How much are Vita games going to cost?
For the overactive: Currently a PS3 game in Japan costs $90 and a PSP game costs $65. Based on the pricing of PS Vita games in Japan, cost of PS Vita games will be the same as those of PSP games.
Just read another article with £ saying they will cost £50. I really don't think they'll cost that much, it's just a straight conversion from yen. I honestly wouldn't mind them being £40 as long as they're to a high standard like PS3 games
Well they lowered the price to make an estimate, but yeah: prices in Japan for games are higher then most places around the world. But living here, I think the prices are pretty decent enough as long as the games are not completed in a few hours with zero replay.
$60 for portable games? plus tax here in canada you'll be spending $70. Sorry i consider my self to be middle class and thats too much for games on a portable system.
So it's just another straight yen conversion article? Ridiculous.
They better not be $60 in North America. I thought all Vita games would cost $40 or less? Uncharted: Golden Abyss and other retail Vita games are priced at $40 on Amazon.
Media seriously needs to stop doing direct conversions of Yen. This is the same s*** as the article that claimed memory cards for the Vita would cost up to $120.
Vita games will not cost $60, games is Japan are way more expensive than US or EU, $40 max and less than that for DD game on PSN http://www.joystiq.com/2011...
Japan game prices vary, and ar not set like most west prices at 60$, it depends on the popularity of the game. Another thing about PSV game prices is a recent survey that reveal plans for digital rentals and returns and also buying in bulk with other friends. This makes digital games a more attractive option if true
Yeah these yen prices are the same as psp yen prices. Someone from Sony already said they would be priced about the same as psp game so this is good news.
found Uncharted: Golden Abyss at gamestop for 39.99 new. Hope the games will stay around $40 or so
£40 for a portable game ? Don't be crazy dude. I would happily pay £30 for one.
u only pay less for portable as they are generally lesser in content and quality... if a game on ps vita was around same quality and content of that of lets say skyrim i wud be more than happy to pay what i normally pay :) The price of the disc will ultimately be decided on how long dev times are on averege for each game
I think £29.99 at most best.
They would never cost more than a PS3 game. These range from £39.99 to £44.99, with most being the lower number. Vita games will most likely cost £35. to £39.
i hope its more like $29.99 digital and $39.99 physical
I am pretty sure this is what you are going to get. I was hoping for more in the range of $20 digital and $30 boxed. I mean Sony is coming out with a shit ton of games in the launch period and if they are all priced around 30 and 40 only some are going to sell. if it is 20$ people wouldn't think twice about buying certain games. It would also put a lot of pressure on Nintendo to drop their prices on games as well. this would be a master stroke by sony if they do this but I doubt they will lol.
well at $19.99 digital and $29.99 physical i will buy Uncharted , Little Big Planet , Wipeout , Ruin , Little Deviants , Gravity Rush and Smart As all at once , assuming they are all part of the launch line up , i think Resistance Burning Skies wont be , is scheduled to come out in the summer , too bad
there gonna match nintendo and stick at $40
This won't happen. Sony can not undermine physical stores otherwise they will refuse to sell the games. Look at the PSN and their prices. Physical is always cheaper after the first few weeks of release.
$60 for Vita game=flop
In Japan, a PS3 game is $90 and a PSP game is $65. Looks like it will cost the same as a PSP game.
not really since the conversion makes the Vita games in japan $78, 65<78. I really hope they dont have any intention of going over $40
They must have updated those, since they were showing differently at the time of the posting.
Before the retards come in saying Japan prices=North America prices when converted. Do some research.
research is too hard for most people, hell so is common sense with so many sites reporting those prices of the vita accessories through straight conversion of yen to dollar. People don't care, they just wanna downplay the Vita cause its made by Sony.
Exactly. People just love to jump on thing before thinking. Do you really think Sony is as stupid as some people think? Why would I sell you VITA games at the same price as a PS3 game? 4GB of game for the same price as a Bluray game? Think people. Japanese cost of living is higher then the U.S. Everything is more expensive there.
Xbox games are 6.8gb Roughly... and ur paying 40 for that..
Hmmm geee i dont know maybe because sony is the same company that sold ps3 @ 600$. They are not the brightest bulb in the bunch...
here is what the article says: "That's $78 and $63 respectively with the exchange rate. It's safe—although unconfirmed—to assume that the cartridge version will retail for $59, while the download version will cost $49." I would hardly call that a direct conversion
Retail version will cost $39.99 - hopefully digital will be $29.99. Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/Uncha...
i wish digital will be the same price
Why? That seems illogical. The incentive to buying digital is that its cheaper because there is no physical media... as in the case, the game, the booklet. As a result manufacturing costs, shipping, storage costs, etc. gets passed back unto the consumer. For the people who want the physical (Like me) they would be willing to pay that extra.
This article is worthless. Japan game prices have ALWAYS been highter than other areas of the world. It isn't the matter of 500 yen = 5 dollars. If it was then a typical PS3 game would cost 6,000 yen in Japan cause they cost $60 here, but no, they actually cost 7,800 yen. The only time yen/dollar is generally equal is in regards to hardware like handhelds and consoles, not games. I'm throwing my bet in for $49.99 for Vita games.
for a portable game? $40 is pushing it, for most of these games.
This is the cost in Japan, which is much higher than the U.S.
there $40 for us check amazon
Hope your right. Any higher and the potential market may suffer.
yah i a portable games perfect price is $40, higher and ill just stick with my ps3
I'm sure prices will vary from title to title to reflect development/production costs. I just hope Sony will learn from their pricing mistake for Go games. PSN releases should be cheaper than retail and ALL games need to be available.
£35 would be afai point imo being that the ps3 game retail around £40
They will cost the same as 3DS games. XperiaRay
£40 is reasonable for me. I am getting to PSVita and the games no matter what.
there 39.99 on amazon so this article is worthless unless u live in japan still the console looks good and cant wait
I'm not paying more than $40 USD for the Cartridge...That's a good and reasonable enough price for everyone. and if's it's more then I will only purchase second hand games.
Everyone seems happy at the $40 range, really? 20 less than a conse game... That's still high I'd you ask me, $29.99 and no higher...
Please, if it was $29.99 people would ask why it isn't $19.99. No one is satisfied unless they are paying pocket change for something. Your getting a whole game for $39.99. Games like UC:GA and Dragons Crown are hours and hours of game play easily. If people want games for pocket change go buy a smart phone.
How do u no how many hours of game play are in those games? Just sayin...
well excuse me! just to clear things up, if i wanted it to be 19.99 thats what i would have put but i didnt... so... to answere you smart ass comment... i already have an iphone and buy pocket change games with it, so yea.. "your getting a whole game for 39.99" sorry but.. i consider a whole game to be a console game, thats a whole game... but its not, its 20 dollars cheaper than a whole game. in other words if it was a whole game why not 59.99?! and like videox said, how you know how many hours those games have? letme guess you work for sony... also excuse me for thinking that 30 bucks would be a sweet spot, didnt think it would be stubborn! god forbid gamers save 10 bucks for another game or something.. nooo we cant have that so lets just all get together and tell devs, hey why not 59.99! lol bunch of clowns..
Then you're being stubborn. $40 for a new game is cheap. Any less and devs are going to have a hard time making a profit. I promise they won't be less than $40 new because most people will happily pay that (myself included).
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i really hope that they dont go over $40, but really, they should even be that much, take into account that PS3 games are $60 because that was the sweet spot to cover for more expensive production costs 5 years ago...its definitely cheaper now, but i would never expect them to lower the prices as the console ages, then take into account that Sony says the PSV is the easiest console to develop that they have ever released...it becomes hard to justify those prices simply put: PS3 games started at $60+5 years, dev costs go down+PSV easier to develop =(should) much less expensive games
i think they even said once the SDK's were free or that they were some of the cheapest ever, something like that...
If people are unhappy with game prices, then go on the itunes app store and buy paper basket game for $0.99...These are quality games!
I hope people realized I was being sarcastic..
For the people using amazon as your source for the price of games, i would hardly call that a reliable source, they are probably just using the PSP prices for now until sony anounces the actual price. You can even check that the NOT 1 VITA has Pre-Order Price Guarantee
$60+ for a portable game? This cannot be correct... If it is, expect sales to be low until the prices drop....
about $60 dollars for a psp vita game? now that's just absurd and no matter how good the games look, they're still not gonna look as good as the ps3 that's a fact, so what the heck?
I want a vita but if the games cost more than 40$ im cool. No portable game should cost more than 40$ US. The cost of the games will make or break this system. Hopefully there under 40 cause i really wanna buy the vita.
Don't these guys know already that it's 30% more expensive in Japan plus tax?
This never gets old. From memory card prices to games. Most of us should know by now that games cost more in Japan so direct conversions from Yen are not that useful.
If this were true that would be too many American dollars for me. Then again I'm too poor to even buy a Vita.
Sigh, its not going to be $60.00 per game okay? End of story. Get over it. Japanese prices are not US prices. You don't have to hope or wonder. The games can't be the same price as a PS3 game. I swear people these days have skulls made out of concrete the way nothing ever gets through.
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