"Almost All" Vita Owners Have A PS3
Fighting words from Sony today, who lashed out at Nintendo's upcoming console by suggesting that the GamePad Peripheral offers nothing that the Vita and PS3 can't already do via cross-control.
"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,” Sony executive John Koller told Engadget.
“It’s dependent on the content. 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. We’re going to pick our spots, but that technology does certainly exist here.”
Koller believes that the vast majority of Vita owners already have a PS3 (and are probably brand-loyal), so it's a much more attractive option than buying an entirely new console. “You look at the Vita consumer and a very high percentage – almost all of them – own a PS3. So you see that crossover works,” he added.
The first real application of cross-control will come from LittleBigPlanet 2, with a patch arriving in the near future.