Last week at Gamecom, Sony announced Cross Buy, an initiative that allows a purchased PS Vita game to be played on the PS3 and vice versa on supported titles. It’s a fantastic precedent to be setting, not only from a consumer standpoint, but to validate the argument against used sales that games are more than just the discs they’re printed on. Cross Buy joins a host of other “Cross” initiatives: Cross Save, for transferring saves between Vita and PS3, Cross Play, for multiplayer between the devices, Cross Goods, for the interaction of virtual goods between games on both devices, and Cross Control, for using the Vita as a controller. Supporting titles are limited to a few at the moment, but this is a step in the right direction for sure.

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