Sony still doesn't have any plans to release a hardware bundle containing a PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, but the prospect is "becoming more real by the week," SCE UK MD Fergal Gara has revealed.
However, rather than release an official hardware bundle featuring the two consoles, the platform holder may instead work with retailers to offer a "soft bundle" packing in multiple items.
"Right now, as I sit here today, we're not producing a box that fits a PS4 and PS Vita in that one box," Gara told OPM UK. "We could probably change our mind in the morning and still have it ready for launch to be honest so it's not a big decision. It's not a hard thing to do.
"At the moment [we're sitting] down with our retail partners discussing exactly what they want the PS4 launch pack to look like. And its very easy for us to work with them and say looks lets create a package that contains PS Plus, Killzone Shadow Fall, PS Vita, PS4, shall we do that? And they put it together as a bundle, let’s call it a soft bundle but it basically means they package together the bits. And they may want to put in FIFA 14 for example or any other third party title and say there’s your PlayStation mega bundle for x pounds. Would we work with them to support them to make that it happen? Yes."
Gara adds that the firm was still "in the planning phase" of detailing such bundles, "so it's not a yes, its not a no. And the option is still there to pick up the two of them. We'll make it happen in the ways that are best for our retail partners really and we'll work with them. The concept is becoming more real by the week."
Sony announced a range of official bundles last week, including a bundle including a copy of Killzone: Shadow Fall, two DualShock 4s and a PlayStation Camera.
PlayStation 4 launches in the UK on November 29.