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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.

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pedrof931478d ago (Edited 1478d 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.

s8anicslayer1478d 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!

cleft51478d 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.

blitz06231478d ago

They could make it $600 (so $200 for the Vita) but make the PS4 hard drive 1TB and *maybe* include the Camera

kneon1478d 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.

Thehyph1478d 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.

Saigon1478d ago

If they do this, I might have to change my preorder.

Pixel_Enemy1478d 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!

Ju1478d 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.

Dirtnapstor1478d ago (Edited 1478d 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.

ZodTheRipper1478d ago (Edited 1478d 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)

SilentNegotiator1478d ago (Edited 1478d 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?

Syntax-Error1478d 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

jcnba281478d ago

Exactly, sony would be taking a huge loss if this rumor was true.

abzdine1478d ago

PS4+Vita for 499$!!! competition was over before but right now there is no competition.

ShinMaster1478d 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.

blackbeld1478d ago

Yep Absurd.

This is double KO and xbox the end.

brew1478d ago

$599 with a 32gb memory card for the Vita would be good.

miyamoto1477d ago (Edited 1477d ago )

PS4 and PS Vita @$500.00 is a win win situation

PS4 @ $350
PSV @ $150

Gaikai will destroy the competition

TronEOL1477d 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.

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ForgottenProphecy1478d 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.

ravinash1478d 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?

iamnsuperman1478d ago (Edited 1478d 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.

pedrof931478d ago (Edited 1478d ago )

Yes but It would be awkward.

TheUndertaker851478d ago (Edited 1478d 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...

Dragonopolis1478d 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.

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TomShoe1478d ago (Edited 1478d ago )

If this is true,

My response to Sony:

http://i40.tinypic.com/dr41...

NeoTribe1478d ago

Use imgur memes man. Theres so many adds on that page I couldn't tell what the meme was.

Campy da Camper1478d ago (Edited 1478d 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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GT671478d ago (Edited 1478d 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.

ZodTheRipper1478d ago

I couldn't care less about M$ response.