On the eve of its release in Europe, Sony has confirmed news of official PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita bundles, slated to go on sale at select retail stores starting this evening; for under £500.
Recently The Vita Lounge learned of UK electronics-retailer GAME offering up a jumbo-sized version of this combo with games for PS4 and PS Vita for just £100 more; and it looks like future bundles may be coming in different flavours at the hands of other retailers soon.
“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. Sony UK’s Fergal Gara told Eurogamer.
“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.” Gara concluded.
Many PlayStation 4 owners in North America have been surprised at how smoothly Remote-Play between Sony’s next-gen console and the Vita has managed to be, and it’s a point that Sony UK are looking to drive home.
“Our stimulus to do that is mainly the fact that once we got our hands on Remote Play we thought, wow, it really is real and good, and that deserves a shout”
The Sony UK chief also went on to say that they are rolling out the bundle tonight to select retailers due to PlayStation 4 stock-availability, but more partners will be brought into the fold with a staggered release moving forward.
There is no word yet on whether the bundles will arrive on North American shores.