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PlayStation VITA Games Pricing Revealed

Dual Pixels - PlayStation VITA is just at a fabulous price, for me, you, and everyone else who wants all the power in the palm of their hands. Although PS VITA's hardware price was officially revealed the other day, the individual prices of titles for VITA haven't. According to Gamestop, they will be very cheap. (E3, PS Vita)

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Abash  +   1129d ago
Uncharted: Golden Abyss for $40? You're too good to us gamers Sony
CrazyForGames  +   1129d ago
if these games really were going to be 40 sony would have said so on stage

a low price on games is a bigger deal/announcement than a low price on the system
Shackdaddy836  +   1129d ago
I'll agree with this. 40 bucks just doesn't sound right either. It's gotta be more...
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superadvanced  +   1129d ago
hmm i think this might be too low. but then again i never would have thought 250 300 for the vita
looza  +   1129d ago
But do they ever talk about price of games on stage? Maybe bundles but not individual games. Just saying.
dedicatedtogamers  +   1129d ago
Hey, let's not forget that this would not be the first time Sony surprised us with price. Modern Sony is not 2006 Sony.

A $40 Vita game on a $250 Vita (same exact prices as 3DS) would force people to ask: do I want 3D which gives me a headache, or do I want Vita?

Journalists also neglect to mention that the 3DS is being outsold in Japan right now by the PSP on a month-to-month basis.

Price equality was not part of the equation in the PSP vs DS war. DS had the price advantage in games and in system. Now the field is even. Hmmm.
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sikbeta  +   1129d ago
That price is Win, please Sony *do it*
TheDivine  +   1129d ago
I dissagree 40 is high for a handheld shoud be 30-35 max but psp games were 40 right so its prob a given.
Skip_Bayless  +   1129d ago
It should be $49.99. It's disrespectful to price content like this for so little.
zeeshan  +   1129d ago
@Madden: You are an idiot!

Hustle Kings for $40? Hmmm... isn't that a PSN game? How much does it go there?
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Masta_fro  +   1129d ago
you know whats awesome? That even if i dont buy any games at launch, i still have over 20 minis and over 10 ps original titles to transfer to my psv.

Im a playstation plus user btw...
I_find_it_funny  +   1129d ago
THANK YOU

I feared 50 as Sony is selling Vita below production cost. This is awesome.
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   1129d ago
I don't know if I consider this pretty cheap, that's just what I expected.

Console games cost 60, I don't see why handheld games would cost more than 2/3 that price. We are talking of usually shorter games, with less overall quality (tech wise) than console full games.

But I could had been too optimistic since this is coming out just before a generation change, which could as well change the price on console games.

Sure there are handheld games that give this console-handheld barrier the finger and are just as good if not better and, in an ideal world, all games would be priced by their quality, so we could indeed have some games costing more than 40 but definetely would also exist many games costing less.

Anyway, this is not a perfect world and if they have to state an average MSRP, 40 bucks is exactly what I expected.
SilentNegotiator  +   1129d ago
Gamestop? Yeah, and God of War 3 released in fall 2009, right?

I wouldn't take any info from Gamestop with more than a grain of salt.

I suspect $50, but $40 might be right.
JL  +   1129d ago
A key point some people are missing here: Gamestop is taking pre-orders at this price. That means they can't charge you more for it. They have a policy that will allow you to pay the lower price if the price drops before release, but they can't raise the price on you.

That being said, there's no way they would put these prices and start taking pre-orders at that price if they didn't know it wasn't going to be $40.
afterMoth  +   1129d ago
Sony, always offering the best value in consoles!! Their displays are too much these days but gaming, yeah!!
NarooN  +   1128d ago
People said the same thing about the PSP back in 2004.
nopunctuation  +   1129d ago
Is it a downloadable game or is some new disc being used? I could see 40 bucks if its a downloadable game.
KillerPwned  +   1129d ago
They use cards like nintendo`s handhelds and downloads just like PS3 uses disk and downloads.
fatstarr  +   1129d ago
its easy
ask your question look what nintendo does
and sony copies it handheld edition.

this gen is gonna come down to the games imo.

the only way id buy a psv is if kh3 came out for it exclusively.

why doesn't anyone else see this o.o
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Jezuz  +   1129d ago
@vbrsfaske

WOW, you seriously need to relax ! are you seriously getting angry over what someone said over the internet on a gaming site ?
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MariaHelFutura  +   1129d ago
PSMove games are the same price.
ngecenk  +   1129d ago
well that really depends on the content. should wait more on details about the game before judging the price.
MastaMold  +   1129d ago
Hope this is true but will wait for offical word from Sony
EYEamNUMBER1  +   1129d ago
if you expect me to believe NGP games will be 40 bucks when PS3/360 games are 60 then i don't buy it for a second

50 tops is more believable to me
Muletroid  +   1129d ago
gamestop are the ones that said 3DS games would be 50 dollars
a_bro  +   1129d ago
prepare to be shocked again then. the System is easy to develop for, think about that for a second.
EYEamNUMBER1  +   1129d ago
at this point the ps3 and 360 are very easy to develop for
where is my price drop in games then?
a_bro  +   1129d ago
you'll see :D
Thesonygeniuses  +   1129d ago
@EYEamNUMBER1

If you think ps3 and 360 are very easy to develop for, you obviously havent worked or seen anything behind the scenes of the video game industry.
blumatt  +   1129d ago
Day one buy. It's good to see the games aren't going to cost me a bunch. Can't wait to play this thing!
metsgaming  +   1129d ago
40-50 no way its more or less. 40 would be best obviously
CobraKai  +   1129d ago
I wish they showed more of Vita's other features during the Uncharted demo. We all know the basic touch screen functions, but I wanted to see how the touch pad on the back would work, or if the cameras would be integrated.
KingDustero  +   1129d ago
I bet they're just place holders for now. If the games were $40 it would be AMAZING. However they're already losing money on the hardware, so Sony is going to have to make money only off of the games. Thus I don't think they'll sell them cheap.

It would be amazing if the games were $40, but I'm not expecting it. The PSV will be day one for sure though.
bestofthebest  +   1129d ago
40 would be perfect but if these games are as long as regular ps3 games with the same amount of content then I would say 50 tops
Falaut  +   1129d ago
$80. You get both the PS3 and the PSV version on one BluRay.

$60. If you get the standalone PS3 version.

or better yet. $60, you get both.

DO IT SONY!
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banjadude  +   1129d ago
I'm down with that idea!
Ddouble  +   1129d ago
And since the game card for the Vita is small it can probably fit in one case.
mastiffchild  +   1128d ago
And ebay's flooded with people selling Vita games for a tad less than retail? I like the idea but Sony stands to lose a little too much, don't they? Maybe if there's just a code to unlock on the PS3case but actual PSVcarts would just lead to them being used as leverage by many to get their PS3 games cheaper through a quirk of the system wouldn't it?
zanzibarlegend  +   1129d ago
looks at list of PSV games on GS site.
wow i really hope they do a killer launch and show the 3DS how a software lineup is done.

i want every game listed on the site, i saving up the whole summer so i can at least get 4 games with the PSV like i did when i bought the psp at launch.
KillerPwned  +   1129d ago
O my $40 per game i love u so much sony. I think they learned very well from the PSP. Gonna preorder Uncharted as soon as i see it on amazon.
Theyellowflash30  +   1129d ago
If this is true this is a excellent price for the quality of games your getting.
telekeneticmantis  +   1129d ago
If Gravity, & Little Big Planet
are launch Titles. I'm definitely getting this as soon as possible. I wanted Modnation racers at launch but I can wait. Liitle Deviants looks good, but it should be cheaper, I'm shaky on that.
Nelly_Nel_713  +   1129d ago
Man, I hope the price is true!
XabiDaChosenOne  +   1129d ago
Extremely believe. Remember guys not only has it been confirmed that the PSVITA is a breeze to develop for but also PSVITA is not using UMDs anymore.
supremacy  +   1129d ago
The thing is the development costs are equal to those of the original psp games, so in theory the games shouldn't cost much more.

I had a fanboy pm me only to block after his argument fell flat, to that fanboy i say. Good luck and hope everything goes well with your life.

To say the vita wont reach 100mill milestone but the 3DS will ish silly considering things are a bit different now. The playing field is even now.

To act as though the vita is the only handheld with multiplats is also silly considering the 3DS is also plaque with them.

The economy dictates this.

Anyway back to the topic, 39.99 is a great price structure for these games. At this price many will take the bait.
DeeZee  +   1129d ago
The system is aggressively priced, so why wouldn't the games be? I think the prices will range from $29.99-$39.99.
SweatyFlorida  +   1129d ago
yah agreed. The Vita's games are like a semi Ps3 experience but lets not forget its a handheld and if Sony is really trying to win in that department, a mix of prices from $29.99-39.99 is what they'll need to succeed! With those prices (system and games) they'll no doubt take over the current hand held market.
moparful99  +   1129d ago
I am in absolute love with the NGP.. I refuse to call it the vita....
ethan  +   1129d ago
Vita doesn't sound that bad IMO. It did strike me a little weird when I first heard it, but it has started to grow on me since then. Maybe just the awesomeness of the machine is what is doing it!
zero_gamer  +   1129d ago
As much as I love Nintendo, they really dropped the ball with the 3DS pricing both the games and the system. The system itself costs only over $100 to make and it's overpriced. Not good at all.

Respect for Sony +100
nevin1  +   1129d ago
Sony isnt playing around. I wonder will this carry over to PS4?

But at the same time, is all these games worth $39.99?

I mean Uncharted is $40 and so is Sounds Shapes. As it stands,Thats odd to me.
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zero_gamer  +   1129d ago
Sony isn't as stupid like Nintendo with the pricing strategy this upcoming generation, so I am expecting it will be around 350-400 price range, or even 300 if Sony wants to surprise us all again with their new pricing strategy. The PS4 would sell like hotcakes no problem.
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jalen247  +   1129d ago
Seems believable to me. Sony is really gunning for the number 1 spot in the portable war.
barb_wire  +   1129d ago
$40? I can live with that.
witchking  +   1129d ago
So I got banned on GAF for asking this. Maybe I need to be more diplomatic. I guess I'm wondering why everyone is so excited by $40 games for handhelds? I mean, I get that iOS/Android games are not of the same graphical quality, etc, BUT if I want to play a console game, I PLAY IT ON MY HOME CONSOLE. And I play mobile games, at a fraction of the cost, on my iOS devices.

Not saying that's the only opinion... Don't want to be banned for expressing my opinion... But I'm wondering why people are excited for a dedicated mobile gaming device with $40 games. That seems so... 2001.
GtShaddz  +   1129d ago
Because not everyone has an elitist view of the gaming industry like some people *cough*, and, in the grand scheme of things, a handheld game is still a game.

Besides. iOS gaming isn't real gaming. Neither is Facebook gaming. In fact, anyone who calls themselves a "gamer" just because they play some Farmville or Angry Birds needs to be shot in the leg.
zero_gamer  +   1129d ago
My opinion: Personally I think Angry Birds and all the other cookie cutter games for iOS/Android are not even worth a dime. They're too simplistic to my liking unlike the $40 games on the PSV that brings most of the PS3 experience in your hands.
dedicatedtogamers  +   1129d ago
Your line of thinking assumes that all games are created equal.

Imagine if I said: so what's the big deal with Mass Effect? If I wanted to play a shooter I'd play Uncharted and if I wanted to play an RPG I'd play Skyrim. So, Mass Effect is totally pointless.

The difference here is that iPhone games are slightly-better flash games. Some are bigger, but for the most part you get what you pay for.
blackburn10  +   1129d ago
I agree. Not sure why everyone goes on and on about Angry birds when it is just the same tedious thing over and over again.Does anyone think if Angry birds was $40.00 and up anyone would take it seriously? It is $1.99 and that is why everyone downloads it.

Why does everyone compare games like UC and Gravity Daze to little flash games that apparently anyone can make judging by the amount of Angry Bird clones I see everywhere on the internet.Popularity does not necessarily equal depth or worth. Look at Naruto and Smallville
witchking  +   1128d ago
And I understand the Angry Birds/Doodle Jump view. But what about Sworcery, Inifinity Blade and some of the "higher end" experiences? I guess in this economy and with my dollars needed in other places, I lean more toward these experiences, which actually provide value, rather than the dedicated handheld. To each his own, I suppose. It will be interesting to see how Vita does in what is now a very competitive mobile market. The 3DS isn't fairing too well, I believe.
WooHooAlex  +   1129d ago
Appareantly development costs are only slightly above what they were for the PSP so this would make sense.

PSVita is turning out to be an incredible machine, Sony might have struck gold with this thing.
zero_gamer  +   1129d ago
Nintendo really needs to reconsider their pricing agenda on both the games and the system itself, or the 3DS will be crushed to bits by PSV. The PSV is rendering the 3DS an utter joke and is a big bang for your buck.

Looks like Nintendo will have to be a little more careful with the pricing of the WiiUThaa (pronounced "We You They"). They seriously better not drop the ball on this one.
voodoochild346  +   1128d ago
3ds will get a price drop but i don't think people understand that the 3ds is actually outselling the ds at this point of its life cycle and it's $100 more than the ds was. the psp didn't start selling until the price came down and i don't expect the vita to be any different. $350 is still alot to drop on a handheld no matter how sick it is.
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Allowen  +   1129d ago
The PSP have awesome games that are sold bettewn 20 to 30 dolars such Dissidia FF , Patapon etc.

Not necessary every Vita game will cost as much as $40.
I bet that the new Patapon will cost $20 too !
shreeveera  +   1129d ago
Give us a Jrpg at launch like Valkyria Chronicles 4 or Persona 4 or Wild Arms exclusive for PSV and I will be buyin it day one.
DFresh  +   1129d ago
That's great to hear.
Because handheld games shouldn't cost more then Console/PC Retail games.
Just saying.
:P
OpenGL  +   1129d ago
If games are more than $40 it will struggle because most people aren't willing to pay much for portable games. Just look at the top selling games on the Apple App store or Android Market.

People simply aren't willing to pay as much for portable games as titles on their home consoles, even if the experience is similar.
dedicatedtogamers  +   1129d ago
Yet another "gamer" who feels everything should be compared to the flash games on iPhone and Android.
OpenGL  +   1129d ago
You're delusional if you think gamers are going to pay $50 for handheld games even if they almost look as good as titles on the PS3. Software on the original PSP already suffered at $39.99.
InspectorG  +   1129d ago
im pretty sure software suffered more due to piracy on the PSP.
CaptCalvin  +   1125d ago
Psp games suffered at $39.99 so people pirate the games which makes them suffer even more. vicious cycle.
meganick  +   1129d ago
Wow, I'm pleasantly surprised with Vita's overall pricing structure. I figured these games would be $49.99 or more.
rob6021  +   1129d ago
Those are all first party titles listed, I'm sure 3rd parties will want to charge more, it will probably depend on the game.
Shok  +   1129d ago
Sony is doing a really good job with all the Vita pricing. They're losing TONS of money selling it at a loss but it's to benefit us gamers.
XabiDaChosenOne  +   1129d ago
They are not selling it at a loss, the PSVITA is using components that are standard in the Industry right so its not expensive to make. The 3DS is either over priced or the 3D capabilities are expensive to make.
Undeadwolfy  +   1128d ago
Sony announced recently that it will take 3 years for Vita to be profitable. Meaning they are selling it at a loss just like the ps3 did originally. Also, where can I find a quad core cpu+gpu in a mobile device smaller than a tablet? Dont think I can. The hardware is definitely next gen for a portable gaming device.
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teedogg80  +   1129d ago
Man I can't wait for PSVita. I put $50 down on the wi-fi already.
Nelly_Nel_713  +   1125d ago
i will do the same as soon i get my 3ds paid off!
Platinum_k  +   1129d ago
i am honestly loving more and more of this VITA....
with those prices, i mighty get 2 - 3 hames per mall visits!

you are too good to us Sony!!! =)))))
PSV FIRST FRICKEN DAY!!!
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