2 Platforms 1 Price – Sony Tempts Gamers With Some Mouth Watering News


When you’re usually trying to buy a game, you can only play it on one platform. If you own more than one gaming device then you tend to have to pay for the same game again to play it on your 2nd system.

Sony has announced today the days of purchasing a game on two seperate platforms are on their way out. The PS Vita has a fantastic feature which allows cross platform play – between the PS Vita and the PS3, and vice versa.

With the imminent release of the PS Vita, you’re getting a fantastic deal from Sony for the games available at launch. Buy the game once and knock yourself out by playing them on both your PS3 and your PS Vita.

This may be the future – it’s yet to be decided on whether Sony will decide to do this for future titles, it certainly wouldn’t surprise me if this was to become a permanent move, but for now the launch games are going to benefit from this decision.

With the pricing of the launch day downloadable games being at an all time low – Sony has certainly hit the right spot when it comes to tempting the gamer to spend their hard earned cash on their new, shiny device – I for one am already having sleepless nights as I can’t wait to get my hands on my PS Vita next week!

So far, only certain games can be played on both systems since you have to remember that he Vita features at touch screen and a touch-pad on the back, so be sure you check for cross-platform compatibility before making your purchase.

Here’s to the future of cross platform gaming, and here’s to hoping Sony finally see sense in offering a 1 price, multiple platform gaming for the forseeable future.


Written by: Madagasca - News Contributor


  1. #1 by Isli on February 16th, 2012 [ 42435 Points ]

    I always thought it should have been this way with most of their games. It always bothered me that only some PSP games could be played on the PS3. With remote play, PS1 classics, and the small size of PSP games, this should have always been included.

  2. #2 by Kane112 on February 16th, 2012 [ 33422 Points ]

    yep this is how it should be

  3. #3 by Darrin on February 16th, 2012 [ 17143 Points ]

    You are talking about What Motorstorm:RC does, where you buy it once and can play on either Vita or PS3, right? I love that model.

  4. #4 by mowmow on February 16th, 2012 [ 11990 Points ]

    wow this would make buying a vita even more enticing.

  5. #5 by EdEN on February 16th, 2012 [ 136063 Points ]

    @Isli: Actually, NO PSP game can be played on the PS3.

    @Darrin: Seem to remember another game doing the same… mmm, Ruin, was it?

  6. #6 by Isli on February 16th, 2012 [ 42435 Points ]

    @Eden: I meant that some of the games are released for PSN and PSP.

  7. #7 by Clint on February 16th, 2012 [ 59258 Points ]

    Nice, this is good to hear.

  8. #8 by Pedro on February 17th, 2012 [ 39949 Points ]

    This is good, specially if it integrates the shared saved file feature, that way you can keep on playing when you’re out and still progress on your “main” game without having to invest an extra $50.

    Depending on how they handle it in the future, this would certainly be a great selling point in my opinion.

  9. #9 by wolfkin on February 17th, 2012 [ 6633 Points ]

    Phaw.. promises mean nothing. The technology is nothing knew. The gamecube could have done this to an extent. The Wii more so. The PSP more again. They always promise big. Then scale back. We’ll see how much this actually happens before I start getting excited or anything.

  10. #10 by Jason on February 17th, 2012 [ 27516 Points ]

    i bet only the mini titles will work. were not going to see uncharted golden abysss work on ps3.

  11. #11 by Jason on February 17th, 2012 [ 27516 Points ]

    ok this was a bit misleading. I looked into it and this only works for multiplayer gaming between the PS3 and Vita titles. So if a title allows for mp on vita against ps3 players its free for ps3 if purchased on vita. Your not going to be running demons souls on vita

  12. #12 by EdEN on February 17th, 2012 [ 136063 Points ]

    @Jason: So far, Hustle Kings Vita gest you the free PSN version, and the other way around. Also, you can play Wipeout and Fury on Wipeout 2048 if you own them on PSN. Same goes for the DLC for UMarvelvsCapcom3.

  13. #13 by hobbes on February 17th, 2012 [ 30071 Points ]

    honestly, i think a model similar to steam is the way to go, but for consoles,

  14. #14 by hobbes on February 17th, 2012 [ 30071 Points ]

    what games support this anyway?

  15. #15 by Pedro on February 17th, 2012 [ 39949 Points ]

    They did it for Portal 2, Buy a PS3 retail copy get a steam download free. It was great. This has the potential to make such a huge impact on hardware sales that they should really look into it i think.

  16. #16 by Pai do mercado on February 19th, 2012 [ 2376 Points ]

    vita seems be great
    I want to buy one soon, the biggest problem in my country will be sold for nearly four times more than in the U.S., while the wi-fi version costs $ 250 in the U.S., will cost $ 930 here.

  17. #17 by EdEN on February 20th, 2012 [ 136063 Points ]

    @Pai_do_mercado: Brazil needs to understand that the crazy import taxes they have can only hurt their economy. It’s not like they’re manufacturing PS3 and Vita systems in Brazil…

  18. #18 by Ajescent on February 20th, 2012 [ 2440 Points ]

    me likey.


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