PlayStation Vita to launch in Thailand this September

Portable device costs THB 11,990 ($384); preorder bonuses include Uncharted case and LittleBigPlanet seating mat.

Thai gamers may not need to parallel import PlayStation Vitas anymore, with Sony Hong Kong announcing that it will be officially selling the device within Thailand on September 14.

The device alone will cost gamers THB11,990 ($384). The value pack that will also come with Uncharted: Golden Abyss will cost THB13,990 ($448), while the bundle that contains the Vita version of LittleBigPlanet will set customers back for THB13,990 ($448) as well.

The Vita will be available on Thai soil this month.

Gamers who preorder the Uncharted bundle will get a Guillemot Thrustmaster Uncharted case and PS Vita t-shirt, while those who preorder the LittleBigPlanet bundle will get a LittleBigPlanet seating mat and LittleBigPlanet luggage bag.

Sony HK will also hold a launch event and public roadshow at the Central Grand Rama 9 building in Bangkok from September 14 to 16. For more information, head down to Sony PlayStation Asia's official site.

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18 comments
eiji1
eiji1

In other news - cracked version of the PSVita set to launch this november, probably from around the same area.

endorbr
endorbr

A LBP seating mat... really?  I can't imagine anyone outside of Asia actually wanting that as a pre-order bonus.

edjos
edjos

brazilian consumer is the worse. a psvita costs 1300 reais here (equivalent to 650 dollars). neither games nor memory card. the cards will only be available for retail in about 2 weeks.

mav_destroyer
mav_destroyer

Someone really really REALLY needs to introduce Sony to the concept of currency exchange

zeifel
zeifel

I went to Thai during the summer holiday. almost everything there (food, taxi fare, hotels) were around 25-30% of what I normally pay in Singapore. but I noticed that gadgets there were priced more or less at the same level with the rest of the world, not just PS Vita.

Wawas20
Wawas20

thats not being racist. geez people over react so much now. 

needweed
needweed

So the average Thai will have to sell off their farm and cattle to buy a vita!

Kaiinel
Kaiinel

Imagine if the Vita were priced that high when it was released in the West.

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

ahh my eyes  ,  my wallet , my dignity , i am glad i live in the us even though---  its still was expensive for me because it still doesnt have many games i want!   oh well mp3 player it is lol

maybock3000
maybock3000

I didn't know anyone was even interested in the PSVita. I still haven't seen anyone with one, or even talking about it.

leif3141
leif3141

Wow...guess we have it good in the US where its still too expensive for people to buy!

SinXGuard
SinXGuard

Wtf you get a luggage bag for preordering LBP bundle?

Wisdominsilence
Wisdominsilence

I'm still waiting for Sony to release a patch which will integrate Vita trophies to Playstation 3 i.e. join both together.

 

Sony, though, seems to want to get the Vita out as far worldwide as possible before releasing patches for it.

 

Still waiting...

SadPSPAddict
SadPSPAddict

didn't realise there were market places it wasn't selling into :o

ecurl143
ecurl143

Yeah, that's a fair wad of cash still for most people living in Europe etc but I'm thinking that's a massive amount for those folk in Thailand.

If the Vita tanks there, Sony are heading towards a world of hurt as far as the Vita is concerned.

berserkza
berserkza

 You are fuckin racist lol

 

People like you make me sick.

 

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

 @mariokart64fan probably because it doesn't have mario or zelda on it I have had a back log on my vita since the day the day that I got it which I got it at launch and I don't even have half of the vita games

Good-Smurf
Good-Smurf

 @SadPSPAddict 

Because the piracy rate here is so high that the PS2 support is impossible in Thailand and it took 4 years after PS3 launch for sony to support Thai market once again.

PS Vita support is much quicker than I thought.

But no matter I already bought vita and now waiting for the PS store to open for it!