When you see the Wii U’s gamepad, you can easily understand why people out there would compare it with the Sony’s premiere handheld gaming device, the PS Vita.
The comparisons are actually something that Sony welcomes but they’re quick to point out that they think the PS Vita and PS 3 Combo delivers a much better gaming experience, just ask Sony Computer Entertainment America’s VP for Marketing, John Koller.
Speaking with Endgadget, Koller says that he believes Sony’s PS Vita and PS 3 can already provide what the Wii U is promising:
“We tell our PlayStation fans all the time that what the Wii U is offering is something that Vita and PS3 can do quite easily.”
Koller also adds that it’s not always just about the functionality of the device but whether it makes sense for the kind of content that their gaming devices are offering:
“It’s dependent on the content. So we need to make sure the content isn’t force fed. And, to us, making sure that the gamer receives the right type of experience is what’s most important. So we’re gonna pick our spots, but that technology does certainly exist here.”
Koller reveals that they’ve gotten questions from people whether they have plans to release a bundle featuring the PS Vita and their recently launched Playstation 3 super slim redesign but admits that it’s not something that they’ve already planned:
“As we look at the lineup, there are gonna be some opportunities to do that. Whether we want to bundle the hardware together remains to be seen.”
Personally, I would welcome as PS Vita + PS3 Bundle. And I think it’s something that Sony should consider getting out to the market soon. It’s definitely a combination that could compete with the cross-platform functionality that the Wii U is offering. The main advantage that Sony has is that you can take your PS Vita with you when it’s time to leave the house and keep the fun going.
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