Rumour: Sony Running Campaign To Push Potential Wii U Buyers Towards PS4 And Vita
Posted by Damien McFerran
Sneaky business afoot in Germany?
The Wii U is unique in that it offers the second screen experience right out of the box — with rival consoles attempting to leverage smartphone and tablet applications to create the same kind of gameplay, Nintendo has an advantage in that users don't have to own additional hardware to achieve the same result.
However, Sony is making a big deal out of the link between the PS4 and PS Vita, which could potentially offer the same kind of gameplay possibilities. According to NiNTENDOMiNATiON owner Tilmen, Sony is going to great lengths to ensure that buyers are aware of this connection, and that they are steered away from picking up a Wii U:
1: A friend of mine (working at a Saturn Store in Germany) told me today that Sony and "media Group" did a special contract for promoting...— NiNTENDOMiNATiON (@TiLMEN) October 15, 2013
3:...Contract started march 2013 and will end April 2015.— NiNTENDOMiNATiON (@TiLMEN) October 15, 2013
Of course, rumours such as this crop up all the time so you should probably take it with a pinch of salt for the time being. Do you think Sony is capable of such underhanded tactics, or is this just someone allowing their creative imagination to get the better of them? Share your opinion by posting a comment below.