LittleBigPlanet 2's Cross-Controller DLC Sells the Wii U

1up: "With its Cross-Controller downloadable content, LittleBigPlanet 2 was to serve as the premiere example of how a PlayStation Vita, when paired with a PlayStation 3, could offer an experience comparable to that of Wii U. It manages to do this exceedingly well, making it even more of a shame that actually getting into it can be such a hassle."

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disturbing_flame2176d ago

And when you could play back in 2007 Lair on PSP was it meant to sell the WiiU ?

Oh maybe.
Who knows ?

Kamikaze1352176d ago

You're missing the point entirely. The Vita has touch screen support and an accelerometer(move around the vita to control things in-game)like the Wii U pad does. It's not just showing you what's on screen and letting you play like the PSPs remote play feature.

disturbing_flame2176d ago

Nope i'm just pointing that in 2007, remote playing was actually possible. There were not big articles about that, it was not the big thing, but for people who tried it, it was more than just a little feature.

Technology has certainly evolved we're talking about a 5 years feature here (it can be considered as a century for technowhore :p). At that time people could also stream the game through the PSP and play on the go.

With the same logic that the article developed, i'm just amused to say that finaly in 2007 Sony was just starting to sell the WiiU, before it has been released or maybe developped (or "thought" eventually, that part can be very entertaining ^^).

It reveals how much we can make parallels between things.

Tomorrow a so called journalist could write about that, i just give him the idea, i know they are someway limited sometimes when they have nothing in mind.

Now we wonder how the WiiU could sell Xbox 360, PC or PS3.
I think some people may have an idea about that, hope to read that soon.

Muerte24942176d ago

a Wii U under the tree for my son. The reason why this wouldn't sell the wii U is and it would the ps3 is because of studios. It's that plain and simple. Nintendo has very little third party support so they have to rely on first party. They only release games every like year and a half. Sony has more first party studios and Sony London studio is dedicated to stuff like this (eyepet).

jujubee882176d ago (Edited 2176d ago )

The requisite of wireless communication and interaction of games (tech both made and played by gamers) first made its strides on the PSP around 2007-ish. However, I feel the geeky tech talk analogous of "Which came first? The chicken or the egg?" is beside side point when talking about this article.

Well, all in all, I hope SCEI listens to some critique about lowering "technical barriers" that might halt some gamers from enjoying (what the author pionts out as being) a 'great experience'. Cross-controller would be even better if you strip away any/all tedious, manual set-ups and just offer the product up in a click or two.

The more people who can experience cross controller on VITA, the better! :)

gaffyh2175d ago

Tbh though, the Vita has way more gameplay functionality that the Wii U tablet controller. For example, it is multi-touch on the front and back, whereas the Wii U tablet controller is not multi-touch at all.

This cross-play thing doesn't sell the Wii U, and it doesn't really sell the PS3 (although it may push Vita sales a little), it's just Sony's way of saying, "There's nothing special about the Wii U" because they can do them same on their systems.

Salamander2175d ago

The question isnt can they do more; the questions is have they or more importantly- Will they.

Its all good and well to be able to theoretically replicate or exceed the WiiU experience; but it is still just that - theoretical.

kingjoker342175d ago

Ok we know it was possible in 2007 but was sony attempting to market it or even use it as a feature for most of its games? nope.
It would have been cool if sony put forth a effort to make that feature a big thing but they had to wait untill the Wii U came out o finally show that they are willing to support that feature. And you can always say "oh yeah remember Lair?" ok....that game if i remember correctly was not that at all. Yes sony is uping the ante right now but why not 5 years ago? Now they wait untill the Wii U comes out and now still already falling behind. The difference between wii U and the ps3/vita combo is taht unlike the Wii U you need to buy 2 seperate consoles and im sure the casusal market would not appreciate that.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney2175d ago (Edited 2175d ago )

You know ps4 will own it right? The casual market is not so into wiiU anymore. Soccer moms have moves on to ipads and now ninty is an after thought when it comes to hardcore platforms.

The 1000th mario & zelda this gen will be great but original content isn't what ninty is known for. They have to get app loading right first then first party title will come I am sure.

Glade sony exec have a wiiU so they can learn from it's pitfalls .

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fatstarr2175d ago

gba x gamecube
discussion done

Muerte24942175d ago (Edited 2175d ago )

what you're talking about is actually worked the other way around. You would be able to play your gba games on the Gamecube via expansion dongle that came with pokemon emerald or ruby. This is being able to play your console games on a handheld. Nice try though.

zebramocha2175d ago (Edited 2175d ago )

The idea behind remote play is different than what you listed,it allows the psp/vita to be a portable ps3 by way of software.

fatstarr2174d ago

lmao are you serious @jujubee
then the gameboy eye and gb printer can be used in arguements

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GraveLord2175d ago

People act like the Wii U is some amazing innovation or something. It's a nice feature, but not something worth making it my main console, not with that horrible 3rd party support.(Yes I can tell the future)

t0mmyb0y2174d ago

Nobody is talking about remote play. Cross play (or the Wii U) is completely different. Stop flaming

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SilentNegotiator2176d ago

No more than accessories "sell" other accessories.

wiiulee2176d ago

nonsense cross play between ps3 and vita absolutely does not sell the wiiu...even though its a 650 dollar silly attempt to replace a console built for it with the real tech and innovation.....ps3 cross plays actually bites into wiiu's sale now and also have people thinking well that means sony's next system will have exactly what the wiiu offers but maybe its a sily attempt by sony and im sure both sony and microsoft will copy the gamepad and haters will be so happy after hating so your logic doesnt really work in the world of advertisement my friend..cause sony is not out there trying to help nintendo sell wiiu's.

WeAreLegion2176d ago

Attempt? Media Molecule had been planning this since they started working on the Vita. -_-

BlaqMagiq242175d ago

Ignore him. wiiulee's head is so far up Nintendo's ass he'll probably ignore that fact.

tre2176d ago (Edited 2176d ago )

Cross play may convince some ps3 owners that are not a believer in second screen gameplay to buy WiiU. Hey this is fun, get a WiiU to have second screen gameplay in every game.

If sony and microsoft consoles offer the same thing that WiiU has, why should I buy them? Go Nintendo for first party games plus all the third party games since they all will be the same.

HammadTheBeast2175d ago

Cross play has been with Sony since PSP so it seems like Nintendo copied Sony, no?

SuperShyGuy2175d ago

Maybe if Nintendo's GameCube to GBA connection never existed.

RuleofOne343 2175d ago (Edited 2175d ago )

I have no clue about Sony doings, but for MS couldn't they simply write a software program that would allow the tablets to be use as a secondary controller & also incorporate an accessory that will give the tablets triggers, buttons & a D-pad. I know their a tablet that has these thing but the items sold separately would be cheaper & all you really need to do is download the program ,than actually having to buy a whole new tablet with all that on it. somehow it sounds crazy but possible.

ALLWRONG2175d ago

Yeah we all know that Sony thought of everything first back in 1905

Ezz20132175d ago

that's a very good full of info answer that prove him wrong

extermin8or2175d ago

Mate this feature was announced at the Vita's announcement, months before the WII U went public- Smart Glass was announced this E3 but must've been in development also before the wii u went public to be functional atm; Sony never really intended the vita to do many other games other than LBP this gen, they bought Gaiki recently and thus acquired all their streaming patenets and tech a decision nt made overnight I am sure- this was all a set up for them to demonstrate what the ps4 and vita may be capable of when the ps4 is finally announced only Nintendo forced their hand into haveing to inform the world about the feature or lose their advantage to Nintendo smart glass was conieved with a similar idea in mind it seems...

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THC CELL2176d ago

yet people forget sony patent the idea before wii u come out ouch boom head shot, "is that smoke coming out of his head"

ftwrthtx2176d ago

PlayStation paved the way for both the Wii U and the Kinect for Xbox. The Eyetoy did quite bit, but wasn't as polished or as full featured as the Kinect and I've been using my PSP to control my PS3 since I first got my PSP.

What's great is that all three companies are helping each other, even though they may not want too. Smart phones share in the same way when it comes to technology. Hard to patent an idea so that allows other companies to build a better mousetrap, so to speak.

Ultr2176d ago (Edited 2176d ago )

I agree with you except for this sentence:

"..but wasn't as polished or as full featured as the Kinect.."

because we all know how "polished" that piece is...

HammadTheBeast2175d ago

Nonsense, Steel Battalion is an amazing game lololol.

ElectricKaibutsu2176d ago

I think I remember a snowboarding game or something for the eyetoy. Like you said, the tech wasn't polished, but it was still neat.

Deku-Johnny2175d ago

I think Wii did more to pave the way for Kinect. Not technology wise, just the whole money side of things.

ftwrthtx2175d ago

The Wii was just for motion controllers though where the Eyetoy let you use your body as the controller. Antigrav was a great example of that and worked great.