PlayStation 4 to launch with PS Vita bundle, set for Gamescom reveal?

PS4-Vita-Bundle.jpgNow here’s a tempting gaming deal if ever we’ve seen one – a new rumour is suggesting that Sony’s forthcoming PlayStation 4 next-gen console will be made avaialble in a bundle that will also include the PS Vita gaming handheld.

Inside Gaming Daily is claiming that a “well-placed anonymous source” has told them that a bundle containing both units will be made available at “the end of the year”. Even better is its price, which is thought to be “around $500″, which if converted directly into £GBP would be around the £325 mark. Such low pricing while the UK pre-order price for the PS4 is currently hovering around the £350 mark is unlikely, but even if it pushed up to £400 or £450, it’d still be a compelling deal considering the PS Vita is currently itself priced at £170.

Sony have yet to officially confirm any such bundle, but it seems highly likely that the company could do so. Sony have been keen to stress the potential for inter-connectivity between the PlayStation 4 and the PS Vita, mandating that all PS4 games should be playable over Wi-Fi on the PS Vita screen, and pushing the PS Vita’s role as a second-screen companion for the next-gen home console.

Encouraging gamers to buy into the Vita platform alongside the PS4 could really boost the handheld’s software sales, and a PS4 bundle would be a great way of emphasising the connection between the two machines.

With Gamescom looming just over the horizon, we’d say it’s a fairly safe bet to put money on Sony revealing the bundle at the show, putting further pressure on the flailing Wii U from Nintendo, and the second-screen tech offered up by Microsoft’s Xbox One.






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  • Lawrence Kenneth

    I have been saying that the PS4 would cost $400 since last year. I also predicted this. I mean the PS4 could be the boost the Vita needs to pick up sales.

    • dirk

      Do you want a pat on the back?

  • Lawrence Kenneth

    I have been saying that the PS4 would cost $400 since last year. I also predicted this. I mean the PS4 could be the boost the Vita needs to pick up sales.

    • dirk

      Do you want a pat on the back?

  • Preston Christman

    If this is true. I hope it is available alongside the ps4 launch day. Not to mention however this would come at a tremendous loss for Sony. Which makes me wonder if this rumor is true. As a gamer, I hope it is. What a tremendous deal this would be for us.

    • http://facebook.com/miiikkeyyyy Mikey King

      * The Facts *Sony made a great loss, selling the Playstation 3 for less than it's manufacture cost. However there is logic! Sony put Blu-ray drives in their consoles whilst Microsoft put HD-DVD drives in their consoles. Sony won the war of the formats and because of that initial gamble, selling at a loss, Microsoft's Xbox One will now have a Blu-ray drive which means for every Xbox One sold, Sony will get a cut.

      If Sony are planning to do a bundle, then I think they're doing it for “tomorrows figures” rather than “today's figures”.

      * My opinion *I, as a Sony fan, believe they will do a bundle. I believe Sony are intent on pushing the “second screen” feature and I believe they're willing to make another risk.

      • Preston Christman

        I hope your right. I always wanted to try the vita, but can't afford too because of putting money towards my current ps4 pretty order. If they doaannounce this bundle at gamescom and it will be available at launch. You can bet I will fork over an extra $100 to have that!

  • Preston Christman

    If this is true. I hope it is available alongside the ps4 launch day. Not to mention however this would come at a tremendous loss for Sony. Which makes me wonder if this rumor is true. As a gamer, I hope it is. What a tremendous deal this would be for us.

    • http://facebook.com/miiikkeyyyy Mikey King

      * The Facts *
      Sony made a great loss, selling the Playstation 3 for less than it’s manufacture cost. However there is logic! Sony put Blu-ray drives in their consoles whilst Microsoft put HD-DVD drives in their consoles. Sony won the war of the formats and because of that initial gamble, selling at a loss, Microsoft’s Xbox One will now have a Blu-ray drive which means for every Xbox One sold, Sony will get a cut.

      If Sony are planning to do a bundle, then I think they’re doing it for “tomorrows figures” rather than “today’s figures”.

      * My opinion *
      I, as a Sony fan, believe they will do a bundle. I believe Sony are intent on pushing the “second screen” feature and I believe they’re willing to make another risk.

      • Preston Christman

        I hope your right. I always wanted to try the vita, but can’t afford too because of putting money towards my current ps4 pre-order. If they do announce this bundle at gamescom and it will be available at launch. You can bet I will fork over an extra $100 to have that!