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Sony: PS3, PS Vita cross functions rival Wii U tablet

21 September 2012

Sony has welcomed comparisons between the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita’s cross controller functionality with that of Wii U tablet controller.

Speaking to Engadget, John Koller, vice president of marketing for Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA), said that both PS3 and PS Vita can easily provide a similar experience to that of Nintendo’s upcoming console.

“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,” he said.

Despite this, Koller insisted Sony isn’t about shoving the feature down consumers’ throats – it all depends on the content.

“It’s dependent on the content. So we need to make sure the content isn’t force fed,” said Koller. “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.”

The executive went on to say that retailers enquire “all the time” about a PS3 and PS Vita bundle, but said Sony hasn’t set any plans in motion as of yet.

“In the meantime, you look at the Vita consumer and a very high percentage – almost all of them – own a PS3. So you see that crossover works,” added Koller.


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