PS3 cross-compatibility is one of the PS Vita's most exciting unique features, and Sony plans to let early Vita adopters take full advantage of it. The 'One Price' promotion allows you to pay a single amount and receive both Vita and PS3 download versions for your money... or download the Vita version for nothing if you've already bought it on PSN.
Of course, this promotion only includes a limited number of games so far. The titles on offer include MotorStorm RC, Hustle Kings and Top Darts, and a similar system will operate for both WipEout 2048 and Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 DLC. We've got the full explanation below.
Here's the skinny, courtesy of the EU Playstation Blog.
- When you buy MotorStorm RC you will be able to play it on PS3 and PS Vita at no additional cost.
- When you buy Hustle Kings and/or Top Darts for PS Vita, you will get the PS3 versions for free. If you already own these games on PS3, you’ll be able to download the PS Vita version for free.
- If you purchase WipEout 2048 and you already own WipEout HD and the HD Fury DLC on PS3, you will be able to download them for free when they launch on PS Vita later this spring.
- DLC purchased for the PS3 version of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 can be used on the PS Vita version for free (and vice versa).
We hope that more publishers and first party titles decide to support this initiative over the coming weeks and months. It's a powerful unique selling point, and one that can potentially shift systems.