Sony may introduce a hardware bundle containing a PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita when the next-gen console goes on sale later this year, according to a new report.

Inside Gaming Daily claims to have been told by a "well-placed anonymous source" that a bundle containing the two consoles will release at "the end of the year" for "around $500" (~ £325).

Sony has yet to announce any form of PS4/PS Vita bundle, but has been keen to push PlayStation Vita's functionality with its upcoming next-gen platform.

PlayStation Vita can be used to stream all PS4 titles directly via Remote Play and as a second-screen device. Sony has previously described the device as a "PS4 in your pocket".

If true, the bundle may offer a healthy saving on buying the two consoles individually.

A PlayStation Vita currently costs around $249.99 (£169.99), with PS4 set to cost $399.99 (£349) when it goes on sale this Christmas.

Source: YouTube (Machinima - Inside Gaming Daily)