TVGB: Speaking to BBC tech show, Click, SCEE CEO Jim Ryan revealed that the company has no plans for a price cut right now.
Of course not, I don't know why people were thinking it -would- get one. :\ It's just now launching in the US, once they get it out the door everywhere, then we can see how well it does and if a price drop is needed. (Which in my personal opinion, I don't think it will be needing one, because I'm sure it'll do well.)
I'm not concerned about a price drop but they should at least include a 4gb memory card since certain games require it.
Most places are offering a deal like that. If you go 3G they'll include an 8 gig, and places like Amazon will give you a 4 gig with a WiFi model. :p I get what you're saying though, I kinda wish they had included one with the system as well. Oh well though, it's not too much extra.
The PS Vita Wi-Fi can be picked up tonight in Asda for £197. Let me repeat that, £197. For the sheer amount features packed into the device, that price is pretty damn amazing. Just for reference, the 3DS launched at £220.
Sony NEVER price drop within a year. Why does anyone think this will be different?
Jony_dols i have just had alook on the asda web site and i could not see the wifi version on there but they had the 3g version for £259 down from £279 so i may have a look into this tomorrow. As for sony doing a price drop what do people to expect them to say o yea we will drop the price by x amount after a week. People would just wait. Depending on how well the psv sells depends on when the price drop comes but if they sell half what the 3ds did in its first few months i think sony will be happy.
@mcstorm: http://direct.asda.com/Play... If you pre-ordered a few days ago, you were guaranteed free delivery in the morning. It won't be tonight, but the morning is good enough for me!
Sony doesn't back out if things start bumpy. Just look at how they dealt with the ps3. The vita is at the right price point right now and its fully worth the 250$ but I agree they should add the 4gb memory slot since you practically need it to play games.
Lol didn't Nintendo say the same thing a few months before droping 80 bucks off the 3DS.
Well, I ain't buyin one then.
Well you ain't getting the good deals out there making it the same as a price cut. Good thinking there.
I suppose people are probably right about it being priced just right, but I don't have the money. It'll have to wait. I do want one though.
They can't afford to cut the price so early
Yeah. They will at least wait a few months before they even consider something like that. They haven't even seen the results of a worldwide release and people already are shouting for a price drop.The VITA is an expensive piece of hardware compared to some things but it is NOT overpriced. People can't seem to be able to tell the difference between the two.
Thing is they will have rough dates of when they want to price drop. I say rough cos obviously sale will affect the date, but they will defo have one.
For the hardware inside it that price is more than reasonable. They really need to include a card with though, I dropped 100 bucks on a 32 gig and 40 on Hot Shots Golf. 400+ dollars is a pretty penny for a point of entry for people only slightly interested in one.
Vita will not get a price drop this year however I believe that during the holidays many retailers will include a memory card for free with the device. Just because Nintendo dropped the price of the 3DS doesn't mean that Sony will do the same so soon after launch. XperiaRay
I foresee a pretty close future where a 4GB card comes already plugged into Vitas out of the box, but definitely not a price cut before the XMas season, if even then. As a FEB owner tho, I love this thing. It's sitting here on my desk at work and all I can think about is how much I want to jump into Stardust Delta for a bit.
If he said yes then many people would wait, of course he will say no.
My thoughts exactly.
They might add value to the device, but I sincerely doubt the price will drop. A hugely popular below-cost device would kill PlayStation forever -- everyone would buy it, and then Sony would go bankrupt. No thanks, I'll pay what its worth, and keep my future PlayStations safe and sound. Go pick up an iPad 2 for cheeps, if you honestly think the Vita is overpriced.
The Vita just needs a few killer apps to pick itself up. Sony should get more games released and see how it does before even thinking about a price cut. Launch games are rarely spectacular and most gamers knows that, so they may well hold out on buying it until something better is released.
I'm sure Call of Duty will cause quite a stir when it releases. It doesn't matter if you like it or not, it's going to sell a TON of Vitas.
why do we need that trash COD when we have better ps3 exclusives to push the Vita?
I wouldn't be surprised if there ends up being a Vita discount through AT&t with contract promo though. Wifi is good enough for me :)
The Vita price is fair. The Games and Memory Cards prices NEED to be dropped.
$29.99 / $39.99 too high for you? Find a new hobby. $20 for a memory card too high for you? THEN HOW CAN YOU AFFORD A VITA?
Nice try but I work full time in a game shop on the run for assistant manager. I can afford the VITA and anything Sony would like to throw at me with it. Not everyone else can though. If Sony want's this to really take off, the price point of cards and games is going to be a huge hurdle. Not everyone is willing to just part with their money these days and 50euro for a 16gb memory stick doesnt scream value for money!
WHY WOULD THE ANNOUNCE A PRICECUT?!? think about it, who in their right mind would announce a pricecut like that? "yea you can buy it now for alot more money than if you wait alittle while"... makes no sense. a pricecut is coming but they need to wait until the launch rush settles.
People have already said it.. The price of the vita is fine, it's just the extras that could use a price drop. Memory cards are too expensive and games are still too pricey. They should put in a 4gb memory card as standard, and maybe bundle in a free game PSN game with every purchase.
it's not on my radar too dear sony
Yet people had to upgrade a 4.gb console called Xbox to.enjoy halo.full. No.moaning then.eh.. True gamers will go.buy what.ever needed to play games poor people will wait out as they are dole dossers
dude you don't me to talk if i'm rich or poor but i m not stupid enough to pay them more they deserve
Dont worry sony!!! Just take my $250.00 NOW!!!!!
The price of the Vita is good. HOWEVER, those FUCKING MEMORY STICKS!!!! AT least INCLUDE ONE!
The memory card & game pricing could be better but the PS Vita unit price is okay for now.
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