Though this is not an official across the board price cut for the Playstation Vita, Target seems to have decided to begin, at least temporarily, offering the Vita for quite a discounted price.
Wow... think im gonna get me a vita.
I swear people better hop on this deal asap. Black Friday might have some similar deals but why take that chance? $180 is GREAT!
Yeah, thought about it long and hard, but I'm still gonna hold out. I really want a wifi model, I don't need the 3g, and my hope is that they'll mark that one down to $150 at some point closer to Black Friday. $30 is saved is $30 on games instead of hardware. I WILL be picking up the Westinghouse 40" TV they have in the same sale. Been wanting something to hook up Steam Big Picture to.
It says they're sold out online. But I think you can get them in store for the same discounted price.
If Sony does officially drop the Vita prices down to $149.99 for WiFi and $199.99 for the 3G/WiFi then that thing is going to start flying off shelves. With all the upcoming games and CrossPlay and CrossBuy games with PS3 combined with those price points, the Vita will really start selling like mad.
If if if, wait wait wait. All I ever hear about Vita's "incoming" success.
@Ndivhu Case in point; 3DS after price cut. Now shut it.
Oh, you. Don't you know closet trolling is still trolling?
We can't assume that if the vita did drop officially that it would have the same success. Remember that one of the selling points to 3ds is it can play DS games. We don't have that convenience with vita. At least...not with umd games. I don't know nor will I pretend to know that the increase in 3ds sales were in part to that convenience for those who already had a selection of DS games. The price drop just helped people see it as a viable alternative to the ds. We just dont see that kind of situation with vita in relation to psp.
Deal is now dead. Ahhhh, I wish I saw this earlier! You can see the price flash from "temporary price cut 179.99" back to the normal 299.99 price. WHYYYY?
Sony can't afford to drop the price of the Vita anytime soon. It's sold at a loss as is, $150 as you guys are suggesting would put them in an even worse position financially than they already are. They can't afford to turn the Vita, a product that will allegedly turn profitable in 3 years, into one that will turn profitable into 5 or more. At this rate Sony won't even be around that long. They need to turn this around without practically giving it away. Basically.
this will make a great gift for my kid!!! do i need a contract for the3G???
Nope. But, you can also use tethering with non-3g or Bluetooth, I'm not sure which, to get same effects. But it's a hassle to hook it up with a phone and eats up data.
To what hammad said. Tethering is always a viable option but it depends on the carrier. Not all carriers offer it as part of a plan. Att charges extra to add tethering. Its a Bluetooth connection to your phone and will suck up the data unless you have unlimited.
That's a great deal, don't listen to the haters. Get one! But not if a contract is involved for a carrier.
180$ for 3G version with 8 GB memory..amazing price.
Needs a contract, no? (Serious question, I don't know). Or can you just pick it up and, say, not use 3G?
I don't think you have to use the 3G I am not positive though.You should be able to turn it off and only use Wi-Fi.
no need to use 3G. You cant even play games online over the 3G anyway. Great deal though
You don't have to use 3G..it's not used for gaming. You're capped at 20mb per download. Don't know about U.S but in UK you don't have a contract it's pay as you go. You only really use 3G for web browsing, messages, uploading scores to servers, downloading lbp levels and GPS. People have tethered their Vita's to their phones quite successfully for multiplayer on the go. Tried tethering Vita to phone to see if GPS portions of games would work...like the monster tracker in ecolibrium...it didn't. So presumably that is not going to work for other upcoming GPS titles like [email protected] and the like.
I have one and it's not required. You can buy a month to get Super Stardust Delta for free a month later (they cost the same, so it's not a bad deal), but thats about it. The only real difference is a sim card slot, so its a great deal.
Why do people think that you need a contract with the 3G version? You just use the Wifi option instead.
I bought a 3G model out of the gate. Netflix and Multiplayer don't seem to work with the 3G connection, but Facebook, Twitter, Skype, GPS Maps, YouTube, Browser, and a few others work. If you have a tethering phone and unlimited data, however, 3G version isn't really worth it.
Looks like Sony is finally smartening up and dropping the 3G model. Great idea in theory, but just not practical for gamers with the plans that we were offered. I love my Vita though and Tuesday is a great day with numerous games coming out.
Why can't they just open the sim slot and allow people to go and buy what ever sim you want and get a data package with it. I never understood this. Obviously there is no price advantage with that anyway.
You can do that in Europe
Are you getting Ragnarok Oddysey? I am, we should play it together if you are getting it.
I want to get it, but it's not eligible for Target's B2G1 sale right now...
wow thats an excellent price, you get the 3G version with an 8 GB memory card for $179.99. I want to see the 32 GB memory card priced at $49.99 or $59.99 so i can get one for my little nephew since im getting him Little Big Planet, Playstation All Stars Battle Royale and Ratchet and Clank Full Frontal Assault for christmas.
maybe target just wants to be nice xD
People that were on the fence about getting a Vita better jump on this deal. I paid way more for my wi-fi only model. I really love my Vita and I don't agree that there aren't any games for it. I have LBP,UC golden abyss,sound shapes,Gravity Rush,PSASBR, and I have some great PSP titles also on my Vita. I was never a hand held gamer but the Vita has changed that for me. Great deal Jump on it people!
Black Friday started early last year too.
hey guys check this out http://www.ecrater.com/p/15... do you guys think thats a trusted site? i can't believe they have a 32gb memory card for $29.99
Says does not ship to Canada X(
@remanut: Yeah, good luck getting that...
thanks for your concern lol.
wow, thats a great deal.. Prolly clearing out stock of the launch bundle.. But a 3G console & memory card for $180 is awesome
Yes, being patent PAYS off! I'm sorry but this isn't saving a "Nickel", like you previously stated. Looks like I'll be picking up a Vita sooner than I thought! Happy times indeed...
It shouldn't be a mystery to anyone that follows the industry. The Vita is failing harder than the Dreamcast. Price drops should have already happened, and by Sony themselves.
I dont see it as mystery i see it more like good news for those who want to get the system but for one reason or another can't at regular price, this is good news to those people.
it says the price is an online price. Do you get the Vita for that price in the store, too?
Yea just tell them to price match it on to their web site, if in store price is different.
WOuld they be doing this with the new white vita coming out tuesday?
Its only through 3G model that is on sale not the Wifi only model. So, I don't think the White Assassin's Creed Vita will go on sale.
Nope, the AC bundle like all NA bundles at least are only Wifi. No 3G offerings for bundles here. Since the 3G model is the only one on sale it's safe to assume the AC bundle won't be at this price. Actually the Wifi model through Target is still retail cost of $250. Kinda odd to discount the 3G model without discounting the Wifi model too.
Good deal....but why? In New Zealand one of our largest electronic retailers no longer lists the Vita on its website and the amount of in-store shelf space has been significantly reduced. My sons both want a Vita for Xmas but my concern is that unless the Vita has a great Xmas then this time next year how many other retailers might no longer be listing it or reducing shelf space. I understand why existing Vita owners might be praising the device but for someone yet to jump in its hard to see what the future holds for it. It was only last year that Sony dropped the Go and that was only 6 months after I spent $399NZ on one. I don't want to repeat that mistake. Great Target deal for sure but are they wanting to clear stock and shelf space for more popular items or are they banking on the Vita being a success and are trying to generate some pre-xmas momentum.
This is just on clearance. This is like the first Vita bundle from way back at launch. There's lots of Vita bundles coming up in the next few weeks so Target needs to get rid of these old ones that are't selling.
Of old ones that don't sell, for newer ones that won't sell? : ) I kid, I kid.
Still a waste of money. I'm waiting for a $150 slim model.
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PS Vita won't drop that much for a very long time. The 3DS can because it is cheaply made, cost less to make factory wise and all around is made with cheaper materials. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see the difference in quality between a Vita and a 3DS. If a slim model does come out which it will, it will be the same price no doubt as the others new, while the other old models will become slightly less cheaper then. If you ever expect to get one that cheap it will be a long ways away, like when the next Sony handheld comes out they might cost that much used. For christ sakes they still sell 3DS's new for $169.99 and the XL for $200, don't expect that price anytime soon for the Vita all I am saying because it ain't no where near the same quality as those cheaply made devices. Hence they have no second analog sticks still, because Nintendo always cuts cost at production if you haven't noticed the trend already. Just like the Wii U has no multi-touch controller.
Dag, damn fine deal here. I got my hands on a demo vita at target last week and I wasn't astounded or anything, but I'd still get me one during Black Friday.
Its still not worth it. Theres a reason why its dropped in price, kids. Save your money for the amazing games coming out soon instead of spending it on a THING that plays games, but currently doesnt have any.
That is funny! How many games does a system have to have before it is considered to have games? So, far the system has over 70 titles and that is not counting the 5 games the come out on the 30th. There is also a back catalog of games, called Downloadable PSP games, Minis and PS1 classics. But not too many people by a handheld to play past gen titles, right? I did and all the Vita games to come. At 180 dollars with a 8GB memory card, is more than worth it and with PlayStation plus coming with a instant game collection in 2-3 weeks, it can only get better.
Yeah but out of those 70 games alot of them are ports of games for the PS3.
Sold out :(
I think this is bull. As soon as I found this out I had checked and they said they were $299.99. Even the site said $299.99, I remember they trolled me last time saying you could get them for $118.00 at Sams Club. I called every damn Sam Club's that day and they had no Vita that had any sale like that and I had asked every store in my area being over 10+ stores. I just find it funny unless they just happen to change the price immediately.. I never saw the $179.99 price tag just like I never saw the $118.00 other than a picture. Yea here we go again.. getting my hopes up, not like I already have one but I would buy another for that price.
Sorry I can't provide more, as I didn't personally order one, but: http://oi50.tinypic.com/nc1...
Yea turns out it was a mistake and as far as I could find was about only one person who actually managed to buy one for that price and took a picture of their receipt. Luck basterd. You have to be literally hounding sites to get those damn deals that fast, no idea that guy must have been hell of lucky that day.. I guess it was real just wasn't meant to be released right now or at all as you can see it is has quickly been removed.
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