Hot of the announcement of the cross-buy feature Sony announced with PS3 and Vita, I began to wonder; is it time for Sony to start bundling PS Vita’s with their home console?
For $350? YES!
Oh def. they should. If Sony can get the PS3 to $200 and the Vita to $200 (WiFi)$250 (3g) I see no reason for them to do a $350 -$400 bundle. It would be $50 cheaper to. This would really help Sony a lot, and this will really help Sony gear up against the WiiU. Though I think $300 would be the sweet spot. Highly unlikely though, unless they can get a cheaper PS3 for say $150-$175 and a vita below $200
we're still waiting on details of the rumoured 16GB Ps3, so it's not entirely out of the question that a Vita/PS3 bundle could be the same price as a Wiiu.
I think the cross buy feature will sell some vitas. Think about it.. when people get those ps3 games, they are going to have vita games stacked up So they will buy a vita to play all those free games they have
The PS Vita should really riding on the popularity of the PS3 is not a bad idea.
If the price is right, this is a great idea. I recently acquired a Vita (even though I wasn't planning on it due to the price versus the amount of mobile gaming I do) and so far my PS3 and Vita just seem to go hand in hand.
Well there's no doubt that if Sony could get this down to $300 (sweet spot for pricing) that it would fly off shelves. However, I don't think that Sony can afford to start taking loses on those machine with the release of PS4 looming in the wings. I also don't believe that the Wii U will have too much of an impact on Sony's sales. Sony's audience is typically the older demographic and more hardcore gaming community while Nintendo caters more to casual gamers and younger demographic.
Bundle it: Vita ain't gonna get the advertising it deserves A 2 for 1 bundle plus one game that can be played in both will educate people how to move a game and data from one to another. You can split it between two children when one likes consoles and the other likes handhelds
$300 is the golden price for it. They would make up the loss from the sales of software, considering you're gonna get 2 games for the price of one. Sony's already allowing game sharing for their ps3 titles. So it's actually 3 games for the price of one. Sony pwn's everyone.
"Sony's already allowing game sharing for their ps3 titles." yeah for PS3 title, which you don't get for free if you buy the Vita version. Vita is nly one per account
They should just make it the controller for PS4
actually, if they can come up with some special plan, I think people would seriously consider this when the price is right.
Yes, and they will.
Good idea,that's the way they are heading anyway why not. Vita looks well not look but has the same features as the gamepad but it will be better.
Yeah, not only is it a normal Dualshock controller (helps a lot with Sony's "gamepad shape thing" add-on), but it also has a front and rear touch panel with a camera(essentially a mobile Eyetoy). These features could greatly extend the type of games the PS3 can play. We'll be seeing how it works when the update for LBP2 comes out, since it's Playstation's first game to use the Vita as a gamepad.
That is an idea so crazy, that it would actually work. They already announced cross-buy and if they could nail down remote play, and some innovative cross-play ideas they have been talking about, that would be one of the greatest bundles ever.
When ARM GPU+GPU SoC become as powerful as the best IBM CPUs I really feel the next PlayStation should come in home and portable versions.
hell no, it would cost to much and wouldnt sell even remotely well, however i suppose they could offer up some sort of bundle deal, like you buy a ps3 and a vita and get 25% of both vita and ps3 but as in 1 boxed bundle, wouldnt suggest it
what language are you talking?
i think the business savvy thing to do would be to include a voucher for, $50-100 bucks off a vita when you buy a ps3, and vice versa. that way sony doesn't include an extra console in every box, but rather puts the offer out there for the people who really want it, as opposed to someone who might just pick it up because it's already included.
Sell the voucher for $30 - $80.
This makes sense. Buy a PS3, here's a free voucher for some amount off a Vita. For anyone with a bit of extra cash on them at the time I can see that being a bit tempting.
Yeah. Not everyone will want both and a voucher would bring those who actually want a Vita to it.
While the idea to include a $50-$100 voucher does sound more practical, walking out of the store with a Playstation box containing both the PS3 and Vita together is far more attractive to impulse shoppers. Shopper are visual, add in a competitive price point and it would be hard for consumers to stare at this kind of bundle and walk away during the holidays. A great idea most certainly.
that would cost sony more money in the long run, in my opinion. those consumers most likely wouldn't be long term investors in the vita, and would probably have a very small library of games for it. they'd probably just get it, like i mentioned, because it's included. think about it: if sony were to include the ps3 and vita in a bundle (at a discount) they'd probably be losing a little bit of money on that venture, or raking in minimal profits. by including a voucher/gift-card they'll be reaching out to those who are already interested in the vita, and will most likely be long time customers. for those that aren't that interested, they'll just ignore it, so the only loss to sony would be the paper the voucher was printed on.
Only if the Wii U interface for games becomes successful then they should.
If at the right price point, it could be a seller.
at least that way they would get more "sales". they need to make people want the vita for what the vita is, not because they get free stuff for it if they buy PS3 stuff.
They need to make people want the Vita. The rest of that stuff will come later.
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If this is going to happen, then to me that say's that Sony doesn't think the vita can stand on it's own.
who said it had to, or was supposed to? how great is it that the vita and ps3 library can complement each other? that's more value to the consumer, as you're able to double dip on cross-play games, rather than having to make separate purchases. buyers could probably talk themselves into buying more games that way: "hmmmm....$60? well, i am sort of getting two games here, so maybe that's not too bad."
Sony said it had to, or was supposed to when it released it as a hand held on it's own. I think you're looking at it from the consumers point, and in fact it's not so bad. From sony's point it's pretty damn bad that a hand held couldn't stand on it's own. As long as good games keep getting made for it(vita), then it's ok but I have a feeling Uncharted was the best it gets. Just my opinion. Thanks for sharing!
well i need a new ps3 so if they do this before the last of us comes out im willing to pay 300-350 for the package even tho i dont really have a need for a vita but at the price and my need for a ps3 i would get the package just to say i have a vita because it is kinda cool the vita tbh.
It would be nice for someone who doesn't have either but quite a lot of people have PS3 now. Its a nice option to have but to really move the Vita and increase the value proposition bring more AAA games. I think that Crossbuy and CrossPlay is the key. Sony is offering Crossbuy for free but I'd be willing to pay for crossbuy so all publishers will adopt it. eg) Buy Farcry3 on PS3 and pay $20 for digital Vita version. Now you play at home and continue the progress at school on breaks or vacation. Come back and continue on the large screen at home again. Or even just play the same game but with two different profiles. eg) Dark Souls- I may have one build (Soldier) I play at home but I have another build (Sorcerer) I play on my Vita when I'm away. Right now if I want to play AAA PS3 titles I need at least $500-$600 laptop and that's on low to low mid settings. So spending $300 on a Vita all of a sudden is an amazing deal considering you're getting high resolution and familiar controls and its convenient compared to a laptop.
I think they should start doing this when they drop the price of the Vita and PS3. They could drop the price to about $199 if you buy the PS3 or Vita ($149) individually. And sell them bundled for around $249-$300. This would be brilliant since it'd really push their "play on PS3 and continue on Vita" thing they're going for. Not to mention they're going to be adding the ability to use the Vita as a PS3 gamepad, starting with LBP2. This would also be brilliant in the way that the PS3 could be Sony's WiiU, stealing some of Nintendo's thunder, and they could pretty much keep the PS3 alive for years and years to come since people would see it as an alternative to the newly released Wii-U. Worried about games in 1-2 years when the PS4 is out? They could release every Vita game for the PS3 (since the Vita has at least 4-5 years left in it) as well, and have them really push that cross-play ability the PS3 and Vita have.
With the rumored 16gb more affordable PS3 on the horizon, launching this kind of bundle at a competitive price point of $350 the same day Nintendo launches the WiiU would be a major move by Sony.
Its too early for that. Vita hasn't been out a year yet. I can see the voucher though.
It would destroy the wii U
There are things wrong with that statement. 1. Every Wii U game will utilize the tablet function and Vita will not. 2. Wii U Gamepad is more versatile than PSV including triggers clickable analog sticks and a bigger screen. 3. Wii-U is future proof as it will be supported for at least five years while the Vita-PS3 combo will not last five years.
how much did they say that wii-u pad is supposed to cost? to me, i think it's going to be prohibitively expensive, and you're not getting exceptional value out of it. the wii-u pad might be a slighter better controller, due to the size and triggers, but the vita has way more capabilities, and is a console unto itself.
I would go for it if I didn't already have both. Plus you would have more developers taking advantage of both screens. I like what Nintendo is doing with the Wii U—I could only imagine what Sony could do with their IPs if the Vita's integration was standard across the board.
I've been thinking about getting a new ps3 to give my 60gb fat a break. Having a vita bundled would certainly peak my interest.
They won't. Marketing :P
yeah that would be the smartest thing to do, but i dont see it happening.. because in this world people tend to do thing that either slightly makes sense or doesnt at all, and rarely do they go with the option that would work the best,..
I don't think they should, what'll happen is that the Vita will go from being a dedicated handheld, to being a PS3 accessory.
The PS3 & Vita would need a simultaneous price drop... then they could think about bundling them together.. this would probably be a good idea around the holidays... preferably before Christmas 2012
They really need to advertise the PS Vita as a "PS3 in your Pocket". Once you pick up and play one it's hard Not to like it. But people should desire a Vita long before leaving their house and going to a Best Buy or Target. But, yet again, Sony needs to learn how to market their products. No surprise there.
the technology is OLD for the PS3. But this is a brilliant idea. If you could keep it down to 300 dollars, and it would be possible to do so, Sony would destroy all for the next 2 years. But it is about time for a new system though. I mean one where I can play against 100 people online at one time in a fps. Or maybe even 500 in a mmorpg or something.
If they want to get the vita off the shelf they should.
I could definitely see them doing it (or maybe a bundle with the PS4 since apparently that will use similar technology?). It would be a great move like Sony. I really like the direction they are headed.
Its a good idea but I don't see them doing it and I don't see sales being massive for them too. Most people who want a PS3 now have one so for me its worth sony doing but it wont start a big influx of people rushing out to get the bundle. They do need to price the PSV right though as it is being killed by the 3DS sales. I hope sony find a way to get the PSV out the door as I really enjoy playing on mine but having more people online to play against would make it even better.
New ps3extraslim and vita $300. And make it cheaper elsewhere as well.
That would be an Epic decision in the Video Game industry and one that would shake things up... It also could shake Sony closer to losing money as well though.
this would be great for people who want to upgrade their ps3 (fatty version owners) as well as those in a fence to purchase a vita.
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