[Update] Vita Playstation All-Stars Purchase Does NOT Earn you The PS3 Version Free We received an official response from SCEA PR: "If you purchase the PS3 version of the game (at retail or digitally) you get a digital copy of the PS Vita version at no additional cost. It does not work in the opposite direction"

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Rockefellow2655d ago (Edited 2655d ago )

Edit: Nevermind, just saw the confused PR email. How silly.

jujubee882655d ago

I already wrote in that article, but if you ask me here is what you do:

-Keep cross-buy for PS3 heavy consumers who own a VITA. (Get a PS3 game, be it digital or retail, and get digital version on VITA for free)

-Entice VITA owners and that primary audience to get a PS3 by offering a free PS3 version of a cross-buy game SO LONG as that VITA owner has PS+ and a digital version of that cross-bought game.

-If you get the VITA version at retail, you get two online passes (instead of one) for the game.

Anyone else agree with these moves?

admiralvic2655d ago

It should stay as is, since it makes the most sense.

Vita is portable, so I rather have a digital copy for free than hard (lets assume you can't sell it / give the hard copy to a friend for sake of argument).
PS3 works both ways, so you have the choice of hard or digital.
DL games can be downloaded by anyone with a vita. So many places have free wifi that you can easily just walk to a place to download your game.
The PS3 version costs more, so people that want both can just purchase the PS3 version. In fact you can sell the PS3 version and get the Vita version for 20 if the DL version works like a online voucher (even if it has to be redeemed in game).

With this being said, why do you want to add so much red tape to this process? I mean seriously, we have a simple choice atm. Buy the more expensive version and get both or buy the cheaper one, but you want to force people to buy plus, worthless online passes (most go unused and many others get sold), or something else.

SilentNegotiator2654d ago

So spending $40 doesn't get you the $60 version free?!?



GribbleGrunger2655d ago

Wait... I see no confusion here at all. It clearly states that if you buy the PS3 version you get the Vita version and if you buy the Vita version you get the PS3 version? Am I missing something?

Rockefellow2655d ago

You don't get the PS3 version for buying the Vita version. The person who sent that in an email was confused or something. It makes sense; why would anyone buy the $60 PS3 version if they could grab the Vita one for $20 less?

GribbleGrunger2655d ago

Ah, Thanks for putting this fool right :)

wastedcells2655d ago

Your right that's how cross play works... Buy the PS3 version get the vita version free. It's a vita promotion not a PS3 promotion lmao. People actually think they could have got the $40 vita game and get the ps3 game free lol.

SandWitch2655d ago

It was obvious from the very start.

Vita version is only 40 bucks compared to 60 dollar PS3 version.

HarryMasonHerpderp2655d ago

People get confused easily.
If in doubt google it.

porkChop2655d ago

Sony already said that Cross Buy only works when buying the PS3 version, so that guy clear doesn't know what he's talking about.

lodossrage2655d ago

lol people would have bought the Vita version in droves if that were the case is it would be the lesser costing of the two.

The Cross buy was always promoted as buying the PS3 version of a game gets you the Vita version, not the other way around like this guy was saying.

dafegamer2655d ago

How would it even work? It wouldnt make any sense

Godchild10202655d ago


The game is tied to your account. So, you should be using the same account on your PS3 as you are on your Vita.

admiralvic2655d ago

Well to be fair, if you buy 1 you get the other for just about everything else. The only difference being the others cost exactly the same, but people tend to overlook that stuff. With this being said, I think we can all agree this article is pretty pointless.

Sony said the PS3 version was the only cross buy version. The Vita version costs less. etc.

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