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Sony bundling PS4 and PSVita

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Sony has been struggling to move the PS Vita. It might be a decent piece of hardware, but it simply isn’t a must-have handheld the way that the Nintendo 3DS is – but they might have found the way to fix that.

Leaking out of France comes this listing on Amazon which shows the Ultimate Player Edition, bundling the PS4 and PSVita. The bundle is listed at 580 euros, offering about a 20 euro savings compared to the normal RRP for the two devices; so, essentially the same price as the two devices bought separately, but in the convenience of one box.

I’ve been saying for a while that I really wanted to see the two devices bundled together – it’s a great way to move units of the PS Vita and ensures that bundle buyers can take advantage of cross-play opportunities. For those who don’t already own the new console, this is an ideal way to move into the new generation of console and handheld gaming in one easy step. Of course, at this price it doesn’t really make it that appealing an offer. If that price could come down a bit, we might see an increase in the install base for PS4 and PS Vita at the same time.

What price would you be willing to pay to pick this bundle up? I’m sure many of you would love to get this bundle… if it meant the PS Vita was free. Do you think this kind of bundling is a good idea, or has that ship already sailed for most avid PlayStation fans?

Last Updated: June 5, 2014

38 Comments

  1. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 5, 2014 at 10:32

    What’s this? A PS4U?

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    • Admiral Chief Blackburn

      June 5, 2014 at 10:37

      Hah, lets hope it fares better than that

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    • hairyknees

      June 5, 2014 at 10:52

      xD a PS4ME?!

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      • Guest

        June 5, 2014 at 10:52

        A PS4ME?!?!?!

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  2. Admiral Chief Blackburn

    June 5, 2014 at 10:37

    I’d pay R3k for this, sure

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    • HvR - THE Average GAmer

      June 5, 2014 at 10:44

      Can probably try getting it at that price with a few Kalahari vouchers.

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        June 5, 2014 at 10:46

        lol

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      • Admiral Chief Blackburn

        June 5, 2014 at 10:53

        Hah, not a chance

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        • Hammersteyn

          June 5, 2014 at 10:54

          I’ll do it πŸ˜‰

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          • Admiral Chief Blackburn

            June 5, 2014 at 10:54

            Sure, why not πŸ˜›

          • Hammersteyn

            June 5, 2014 at 10:55

            Worked last time.

          • Admiral Chief Blackburn

            June 5, 2014 at 10:55

            Just because YOU did it, they hate me

          • Hammersteyn

            June 5, 2014 at 10:56

            LOL!

          • Admiral Chief Blackburn

            June 5, 2014 at 10:55

            But what games shall we play on the PeeEssFawr precious?

          • Hammersteyn

            June 5, 2014 at 10:55

            Planetside 2?

          • Admiral Chief Blackburn

            June 5, 2014 at 10:56

            On console? Come now Hammer, be serious

          • Hammersteyn

            June 5, 2014 at 10:56

            Hahahaha, maybe The Last of Us?

          • Admiral Chief Blackburn

            June 5, 2014 at 10:56

            I really won’t mind. Also would like to try Killzone

          • Admiral Chief Blackburn

            June 5, 2014 at 10:56

            And Infamous

          • HvR - THE Average GAmer

            June 5, 2014 at 11:04

            Comment and articles leads to curiousness, curiousness leads playing at a friend place, playing at a friend’s place leads to checking for console specials and console specials lead to the CONSOLE SIDE!!!

            Rise Darth Admiral!!

          • Admiral Chief Blackburn

            June 5, 2014 at 11:14

            Only if I can throw things and people around with the Force, but alas, consoles far too limited to do that πŸ˜›

    • Uberutang

      June 5, 2014 at 10:45

      Problem is that the price is R8500 in EU… so you can add a few hunderd SK bucks to that.

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  3. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 5, 2014 at 10:47

    It’s a good idea, should have done it sooner though. Might have moved a few more Vitas.

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  4. Hammersteyn

    June 5, 2014 at 10:55

    Wish I had more time for my VITA. It really is a awesome device.

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    • Admiral Chief Blackburn

      June 5, 2014 at 10:55

      I game a LOT on my S4 though

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      • Hammersteyn

        June 5, 2014 at 10:56

        filthy casual

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          June 5, 2014 at 10:57

          Let’s shun him. *hide S3*

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        • Admiral Chief Blackburn

          June 5, 2014 at 10:58

          To be fair, I ONLY play Star Wars Assault Squad on my phone. Nothing else.

          And I game in traffic and on the white throne, and at boring family events

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    • Pieter Kruger

      June 5, 2014 at 16:41

      Hehe, everyone with a Vita keeps saying exactly that, it’s an awesome device, they just never play on it!

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      • Hammersteyn

        June 5, 2014 at 16:49

        Sad but true

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  5. CAE9872

    June 5, 2014 at 11:24

    Bit too expensive I think. Needs to be cheaper than buying separate as otherwise no real deal going on.

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  6. Tauriq Moosa

    June 5, 2014 at 12:27

    Smart in terms of scalability of price, but I hate handheld gaming myself.

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  7. FoxOneZA

    June 5, 2014 at 13:03

    What’s a Vita?

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    • Tauriq Moosa

      June 5, 2014 at 13:06

      Life, a brand of beer in Hong Kong, a city in Sicily, fictional character in the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha series. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vita

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      • FoxOneZA

        June 5, 2014 at 13:07

        Life is overrated πŸ˜›

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        • Tauriq Moosa

          June 5, 2014 at 13:10

          Thorough agreement.

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  8. Joe Oppenheim

    June 5, 2014 at 14:39

    Just don’t call it a PS Vita. Sounds like something you should swallow with a glass of water!

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  9. Pieter Kruger

    June 5, 2014 at 16:43

    The Vita is a flop, so is the Smart watch and so will Project Morpheus also be doomed! Sony should go back to making walkmans!

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