Sony: Wii U Features Are Already There On Vita & PS3

Wii U’s feature to use the hand-held as a controller is already present in the PS3 and Vita, or so says US Sony executive John Koller.

While talking to Engadget Koller said that you can easily use a Vita as a controller and secondary screen for your games on the PS3. The only difference is that Sony decides on what games should have support for the feature.

We tell our PlayStation fans all the time that what the Wii U is offering is something that Vita and PS3 can do quite easily.

It’s dependent on the content. We need to make sure the content isn’t force fed. And, to us, making sure that the gamer receives the right type of experience is what’s most important. We’re going to pick our spots, but that technology does certainly exist here.

LittleBigPlanet 2 is an example where you can connect the Vita as a controller for the PS3.

The only argument here is the cost factor where the Vita and PS3’s combined cost is way more than a Wii U. Koller replied that almost every Vita owner has a PS3.

You look at the Vita consumer and a very high percentage – almost all of them – own a PS3. So you see that crossover works.

Koller though, did not mention as to what percentage of Vita owners owned a PS3.