SCEA VP of marketing, handhelds and home consoles John Koller has revealed that “almost all” PlayStation Vita owners are also PlayStation 3 owners, but exact figures weren’t revealed. When comparing the PS3/PS Vita to the Wii U, Koller said “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.”
However, in reality, the price points of owning a PS3 and PS Vita compared to the Wii U is largely different. The PS3 and PS Vita are capable of producing better cohesion and with higher fidelity since the Vita can be used a standalong console, but at nearly double the price of the Wii U.
It’s not just about the functionality, however, it’s about whether implementing that functionality makes any sense. “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,” says Koller.
Sony may bundle the PS Vita with the PS3 or even the PS4 in the future, but “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.”