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Remote play

What's good for Nintendo is apparently good for Sony. Announcing remote play between the PS4 and PlayStation Vita, Sony leapfrogged one of the competing Wii U¿s selling points: the ability to take a full-fledged console game off the television and onto a mobile device. Utilizing Gaikai's streaming software, the PS4 will act as a server, and the Vita as a client. The ultimate goal, according to Gaikai Chief Executive David Perry, is to make "every PS4 game playable on the PlayStation Vita." How PS4 games, which use a controller with more buttons than the Vita has, will work with such a transition remains unknown.Brendan McDermid, Reuters