Sony’s second handheld, the PlayStation Vita really, really isn’t doing well right now; Sony’s admitted as much and the whole thing is straddling the centreline of abysmal failure. The biggest reason for that isn’t the proliferation of smartphones and tablets – Nintendo’s 3DS is doing just fine. No, it’s a dearth of games; which is a cyclical problem.
With too few vitas in players hands, there’s a shortage of developers willing to make games; with too few games, there’s not enough consumer interest. what would be the best way for Sony to get the Vita in to people’s hands? Probably by bundling it in with the PlayStation 4, which will be able to use the Vita as a remote-play and second-screen device.
New rumours suggest they may do just that. According to Machinima’s sources, Sony is planning on bundling the Vita with the PlayStation 4 as a separate SKU, and selling the thing for “around $500” before the end of the year. That’s just $100 more than the Ps4 unit on its own. It may well be announced at this year’s Gamescom, which kicks off in just two weeks. We’ll be there to give you the juicy details.
Would you be likely to pick up a Vita/Ps4 bundle if it saved you a bunch of money? If the vita was practically free, I’d sure as hell pick that up.
Last Updated: August 6, 2013