How cheap do you expect?
This is about the PS Vita and the price drop. Mainly my problem with any of this is that people ask for a price drop so often but the PS Vita has been on sale and clearance so many times now it might as well be a permanent price drop. You never see those same people in those articles celebrating that but instead just the same people in other articles asking for price drops over and over again with no intention to ever buy one either way.
Places like Japan aren't seeing sales like this on the system that often so it makes sense why they already have their permanent drop.
My biggest gripe with any of this is the fact that people are expecting to get the PS Vita as cheap as the 3DS. Now I am not saying it never will be but right now, really? The 3DS sells brand new for $169.99 and people are expecting to buy a PS Vita for $179.99? It would be more fair though to compare the price to Nintendo's latest revision the 3DS XL. Currently it still sells for $199.99 new and somehow getting the PS Vita for cheaper makes sense to anyone? It doesn't make any sense to me.
I don't mind so much people asking for a price drop itself. It is just that what many of you are asking for the PS Vita right now just doesn't add up. If Sony did manage to sell the PS Vita for $179.99 so early on kudos to them I guess, cause there would be no reason not to own one then if it cost less than a 3DS XL will cost you.
Regardless of that though I don't think they will. I own both a PS Vita and 3DS XL but to even consider the PS Vita on the same level as the 3DS from a hardware perspective makes absolutely no connection to me. The PS Vita cost a little more simply because it does a lot more than a 3DS will, it is just built with better components also. The OS on the PS Vita alone warrants the extra $50 dollars and that isn't including just about every hardware aspect on the thing that is better than what you will find on any handheld gaming device out.
You would think it already being so cheap and barely anymore than what you would buy for one of the most popular handhelds brand new, the 3DS XL.. That would be enough but somehow even that is not enough for anyone.
Anyway just doesn't make much sense to me. People beg for a price drop for this thing but every time it is on sale or clearance there aren't that many people there talking about that. To make matters worse, then you have people asking for the price to drop to be lower than what the 3DS cost right now, knowing that already has had a significant price drop and still almost cost as much as a PS Vita.
I just can't seem to understand the logic in how people come up with this stuff or why people find the device itself expensive other than the memory cards. On a side note, you don't need a big memory card and I get tired of people acting like you do. Retail games still exist and believe it or not you can have just as much fun and get by playing games just fine with retail games with a 4GB card. I did for a long time until I found some 16GB's on sale.
Again not saying it never will drop that low, it could drop lower than that in the future sure, just like I am sure over time the 3DS will get cheaper also. Right now though it doesn't make any sense for Sony to price the device cheaper than others with devices offering less in features and hardware than what the PS Vita currently does.