Sony announced at its 2012 Gamescom press conference that certain titles will be free for the PlayStation Vita, if consumers buy the PlayStation 3 version first. Sony is calling the program Cross Buy. So far PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, Sly Cooper: Thieves In Time, and Ratchet & Clank: Q-Force have been confirmed for the Cross Buy program. More titles will be added in the future.
Sony Computer Entertainment America confirmed that the Cross Buy program will be coming to North America as well. “SCEA will have a similar offer for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, and Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault; users who purchase the PS3 versions of these titles will be able to download the PS Vita versions of the respective titles from PlayStation Network at no additional cost.”