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PS Vita Might Get a Price Drop, According to "Road to Greatness" Contest Rules

When reading through Sony's rules for their "Road to Greatness" sweepstakes, an interesting tidbit makes itself known: according to one particular section it seems the handheld might be getting a price drop.

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LOGICWINS742d ago (Edited 742d ago )

Thats not a price drop. That was always going to be the price of the Vita Slim on its own. If a Vita Slim with Borderlands 2 and a memory card is $199..obvs a Vita on its own will cost less.

EDIT: Unless this is referring to the OLED Vita. If so, I'm putting a Vita-1000 in my Amazon cart. As soon as that price drops Im making my move!

ajames347742d ago (Edited 742d ago )

Hmmm, but no other price has been mentioned for the portable, so we still don't know yet. For instance, Nintendo has bundles for Wii U all the time that are priced the same as the system alone.

EDIT: Yeah, the contest rules don't state which version, just "PS Vita handheld."

admiralvic742d ago

"Hmmm, but no other price has been mentioned for the portable, so we still don't know yet."

A lot of times "bundles" are used by companies to maintain a price point they want / can make a profit on, which is why older systems typically come in bundles.

"For instance, Nintendo has bundles for Wii U all the time that are priced the same as the system alone."

To be fair, the Wii U was pretty much always bundled. The only stand alone version I recall was the "standard edition" and even then it had a massive number of differences for an insignificant amount of money. In fact, the difference in price is quite similar to what we're seeing here.

admiralvic742d ago

Smart money says it's the slim model, since logically Sony would only be producing them, it's easier to include and contests tend to give the latest and greatest (it looks cheap if they send out of date models). Also, I imagine if Sony had a surplus of anything / wanted to pawn off Vita's, they would do so with the 3G model.

Lionalliance742d ago

The Memory Cards need a price drop! They're still too expensive!!

THamm742d ago

I know right! It's been keeping me from buying any digital games.

Soldierone742d ago

Seriously! I've ALMOST bought a few games, but right before check out I go "oh wait I have no room, nevermind"

I'd gladly admit I'd own a good 20 or so Vita games by now if the memory cards were not so expensive..... I'm not dropping 100 bucks on a 32GB.... dropping 50 for a 16 was hard enough.

Jonny5isalive742d ago

yeah, I only have 8gb. I have some games on there tho, and I just delete old ones. It doesnt take long to DL them again. Still need to buy physical games to save space, or on sale for 10$ like MK vita a month after it came out. I got killzone on a card for sure because its patch takes up alot of space too. Cant even DL that with a 4GB, sad.

OrangePowerz742d ago

I enjoy my Vita since launch but with the current sales a price drop is needed to increase the sales.

MajorGecko742d ago

how about a price drop in memory cards im still using my 4 gig n deleting games to play new ones

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