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Sony Implements Crossbuy Between PS3 and PS Vita

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Sony implements Crossbuy, making Crossplay for Vita well worth it.

One of the advantages of the Vita that's often touted by Sony is its Crossplay ability with the PS3. Essentially, certain games available on both PS3 and the Vita can be picked up and played on either console, picking up from the last cloud save.

The only issues with the Vita's Crossplay abilities are cost and limited availability. Only a few games are available for Crossplay between the PS3 and the Vita. While Crossplay is convenient, it probably isn't enough to convince the run-of-the-mill customer to buy two copies of the same game at full retail price.

Sony's finally figured this out and has implemented CrossBuy. This means that when customers purchase certain PS3 games, they'll also receive the same game for free on Vita. Unfortunately, this promotion doesn't apply to current Crossplay games, so the only CrossBuy games thus so far are PlayStation All-Stars, Sly Cooper, and Ratchet & Clank QForce.

No doubt the Vita's slow sales have forced Sony's hand in this. We can only hope that more games get added to the Crossbuy lineup. Being able to take full advantage of the Vita's Crossplay features without having to hit the buck is a boon that's sure to draw more customers.

 

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    aqualipt , August 17, 2012 5:43 AM
    Who cares about the PS Vita and PS3 when you have a Galaxy S3 and a gaming PC?
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    Anonymous , August 17, 2012 6:26 AM
    @aqualipt
    i agree with pc vs PS#, the pc is way better.

    but a Galaxy s3 has nothing on the PSP in terms of gaming. you really fell hard on your head for thinking that.
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    EVILNOD , August 17, 2012 7:10 AM
    i use my psp 99% for emu.. and i found galaxy s3 powerful enough to just do that.
    tho i must say it take time get used to the control.
    as for vita.. i give up on sony when sony give up on linux (yea.. i did install it on my ps3 just for the kick)
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    Vorador2 , August 17, 2012 7:24 AM
    Wait what, Sony doing something for the consumer instead of shameless money-grabbing?

    Color me impressed. Except that the CrossBuy feature is supported on a rather measly amount of first party titles. As it stands, it's more of a anecdote than anything else.
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    nibir2011 , August 17, 2012 8:32 AM
    East or West PC is the Best

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    mugiebahar , August 17, 2012 9:12 AM
    What we don't get any love in the south? Just because our family tree goes straight up with no branches doesn't mean we don't have any feelings.
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    JOSHSKORN , August 17, 2012 9:58 AM
    aqualiptWho cares about the PS Vita and PS3 when you have a Galaxy S3 and a gaming PC?

    You have fun on your SIII. I'll enjoy my MAXX's battery at least twice as long as yours.
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    billybobser , August 17, 2012 10:40 AM
    Who would really expect to pay for an (overpriced to start with) game twice?

    Not to mention the horrendous choice of games available.

    No wonder this is a flop.
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    the3dsgeek , August 17, 2012 10:50 AM
    this is the best news i've heard so far from sony this year, or after vita's launch. And this is a good strategy as well. I like it. Because even if i play a game only on my ps3, i'll still have the other one in my library to play it anytime, anywhere on vita.
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    eddieroolz , August 17, 2012 1:32 PM
    aqualiptWho cares about the PS Vita and PS3 when you have a Galaxy S3 and a gaming PC?


    Galaxy S3 :lol: 

    Yeah, have fun playing anything more than Angry Birds on that...
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    assasin32 , August 17, 2012 1:38 PM
    Can't bash Sony on this one, they set it up so when you buy the ps3 version you get the Vita version as well.

    Will I ever use it, no I have the original PSP and used it a few times and thats it. Heck I used it for movies and music more than anything before I got my smartphone because it was handy for that on vacation.
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    dauntekong , August 17, 2012 3:08 PM
    aqualiptWho cares about the PS Vita and PS3 when you have a Galaxy S3 and a gaming PC?


    If you are comparing it to PC, Nothing beats PC. PC is for heavy gamers like us.

    Gaming PCs:
    Pros: All out Ultra Graphics with 3D 1920X1200+ resolution, unlimited game storage, easily repair, PS3, X360, Wii compatible controllers (needs drivers), MOUSE n KEYBOARD! for the fastest aim snipe n shoot, list goes on n on
    Cons: $$$... plus not compatible with game consoles, until someone makes an emulator for it

    Game Consoles:
    Pros: Cheap, 3D support, has many games that PC dont have, quality is decent
    Cons: NO MOUSE n KEYBOARD! No upgrades, dumb down graphics so game consoles can play. obsolete within 3 years or even release date, Red ring, Yellow lights, bad disk, then good luck trying to revive it by reflowing, and the list goes on n on

    Console and PC are two different gaming field. Its up to you on how you wish to play.
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    dauntekong , August 17, 2012 3:12 PM
    aqualiptWho cares about the PS Vita and PS3 when you have a Galaxy S3 and a gaming PC?


    Cell phone? GS3 is nice, but gaming is hands down on the Xperia Play, although its outdated, just love the gaming pad. Sony should make a Xperia Play 2. But GS3 is nothing compare to PSVita, 3DS, Gaming PC and Consoles.
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    kinggraves , August 18, 2012 3:22 AM
    Vorador2Wait what, Sony doing something for the consumer instead of shameless money-grabbing?Color me impressed. Except that the CrossBuy feature is supported on a rather measly amount of first party titles. As it stands, it's more of a anecdote than anything else.


    Don't be impressed until it actually happens. Sony has already made it clear they can remove features at their whim or just not deliver them at all. They feel no obligation to actually put out a crossplay game so long as they can claim it on the box.