If you were unfortunate to miss out on getting a PlayStation 4 last night and you’re a resident of the UK then worry no more, Sony have confirmed everyone’s suspicions of the PS4 and Vita bundle coming next month. This is a great bargain especially if you were not thinking about getting a Vita in the first place, the bundle will cost just under the £500 mark which isn’t bad. There has been no word of the bundle hitting North American shelves but I expect it will some time soon.
Sony UK having been working along side with retailers to put together what they are calling the “soft bundle”, but unfortunately not all gaming retailers will be ale to supply the bundle due to the PS4’s availablity.
The Sony UK boss stated to Eurogamer:
“We’re working with our retail partners to put across that proposition as well as we can, It’ll come to market in a few different shapes and guises. You may walk in and get a great deal on ‘buy a Vita when bought with’ type deal. So if you buy a PS4 you can get a Vita for X. And others will say, well here’s the Ultimate Bundle and you get all those bits in it.
“But as a base price point, in other words for the two consoles, we expect the gamer to be able to pick that up for under £500. It’s not a hard bundle pack at this point in time. It’s us working with the retailer to effectively deliver a soft bundle.”
It’s clever way to convince gamers that the remote play with the Vita is just as important as the whole experience because since they announced the PS4, Sony have been trying show that the Vita is as much a part of the system as the controller.
what do you think? Do you think it’s a great strategy to make people to pick up a Vita or not? Let me know in the comments below.