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Who makes the store prices up on PSN?

The Vita Lounge has an opinion on what would help shift more Vita units and games.

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demonsoul1290d ago

Hardware = no price drop (C'Mon It's a very powerful handheld)

Memory card and Psn Store = price drop

darthv721290d ago

sony controls the prices of the store content. Seems only logical as its their store.

retail market is different because the product is generally purchased from distribution for less and there is a markup percentage a retail store applies.

This is also why we see retail copies go on sale quicker than their digital equivalent.

sdozzo1290d ago

Some vita games are still priced ridiculously too high. Dungeon Hunter being one of them. You can get that for PS3 at a fraction of the Vita price. Wtf.

KrisButtar1290d ago

It's cause the ps3 version is on sale not the vita one, wait for the vita one to go on sale

OhReginald1290d ago

@sdozzo ,

and you could of have gotten the iOS version for $0.99.....

THESHAUNZY1290d ago

I thought this was hilarious >.<

KrisButtar1290d ago

I don't really understand why people complain about the vita memory cards, does anyone not remember when the psp first came out and there 16GB memory cards were the same price as the vita's 32GB.

PSN/XBL there prices are set by the publishers.

Perjoss1290d ago (Edited 1290d ago )

People complain about the memory cards because Sony decided to go with a new format, and for no other reason then to milk cash, because the Vita cards are not smaller or faster than cards that have been available for years.

edit: not to mention Sony didn't even include a card when you buy a Vita (not even a tiny 1g card so you can save games) so when you buy a Vita its not even ready to use properly.

darthv721290d ago

the memory cards for PSP were not exclusive. they were a standard format that was for various sony devices. Because of companies that had a license to make MSPDuo (like Sandisk) is what lead to the rapid drop in price of the memory cards.

Right now, the vita cards are only for the vita. Im sure sony went that route to prevent piracy because they already had a mini MSPDuo in the form of the M2. the M2 is almost a mirror copy of the vita design and yet it is used in other sony divices as well. I had one in my Ericson phone and later took it and put it into my PSP Go.

would have been nice to simply carry it over to the Vita instead of buying a new one all over again.

GenericNameHere1290d ago

Xbox 360 HDDs are a major rip, and alot of my friends still get them, even going as far as calling the PS3 gay and weak for being able to use PC harddrives

People see Vita memory prices, and everyone immediately hates it -_-

BuffMordecai1289d ago

Your friends sound incredibly retarded.

rainslacker1289d ago

That was the going price for that size memory at the time. It wasn't until maybe 5-6 years ago that static memory prices started falling. Nowadays you can get 32GB cards for between $20-30, and 8-16GB cards for around $10.

Specialty sticks, like those used for Sony devices, were generally more expensive than the more common SD cards that were also available during the time.

There's nothing special about the memory in the Vita cards, it's just a proprietary format and packaging that uses encryption. The actual circuits though are likely made by the same people who make more common flash cards.

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Riderz13371290d ago

The developer/publisher.

kalel1141290d ago

Came here to say this. Sony has no control of prices. It's up to the Dev/Publisher.

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