PS4/Vita Bundle Coming This December

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PS4:PSVita Xmas Bundle

If the recent success of Nintendo’s 3DS serves to show anything, it’s that a console can often get by on promise alone. In the PlayStation Vita‘s case, that promise turns out to be two-fold. Much like the ‘Big ‘N’ before them, Sony recently admitted to an initial shortage of software, where the 2nd-gen handheld system was concerned. Having assured owners of an imminent influx of triple-A titles, the Vita team can now get around to fulfilling the handheld’s second promise, that of unmatched cross-play connectivity.

PS3 to Vita play may have underwhelmed on the 7th-gen of home consoles, but Sony is determined to make the grade this time around — and what better way to do that than to package its two newest consoles together.

Revealed by Videogamer‘s David Scammell, via his Twitter account on Friday — this so-called Ultimate Edition bundle (pictured above) appears courtesy of a leaked PlayStation advertisement. Placed in the pages of MCV, (a British trade magazine) the ad clearly displays the pack, alongside a December release date. The boxed double-dip also displays the phrase “Start playing on PS4 and continue your adventures on PS Vita with Remote Play.”

Sony has yet to make any formal comment regarding the discovery, though reports from earlier this year, indicating the existence of one such bundle placed the price at around $500. Given the recent Japanese release of the second-stage PCH-2000 model Vita, it makes plenty of sense for Sony to be bundling older PCH-1000s as part of a discount deal. Selling off old stock, while increasing the handheld’s install-base is a wise move all round, particularly if the West is about to receive the slimmed-down re-design.

Vita as PS4 Controller

If the $500 price tag proves to be accurate then gamers could be in for a saving of  $200, when compared to the individual machine’s R.R.P’s, a great consolation prize for anyone who might’ve missed out on the first batch of PS4s this November. In other PS Vita news, it appears the console is set to receive a major boost by way of advertising , with MCV once again reporting that the handheld will be treated to a £2.5 million spending spree this Christmas. According to these early reports, the adverts, which haven’t yet been confirmed for the US market will be named ‘The Best Way to Play’ and revolve around the PS Vita-to-PlayStation 4 relationship.

Can an expensive ad campaign and the promise of greater popularity convince you to pick up a PS Vita? Is console-to-handheld connectivity Sony’s trump card or merely a nice addition? Have your say in the comments below, and be sure to check in with all of the latest PlayStation news, right here on Game Rant.

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The PlayStation 4 is now available throughout North America, with European gamers set to receive the machine on November 29, 2013.

The PlayStation Vita is also now available, with both systems — bundled together as the Ultimate Edition — releasing sometime in December.

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Sources: VideogamerMCV

TAGS: PS4, Sony, Vita

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  1. Hoooollleeee leeeee …. shhhhhhhhhh *Explodes*

    (mine craft)

  2. I remember reading online where a lot of people really wanted a PS4/Vita bundle, and I’m sure a lot of those people already have a PS4, but now after they’ve bought it, here comes this bundle that would save them about $200 for a Vita, but they’ve already invested $400 into the PS4. It’s kind of a slap in the face to Sony fans, no? I mean, it’s good that this bundle exists, but they should have announced it a week or two before their console released. Can’t have those day one numbers too low, though, right?

    • I agree. Had this been a day one deal, I would have gotten it.

    • It’s not a slap in the face. When Direct TV offers an awesome deal for new subscribers, is it a slap in the face for current subscribers who may not have gotten that deal when they signed up?

      This is business, and the real world. You wanted your PS4 for launch, and you’ve got it. The rest of us want a deal, and so we have waited for it and now that waiting may have paid off.

      Use self control next time, and perhaps you may someday know the thrill of getting an awesome deal because you’ve exercised prudence.

  3. oh hell yeah your damn right ill give this a go. whoohoo :) man im uber excited now.

  4. Remember the huge uproar made by Sony Fanbois about how inferior the x1 is over the ps4 because Call of Duty:Ghosts on ps4 is 1080 whilst x1′s is 720. Guess what, they are BOTH 720 only.

    http://www.cinemablend.com/games/Resolutiongate-Returns-PS4-Xbox-One-Call-Duty-Ghosts-Comparisons-Proven-Inaccurate-60523.html

    I am waiting for Gamerant to release this news

    • As my colleague wrote in another story, GR writers bought 4 Xbox Ones to 2 PS4s. There’s no great conspiracy to back either/or.

    • Remember when you read that story? Guess what, it was updated. Day one patch.

      I am waiting for you to reply.

  5. I have a Vita. And it’s spectacular.

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