PSVita price drop - Officially confirmed

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#1 Posted by Kaisfate (141 posts) -

just confirmed on sony's site. PSVita is having a price drop to 19980 yen = 215 bucks. most likely this will mean Vita is now 200 dollars for the Wifi model. check out more developing info at http://www.jp.playstation.com/cp/2013spring_psvita/ RIGHT NOW. it is a live stream, so gogogogo.

#2 Posted by Lyncaster (217 posts) -
No surprise. I would be pissed if I paid full price for it. I got the AC bundle on Black friday for 200, so i am ok :P
#3 Posted by Kaisfate (141 posts) -
Also, announcements for phantasy star online 2, soul sacrifice, god eater 2, Dragons Crown, several games that are never going to make it to the USA..... AND FFX HD.... booojah folks!
#4 Posted by lilnazar (1614 posts) -

The price drop dosen't even apply to US or EU. So yeah, we're **** Although i don't give a flying poop about a price drop. Since PSV is worth the current price. And i already have it.

#5 Posted by Kaisfate (141 posts) -

The price drop dosen't even apply to US or EU. So yeah, we're **** Although i don't give a flying poop about a price drop. Since PSV is worth the current price. And i already have it.

lilnazar
you honestly think they arent going to drop the price in the US and EU? seriously? i bet you 10000000 gamespot dollars in 2 days you are proven wrong.
#6 Posted by lilnazar (1614 posts) -

Well they won't for now. Im sure of it. But i never said, that they won't drop the price in EU or US.

#7 Posted by final_lap (327 posts) -

How to edit your post on gamespot?

edit: ah I got it. Awesome, thanks. ^_^

#8 Posted by wwefanforlife (3247 posts) -

Sony need the drop the prices of the memory cards.

#9 Posted by lild1425 (6757 posts) -

Sony need the drop the prices of the memory cards.

wwefanforlife

For the sake of my sanity and their reputation, they need to lower the price of those. It is one of those items that pretty everyone knows they are making an absurd margin on. 32G for $100 is laughable. You can get a 32G Micro DS card for $20.

#10 Posted by The_Golden_Age- (145 posts) -

[QUOTE="wwefanforlife"]

Sony need the drop the prices of the memory cards.

lild1425

For the sake of my sanity and their reputation, they need to lower the price of those. It is one of those items that pretty everyone knows they are making an absurd margin on. 32G for $100 is laughable. You can get a 32G Micro DS card for $20.

I just bought a 32GB Extreme Pro Sandisk for my camera which costed $93. That was the best price that I could find (I'm in Canada). I have no idea how the speed of that memory card compares with the speed of the Vita cards so I don't know if the value is comparable but to say that they should only be $20 is questionable.

#11 Posted by TwistedShade (3151 posts) -

Probably officially announce a US/Europe Price drop, on the 20th, hopefully along with the rumored memory card drop. Also it's worth noting that Japan is getting a bundle that contains a 3G/Wifi Vita, and a 32GB Memory card for 250$. If it came here it could really help sales.

#12 Posted by Exceed20XX (1030 posts) -

Yeah the memory seems to have been of one of the largest price gripes. Did they really expect to push a DD route as feasible with prohibitively priced propriety memory?

#13 Posted by KBFloYd (13218 posts) -

Also, announcements for phantasy star online 2, soul sacrifice, god eater 2, Dragons Crown, several games that are never going to make it to the USA..... AND FFX HD.... booojah folks!Kaisfate

i couldn't believe they had so many games up their sleeve.... vita will be saved in japan now for sure...

but nothing was announced for europe or americas..

#14 Posted by Articuno76 (18751 posts) -

Yeah the memory seems to have been of one of the largest price gripes. Did they really expect to push a DD route as feasible with prohibitively priced propriety memory?

Exceed20XX
It's a shame because the PSN store actually has pretty robust support. After playing some PS1/PSP games on the Vita it just seems strange to go back to having to swap out cards. I am sure what Sony will lose in memory-card prices it will make up in increased digital uptake.
#15 Posted by Exceed20XX (1030 posts) -

[QUOTE="Exceed20XX"]

Yeah the memory seems to have been of one of the largest price gripes. Did they really expect to push a DD route as feasible with prohibitively priced propriety memory?

Articuno76

It's a shame because the PSN store actually has pretty robust support. After playing some PS1/PSP games on the Vita it just seems strange to go back to having to swap out cards. I am sure what Sony will lose in memory-card prices it will make up in increased digital uptake.

 

Hey fancy running into you here. :P They do need to address the memory issue though. After that some publishers need to re-adjust some prices. Soulcalibur BD was $40 still until not long ago I hear, that's just plain ridiculous and not very helpful when you're trying to get people to bite on your limited backwards compatibility, let alone help cultivate DD adoption trends.

#16 Posted by CBN16 (353 posts) -

I feel kind of dumb. It has been more  than a year since the PS Vita launched and I have not played it as much as I should. Now it's dropping in price haha.

#17 Posted by Megavideogamer (5327 posts) -

That should help the PSvita in Japan. The price of the PSvita is fair and worth it. Sony should reduce the price of PSvita memory cards to match SD cards. 32GB should cost the same as it does on a regular SD card not $100.00

Then Sony PSvita will do better here in North America. Japan is the regional king of handheld gaming So a price cut to the system will help the Vita in Japan. Or Sony could just include a 4GB memory card with every PSvita sold. Keep the price at 249.99 and just add a memory card. PSvita price drop to $215 in Japan will help.

#18 Posted by lild1425 (6757 posts) -

That should help the PSvita in Japan. The price of the PSvita is fair and worth it. Sony should reduce the price of PSvita memory cards to match SD cards. 32GB should cost the same as it does on a regular SD card not $100.00

Then Sony PSvita will do better here in North America. Japan is the regional king of handheld gaming So a price cut to the system will help the Vita in Japan. Or Sony could just include a 4GB memory card with every PSvita sold. Keep the price at 249.99 and just add a memory card. PSvita price drop to $215 in Japan will help.

Megavideogamer

Absolutely, which is only $21 for a comparable Micro SD card. Link to Amazon. The margin on their memory cards is asinine and is not fooling anyone.

#19 Posted by Canuck3000 (40562 posts) -
As far as I know, Sony still hasn't announced a price drop in NA
#20 Posted by ItsEvolution (2593 posts) -
[QUOTE="lilnazar"]

The price drop dosen't even apply to US or EU. So yeah, we're **** Although i don't give a flying poop about a price drop. Since PSV is worth the current price. And i already have it.

Kaisfate
you honestly think they arent going to drop the price in the US and EU? seriously? i bet you 10000000 gamespot dollars in 2 days you are proven wrong.

It's been four days. Pay up.
#21 Posted by Geminon (1095 posts) -

[QUOTE="Kaisfate"][QUOTE="lilnazar"]

The price drop dosen't even apply to US or EU. So yeah, we're **** Although i don't give a flying poop about a price drop. Since PSV is worth the current price. And i already have it.

ItsEvolution

you honestly think they arent going to drop the price in the US and EU? seriously? i bet you 10000000 gamespot dollars in 2 days you are proven wrong.

It's been four days. Pay up.

i think i can say, along with pretty much everyone else, that i am completely shocked and disgusted by sony giving japan a price cut and then saying nobody else is getting one. i was all excited for the VITA knowing that this price cut would probably begin a new era of popularity for the handheld..... but now i pretty much have no hope for the VITA catching on, and fully expect it to be abandoned by developers by next year. its a complete disgrace, and clear now that sony does not give one **** about the VITA.

you sir, indeed deserve your 10000000 gamespot dollars. here you go.

#22 Posted by PSP107 (11863 posts) -

[QUOTE="ItsEvolution"][QUOTE="Kaisfate"] you honestly think they arent going to drop the price in the US and EU? seriously? i bet you 10000000 gamespot dollars in 2 days you are proven wrong.Geminon

It's been four days. Pay up.

i think i can say, along with pretty much everyone else, that i am completely shocked and disgusted by sony giving japan a price cut and then saying nobody else is getting one. i was all excited for the VITA knowing that this price cut would probably begin a new era of popularity for the handheld..... but now i pretty much have no hope for the VITA catching on, and fully expect it to be abandoned by developers by next year. its a complete disgrace, and clear now that sony does not give one **** about the VITA.

you sir, indeed deserve your 10000000 gamespot dollars. here you go.

The exhange rat eis the reason why no price cut in America. http://www.joystiq.com/2013/02/21/yoshida-no-vita-price-cut-for-north-america/
#23 Posted by Kaisfate (141 posts) -

[QUOTE="Geminon"]

[QUOTE="ItsEvolution"] It's been four days. Pay up.PSP107

i think i can say, along with pretty much everyone else, that i am completely shocked and disgusted by sony giving japan a price cut and then saying nobody else is getting one. i was all excited for the VITA knowing that this price cut would probably begin a new era of popularity for the handheld..... but now i pretty much have no hope for the VITA catching on, and fully expect it to be abandoned by developers by next year. its a complete disgrace, and clear now that sony does not give one **** about the VITA.

you sir, indeed deserve your 10000000 gamespot dollars. here you go.

The exhange rat eis the reason why no price cut in America. http://www.joystiq.com/2013/02/21/yoshida-no-vita-price-cut-for-north-america/

such a **** excuse. sony isnt fooling anyone.

#24 Posted by gokuofheaven (3442 posts) -

[QUOTE="PSP107"][QUOTE="Geminon"]

i think i can say, along with pretty much everyone else, that i am completely shocked and disgusted by sony giving japan a price cut and then saying nobody else is getting one. i was all excited for the VITA knowing that this price cut would probably begin a new era of popularity for the handheld..... but now i pretty much have no hope for the VITA catching on, and fully expect it to be abandoned by developers by next year. its a complete disgrace, and clear now that sony does not give one **** about the VITA.

you sir, indeed deserve your 10000000 gamespot dollars. here you go.

Kaisfate

The exhange rat eis the reason why no price cut in America. http://www.joystiq.com/2013/02/21/yoshida-no-vita-price-cut-for-north-america/

such a **** excuse. sony isnt fooling anyone.

Whether you like to believe it or not, the exchange rate is the main reason. It's like the Aussies that end up paying $300+ ... not to mention various other regions. We get the occasional deals from Amazon, doesn't happen everywhere else unless you're buying it 2nd hand.
#25 Posted by Kaisfate (141 posts) -

[QUOTE="Kaisfate"]

[QUOTE="PSP107"] The exhange rat eis the reason why no price cut in America. http://www.joystiq.com/2013/02/21/yoshida-no-vita-price-cut-for-north-america/ gokuofheaven

such a **** excuse. sony isnt fooling anyone.

Whether you like to believe it or not, the exchange rate is the main reason. It's like the Aussies that end up paying $300+ ... not to mention various other regions. We get the occasional deals from Amazon, doesn't happen everywhere else unless you're buying it 2nd hand.

lowering the price because of the exchange rate makes absolutely no sense at all. if you lower the Yen price... that means the dollar price drops as well... because the dollar value follows the yen value at a certain rate. so if the vita WAS 25000 yen or whatever and that was 250 dollars....now it is 19000 yen and that is 200 dollars. the price is the price. if they can sell it for 19000 yen in japan, they can sell it for 200 dollars in the USA. they still get 19000 yen in japan, because the exchange rate is a direct conversion based on whatever the rate is at the time.

if i take 200 dollars and fly over to japan right now, and go to a bank and get it converted to yen, i would be able to buy a vita for 19000 yen right then and there. however if i go to the store with 200 dollars here in the USA, i will not be able to buy a vita because they cost 250 dollars. it doesnt matter how strong or weak your currency is because the exchange rate takes that into consideration.

the reason it costs so much in AUS is probably because your government taxes the **** out of imports, and it probably costs more to ship it there as well. its not because of exchange rates. however, you guys do get a bum deal with most consoles, and it really amounts to nothing more than regional price gouging.

what Sony needs to realize is, the USA and EU buy a HEEEEELL of a lot more consoles and software than japan does. not lowering the price in those regions is a horrible mistake. all it does is create even more bad blood over a handheld that already does not have a good reputation.

#26 Posted by ItsEvolution (2593 posts) -
On a related note, Best Buy as 8 and 32GB memory cards on sale this week. A bunch of Vita games on sale, too.
#27 Posted by Kaisfate (141 posts) -
i recommend people jump on the 32gig before it is sold out.... that is the lowest i have ever seen it.
#28 Posted by Rattlesnake_8 (18364 posts) -
i recommend people jump on the 32gig before it is sold out.... that is the lowest i have ever seen it.Kaisfate
How much is it? How long does the sale go for?
#29 Posted by Geminon (1095 posts) -
[QUOTE="Kaisfate"]i recommend people jump on the 32gig before it is sold out.... that is the lowest i have ever seen it.Rattlesnake_8
How much is it? How long does the sale go for?

it was 70 i think? im not sure if it is even on sale anymore. it was on the 4th.
#30 Posted by Articuno76 (18751 posts) -
#31 Posted by mariokart64fan (19379 posts) -

sony has confirmed no price drop for us eu ,    they are set by region to region basis ,    out of luck out side sales stores have,  there is no permanent price cut just yet