It should be no secret by now for future PlayStation 4 owners Sony will be using its PlayStation Vita as a way to extend the experience gamers will have with the console on a handheld. We already know both the PS4 and PS Vita were developed at the same time with Sony mandating remote-play support for all PS4 titles, so it doesn’t come as a complete surprise to hear a rumor circulating where the company plans on bundling both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita together.

According to Machinima’s Inside Gaming Daily who is citing an “well-place anonymous source,” Sony plans to announce a PlayStation 4 / PlayStation Vita bundle by the end of the year and is expected to retail for around $500. If this rumor turns out to be true, then we could imagine sales of the PS Vita would spike as a result considering just how much integration there’s expected between the handheld and the PlayStation 4.

The bundle would also be a direct competitor with the Nintendo Wii U as theoretically it would offer the same experience considering gamers would be able to play their PlayStation 4 games from the PS Vita, although we’re not sure just how deeply developers will integrate the Vita into their PS4 games. If the rumor does turn out to be true, we’re hoping Sony announces it prior to the PlayStation 4’s launch as we’re sure there are number of you who are interested in picking up both systems and would want to save a couple of bucks doing so.

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