Sony Reveals Cross Buy: Buy a PS3 Game, Get a PS Vita Game Free

August 14, 2012 -

At Gamescom in Cologne, Germany today Sony announced a new initiative that will give PS3 players an incentive to buy: free games for the Vita. Dubbed the "Cross Buy initiative," players who buy a PS3 game in this program will get the PS Vita counterpart game for free.

For example, gamers who buy the PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale will get the PlayStation Vita version free. Sony also announced that Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time and Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault will be part of the initiative.

The "Cross Buy initiative" will certainly help move PS3 sales because players like free stuff. We hope Sony will extend this to a number of their new titles moving forward, and hopefully third-party publishers will get involved too at some point.

More details when we have them.

Source: Polygon


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Re: Sony Reveals Cross Buy: Buy a PS3 Game, Get a PS Vita ...

since the UEI computers are almost useless to surf the web with i was curious guys,does the vita have a slot for umd games or do you just download them or what? i want a psp and would like a vita due to this deal but not sure how the umd games work since the only ones i want are Kingdom hearts,Final fantasy and Gta

Re: Sony Reveals Cross Buy: Buy a PS3 Game, Get a PS Vita ...

I don't have a Vita and no current plans to own one, but this is something I'm glad to see. One of the major things they wanked on about for the Vita was how you could be playing a PS3 game, and then seamlessly pick up your save on your Vita. Selling both versions as a package deal is the only way this feature isn't completely useless, because while I'm perfectly willing to drop money on a game, I'm not willing to drop money on a game twice just so I can play it on the go too.

Re: Sony Reveals Cross Buy: Buy a PS3 Game, Get a PS Vita ...

Why not give free game voucher and let people choose their vita game?

 

Also....being able to play PSP titles on the vita would come in handy about now.....


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Re: Sony Reveals Cross Buy: Buy a PS3 Game, Get a PS Vita ...

What good is a vita game to someone who doesn't own one?

Re: Sony Reveals Cross Buy: Buy a PS3 Game, Get a PS Vita ...

It encourages them to buy a Vita, which I suspect is the whole point of this promotion.

Re: Sony Reveals Cross Buy: Buy a PS3 Game, Get a PS Vita ...

I guess that makes sense, though Media Molecule's new Vita game is giving me more motivation.

Re: Sony Reveals Cross Buy: Buy a PS3 Game, Get a PS Vita ...

Desperation! 

Re: Sony Reveals Cross Buy: Buy a PS3 Game, Get a PS Vita ...

Yep. They realize two things 1) There are not enough games on the Vita. 2) That not enough people are buying Vita games.

This action helps solve 2. The addition of PS1 games playable on the Vita helps solve 1. The question is, can they get more developers to make games for it?

Re: Sony Reveals Cross Buy: Buy a PS3 Game, Get a PS Vita ...

I'm confused, how does giving away Vita games cause more people to buy Vita games?

Re: Sony Reveals Cross Buy: Buy a PS3 Game, Get a PS Vita ...

If people are getting games for their Vita, they will be more likely to use one and then want more games. It is like giving away free samples.

 
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