One of the most exciting pieces of news to come out of Sony’s Gamescom conference last week was their cross-buy promotion for cross-platform PS3 and PS Vita games. The concept is ingenious in its simplicity: You buy one version of a Sony-published game, you’d get the other at no cost. Everyone was excited, and all was good in the world.
Things were a little less sunny when Shuhei Yoshida, President of Worldwide Studios for Sony Computer Entertainment, spoke to Famitsu over the weekend in an interview that has since been translated by Andriasang. Yoshida reportedly stated that “at present, this service is just for Europe.” Understandably, PlayStation fans around the world threw a fit.
Thankfully, Yoshida took to his Twitter account on Sunday night to clarify what was said. In a Tweet, he said that “PS Vita-PS3 Cross Buy price promo is coming to both Europe and North America. My quote by Famitsu was meant as ‘not decided for Japan yet’.”
While that’s fantastic news for everyone Stateside, hopefully Sony figures out what’s necessary to make sure that the promotion is made available worldwide. Vita sales are slow on a global scale, after all.