New $300 PS Vita bundle revealed

Bundle includes 3G/Wi-Fi system, 1-year PS Plus membership, Unit 13 game voucher, and 4GB memory card.

Gamers in the market for a PlayStation Vita this holiday season may want to consider a new bundle announced today. The "PS Plus Instant Game Collection PS Vita Bundle" includes a 3G/Wi-Fi system, 1-year PlayStation Plus membership, Unit 13 game voucher, and a 4GB memory card for $300.

According to Sony, the bundle represents a savings of over $100 if purchased separately. The new SKU will be available in time for the holiday shopping season.

PlayStation Plus for PS Vita launched November 19 and offers subscribers 1GB online storage for game saves, automatic updates, and Trophy syncing for $50 per year or $18 for 90 days. In addition, members will gain access to Sony's Instant Game Collection, which includes Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Gravity Rush, and WipeOut 2048, among others.

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darkstar4221
darkstar4221

$300 and only a 4GB memory card?  Man Sony is ****ed up, at least provide a 16GB.

 

This deal is a total ripoff, if it was 2 games of your choice and a 16gb plus the 3G Wifi model, that would be worth it.   3G is a scam because it's only available with AT&T.  No wonder Sony's credit rating is junk.

KratosHump3R
KratosHump3R

Its funny that its Unit 13 instead of Black Ops because its the less suckier of the two

InnerSenses
InnerSenses

You will need way more than a 4GB memory card. That's only about 3 full retail titles.

skornedwarrior
skornedwarrior

I love SONY and the Playstation brand. I'm a PS3/PSP owner and a PS plus subscriber, I think their products and games are awesome...I also want a VITA bad, BUT the price is still too high for a handheld. Especially the memory cards.

 

When I can get a VITA for $199.99 WITH at the very least an 8GB memory card and a game or PS PLUS card, I'll bite.  4GB is just not enough.

grbolivar
grbolivar

The Assassin's Creed Bundle is the best bundle, it comes with an actual game (not a voucher) and 4GB mem for just 249$, and if that's not enough the Vita is a beautiful limited white color. Who want 3G anyway?

snova9308
snova9308

this looks like a way to get rid of those 3G models that will never sell in a million years

idosofacility
idosofacility

it comes with unit 13 but puts gravity rush on the box cover... I wonder why...

Panda-Pat
Panda-Pat

I'll do it if the price stays the same, get rid of that game, get rid of that 4gb and instead 32, swap to wifi .... instant best seller

bakagami
bakagami

a year of PS+ and a 4g mem stick?  talk about a tease

Wula_
Wula_

Bundle might be worth it if they had a bigger sized memory card. Since right now that bundle is a joke due to that measly 4gb. Other then that rest of the package seems decent.

allanondelion
allanondelion

Terrible, terrible bundle. A Unit 13 voucher? SERIOUSLY? And the 4GB memory card has GOT TO GO! It's a waste. Add a 32GB for $50 LESS and MAYBE we'll talk.

shureshot24
shureshot24

Why the 3G Model? Make it WI-Fi and drop it 30$-50$ bucks and you got a freaking deal. 

soulless4now
soulless4now

Still too pricey for my wallet. I'll wait a few years. 

Rivboets7
Rivboets7

That's not very much memory.  If people buy that they might as well get some memory cards.

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

And people thought Nintendo was crazy for releasing a Wii U with only 8GB.....

SoNin360
SoNin360

Hmm, not bad. But it's too bad people will need to also buy an overpriced memory card if they intend on taking advantage of the games PS+ has to offer.

Ovirew
Ovirew

Eh, gonna be honest, I don't think this is a very good bundle.  The vita, 1 year of plus and unit 13 voucher might be worth it, but most people don't want the 3G model and 4 GB memory card is a total joke.  For $300 you should get a wifi Vita, 1 year of plus, and a 16 GB memory card.

bgghgubcjhgknjk
bgghgubcjhgknjk

This bundle seems quite good, add playstation all stars to it and it'll be a must buy for me and I might get a Vita finally

SolidTy
SolidTy

I got a PSVita for $180 a few days ago, it came with AC, a 4gig memory card, PSAllstars....that seems about right for me, as I don't handheld game much.

ItsEvolution
ItsEvolution

Make it $249 and people may actually buy it.

StonerDemon
StonerDemon

I like the fact that Sony is trying hard to prove that with ps plus you get more than what you pay (and its actually true). Too bad I dont really see the need of getting a ps vita for now... well, at least for me.

DJKrayz_basic
DJKrayz_basic

the whole memory card situation with the Vita is a joke... i love the system and all, but the prices on their proprietary cards leaves a bad taste in my mouth... any company putting out consoles now banking on digital downloads is only interested in the money when they fail to do a better job in terms of system memory... 

theend3r
theend3r

No new Dissidia, no buy. Dissidia and MGSPW are what made PSP worth buying.

Celsius765
Celsius765

they are tempting me to just buy a psp3000 and live off that for a couple years TB

Alyzen
Alyzen

If they had a Persona 4 Golden bundle it would sell much better.

Fembot_Eulogy
Fembot_Eulogy

Ya, looks like they'll need to offer more memory along with this bundle to make it worth most people's while.

MidNightStrikes
MidNightStrikes

Toss in Persona 4 Golden, And MGS HD collection and Exchange the 4 Gb memory card for a 32, i would be happy to pay another 100

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

i am happy with my white assassins creed 3 bundle. in my opinion sony is destroying this console and the only worthy games are downloadable ones. the minute i powered my console last friday, i got a psn tag and downloaded retro city rampage and plan on downloading some psp games tomorrow. 

 

sony, fix this system. it is too good to treat like garbage. 

JimmeyBurrows
JimmeyBurrows

I have no faith in Sony to make the most of this console... So I'll wait a few years and maybe then there will be enough reasons to buy it.

hadlee73
hadlee73

Hmm. While it may seem like great savings overall and I appreciate they want to bundle things instead of dropping the price, I think Sony might be missing the point that people don't really have a spare $300 rolling around in their bank accounts.

King9999
King9999

4GB is not enough if you're into digital content.  I blame proprietary storage.

skornedwarrior
skornedwarrior

I'm not sure how they could bundle a 4GB card and give people access to a year of PS plus....that card won't hold up within even the first week of having PS plus. Should be a 16GB imo.

vader501st
vader501st

Impressive. The Vita deserves the very best out there. It's a platform with incredible potential.

Falru
Falru

4GB isn't terrible if, like me, you plan on buying actual cartridges for all your Vita games. But if, like me, you bought the Vita with the express intent of playing lots of PSP games you never got to play, you'll find yourself running out of room fast (Ogre Tactics is 1.1 GB)

 

I love my new Vita but damn I wish the memory cards weren't so expensive ($86 for 32GB....?)

squidracerX
squidracerX

 @skornedwarrior Try ebay! i went on and got a WiFi Vita in basically mint shape; with a cover guard on it and a carry case, a 16GB and 4 GB card, and 4 games (unit 13, resistance, wipeout, hot shots) for only $200, and i already had a few PSONE games and the 2 free PSP download games i got from the whole PSN hacking debacle - so I have enough games for a year now :) Just gotta do your homework and take a small gamble on there....

SolidTy
SolidTy

 @FallenOneX Handhelds vs. home consoles...

Thank god you can use the PS3 to store games. Still small for my taste. One of my PS3 has 500GB, my other is a 1 TB HDD. My 360s both have 300GB, and my PCs are at a collective 3TB. My Wii U has an extra TB Drive since I bought it due to Nintendo's Wii U memory decision.

SoNin360
SoNin360

 @SolidTy I also got that. If it weren't for that deal I probably would have held off on getting a PS Vita for a pretty long time.

bakagami
bakagami

 @buccomatic no, it's the same price it was before.  the 3G version was always 299.99, only now it's bundled with a year of PS+ and Unit 13.  I know you've buried your head in the sand as far as the vita goes but there are lots of games for it now and sold 160k units in the US on black friday.

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

 @King9999 i agree. i am buying 2 games off psn tomorrow and already beginning to scour amazon and craigslist for folks who have a larger memory card for a cheaper price. 

 

who woulda guessed old psone and psp games would be so memory consuming?!?!?

ahpuck
ahpuck

 @King9999  Uncharted is a bit over 3Gigs alone, there goes your 4Gigs.

DEagle267
DEagle267

 @Falru I agree, the memory price is a bit ridiculous, especially since unlike the PSP the Vita has to have it's own memory card that only sony has so no cheaper brand alternatives.

SolidTy
SolidTy

 @hangman000  @davidmancera Oh, it was a Black Friday Amazon deal. They weren't the only ones though, Best Buy, Gamestop, Target, and Walmart also had similar deals.