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Sony: PS Vita processor gives it advantage over Wii U pad

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on 19 June 2012

Sony has lobbed fresh mud at rival Nintendo’s Wii U GamePad, suggesting PlayStation Vita boasts a distinct advantage over the device thanks to the inclusion of a processor.

Speaking with, Scott Rhode, vice president of Sony Worldwide Studios, commented, “Because we have the Vita, I think we can do a lot of special things. And remember, that Wii U tablet doesn't have a processor in it, so it's got to be fuelled by that box sitting under your TV.”

"We can do some pretty special things that you'll start to see on the [E3] floor this year and you'll see more over the upcoming months about what you can do when you actually have a processor in the thing that's in your hand as well.”

Rhode went on to champion one of PS Vita’s most important features, namely cross-platform play with PS3, as supported by games such as the upcoming PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale.

"And when you start to see how you can cross over between the two platforms - look at two of the titles that are here at E3, PlayStation All-Stars and Sly 4, for example. Both available on Vita and PS3, and there's some sort of interactivity across the board. Developers are interested in that kind of stuff,” he said.

PlayStation Vita was released in Japan last December and hit western shores in February of this year. Wii U meanwhile is scheduled for a late 2012 launch across all major territories.