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PlayStation Vita Will Double As PS3 Controller, Sony Says

Console giant Sony has revealed that that the new PlayStation Vita console, rumoured to be hitting store shelves on October 28th, can also be used as a controller for the PlayStation 3 console.

The revelation was made by the company’s Research and Development manager Phil Rogers at the Develop Conference 2011, and form what he said, its apparent that the new offering by the company will be more or less the same as that of Nintendo’s hugely anticipated next-genration condole, the Wii U.

"PS3 can send data down to Vita and Vita can display it. You could use the unique features [of Vita] - gyroscope, touch front and back - as a control device for a PS3 game,” Mr. Rogers explained to the developers attending the conference, gaming site Eurogamer reports.

"You can run software on both devices and use the network to sync the game states. And that's pretty good,” he added.

Rogers also said that the idea was fairly new and hence the developer community should come forward with new and innovative ideas and suggestions, which the company will gladly take on board.

The connectivity between the Vita and the PS3 will be made by a Wi Fi connection over the PS network, the company explained.