBeast  +   354d ago
If you mean the 4.5 gb one, that was completely started by them and their "inside source" lol.

Sony and about 20 other devs had to put an end to it.
Apollosupreme  +   354d ago
Controller: Depends on the game. A lot of games don't need to use all those buttons. There is a lot a touch pad on the Vita which is alright once you get used to it... Takes a while though. I'm a day one Vuta owner and I'm used to using it.
sarshelyam  +   354d ago
The rear touchpad can be divided into quadrants and mapped to 4 buttons...L2 & R2, L3 & R3 included.
DialgaMarine  +   354d ago
If you played games like Gravity Rush or PS All Stars, the touch screen and rear touch pad make up for the lack of face buttons. We've seen Vita do PS3 remote play just fine before. PS4 remote play should be no different.
GdaTyler  +   354d ago
Vita has rear touch pad.
Syntax-Error  +   354d ago
That would ensure 20 million Vita's in a household
b00mFargl3  +   354d ago
Who cares if it is a huge hit at Microsoft. That's just silly to even care. Celebrate the fact that gamer's will get a killer deal and expanded capability for an inexpensive option. That is what is sweet.
BaronVonRhett  +   354d ago
The Vita will be used as a second controller because Sony is requiring that all PS$ games have remote play capabilities for the Vita.
PopRocks359  +   354d ago
I'd buy that.
fr0sty  +   354d ago
@pedro, the vita does have a front and back touch screen that L2/R2/L3/R3 could easily be mapped to.
HakatoX  +   354d ago
@pedro
research moar.
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HakatoX  +   353d ago
awww stalkers at it again.
like a child throwing a fit. "I wont tell you why I look pissy. Im gonna make it seen."

absolutely childish.

and research shows L1 L2 R1 R2 are usable on the vita..... dummy
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Syntax-Error  +   354d ago
Way better deal than that $499 one that included a PS EYE
Prime_28  +   354d ago
It kinda sad that sony needs their new home console to help them sell vita's :/
dcj0524  +   354d ago
Its not really that. It's $150 off the VITA. That is robbery.
arkard  +   354d ago
Like its kinda sad Microsoft has to make it mandatory that Kinect is sold with it, otherwise no one would buy it?
NeoTribe  +   354d ago
Sounds better than them forcing it with every system and requiring it to be connected to your ps4 to run.
3-4-5  +   354d ago
Nail in Microsoft's Next Gen Box shaped Red coffin.

For $500 you can get:

* PS4 + Vita

or

* XB1

* Vita can play most PS4 games as well, so not only can it play it's own games, but also those of the PS4 and the multi-platform games that will be appearing on XB1 as well.

That is, IF this is to be true.

XB1 will still sell, but if you go with Playstation, you essentially getting an awesome Handheld for free.

Yea it's $100 more than just PS4, but you would have paid that towards the XB1 @$500 anyways.
3-4-5  +   354d ago
Your right, not like there isn't a touch pad or anything that you can assign buttons to.

Glad nobody ever thought of that. !!
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Mounce  +   354d ago
The Back Panel can be customized so the Left/Right side are L2 and R2 respectively.

As for Joystick-buttons....am sure some control-tweaks will be needed if not the backpanel being used in a 4-corner button layout instead of being in-half.
Killzoner99  +   354d ago
If this happens it's game over Microsoft. They're already screwed but this would put them out of business.
DJMarty  +   354d ago
PS4 buttons can be remapped to PSVita buttons problem solved
Xer0_SiN  +   354d ago
hundred extra for a vita. thats a fucking deal!
Xer0_SiN  +   354d ago
delete. repost.
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fermcr  +   354d ago
"PS4 & PS Vita Bundle Coming For 'Around $500'"

I don't believe this rumor... at least not anytime soon.

When the PS4 and Vita are cheaper, then this might be true... in a year or two.
Groo  +   354d ago
I put more stock in this rumor vs the 1000 xb1 rumors.

Xb1 will be da best eva in 4 yeaz now wah boi. Nobodies gonna beat the XB1 tech then..

that kind of crap
edgeofsins  +   354d ago
It's not necessarily supposed to be a controller for it to replace a Dualshock, but is for other kinds of control in games with the new touch screen device support in games. They can work around the L2, R2, L3, and R3 with the back track pad and the front touch screen, though not as good. It is nice to have the remote play supported by basically every game for it though.
RedHawkX  +   354d ago
vita and ps4 for 500? you would be dumb and ignorant to get an xbox one instead at this price lol.
kryteris  +   354d ago
front and back swipe controls. Not an issue.
schlanz  +   354d ago
Please be true. I would most certainly buy this at launch as opposed to my standing plan to waiting a year or two.
_FantasmA_  +   353d ago
You snooze, you looze. Hurry up and buy!
ded1020  +   354d ago
I wouldn't call it "incredible stupid" when Sony has already said all games are coming to vita with remote play AND "mobile controls". If its good enough for that, shouldn't it be good enough for regular controller use?
Deadpoolio  +   354d ago
If your going to pretend a rumor is true at least use the correct rumor since it was 4.5gb for games not the OS...Either way that was already debunked by numerous sources from developers to Sony themselves
AzureskyZ  +   354d ago
I really doubt this is the case-- rumor is just that rumor-- but if this is the real deal-- i see alot of people changing into this bundle 100 dollar vita is too good to pass up-- I think a more realistic pricing is 550-600 but hey who knows, sony may be going for the jugular.
Godz Kastro  +   354d ago
I believe it. The Vita is on life support. This might be the only way people will buy it. Tablets/phones have killed this market. I would take one if the bundled it for free. Otherwise no thanks...
garibubuprincess  +   352d ago
No, it's not. Remote play is mandatory. Developers will have to adapt the controls for Vita anyway.
golding89  +   354d ago
Xbox day one for me,,but this will actually be pretty good for those that always wanted a vita.

but ps4 & vita? for around 500? Loss profit a little, no?
bicfitness  +   354d ago
Vita is made out of high end cell phone parts, and it will be almost 2 years old come November. They are certainly making a profit on every unit sold. So no, there won't be any loss on Sony's side.

Edit: "Around" $500, probably means $549.
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iamnsuperman  +   354d ago
"but ps4 & vita? for around 500? Loss profit a little, no?"

Possibly but that could be made up through software. I hear the Vita has a crazy software to console attachment rate. The issue Sony has is getting people to buy the Vita in the first place (I have one by the way). Once the hardware is out the software could make up the loss. This is a great way to get the PS Vita out there
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kariyanine  +   354d ago
It does have a great attach rate but you have to also account for the type of people that already have Vitas. They are going to be the most ardent supporters and as such their attach rates are going to be absurdly high.

And while I think its a great idea to get a great device into the hands of the public, I'm not really sure who this bundle is really reaching out to? Is there really a fringe group of potential Vita supporters that have been holding out for a $500+ bundle with the PS4?
Pixel_Enemy  +   354d ago
@kariyanine When you are looking at $500 for an XB-one that includes a camera that no one truly wants vs $500 for a PS4 and an extremely powerful handheld that means taking not only it's own games on the go but your entire PS4 catalog along with it. The choice is a no brainer.
ZodTheRipper  +   354d ago
@kariyanine:
I know A LOT of people who are interested in the Vita but were scared away by it's price. I was one of them a couple weeks ago but fainted when I saw the PS Vita Mega Pack for 200€. If Sony really is planning such a bundle I expect really high demand for it.
RedHawkX  +   354d ago
they make up the money with ps+ and people will buy a few games especially if they are getting 2 systems for the price of one lol
dredgewalker  +   354d ago
Yeah probably profit too. Most Vita components like the gpu and processor are more likely to be a lot cheaper. This would be a very good deal if it is true. Lately there good games have been coming out for the Vita and if you include the psp and ps1 game library then it's actually quite large.
Groo  +   354d ago
No one here wants any of your coolaid bro
golding89  +   354d ago
Yea no shit. no one here wants to hear this is a bad idea from sony when it comes to profit lol

All those disagrees with no sort of explanation is mind blowing lol

i love n4g
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Jaqen_Hghar  +   354d ago
trolling
GusHasGas  +   354d ago
Although I really want Sony to sell this bundle (at $500), it's kind of hard to believe that it would ever be $500 considering the current price of the Vita. I would expect it to be about $600, but hey, you never know.
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iamnsuperman  +   354d ago
Bundle will eventually come but the big question is price. I think $500 might be a bit too low but they also need it at the price to be directly competitive with the One's bundle ( being $50 or so more than the One my make this specific bundle struggle against those two other, PS4 and One, bundles). If this does turn out to be true (which I think it wont be because of the price) it could put Microsoft in a really bad position. Dare I say terrible position.
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Campy da Camper  +   354d ago
No doubt! Xboxone for 500 or ps4 AND Vita for 500? No brainer!
jairusmonillas  +   354d ago
Sounds too good to be true.
Starbucks_Fan  +   354d ago
O_O
pwnsause_returns  +   354d ago
Whaaa???
SirBradders  +   354d ago
All they need to do is continue with all their current models and just and in the vita one with a big heading 'use your vita to play any game anytime' with 2 kids playing cod somewhere at a mates house etc... and all the kids that buy xbox for that will want one.
christrules0041  +   354d ago
Sony should make a 4G PS Vita though. 3G doesn't work very well unless your inside your house. Then you could theoretically play your games where ever you go. As long as your PS4 is connected to the cloud and your 4G vita to the internet stream your PS4 games would be awesome.
iamnsuperman  +   354d ago
I think they should drop the 3G all together. Nearly all phones can tether and who goes outside the house without a phone. Also walking down the high street shows how a lot of place now offer free Wifi. Adding 4G is an unnecessary expense especially when global 4G roll out hasn't exactly happened yet. It would be nice but would be too much to ask of Sony and the consumer (price wise)
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stevehyphen  +   354d ago
I may be wrong, but i thought the 3g model wasn't in production anymore.
The thing I wonder about remote play is the bandwidth. Not concerned with it on the Vita end, just the upload speed that will be required for the ps4 to stream the video. Obviously this is not a problem when the two are on the same network.
dboyman  +   354d ago
Can live without the 3G or 4G myself. But at least lets have a model with GPS and Wifi...
christrules0041  +   354d ago
@stevehyphen

The 3G model might not be in production anymore because it hasn't been selling very many units. They could have a backlog of 3G models so at this point to make more 3G models would literally be digging themselves into debt. If it does sell when the PS4 comes out they may start making them again if they aren't at the moment.
Starbucks_Fan  +   354d ago
They need to make a Verizon model
christrules0041  +   354d ago
Does it come with the dog/ball? If so count me in =D I already have a Yorkie and a Toy poodle.....
truechainz  +   354d ago
doubt this would be only $500 but hey if it is then that is hard to beat!
devwan  +   354d ago
Not only do I think this is likely, I don't really see Sony taking that much of a hit with the $500 price as I'm not totally convinced the $350 retail price of ps4 is doing them much harm and the $250 for Vita almost 2 years on is likely a very safe price point at the end of 2013.

If it happens it'll be BIG... The powerful ps4, remote play, ps+ on both devices and Vita's own native software. That looks way better value than a console with a camera for the same money.
xReDeMpTiOnx  +   354d ago
I suspect if true that we will hear about it come gamescom
Bathyj  +   354d ago
it would be quite a coup for Sony. How could you justify an Xbox for the same price as a PS4 and a Vita?
Mr-Dude  +   354d ago
That's a very good point...
dredgewalker  +   354d ago
It would be hard to pass this deal up for $500. I'm just waiting for the PS4, I just bought a Vita last week and I'm loving the hell out of it. It's also a good time to own a Vita with Dragon's Crown out and Killzone Mercenary showing very good promise of an excellent shooter for a portable.
remanutd55  +   354d ago
I've been playing the kizzy mercs beta and i've come to the conclusion that if advertise it right killzone mercenary = system seller, there is no other experience on a mobile machine like it, is in a league of its own.
dredgewalker  +   354d ago
Dang I'm very jealous of you getting into beta. I've seen the gameplay footages and it looks more like a PS3 game than a portable game.I can't believe they were able to use the KZ engine on the Vita.
DiRtY  +   354d ago
The PS Vita does not have a price-problem. It has a value-problem.
JBSleek  +   354d ago
That is price related as well.

It is too expensive for it's feature set thus consumers don't consider it a good buy.

You want a consumer to pay $250 for a mobile device with no internal storage, overpriced memory cards, while the direct competition is cheaper and the indirect competitors that being tablets are killing it in the 7" department.
Hicken  +   354d ago
Neither thing is true, actually. It's most definitely not too expensive for its feature set.

Even WITH no internal storage, it's worth its asking price, though the memory cards are a bit highly priced. Its direct competition is cheaper but FAR less capable, relying more on the brand name than anything; and its indirect competitors are more expensive, less portable, lacks the big name games, and are less suited to gaming(no buttons).
JBSleek  +   354d ago
Hicken if non of that was true then why doesn't that translate to more sales if it is indeed not too expensive for isn't feature set?

Consumers are will to pay upward of $500 for a tablet.

If it's indirect competition is indeed more expensive, less portable and lacks big games why are they outselling the Vita? If what you say is true why?
Hicken  +   354d ago
Necessity, for one. Tablets and smartphones are seen as necessity in today's world. A dedicated handheld is not.

Marketing is another reason: smart device companies spend hundreds of millions on advertising their devices. Only Microsoft spends that sorta money advertising their stuff, in the gaming industry.
edonus  +   354d ago
I dont see it.... granted it would be hella cool if they did this but at $500 they would be knocking of $150 dollars from the Vitas regular price. That is a lot and really fast.

I could also see a stripped down Ps4 Vita, maybe a weaker screen and single touch, and only works with remote play and games downloaded through the Ps4.... naaaaah that wouldnt really work either. Maybe just kick the price up $50-$100 it would make more sense.

And whats this not being able to use it as a controller on every game crap. Make a vita app that syncs it to the Ps4 it does have bluetooth doesnt it?
cellur111  +   354d ago
If they did make this bundle i would buy it right away, but i doubt sont would sell ti at $500.
dcj0524  +   354d ago
JOIN ME!!! JOIN THE VITAS!!!!!
Mr-SellJack  +   354d ago
Yes!!!!!i hope it's true!
kwiksilver99  +   354d ago
as awesome as the bundle would be,it does sound too good to be true at $500.
FullMetalTech  +   354d ago
I think we'll see a ps4/vita bundle for next E3. I think it'll 600 though with at least a year of Plus added to it.
remanutd55  +   354d ago
I already have a vita but if this rumor is true then i will upgrade my ps4 pre order to this bundle.
josephayal  +   354d ago
They would be selling it at such a loss. It'll probably be a black Friday deal
Fixlarz  +   354d ago
I prooobably will buy this if this is legit. I've kind of wanted a Vita for a while now but the price is what's been keeping me from buying it. 100$ is a perfect price for a Vita and it's kind of a steal so I'd more or less have to buy it. I'll be getting the PS4 anyway and a 50% cheaper Vita with it? Sold.
GreenRanger  +   354d ago
There's no way Sony are going to give away the Vita for €100, it's just not going to happen.

I'd have no problem if I was proven wrong, though.
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stevehyphen  +   354d ago
As soon as I read this I was thinking the same thing, but the more I think about it....

If Sony were to do this, and that's a big if, it wouldn't be the first time they were to sell a a loss. This leads me to wonder: what would Vita's price have to be to sell at a loss? Minus deals this thing is typically $250. It's also a year and a half old. A year and a half is a long time in terms of mobile devices.

There would be a few benefits to this bundle were it to exist.
1) The hardcore or semi-hardcore gamer was already aware of vita's price and knows it's a good deal. Install base leads to software and accessory purchases. Stronger brand loyalty is also a plus to a company which has products at almost every price point in every section of a store like BestBuy.
2) Premium price match to Microsoft. It's no secret that some segment of the technology buying market will buy things because they are more expensive. The same can be said about pretty much any product.
3) Nintendo competition. Being able to tout the combo as doing the exact same thing that the Wii-U can except almost anywhere is a pretty hard jab at Nintendo. We all know the the Wii-U is not very popular anyway, but if the package looks the same then it could make the Wii-U a harder sell. The harder competition would be against the 3DS. Sony would have more units in gamers' hands than they do now. More developers could come on board and increase the amount of software available. Also, if the Vita gets a similar pricing outside of the bundle, the 3DS *could* drop a few sales to it.
4) Whether it's 1% more or 1 single unit more because of the bundle, Sony gets more ps4 units into consumer hands. How much profit does one owner bring in during a console generation?

I am no analyst, but I would imagine the ones on Sony's payroll have been running the numbers on ideas like this.
This is a long post for something that doesn't affect me. I typed this on my Vita.
ElementX  +   354d ago
Sony fans should already own Vitas. Actually I haven't played mine in months
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Masterman280  +   354d ago
So its gotten to the point where Sony can only sell the Vita as a peripheral for the PlayStation 4...
G20WLY  +   354d ago
...And yet it's outselling the Wii U so far this year, MarioBoy...

Clearly this is aimed at people who want both and as they were developed alongside each other, with interconnectivity in mind, it makes sense to offer a bundle at some point in the future.

Cars come with stereos - does this mean stereos can only be sold as car accessories? Nope, so quit trolling, please. :)
Masterman280  +   354d ago
Not trolling at all, but at E3 2013 all i saw was them talking about the Vita being a second screen for the PS4, so it seems they're just selling it as a second screen for the PS4. And that car stereos was a stupid example. I don't hate the Vita or PS4 at all, just wanna express my opinions.
G20WLY  +   354d ago
^And you did express your opinion...

As for my 'stupid' example, well spotted - in fact it's equally stupid to your comment and that was my point, duh! ;P

BTW, did you know Sony said before E3 that it would be focussed on PS4? This is why the only thing said about Vita was how it interacts with PS4...hopefully this helps you to understand, my friend :)
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Masterman280  +   354d ago
My comment wasn't stupid, you lot are just offended by it. Throughout the year i haven't heard anything about the Vita, expect it can interact with the PS4 and a secondary screen for it, and i'm just thinking Sony is trying to sell more units, by making as if the PS Vita is a peripheral for the PlayStation 4. I knew people won't like what i said, i knew i'd get thumbs down, but that ain't a reason for me not to express my opinion. If i annoyed you in anyway then i'm sorry.
GamerGuy153  +   354d ago
They aren;t only selling it as a peripheral they just really need to build the install base with fans that love to buy games. If they can build up the install base there will be more and better games developed for the system fixing the drought thats been occurring. Say the PS4 costs around 375 normally, as Sony is saying they are not selling it as a loss. And the Vita, they are almost certainly going to drop the price to 200 or 175 and I would bet it only costs them 150 to make them, having been out for over a year. So it only costs sony say 525-550 to make this bundle, so if they could take a 25-50 dollar loss with the HUGE benefit of them having places two new consoles in your hands to buy games for. Everyone will buy PS+ to get the free games for both systems putting 50 more dollars in sony's pockets and you buy two or three games for the systems and they've already made their money back. $500 would be an absolutely incredible bundle that would sell like hotcakes.
HugoDrax  +   354d ago
Next month will also bring the rumored affordable iPhone, known as the iPhone5C and iPad5. So now we're talking more iOS devices in the hands of consumers, as well as more opportunities for Apple's ecosystem to continue to expand. The iPhone 5C (Cheap?) may be priced for under $100, and we all know games are either free in the App Store, or extremely cheap.

Link to iPhone5C & iPad 5 (If anyone cares) These leaks are from the same people who leaked the iPhone 5 assembly as well. So they have a great track record thus far, which almost makes these leaks 100% legit. Only time will tell. I just feel a cheaper iPhone will make VITA's chances of a price drop more viable, or hinder it's chances of being widely adopted.

http://www.macrumors.com/20...

Anyhow, I still believe VITA's issue is the price of the device, and of the proprietary memory cards. I think once we see a price drop it will be able to compete more stateside, and receive better development support. One things for sure, market share should increase once the PS4 releases. Come to think of it, maybe I'll finally buy my VITA to play FIFA14 on the go...
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o-Sunny-o  +   354d ago
That's good deal even if its 549.99$. I got my Vita already and love it. ^~^'
thehitman  +   354d ago
I dont see a bundle anything less than $599.
GamerGuy153  +   354d ago
Say the PS4 costs around 375 normally, as Sony is saying they are not selling it as a loss. And the Vita, they are almost certainly going to drop the price to 200 or 175 and I would bet it only costs them 150 to make them, having been out for over a year. So it only costs sony say 525-550 to make this bundle, so if they could take a 25-50 dollar loss with the HUGE benefit of them having places two new consoles in your hands to buy games for. Everyone will buy PS+ to get the free games for both systems putting 50 more dollars in sony's pockets and you buy two or three games for the systems and they've already made their money back.
thehitman  +   353d ago
Its not so simple, unless Sony is going to drop price on the vita this year there will not be a bundle anything lower than 599. Sony is a publicly traded company and they are fighting against take-overs and trying to rebuild their profits. Whoever got the rumor of 499 is just spreading FUD. 550 would be slightly more believable but still hard to believe. 599 would make sense but I think Sony would want to keep that 599 number away from the ps4. Vita is currently $250-300+ the ps4 is $399 no way you can lose $100-150 of profits.
Aleithian  +   354d ago
If they sold a bundle for $500 I'd see about switching my current PS4 preorder to a bundle preorder.
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