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Do You Think The PlayStation Vita Will Get a Price Drop to $199.99 at E3 2013?

It might be hard to believe, but E3 is less than 7 weeks away. There’s obviously going to be a huge focus from Sony on the PlayStation 4 and its new features and games, with the PS Vita and PS3 getting some attention as well. - PSLS

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TrendyGamers1132d ago (Edited 1132d ago )

With all the PS4 info that week, I don't think they will.

iGAM3R-VIII1132d ago

They will, the Vita may also be bundled with the PS4 at launch. I think that because the Vita did so well at the drop in Japan, the North America will get a price drop.

darthv721131d ago

them announcing a vita ps4 bundle in addition to a price drop.

It certainly couldnt hurt.

Dan_scruggs1131d ago

The Vita will never come bundled in with the PS4. I say that with absolute certainty.

elhebbo161131d ago

was there ever a PS3/PSP bundle just out of curiosity?

YoloSwag1131d ago

It's at a baseline of 15K with that drop. Yeah, not that well...

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adorie1131d ago

They'd be wise to drop the price. If this was Sony of old, with more money and clout, they could afford to drop it enough to compete directly with the 3DS.

The 3DS is a very fine gaming handheld, but I see great potential in the Vita and I do believe it should receive more support and bask in sales so that more devs take notice and add more support.

Get the Squaresoft PS1 catalogue on there for starters, localize for NA and EU, get Konami's PS1 catalogue in there as well and Capcom's RE1-4 and Megaman X games on there and that would be a great start.

After that, start pumping out new I.P's, heck pump out the new I.P's inbetween, if it makes sense.

I don't want to see the Vita sink, the PSPGO was one hanheld I knew would go down, but not this little device deserves a true chance to prove itself.

Games
Marketing
PS4

These three things will be important to the PlayStation Vita. Now, let's see what happens.

*gets inside of time machine*

darthv721131d ago

so misunderstood and yet easy to pick on. There were several things it did right which were incorporated into the vita and yet because of the digital only nature it will forever be the whipping post of sony's portable repertoire.

In spite of your faults...I gladly take you into my collection.

CommonSenseGamer1131d ago

PSPGo was great and I was the proud owner of one. The Vita, well, I'm not convinced it will go the distance.

Thirty3Three1131d ago (Edited 1131d ago )

It doesn't need one.

People thought the Vita would retail for 400-600 dollars (USA currency)
We were all REALLY surprised at the 250-tag.

People are just being selfish.

The PSP was priced at 250, and people thought it was MORE than fair.

Now an even better handheld comes out, stronger in every respect, and people complain. SMH.

Now the memory cards, those need a price drop. The system's pricing is MORE than fair.

EDIT:

I agree, Capt-FuzzyPants!

Capt-FuzzyPants1131d ago

You may think it's worth it and you may be right too, but in the end the Vita isn't selling well. To a business the most important thing is sales and profits. The pricing may be fair, but Sony needs to do something to get people to buy it and buy the games.

It is a great handheld, but some people just don't have the money for it. And yes the memory cards need a major price drop. I would love to get a bigger memory card because I've already run out of room, but they're too expensive at the moment.

Salooh1131d ago (Edited 1131d ago )

Exactly. I would buy ps4 at any price because it's obvious we will get great games for it. I mean it even if it's 700$. But i regret the vita. It gave me headache to understand how the limitation works, Games are not what i expected. Memory cards are tooooooo expensive same goes for the games but the content of the games are not worth that price at alllllll.

They are moving like baby steps . Slower then the ps3 and that's why i'm noticing it and complaining. Ps3 had great games both exclusive and multiplatform but vita have nothing even though it's more promising then the ps3.

jcnba281131d ago

They need to announce a price drop, the 3DS is destroying it in both hardware and software sales.

-GametimeUK-1131d ago

I hope so, but I'm with you on this one. I am on the verge of purchasing one and a price drop will make me get one instantly. I am just concerned that the console is going to fail. :(

Mr_Writer851131d ago

Do you have Plus? If you do stop being so soft and buy one!

You won't regret it!

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majiebeast1132d ago

They will and announce a PS4+Vita combo at 499,99$.

ftwrthtx1132d ago

I can't see them going with that price point for both. Maybe 599

majiebeast1132d ago (Edited 1132d ago )

You are probably right maybe 549 but i already have my Vita so only a PS4 for me.

BeZdaBest1131d ago

i see the ps4 reaching 499$ all by its self..
all the stuff in the ps4 dont come that cheap.. or maybe they can replace the dualshock 4 with the vita and sell the bundle for 649$. with a cross buy/play game... most likely digital.. i want the ps4 to be under 5oo$ so i can scoop it up like 2-4 months later....but i overestimate the price of things so i wont be surprised if that the actual price..

but on the ps vita price drop... i dont see why not.. most likely their waiting for a certain game to bundle it with so sale can explode like they did in japan

kneon1131d ago

I think they could afford to sell a vita+ps4 bundle at around $100 over the standalone ps4 price. With the yen finally going down to more normal levels I expect the manufacturing cost is down around $100. I only paid $199 for mine last year and that included assassins creed and a 4gb card.

adorie1131d ago

Day now, if that is true.

Wedge191132d ago

I agree that there will be a PS4 and Vita combo pack.

Tewi-Inaba1131d ago

bundled with no games how suiting

It's a joke...don't kill me 8)

Beetey1132d ago

If they do have a Vita/PS4 combo pack, they should release it like two weeks early.

TrendyGamers1132d ago

You mean kind of like what they did with the PS Vita First Edition Bundle?

capjacksparrow1131d ago

I think they would do well to drop the price and include a memory card in every bundle. Playing Persona 4 Golden now and it is friggin awesome. The system is well worth it's price even now in my opinion, but if they want to sell more, the price needs to drop.

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