When the PlayStation 4 was launched, one of the most regular questions Sony was asked was whether or not they would create any bundles with both the PlayStation 4 and its rather natural companion in the PlayStation Vita.
As we close in on the home console’s second anniversary, those calls have quietened down in line with the loss of any real momentum behind Sony’s handheld. Yet, Sony have finally teamed up with selected retailers – Game and Smyths Toys, specifically – to offer a bundle with PS4 and PS Vita together… well, kind of.
The PlayStation 4 in question is the new Ultimate Player Edition, which is launching on July 15th and comes replete with a 1TB hard drive to let you cater to the increased reliance on HDD space in this latest generation of console. The PS Vita in this equation is actually the PlayStation TV, the little black box that lets you play a small number of PS Vita games on a bigger screen and acts as a decent second room device, in case your main TV is being used.
On the plus side, it’s a freebie – after a price drop earlier this year, these can now be bought for under £45 – but it just makes me think of the missed opportunity to get more people on the Vita bandwagon alongside the PS4’s launch and the potential to stall its slide into obscurity.
Source: press release