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PlayStation Cross Buy initiative is EU-only - for now

Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida deflects questioning post Gamescom

Sony's Cross Buy announcement received enthusiastic applause at its Gamescom press conference in Germany last week, but the firm isn't yet willing to discuss the initiative's prospects outside of Europe.


The fantastic-sounding Cross Buy initiative will allow players to buy compatible games on PS3 and get the Vita versions free of charge. It's designed to promote the use of cross-play features between PS3 and Vita versions of games.

Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studio boss Shuhei Yoshida has told Japan's Famitsu, however, that the service is 'at present, just for Europe', according to Andriasang translations.

That's not the response US and Japanese gamers will have wanted, but we wouldn't go irate just yet. With a move as significant as Cross Buy, we'd be shocked if Sony kept it confined to its EU customers only.

Yoshida also responded to Famitsu's questioning over the successor to PS3. "Regarding this, I can't say anything," said Yoshida, unsurprisingly. "However, one thing I can say is that the PS3 is currently in an extremely good state. Quality titles will continue to appear this year and next year, so we hope that users will look forward to it."