Sony has announced a official price drop for some First-Party Titles on PlayStation Store.
Now if only they'd announce a price drop for the Vita itself... maybe at E3.
I read the first 5 words and I was like "YES! Time to go buy one!" The last took the excitement out. I'll probably hold out just a tad longer at least til E3 to listen for just what you said.
You read really slowly D:
Sony have already announced that they will release white PS VITA's around the holidays and the price of those are around the same price (In japan) as the current price, which indicates no price cut.
vita will not get a price drop. if you knew sony you would know that.
I'm waiting a tad bit longer (just after E3 most likely). Everytime I play on my friends Vita I am extremely tempted to buy one. But I'm holding my guns and waiting. Hopefully a price drop then I'll splash out all the money needed and throw in a few games for myself. Come on E3!! where are ya???
@FriedGoat why not ? The PS3 had its first price drop in july 2007, that's like 8 months after it came out.
Actually with the new announced EU bundles they sort of did already. WiFi Vita with Uncharted and a memcard for the normal price of 250 Euro. Uncharted = 40 to 50 EUro in shops. Memcard starts at 20 Euro. So one could say the PSVita is sold for around 190 Euro.
Same deals everywhere in US too. Buy a Vita get a free game (I think at Target) and a bunch of other places are doing packaged deals. The Vita itself isn't pricey, its the memory cards. I'm not asking for a Vita price drop, just some memory card price drops.
Yea I just ordered a VITA today for $255 and it was the 3g wifi bundle which comes with 8gb memory stick, a month season pass and a free choice of psn game. Great value for me haha, granted I went to lockerz to get it but whatever. It's a great website though if you're a member! http://shop.lockerz.com/ele...
@ Soldierone Yea, you nail it! its the Mem card that needs to have a price drop. and i demand a higher cap, say 64 and 128Gb. i hate having multiple card, sometimes it got lost.
Yes memory cards need to drop in price by at least 60%. Those things are a rip off! I'm holing off on game purchases to get the largest memory card which is kind of sucky. I've never sold a hand held game back to anyone so I'm going the download route with my Vita. I bought Uncharted on a card and it hasn't left my Vita since I put it in there. I also think all games should be cheaper on the store.
That'd be great, but if I had to pick, I choose more games, preferably exclusive games that are not coming to PS3.
Amen to that Cynic.
I don't have an issue with the price of the Vita itself. It's the price of the memory cards that really bugs me.
That why I am waiting until Sony announce a price drop on the memory card. I got mine vita already, and I am doing just fine without any games for it. when the memory card price drop then that when i will start buying games for mine vita.
meganick I agree with you I got the 16GB from Zavvi for £29.99 which I think is expensive but I think if Sony drop the pices of most of the games like the ones they have they can keep the price of the device as it is and bundle a Games 8GB memory card for £250 I don't think that is a bad deal but its biggest problem is a lot of the games are pointless. I got MNR with mine as I love the one on the PS3 but without MP races it is pointless as this is where the fun carry's on on this type of game. But the device is only young and I expect to see better games start coming out for the device soon.
Or atleast the Memory Cards....
@ Elderly_Cynic: 33 people who disagreed with you are just mad because they were foolish enough to pay $250-300 for the Vita, when everyone knows that it only costs Sony half that price to make it. So, the window for a price drop is very possible. Don't believe it? Here's the proof: http://vita.ign.com/article... http://www.joystiq.com/2012... http://www.gamezone.com/pro...
Doesn't take into account research and development costs just sayin.. + marketing + everything else to what makes the vita what it is today. The fact you use material cost as the only way to justify how much sony is profiting is short sighted.
It makes no sense to me that people are expecting a price cut already. When the price was announced at E3 last year everyone applauded because it was thought that the Vita would actually cost more than $250. Now after 3 months everyone says its too expensive and needs a price cut? The 3DS was the exception, not the rule. Expect a Vita price cut at next year's E3.
Maybe the 3DS was the exception, but when your choices are limited to 2 consoles, the fact that one of them got an exceptional price cut kinda jeopardizes the future of the other one if it doesn't get its own exceptional price cut...
Well, if the device not selling like it should, has really bad sales numbers in its homeland Japan, sells below the 3DS with an enormous gap between them and even gets outsold by its little brother PSP... Sony seems to be in the same position the 3DS is. They even had something extra the 3DS didn't have: a wide range of games at launch, with actually some good titles. Ofcourse it needs more exclusive content instead of all these PS3 big brother ports, but still. Sales are bad, you can't say 'Everybody was happy with its price last years E3', because the cards have shifted. Its not about being expensive, its about what the right marketprice is. And with only one competitor there that runs around 160 to 170, yes 250 is too much. The new deals are starting to look promissing though. If Sony introduces packages with a 40 to 50 Euro game and a memcard for the same price as a WiFi PSVita, we can expect that the normal model without those drops to 189 to 199 soonish.
I think people applauded that time because they didnt know they would have to buy an extra over expensive memory unit separately at that time. Think about it All and all a PSV costs just a bit over a $300 dollars if you add the memory unit and the device together.
And so it begins.
can't wait for US price drops.
i'm more waiting for real games than a price drop.. Ok it has a nice launch set of titles but none of them is really special cause most of them are just sequels. Let's cross fingers for games announcements at E3
Good news now I wait for the VITA price drop.
it's first party GAMES it's about...so far !
Same here.. well, I'm going to buy the Vita regardless within a few weeks' time, but I'm waiting to see if anything happens at E3 before I go buy one. If it drops in price, that's more games and accessories I can buy for it! If not, it looks like I'll be restricted to just the Vita, memory stick and 1 game for the time being :/
they sohuld have done this from the get go. Now they have bad publicity and a price drop, and probably a price drop for the system in the near future.
I cannot believe sony did not learn their lesson from the Playstation 3 launch debacle, and the psp go.
But, at least they are headed in the right direction.
They learned from their mistakes by having affordable hardware and the best launch line-up in gaming history. However due to Nintendo's greed, they were forced to drop the price of the 3DS to $179 which automatically made everyone look at Vita as too expensive even when it isn't.
the vita isnt expensive but the stupid memory cards are...wish i could use any memory stick but i cant and i do no why...thank you hackers who like to pirate
Best launch line-up in gaming history?? Nothing in the lineup was a Must buy for me. And I was super exited about the Vita. Still am.. but waiting just a bit.
Well, Vita launched with more than 25 games. It's very very good indeed. It may not be the best launch line-up in consoles history, but probably the best in handhelds history.
there are many PSP titles that are worthwhile in the meantime. E3 should be huge for the vita though. I dont expect a price cut, but i expect a graet lineup. COD vita, EA sports lineup, soul sacrifice, some new IPs/news peopel call it the one of the best lineup in history cause of the large library of games available immediately
@Gynga It's not about the amount of games that were at launch but the quality and experiences that could only be enjoyed on a Vita and there wasnt really anything that stood out from the pack. Sure it may be good in comparison to handheld launch history but he said in all of "gaming history" which I disagree whole heatedly with
I dont think he is complaining about the price but pointing out that the price for the VITA compared to the price for the 3DS makes the VITA look expensive. Sure me and you know that the VITA is a beast of a machine compared to the 3DS but the casuals dont really care about specs but care more about the the price and a feature called 3DS which is the mean lure for the 3ds.
THANK YOU for making some sense!! I was gonna type it in all caps but its easy as fluck to get banned from here just for being a tad honest.
How is Nintendo greedy... I would say if they kept the price the same as the Vita then thats greedy... the Vita is worth more than the 3DS in terms of hardware specs... but the 3DS has better games at the moment (Heroes of Ruin, Kingdom Hearts and Paper Mario on the way) and im not sure with only selling 2 million systems 3rd party companies will gamble that much to sell less games on the Vita (Sony should come out with more games like GOW) but Resistance, Gravity Rush, LBP and Dragon's Crown look great... and I have both the 3DS and Vita...
Did not learn from the Playstation 3?
Wake up already, it's MORE THAN TWICE cheaper than PS3 was at launch. Even PSP was more expensive at launch if I remember clearly.
I think the ps vita and psp were same price.
That doesn't change the fact that it's the same price as their home console/entertainment center. It has some good titles right now, but I've only actually bought one. Also memory cards for the thing are horribly overpriced.
@Machioto, yep, you're right, the PSP was $250 when it came out... which in adjusted dollars would be $294.53 (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' inflation calculator).
@GynGa Global Recession says "Whats your point?"
Would that "debacle" be where you implement the same tactics to deceive people as rent to own furniture stores? Should Sony have said, "Hey look how cheap this is right now" but then by the time you buy all of the accessories and pay for 6 years of connection fees you have shelled out over $1000? Would that be better or would you rather know the entire price up front. Pardon me but I'll take the latter and the "I want it right now" short sighted poor investment crowd can have the former. I haven't had to pay one penny more for my next gen disc player (excuse me, the only next gen disc format player), console Wifi, or multiplayer than the day I purchased my 60Gb launch PS3. You also must have just began gaming or else you would know that fans and industry alike praised Sony at E3 last year for hitting the Vita sweet spot on pricing.
It is irrelevant what was praised or shunned a year ago. The reality today is that the price, games and appeal is the issue today. The price clearly a year later is not getting people to buy it along with Sony blundering the advertisement from the getgo
Lol i dont know how you got so many disagrees everything you stated was on point and factual. Some ppl dont like tge truth or feel embarrased on their purchase when you point out the shafting they recieved in the long run by buying such consoles lol oh the irony " but but but its cheaper" Really do the math, then add in the extra price for accessories, then factor in replacements for faukty hardware, then look at what your getting hardware wise Sony always delivers. Im so happy tht tech wise Sony offers what it does and has an expensive oled screen made affordable. The differences you see when you play ganes on the vita as opposed to what you see compwtition wise is astounding. Things just look so much betteron tht oled screen. My vita is worth everyyy penny.
@neutralgamer19 I wish I could give you 1000 likes for that. I'm convinced that gamer's have a self entitlement issue. The price is fine and for being on the market for online like 4 months, the game selection is great.
No need for a Vita price drop. It's priced just right. Memory cards are overpriced. People just need to quit being poor and cheap.
Such an idiotic comment
I feel the same...well, about the memory card prices, not people being poor and cheap.
I think the price of the system itself is fine, it is the memory card prices that are ridiculous. When the card prices drop, then I will get a Vita. It is more of a principle thing for me. Memory just doesn't need to be that expensive, period.
AMEN my brother!! PRRRRRREEEEAAAACCCCHHHHH! Man that NEEDED to be said! If you want a Vita, pay whats being asked! Or just wait until the Vita 2 comes out, then u can finally have your Vita for 100 bucks that you want w a full library of games to choose from. MAYBE u will even have your remote play lol. In one week, that problem is solved for me(thank god for kmeaw!) In other words, dont say "it sucks its too expensive," just say "im a broke bitch" or "my parents wont buy it for me," lol which is the real reasons u ont have one.
Agree. I was about to preorder and then learned about the memory card. Then lost the urge to pull the trigger. Maybe something at E3 will get me excited again and pull the trigger.
Wanna quit being "poor and cheap"?? Ask me how... What a douche
That's great news for me. The games will be cheaper whenever I decide to buy one. Now all Sony has to do is drop the price and announce some colors and I'll be all set.
The only thing i want to drop is the memory card prices...vita is fine.
I agree as well plus if the memory cards were a lot cheaper (32GB for 50€) they would still make a lot of money off them plus it would boost sales of digital copies. XperiaRay
if the vita drops, then its the same thing as memory dropping price, just saving money on a different area. (unless you already have a vita, then screw off)
You only need one Vita, you could possibly need multiple cards. it is not the same.
Not really.... You look at a Vita, its basically a gaming tablet in your hand (not exactly as big, but not as small as a phone) and you can even get a good phone at the 250 dollar price let alone a tablet to play "games" on. Even if the Vita was ten dollars, walking down the aisle and seeing a memory card for 50 to 100 dollars, when other gadgets have memory cards for a third of the price, it looks expensive.
damn man WTF everybody screaming for a price drop COME ON SON the vita came out just a few months ago. let it be on the market for at least a year before begging. want cheap shit? stick w your 3DS
Why would Sony sell the Vita for less money? They would lose so much money and they already have recorded tremendous losses. More Blockbuster games and cheaper memory cards seems like a better choice.
The Vita needs more than a game drop in price. It needs an actual device price drop. With the rise of smart phones, that can get calls, text, apps and games and basically do everything there's just no reason to own a portable gaming device.
And yet none of those smartphones can do what a Vita does as well as a Vita does, so what's the point? My Ferrari(Vita) can kinda haul a trailer, but it can really haul ass. My truck(smartphone) can kinda haul ass, but it can really haul a trailer. There's some overlap, but there are obvious differences in purpose that show in their design and capabilities. I don't know about you, but I'd much rather haul ass in my Ferrari than my truck.
And yet the Vita can't do what most if not all smartphones can do. Your Ferrari may haul ass but my F150 is built tough, can move heavy duty items, dependable, I can use it for work or leisure. It has the clout of success without the high price tag and the impractical use on normal city streets. So your point is moot...if you even had a point. Nice try though.
@Ben Vita has buttons, and two analog sticks.... Name at least one over-powered(hardware wise) smart phone that is going to EVER be pushed to its limits?(excluding non-compatible firmware updates)... You cant name one<-fact and oh yeah an unlimited skype plan for about $12 plus and a 3gig data plan from At&t for $30 is about half the amount of money that an average smartphone holder has to pay up each month...
My point is this statement is wrong. False. STUPID. A portable gaming device is for gaming. A DS, PSP, 3DS, or Vita far outstrips the gaming capabilities of ANY smartphone or tablet. Therefore, if you want portable games, and you don't want to settle for a large library of crap, you buy one of the aforementioned devices. Unless your smartphone has Link, Kratos and the rest with at least 4 hours of battery life and no worries of overheating. Oh, and once that four hours of playing time is done, say goodbye to your phone. If I burn out the batteries in my Vita, I've still got a phone. I wonder which of those makes more sense...
so touchy and upset. Smartphone devices are for gaming also. There's no Kratos or Link, OBVIOUSLY. But they do have their own unique games and experiences for them. There are far more uses for a smartphone than just Kratos or Link. And who goes and plays a gaming device while they're outside for 4 hours? If this is you I suggest you get something called a LIFE. Experience human interaction, get a girlfriend or if you have one spend time with her. Dont be all buried in a Vita for 4+ hours. @one2thr Ha, everyone is so hell bent on buttons and analog sticks. I care why? I dont need all of that for the 10 or 15 minutes i spend on games while im waiting at the DMV, Doctors or Dentist.
@Ben So basically whatever you have to say towards portable gaming has no meaning, and thus for proves that anything you post about a handheld gaming device, be it; 3DS or PSVita. Also proves that your more than likely going to leave a "troll" statement behind, just so that you can feel better about your smartphone that is probably more than capable of running Angry birds at full capacity without ever having to rely on physical mediums, or said buttons of that matter. Which in turn, also proves that your not a gamer. Which brings me to my next point... Why bother even commenting?... Oh wait