Another Sign The Playstation Vita Needs a Lower Price?

GamingSurvival - With the Playstation Vita placing first in's list of the 'Most Wished For' items, it has become clear that Sony needs to lower the price of either their latest handheld or its proprietary memory.

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zeal0us2238d ago

Didn't know an item being on a wish list=needs a lower price.

360GamerFG2238d ago (Edited 2238d ago )

Number One on wishlist but not Number One on buylist. This article is saying SONY is sitting on a potential gold mine, all they have to do is price it right. At least include a memory card and drop the prices of memory cards.
The Vita parts costs $160, shipping and assembly probably bring that up to $210 maybe, but nowhere near the loss that people were claiming SONY is making per Vita sold.
@below. Yeah no hey
The reports say $159
@below, thanx for editing your original comment of
Waddy101 + 0m ago Actually it's $190 for the parts.

Waddy1012238d ago (Edited 2238d ago )

They are still making a loss on each Vita sold and probably will be for the first 3 or so years because of the money they put into R & D for the device (which a lot of people seem to forget about). Also people weren't claiming that they were making a loss, Sony said it themselves.

Why the Disagrees when it's true?

Edit: @above Yes i do realise that, i made a mistake. The rest of my comment is still valid.

MAJ0R2238d ago (Edited 2238d ago )

it could be that, or their waiting 6 months - a year to get the second, third, maybe even forth version of it. At least that's what I'm doing, still haven't and probably won't for a long time buy the 3DS.

Parapraxis2238d ago (Edited 2238d ago )

This is Sony, not apple.
"waiting 6 months - a year to get the second, third, maybe even forth version of it."
3 years before the PSP was redesigned
6 years before PS1 re-design
4 years before PS2 re-design
3 years before PS3 re-design

KevPC2238d ago

3DS parts are like half of vita's yet it still sold at same price as vita until the $70 price drop

--Onilink--2238d ago (Edited 2238d ago )

mmm Parapraxis im not sure if you knew, but there are at least like 5 hardware revisions to the PSP that i can think even if they waited 3 years, it also means we got those 5 in a period of also like 3 years...chances are we will get some revision soon, especially with that abysmal battery life handhelds now have..

Akiba962238d ago


How much did they actually put into the R&D?
I mean, it only took me about 30 thousnd GMP to develop the Sony Walkman in Peace Walker...

Silly boy, you don't understand how stuff works :P

FutureTechnologies2238d ago

@ Waddy101

Sony is making a profit of the Vita, they even said it them selfs when it was fist announced, but the fanboys couldn't handle that so they compared it to the PS3 (which is being sold at a loss) and then they jumped on assumptions...since then the internet still believe that Sony is selling the PS at a loss.


It's cost 160$ to manufacture, but the shipping price for these things are extremely low since they ship on a huge scale, and the employment is also very low...Foxcoon emplyees don't make a fortune (300$ a month at full time).
(If you don't believe me check the link below)

GodHandDee2238d ago

It won't be a gold mine if they start taking a huge loss on every psv due to a price cut, that's commercial suicide. Sony should be smart about this and just focus on bringing the games (and they have done a good job so far) and in another year or so they can consider a price cut.

Navick2238d ago

@ FinancialGamer

Not sure why everyone is saying the parts cost $160/$190 when these sites are just estimating the costs (Josytiq: PlayStation Vita cost estimated at $160 in report). Please list a complete an exact list of each and every component within the Vita... Also I'm not sure if you are aware but they have included a free memory card for early adopters.

admiralvic2237d ago

First off the author is an idiot. How the Shaqing hell does "Now costing double that of the Nintendo 3DS, Sony had on their hands an over-priced, high-powered typical Sony device." stand to any logic? Hell even a paragraph earlier it was a fair price because the 3DS was the same price. Additionally the author is wrong on several facts.

There is not a complete lack of marketing... There are TONS of taco bell ad's supporting the Vita and I dont recall any 3DS commercials prior to it's release.
It is not the wifi and 3g versions, but just the 3g version.

Additionally people need to take a psychology class. With so many people rooting, "proving", screaming or claiming that the Vita will fail that many people are TOO WORRIED to have a 250+ dollar useless system in their life.

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Neo Nugget2238d ago

Items being on a wish list -> people needing to start working overtime ;)

LOGICWINS2238d ago (Edited 2238d ago )

"Items being on a wish list -> people needing to start working overtime ;)"

And where did that b.s. Ken Kutaragi "work more hours" mentality get Sony with the PS3? They had to drop the PS3s price TWICE in a one year period.

If that elitist state of mind didn't work with the PS3, why would it work with the Vita?

RockmanII72238d ago

I think he's just joking.

Why o why2238d ago (Edited 2238d ago )

~~sarcasm and humour detector defective~~.. ~~LogicWins please report to the tech department to have your filter reset. Thank You, Goodbye!~~

talk about searching for a reason to have a pop

Your general negativity towards sony and lack of logic draws me to you;)....

The evidence is right under your nose. Why you refuse to see it is a mystery.

LOGICWINS2238d ago

^^LOL, weird obsession you have with me.

specialguest2238d ago

Why o Why and LOGICWINS gazed blissfully into each others eyes and started to make out.

*dun dun daaaaaaa!!!*

gamingdroid2238d ago


I do agree with you on the BS from Ken. He really screwed up Sony and cost them big this generation from both brand and economic losses.

That said, I don't think the PS Vita is as doomed as people make it to be, but I think Sony's attitude might.

Nintendo screwed up and quickly rectified it. Is Sony going to respond as quickly? Sony's financial situation isn't helping, but I have seen promotional bundles, which is a little unusual for a high demand item, so it seems Sony at least is responding to some degree.

Then again, when Kinect was released everybody thought $150 was too much. At 18 million units sold later, MS hasn't officially dropped the price yet (albeit they did have some promo's).

Outside_ofthe_Box2238d ago (Edited 2238d ago )


the reason why he is generally negative toward sony is because the majority of n4g is pro sony. Its the same reason why he wont ever down talk CoD/Activision; Majority of N4G is against CoD/Activision.

He doesn't use 'logic' at all. He just seeks out articles that he thinks will get tons of degrees and makes a comment that goes against the popular opinion on N4G.

When it's all said and done the vita will not drop in price this year. I don't see it happening unless the vita's week one sales is less than japan's and I don't see that happening.

I actually think the Vita will sell around 500,000 copies week one. If it happens remember you saw it here first.

solidjun52236d ago

"The evidence is right under your nose. Why you refuse to see it is a mystery. "
I stopped trying to figure that one out. Of course he'll claim people have an obsession with him. His stock response.

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metsgaming2238d ago

its in most wished for in video game section not overall. If so someone tell me how to find overall wished for because they only do it by catagory.

Just dance is number two do you really think thats to expensive for people to buy that they have to "wish" for it?????

Colwyn2238d ago

Another sign that nissan gtr needs to lower its price.

With the nissan gtr placing first in Road and track list of the 'Most Wished For' car, it has become clear that nissan needs to lower the price of either their latest super car or the nissan 370gt

Rainstorm812238d ago

To me its more like this article is a sign that gaming jornalism is dying.

People need to stop trying to put the Vita in the 3DS situation. Its like says consoles are cheap so, Gaming PCs need a price drop

Being on a wish list only speaks to popularity nothing more

farhad2k82238d ago (Edited 2238d ago )

Honestly, if you can't afford a VITA + FREE 8GB MC + FREE GAME all for £234, then I don't know what you're doing with your life. The RRP is £230.

I mean, it's only expensive in the eyes of the haters. Yes, it's near the PS3's price, BUT, it's a LAUNCH CONSOLE? What do you expect?! Remember how expensive the PS3, 360 and Wii were during launch?
Remember how expensive the 3DS was during launch?!! LOL

But really, for that tech, I would be willing to pay more than £400! Look at how much iPhones and iPads are priced at!

This article is the most positive thing I've heard about the VITA this month! I mean, top of the wishlist? That's a good thing! Not a bad thing!

moparful992237d ago

It makes me laugh because I placed my pre-order at the begining of january and I just put a little bit down every week and now its nearly paid off with two games.. the People griping about price are the very people who probably had no intentions of buying it to begin with...

JoeReno2238d ago

Artical should read "how to spin a + into a -"

Its sales ranks on Amazon are quite positive. Not just "make a wish" basket

lilbrat232237d ago

I do think the memory cards need to be lower not the system. Or at least include a memory card with all systems.

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PamPoovey2238d ago

I don't get these articles, when the price was announced at E3 people were jumping for joy.....

This is just because the 3DS got a price cut......want to know why, because of the PSV.

Nakiro2238d ago

Pretty much.
Also, the software was weak at launch.

Vita doesn't have that problem.

LOGICWINS2238d ago (Edited 2238d ago )

Sony loyalists HANDPICKED by Sony to attend their E3 conference don't represent gamers as a whole. If the general populace of gamers had the same mentality as the people at E3..they why is the Vita #1 on Amazon's WISHlist instead of #1 on their BUYlist?

The evidence is right under your nose. Why you refuse to see it is a mystery.

Adva2238d ago

He's talking about people, not those @ E3 in person.

PamPoovey2238d ago (Edited 2238d ago )

Yeah what Adva said

Especialy the comments on here, IGN, Eurogamer

Hardly anyone said

"Oh the price is too high"


"The evidence is right under your nose. Why you refuse to see it is a mystery. "

You can talk, I've seen a few posts when your in an argument with someone on here and there actually in the right you still continue to go on like there the one in the wrong....even though the evidence is right under your nose.

Rainstorm812238d ago

Really so everyone in the crowd was Sony loyalists??

So why the boos when they announced the 3g partnership with AT&T...funny thing is game devs and and people like cliffy b was in the crown too....Yep soo many Sony loyalists.

FYI most of the same people attend each of the conferences

MmaFan-Qc2238d ago

"Sony loyalists HANDPICKED?"

really? dont tell me you forgot to put your tinfoil hat today.

Logic Fail with your post.

oh, what about the bribes MS gave to the HANDPICKED loyal fans?

...and what about the nice and warm reaction the sony loyalists had with the AT&T 3g announcement? ....must be probably be someone from microsoft who hacked the sound input to add the "boooooooos" while the real loyalist was simply jizzing in their pants and rubbing their nipples.

LOGIC YOU SAID? ironic name...sir.

cervantes992238d ago

WOW! Comments like this make me worry about our education system.

BillytheAlien2238d ago

**even though the evidence is right under your nose.**

Hitting his line right back at him Pam


MasterCornholio2238d ago (Edited 2238d ago )

So your claiming that Sony's press event was filled with handpicked Sony fanboys.

Are you seriously that stupid? All you do is bash Sony and make retarded conspiracy theorys like this. You have proven to N4G many times that your just an anti Sony troll and that you hate video games.


Reborn2238d ago

You always have to ruin topics, with such nonsense. Trying to capitalize on bent logic.

Clearly, they weren't all hand-picked, but by your 'logic' they were, yes?


LOGICWINS2238d ago

"You always have to ruin topics, with such nonsense."

moparful992237d ago

Be careful logic you are slowly but surely showing the world where your loyalty lies and its not with sony... That 6 letter word that starts with F is begining to apply...

solidjun52236d ago

awww no logic to back up his claim so he plays a clip of a cartoon character playing a violin. Awww...can't come up with an articulated response. So typical for someone so devoid of what he claim he has...logic.

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MmaFan-Qc2238d ago

some peoples simply need to find a way to say negative things.

just listen the angry crowd reaction to the ridiculous high price of the Ps Vita

they even almost caused a riot and almost had to cancel next E3s because of the outrage......

360GamerFG2238d ago

Because it wasn't selling as well as they'd hoped and good business sense dictates that if a strategy is simply not working you have to change it. It isn't rocket science.

smashcrashbash2238d ago (Edited 2238d ago )

Yeah, I don't understand the sudden attack on the price. People were saying 400-500 dollars, Sony said $250. Now suddenly people want them to lower the price.I don't know what is with the sudden hatred towards it.

What happened to 'I'll only buy it if it is under $300.00?' What happened to twin joysticks, big launch line up, OLED screen, powerful hardware,varying pricing for games, able to play PSN, PS1, PSP and PS3 games.

At what point in time did it become about nitpicking every tiny detail? Where did the comparison to tablets and phones come from? Do you think that if you put enough pressure on Sony that they will give it to you the VITA for peanuts? Is that what all this BS is all about? The VITA seems to me like a cool piece of hardware with great games that has a few cons like any other device. Why is it that people keep saying what it isn't rather then what it is?

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Waddy1012238d ago (Edited 2238d ago )

It annoys me when articles like this claim the PS Vita is overpriced just because it costs more than the 3DS.
It's not overpriced, it's expensive because of the hardware. I don't get why some people don't seem to understand that.

Nakiro2238d ago

Price won't drop, get over it. Doesn't matter if there's 10 or 20 articles about it.

This is not the same case as with 3DS.

Half-Mafia2238d ago

A quick look on Best sellers have the 3G at No.24. Wifi at No.25. The PS3 is No.23

On The 8gb card is No.1. Wifi No.4 and 3G at No.80

Im very surprised the 3DS is not in the top 100 on and is at No.92 at

Acquiescence2238d ago

People are flocking to buy one judging by the bestsellers chart, because you get a free memory card and a selected game for £15: it's a terrific deal and persuading a lot of folks to invest in the console day one. Seriously, Amazon US should get their thumbs out of their butts and offer some similar.

claterz2238d ago

that deal is what made me cancel my GAME pre-order. Managed to get 3G with Rayman origins, memory card, case and Wipeout for under £200. Lots of people I've spoken to have gone for this deal even after complaining about the price.

Although the UK doesn't have the first edition bundle to get Vita one week early which is a bit crap :(

Waddy1012238d ago

@Claterz How did you manage to get all that for £200 when the console itself is £269 (3G version)?

claterz2238d ago

Haha my mistake, under £300 :)