PS Vita Price Point Announced Through AT&T

The PlayStation Vita system offers a revolutionary combination of rich gaming capabilities and social connectivity that will bring users closer to each other and closer to their gaming experiences wherever they are. Blurring the lines between interactive entertainment and reality, PS Vita provides unparalleled portable gaming experiences with dual analog sticks, front and rear cameras, front multi-touch display, multi-touch rear pad, GPS, six-axis motion sensors, and three-axis electronic compass. The speed and coverage of AT&T’s mobile broadband network will ensure that PS Vita users will remain connected to content and each other on the go. PlayStation Vita customers with an AT&T service plan will also have free access at more than 24,000 AT&T Wi-Fi hotspots nationwide.

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Prcko2744d ago

YES,BUYING DAY 1!!!!!!!!!!

morganfell2744d ago

Pre-ordered last month and already a member of ATT. Midnight launch day 1!!!!!!!

longcat2744d ago

every time a dev pulls one of these out of their pockets, i want to smack them

Skip_Bayless2744d ago

They should have just one sku. Every PSV owner should have 3G capabilities.

GrieverSoul2744d ago

Its not a bad price for all those features.
I thought Sony would charge 399$ for it. Its actually a nice entry price.

badz1492744d ago

AT&T bit was a bit awkward but Wifi model for $250? 3DS will have a hard time! I think Nintendo will announce a price drop very very soon! next maybe?

Tank_Commander_E62744d ago

Sorry Apple I love ya(Steve!) but this thing is beast!!!

darthv722744d ago

so in order to buy the 3g model i have to sign a contract with att? That is not a smart move sony.

we should not be penalized into buying the incomplete version of the system if we dont want to have the data plan. I would prefer it if we could buy either and use the 3g service when we choose.

This is what turned me off from buying an iphone a few years back. Since the iphone does not use a data plan for making or receiving calls and it supports wifi (especially when att touts the most wifi hot spots around). I wanted to buy one and use it as a phone with data going through wifi. ATT would not sell it like that.

If this is the same case with the 3g vitas then i am sorry sony. I wont be buying one. Many early ps3 buyers did not want to settle for the lesser model and wanted the complete unit. Dont force people to choose.

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WhittO2744d ago

PS Vita looks SO good!!

Only thing that I was a bit p/o with.... How can the NGP have cross-game chat and the PS3 can't?! haha
Got the feeling the audience was thinking the same thing when he was speaking about it.

Just_The_Truth2744d ago

yeah i was thinking that too idk... it's a shame i wouldn' use it either way but c'mon. They made up for it by announcing that awesome TV, one screen, two different displays that's revolutionary. Uncharted 3 split screen online multiplayer with that tv is going to blow minds.

WhittO2744d ago

ye, I wouldn't use it much, but I get the feeling we don't have it just because they cba spending the time/resources to update the PS3 with these type of features.

I think what we have now, is what we are stuck with, prob get one more big update.

If PSV can run it, PS3 should be able to!

SilentNegotiator2744d ago (Edited 2744d ago )


I KNEW that the 3D screen would be a big price barrier for the 3DS. Now here comes developer-friendly power-house, Vita with the same price.
Watch your back, 3DS; Watch your back.

death2smoochie2744d ago

Nintendo 3DS is in for a TOUGH RIDE with this price announcement.

gta28002744d ago

Nintendo 3DS price drop tomorrow, confirmed! :P

cochise3132743d ago

Yeah sony is going after the 3ds throat. This price was a dagger in nintendo's back.

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Just_The_Truth2744d ago

When i saw the banner displaying $249/$299 i exploded i'm just got enough pieces of my arm back together to write this!

Jaces2744d ago

Vita with WiFi+3G will be mine day one! :D

stuntman_mike2744d ago (Edited 2744d ago )

WiFi only version day one for me too looks awesome. i wonder what kind of memory it uses SD/ Memorystick duo?

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coolboy2212744d ago (Edited 2744d ago )

F Yes Day one buy $249-$299 is perfect

meetajhu2744d ago (Edited 2744d ago )

Its officially the end of Ipods and ipads and the fk all gimmick 3d handheld hanging in the closet

White-Sharingan2744d ago (Edited 2744d ago )

My money is ready

Sony WON

Edit: I would love to hear some of the opinions from the people who are disagreeing with me LOL I bet no one will.

koh2744d ago

Because it is all subjective, and only a contest to the people who choose to make it a contest. If you want to play the games PS has shown, then you would say they won, and same for MS. I'm excited for some of both, but not ready to declare a meaningless "victor", although I am watching the Bruins now, and ready to call them the winner of game 3.

koh2744d ago

I'm also excited to see what Nintendo shows, if only for morbid curiosity.

ActivistBike2744d ago (Edited 2744d ago )

How did Sony win? They showed games we all seen on the PS3, but nothing too surprising. We have yet to even see Nintendo and you say they won? Don't count your chickens before they hatch. I gotta say the NGP (better than Vita) took the handheld division by storm especially with that price. But they basically did everything people yelled at MS for doing: exclusive DLC and characters on multiplat games. So there I gave you my opinion for people to disagree. Btw *Heavy breathing*

White-Sharingan2744d ago

Compare Vita launch games with 3DS launch games, that should say it all. Sure, 3DS will get more games this fall, but the fact that it's at the same price point, and will probably have equally good games, will make it a very easy decision. Looking at the tech alone, there is no doubt which is better for the price point... tomorrow we'll be able to compare the games, let's see what Nintendo has to offer and I'll be back in this thread to discuss it, hopefully you'll be here as well.

ActivistBike2744d ago

Well im not saying the 3DS is better than the NGP, hell if I were to buy just one I would go with the NGP. It has more potential than the 3DS with the graphic capabilties and such, and im sick of the 3D gimmick. 3D is just a gimmick plain and simple.

White-Sharingan2744d ago

heh...funny thing is....I bought a 3DS and I'm regretting it...I'll be more than happy if Nintendo proves me wrong tomorrow :\

ActivistBike2744d ago

Well who knows, i guess we will have to wait and see how they plan on supporting the 3DS. I hope it doesnt get overshadowed by the new console rumored to be released.

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ActivistBike2743d ago

I didnt really watch it besides the Wii U, please dont tell me that overshadowed the 3DS!

White-Sharingan2742d ago

you didn't watch the 3DS section of the conference? to me that was the best part (still skeptical on Wii U...especially with the rumors that you can only use one wii u controller per system). They showed mario 3D which looks amazing, they announced luigi's mansion 2 which was one of my favorite gamecube games, and most of all, they announced that they are working on a super smash for the 3DS. Nintendo released all their 3DS trailers on the e shop, which I downloaded, Mario 3D and Luigi's Mansion 2 looks amazing in 3D (Mario kart not so much)

ActivistBike2742d ago

Well damn it I missed all of that!

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Eyeco2744d ago

Well nintendo hasn't done there's yet and there showcasing a whole new CONSOLE!! so it's probably gonna receive the most media coverage im afraid, overall it was better than microsofts conference which was a disaster, and better than their 2010 conference which was a BOREFEST, but it wasn't as good As their 2009 conference that was landmark

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NoobJobz2744d ago (Edited 2744d ago )

I'm highly suprised by that price. I was expecting a lot higher price.

schlanz2744d ago


wifi for me. I'll connect to my 4G LTE mobile hotspot.

Paradicia2744d ago

I can see a lot of people deciding to get the WiFi version instead because of the service choice.

kingdavid2744d ago (Edited 2744d ago )

Lol @ the people laughing in the audience when kaz announced the provider.

Ill probably get one now. I was expecting 399 USD. 249 is a great price point.

solidjun52744d ago

@Kingdavid: Same here. I was expecting $300 for wifi and $400 for 3G sku and some boos. Sorta reminiscent of when SONY introduced the price point for the PS3. The price introduction for PSvita is great.