During a dedicated press conference Sony just announced that the new PCH-2000 PS Vita model, nicknamed for the occasion PS Vita Slim will come to Europe.
Is that the price point people were hoping for? Playing killzone on my vita cannot stop playing the multiplayer solid game. Interesting to see how the vita does now.
180 is not a bad start, now if they can drop the price of the memory cards some more....
Yeah the memory cards suck got a huge discount from my friend who works in retail. 32 gig card and it's full. Too many games!
Not a bad start? That's $295! Hell, they ship them on Play-Asia for about $230! I thought this model was supposed to be "budget." It's a shame too, I've never owned a Vita and I'm looking for an excuse to I can finally pick one up. Hopefully it gets a price drop here in the US. Until then, it's a no-go.
memory cards is the problem with Vita. I don't know why they didnt go for the memory stick like PSP or SD, it would have been much easier especially cause Vita games require big space. Yesterday i deleted Sly and Ninja Gaiden: 6-7GB both!!!
@ Tom with that logic the ps4 should cost 242 pounds in the UK but it doesnt, Sony has never charged the same price across the board so i don't expect them to start now. because its 180 pounds in the UK does not automatically mean it will cost 295 dollars in America so relax.
it originally lauched at like £230 or something, so £180 with a game is pretty good.. id buy it if they give us the white one ._.
This seems like a good start. I might consider grabbing one later on. Anyone with an idea what the largest memory card size the Vita supports?
£179 is what i expected, people who thought 149 were day dreaming
Lets hope they dont discontinue the normal Vita, i dont think i can go LCD after OLED.
"At a briefing meeting this morning, the company confirmed the revamped handheld would launch at a suggested retail price of £180 and will replace the older, bigger Vita model as stock is exhausted." I was gonna import, but this price ლ(ಠ_ಠლ)
1GB of storage... Seriously Sony? Even the 3DS comes with a 4GB SD card...
I already got one but getting a Vita with even a 4gb card sucks because you are going to change it anyway within a week or less. So internal storage is awesome, but 4gb internal should be the minimum :/
So the new slim model with cheaper LCD screen is basically $300 USD? Wow are they trying to kill this thing? How can the do so great with PS4 and so bad with this? Maybe they should leave the handheld market.
No, it's not basically $300 USD, because following that faulty logic would mean that the PS4 "is basically $575 USD". You can't directly convert a price from pounds or euros to USD and get the same price it actually costs in the US, it just doesn't work like that.
You can buy the superior Vita phat with games and a memory card for that price. There is no reason to buy the Slim unless you want longer battery life.
if you already own one i completely agree there is no pressure to go out of your way to get this.
Agree argos in the uk sells current model with tearaway, lbp and 8gb card for 179 ?
£180? What? In a very lazy search I found the OLED model for £160 including some digital games and a 16GB card... I was going for the new black model (I have the old white)... well, not so soon. EDIT: lol, a few minutes ago there was a bundle for £140 with 16GB card, 10 games and the starter kit at Play.com It was posted on Neogaf... sold out now!
well it is a new product.. comes with a game.. and is cheaper than the original launch.. but yeah.. that price still kinda sucks :/
Sony, honestly you guys deserve to fail. Trying to recoup losses by selling the cheaper to produce product at a premium is just fail.
@Team_Litt "Sony, honestly you guys deserve to fail. Trying to recoup losses by selling the cheaper to produce product at a premium is just fail." Well good thing, you will not have to wait very much more before Sony decides that this is the very last dedicated game handheld from them. with many gamer's with this very same view of Sony's situation. No offense, you point out Sony should Fail but on the same token was you this outspoken with Nintendo? That is exactly what Nintendo is doing! but they are far and away worse in giving more bang for the $ to the consumer for what's inside their handhelds for the hardware. And yet Sony is still giving you more expensive Hardware for the $$$ the consumer is paying for. example: just in GPU's alone of each device The Nintendo 3DS single core GPU has 6 MB of Dedicated Video Ram, with the PICA 200 running @ 268 MHz while Sony PSVita has a Quad Core SGX543MP4+ with a dedicated 128 MB of GPU Video Ram, with Each of the 4 Cores in the GPU running over 400 MHz for each core. this is the very same GPU that is inside the iPAD 3! but faster and more memory. But yet. you say "Trying to recoup losses by selling the cheaper to produce product at a premium is just fail." And its very clear no matter what Sony would have done, would not have mattered with many gamer's that would not have purchased the system anyway. I think Sony is very tired of crying over the low sales with the system right now at this point, pretty soon i would say that Sony would no doubt move to smartphones and Tablets only at this point. At this point the majority of gamer's deserve this. If many gamer's do not want to pay $$$ for a Handheld with such hardware, Sony may at this point say forget it. Leave this part of the Handheld market for Nintendo by themselves, and keep selling 10+ million xperia smartphones per sales Quarter instead of investing into building a dedicated Game handheld and concede this because it would be far cheaper to have a game pad bluetooth synq with a smartphone to give the gamer physical control's and just distribute all playstation portable games via PSN. Because that is exactly what the consumer is telling Sony right now. PSP PSPGo PSVita there is a very clear signal decline of Perception of the viability of the playstation Portable platform as a Mobile only platform. And that is exactly why Sony invested 1.6 Billion into smartphone production, and over 300+ million in game distribution over network structure GaiKai, and also taking the playstation Vita platform into also a Micro-console than also invested day and date with the NGP ie: playstation Vita that new game distribution for app store iP's is Playstation Mobile. I think Sony is getting fed up with this part of the dedicated Handheld market and would be better off investing into smartphones and Tablets than dealing with the dedicated GAME HANDHELD MARKET ANYMORE.
Give up already!
No matter how much they press it, this console needs games, it doesn't need pricecuts, it doesn't need slimmer versions, it doesn't even need to be capable of playing youtube. It needs games and lots of it.
The price is a bit high compared to the original model; I suspect it will be around 200$-250$ when it hits North America, while the original model is selling around those prices as well. But really, my biggest issue, is that it seems Sony will only be launching the black model in the UK (and likely worldwide afterwards). Small note to both Sony and Nintendo, people out of Japan are not all colorblind, we can see and appreciate just as many colors as the Japanese people.
It's a bit off topic, but I know people will bring it up later, lol. So many people online trash the lcd screen in the whole lcd vs. Oled vita screen debate... how many of them have actually used both? Very few, I'd reckon. I own the vita pch-2000 and am VERY happy with it. Want me to tell you the ACTUAL difference in screen quality? 1.) Blacks in the lcd aren't the absence of color as in an oled. It's a lit black. Very little difference practically, and frankly lends better to gaming, imo. (Easier on the eyes) 2.) Chances are that you won't be able to tell without specifically comparing it to another screen, but colors that could be described as "Rosy" aren't as red. (Very slightly off, mind you) 3.) Both are exactly as sharp as eachother. Anyone who says otherwise is a bullshitter. 4.) It may very well be that this is just because I own a pch-2000, and I know I may be flamed for this, but I prefer the lcd over the oled.
The price is complete BS. Didn't they make a slim model to cut the cost of production? They removed the OLED so why does it cost more?
Slim greatness would be achieved if Vita Slim+PS4 Bundle is coming to the States!
YES! & so soon too. :) Wonder what's upping the price? Athough it's pointless comparing a Slim launch price to the discounted OG price since it's had time on the market. Maybe they're going to change the balance & reduce the memory card prices, but up the hardware price? That makes more sense than the OG model pricing anyway.
Or... They're releasing it more expensive, so that people who were waiting for it change their minds & buy the OG models instead which will help clear out stock. Maybe.
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