Gamers are calling for a price cut already; will Sony respond? And if they do issue a price drop for the Vita, when will it be?
More than likely some months afters February depending on sales figures, global and not just in one sector of the world. I highly doubt you would see a price cut before being fully release worldwide.
yeah, i wanted a price cut immediately on release, in fact i wanted two price drops... with fries on the side. i demanded it!! well at least that's what this site suggests
What the hell it just came out and these threads of "news" are getting approved already?
Who are these "gamers" calling for a price cut. Everyone seems quite happy with the price it is now for what it offers. These sites don't stop do they? I expect a price drop of 50$ within 7-12 months.
Errr...why are you getting defensive? You must be the first person I've ever encountered that is bothered by a possible price drop.
i take it you like carrots
Why does the Vita NEED a price cut? No offense, but it's not the 3DS; it's actually worth the price it's set at right now. But all you see is "Is the Vita failing?" Will the Vita release in the US?" "What Sony did wrong with the Vita."
Actually, i like price cuts. However, the Vita probably costs alot to make.
Even if it lasts longer then the 3DS without them giving the handheld a price cut people will still have something to nitpick over. I don't see why just because there was a price cut to the 3DS people are taking into account the new price of the 3DS and comparing it with the PSV....how is that fair. A handheld which has been giving a price cut so soon after launch BECAUSE of the PSV to a handheld which is brand new to the market and hasn't even went global yet. Seriously these doom and gloom articles are getting silly. Most people always say on here "You think everyone is out to get Sony"....I'm sorry but after a year which has been the best for us when Sony has been fully supportive of gamers, basicaly giving and giving and yet people still are hating on Sony....yeah I'm sorry but it really does seem like everyone is out to get them and hate on them for no reason. I actually understand now where people were coming from, it's becoming pretty obvious now, especialy hating on a system we were all praising at last years E3 before the 3DS's price cut. We wanted a good price for the PSV, they listened, we got it. Isn't that good enough
"Gamers are calling for a price cut"? Uhhhh, who? One of the BIGGEST stories of E3 last year was the PS Vita price announcement. Most sites pegged the handheld at $350. The lowest of estimates were $300 (remember, this was also at the time when 3DS was also $250). So, when it was announced that the non-3G Vita was only $250, people cheered. It was a big deal. Every gaming site was like "wow, Sony actually priced the Vita the same as the 3DS". And it forced Nintendo to drop the 3DS's price...by $80. I don't see why the Vita now needs a price drop. Would I prefer to pay $200 or less for a Vita? Uh, sure, of course. However, this device was pegged at 350 or more, so the current price is more than fair.
"Uhhhh, who?" http://community.us.playsta... These people. Also, Sony isn't new to quick price drops. Plenty of PS fans on the net said that $600 for a PS3 was a good price....yet Sony dropped the PS3s price by $100 in less than a year. Why would anyone believe that Vita will be any different....especially after its poor performance in Japan? I know this is N4G...but may I instill some reality into the situation? The people at E3 who were cheering for the $250 price were well informed hardcore gamers that know they will be getting their bang for their buck. Here's the problem...MOST gamers aren't well informed hardcore gamers. Hence, they don't understand that the tech within Vita is valued at over $1000. Vita is supposed to launch in the U.S next month and I have yet to see a single commercial out here in New York. If you want a console to be successful...you MUST tap into the mainstream. So far, Sony hasn't done this. There aren't even any ads on AT&T's website for it. I must be missing something because according to some of the people on this site, some sort of "sales magic" is supposed to occur when Vita comes to the States.
First of all, the fact that you consider Vita's performance in Japan "poor" is laughable right there. Second of all...Xbox 360. Japanese sales are a great indicator of how the system will do worldwide, right? Third, what do you mean by "tap into the mainstream"? PSP hardly "tapped into the mainstream" and has so far managed to sell 70 million and is still selling. I'm not saying a system shouldn't "tap into the mainstream". I mean, a console can certainly go the way of the NeoGeo or Saturn by being "too hardcore", but how much tapping does a console have to do? May I instill some reality? The forum-dwellers you linked us to as proof of the gamers who are all clamoring for a price drop...yeah. You can't have it both ways.
idk if anyone realizes this but when the psp launched it was ALSO 250
Price drop or no price drop i'm getting this day one.
I was super excited at the $250 price but after finding out it requires a memory card and that they're marked up 300%, that's a major turn off. Now I'm not getting one until it either includes a memory card or the price + a memory card is $250 or less. If they were normally priced it wouldn't have even mattered but those prices just ticked me off. I hate that MS does it too for that matter.
If you compare a 4GB SD card to a 4GB Vita Memory Card, it's actually 6 times more for the memory card.
Very soon. Wait and see.
During the holiday season this year. But that's a given, or maybe more bundles that include a memory card.
Just because Nintendo was forced to cut the price of the 3DS early on in its life doesn't mean that Sony has to do the same with the Vita. Also you have to take into account that the Vita is a very expensive device to make and Sony are selling it at a loss so by making a price cut they will end up loosing even more money. If there is a price cut it will probably happen next christmas which would be the adequate time to do one. But honestly i believe the Vita could go through a year without one. BTW the trolls who are stating that the Vita will drop price within 2 months are probably early adopters of the 3DS who were pissed off with the early price drop. So in their minds they believe that the same has to happen to Sony in order for them to feel better.
I'm happy with my launch 3DS and I don't want to see the Vita fail. It looks awesome but I can't find the time to play it (hell I don't play handheld games as often anymore unless I'm on the road or something) Stop the fanboyism.
Are you admitting that your a troll who was bitter because of the 3DSs price drop? Because if you are not then i wasn't talking about you. BTW what would you consider to be fanboyish out of what i said?
You called any early adopter of 3DS a troll. That's Sony fanboyism right there. I love all 3 gaming corparations and i own all 3 consoles and a 3DS. I want the Vita to succeed. If you want to place blame on who writes these "doom and gloom" articles you should blame: 1) Journalists who want lots of hits and traffic on their websites, so they write controversial articles like these, predicting the downfall of the next big device 2) Hardcore Nintendo and Microsoft fanboys (the blind loyal ones who think only their gaming company is great, and the rest is garbage 3) Genuine honest people who think that $300+ (for the memory card and wi-fi model and no games) is not worth the price tag for a gaming-centric handheld device when most people are satisfied with their smartphones, iPad, or cheaper handheld gaming device (DSi, 3DS, PSP, etc.)
Happy with the current price, but will never say no to a price cut. Getting it Day 1 reguardless
Shouldn't the thing be released before people call for a price cut?
It's the memory cards that are overpriced, not the Vita itself.
The biggest issues so far seem to do with expensive memory cards and the 3G version being expensive and it can't even run flash. Sony won't cut the price. Here's what they will do first IMO. 1) Ship more wi-fi versions (they are selling way more in Japan) 2) lower the price of 3G version only 3) bundle a 4GB memory card with each version and keep prices the same (most likely option)
Flash sucks anyway, html 5 please
I think we'll see a holiday bundle for Christmas 2012 for $199 that gets you a wifi Vita, a 4gb memory card and a game or two. I'll say the price is cut shortly after that.
I'll wait for more games and a newer model. Not interested in paying 40 for handheld games.
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