Sony announces a (rather crappy) PS Plus Vita bundle for $300

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#1 Posted by tjoeb123 (6843 posts) -

This morning, Sony has dropped the ball with the PS Vita YET AGAIN. Not sure if this was posted here (even after looking a few pages back) earlier, but I feel that this needs to be brought to attention.

The bundle comes with a PS Vita 3G, Unit 13, 1yr of PS+, and....wait for it....a 4GB memory card! That's right, 4 GIGABYTES! AND YOU NEED 8GB (HELL, MORE THAN THAT!) to fit all of the games (Uncharted, Gravity Rush, TfS: Mutant Blobs Attack, Jet Set Radio, Final Fantasy Tactics, and WipEout 2048) on there.

Sony, what the hell are you smoking? Aside from Final Fantasy, only ONE of those games would actually fit. ONE!! (at a time)

Imagine this scenario for a customer who is completely new to the Vita:

"OK, I'm home, time to download some games and play my brand new PS Vita!" "Wait, I'm out of space already?! I have to pay $100 to get a decent memory card?! F*** YOU SONY!!! OH AND F*** YOU TOO BEST BUY REP WHO DIDN'T TELL ME THIS SH1T!!!! (slams the Vita on the floor)" Yep, that's one p1ssed off customer.

Oh, and it's still $300. And AT&T still sucks.

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#2 Posted by sora16perfect (729 posts) -
So much hate for no reason. Did sony piss in your apple juice or something?
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#3 Posted by TwistedShade (3139 posts) -

You sound so mad right now.

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#4 Posted by Blabadon (33030 posts) -
I agree. But put the $300 part in the title, it will get many more hits. I laughed when I read this on GS a few hours ago.
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#5 Posted by tjoeb123 (6843 posts) -
So much hate for no reason. Did sony piss in your apple juice or something?sora16perfect
Nope, I was just making up what the reaction might be for someone who's completely new to the Vita.
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#6 Posted by Grawse (4342 posts) -
Would be decent for 250. 300+ another 50-100 for another memory is way too much.
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#7 Posted by Samus3D (1953 posts) -

You can get the 3DS XL with Mario Kart 7 bundle, Paper Mario Sticker Star, and Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask for the same price, LOL

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#8 Posted by SectorSix6 (201 posts) -

why so mad?

im guessing that customer scenario you just gave us happen to you lol

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#9 Posted by Samus3D (1953 posts) -

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Like a boss

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#10 Posted by hippiesanta (10292 posts) -
this is not crappy...... it's got value for those who don't own vita yet
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#11 Posted by Blabadon (33030 posts) -
this is not crappy...... it's got value for those who don't own vita yethippiesanta
Then they would have bought it for $250, wouldn't they?
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#12 Posted by Stevo_the_gamer (44480 posts) -
A silly bundle, no less.
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#13 Posted by mems_1224 (56079 posts) -
Vita is garbage. The fact that there is no LTE version and you have to used their proprietary overpriced memory cards is bad enough. Then you get to the games and the lineup is really pathetic. Sony continues to prove that they have absolutely no clue what they're doing. The Vita is a pretty nice piece of tech and its a shame that Sony is s***ing the bed again.
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#14 Posted by GreenGoblin2099 (16988 posts) -

Well, it's Vita... of course it's crappy.

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#15 Posted by Gxgear (10425 posts) -

Value-wise you're actualy saving money, not that the 3G model is useful for anything. This could be a bargain buy if the retail stores offer the $50 gift card with purchase deal we've seen occasionally.

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#16 Posted by renome (50 posts) -

Let me guess, OP, you speak from personal experience?

Seriously, the bundle is sucky, so just don't buy it.

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#17 Posted by GreenGoblin2099 (16988 posts) -

Vita is garbage. The fact that there is no LTE version and you have to used their proprietary overpriced memory cards is bad enough. Then you get to the games and the lineup is really pathetic. Sony continues to prove that they have absolutely no clue what they're doing. The Vita is a pretty nice piece of tech and its a shame that Sony is s***ing the bed again. mems_1224

I understand:

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#18 Posted by Giancar (19155 posts) -
Put WiFi version for $200 and it would be a great deal.
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#19 Posted by tjoeb123 (6843 posts) -

Let me guess, OP, you speak from personal experience?

Seriously, the bundle is sucky, so just don't buy it.

renome
Well....sort of. I actually got my Vita for FREE, courtesy of Gamespot, Namco Bandai and EA. But I do end up watching a customer ask a sales rep (typically at Best Buy or Gamestop) about buying a system (like, what the hell is it?, what's it do?, what kind of games are for it?, that sort of thing) when in reality some sales reps aren't up to speed on everything. I'm basically talking about parents looking for something to buy their kids for Christmas. Or better yet, you seen that video where Michelle NObama asks a kid what the hell a Wii U is? Well, imagine any parent asking that same question to a Best Buy rep (but with the Vita instead of a Wii U), and the customer will likely be caught by surprise when they find out that they have to pay an additional $50-$100 to actually use the thing. If it were my dad (and I'm not a kid lol - I'm 21), for example, he wouldn't be THAT p1ssed, but he would be still pretty p1ssed.
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#20 Posted by tjoeb123 (6843 posts) -
this is not crappy...... it's got value for those who don't own vita yethippiesanta
Yes it does. And I do like the bundle (minus the Memory Card), but how in the hell is anyone supposed to fit ALL of those games on that ONE card? THAT's the problem and why everyone is hating on it.
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#21 Posted by Ghost120x (4983 posts) -
If Sony dropped the prices of the cards. It bet the their sales would pick up a little.
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#22 Posted by Midnightshade29 (5919 posts) -
[QUOTE="hippiesanta"]this is not crappy...... it's got value for those who don't own vita yettjoeb123
Yes it does. And I do like the bundle (minus the Memory Card), but how in the hell is anyone supposed to fit ALL of those games on that ONE card? THAT's the problem and why everyone is hating on it.

Uh dude...then don't put all the games on one card... put one or two on there play them and use content manager to shoot the games onto your pc or ps3... and now you can do that over wifi too so you don't need the cord. Its not that big of a deal. Plus a 16gb card is fine and you can get one for $40 so you don't need to shell out for the 32gb. I have a 8gb and a 16gb, and i have a 9 ps1 games, 11 psp games 5 minis and 9 downloaded vita games on it and 10 physical game cards.... it works fine . I love the system but there is enough negative crap from insecure nintendo fanboys who can't stand anyone talking postive about the vita, or Ms loving sony bashers on the system wars who will bash it with even giving it a chance. To me its the greatest handheld ever made. The fact that I can play 6 metal gear games on one device is phenomenal. 12 FF games, and PErsona Fn 4!!!! (not to mention uncharted, GRush, and Need 4 speed, and ragnorok odyessey). I love my vita ... best purchase I ever made and play it daily.
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#23 Posted by PSP107 (15968 posts) -
Sony wants people to buy a 32 GB memory cards. Cleary people will get annoyed deleting games because 4gb is to small.
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#24 Posted by joel_c17 (3203 posts) -
and heeeeere come the haters - have fun with your circle jerk guys
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#25 Posted by mems_1224 (56079 posts) -

[QUOTE="mems_1224"]Vita is garbage. The fact that there is no LTE version and you have to used their proprietary overpriced memory cards is bad enough. Then you get to the games and the lineup is really pathetic. Sony continues to prove that they have absolutely no clue what they're doing. The Vita is a pretty nice piece of tech and its a shame that Sony is s***ing the bed again. GreenGoblin2099

I understand:

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how is that pic even relevant when even you agree that the vita is crap? troll better.
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#26 Posted by tjoeb123 (6843 posts) -
[QUOTE="tjoeb123"][QUOTE="hippiesanta"]this is not crappy...... it's got value for those who don't own vita yetMidnightshade29
Yes it does. And I do like the bundle (minus the Memory Card), but how in the hell is anyone supposed to fit ALL of those games on that ONE card? THAT's the problem and why everyone is hating on it.

Uh dude...then don't put all the games on one card... put one or two on there play them and use content manager to shoot the games onto your pc or ps3... and now you can do that over wifi too so you don't need the cord. Its not that big of a deal. Plus a 16gb card is fine and you can get one for $40 so you don't need to shell out for the 32gb. I have a 8gb and a 16gb, and i have a 9 ps1 games, 11 psp games 5 minis and 9 downloaded vita games on it and 10 physical game cards.... it works fine . I love the system but there is enough negative crap from insecure nintendo fanboys who can't stand anyone talking postive about the vita, or Ms loving sony bashers on the system wars who will bash it with even giving it a chance. To me its the greatest handheld ever made. The fact that I can play 6 metal gear games on one device is phenomenal. 12 FF games, and PErsona Fn 4!!!! (not to mention uncharted, GRush, and Need 4 speed, and ragnorok odyessey). I love my vita ... best purchase I ever made and play it daily.

"Okay then. I guess I'll just have to download Uncharted, living with the fact that I can't put anything else on it. No game saves, no music, no nothing!" Is that what you want me to do? Okay, so what if suddenly I'm out of town (and didn't bring my PC or PS3) and suddenly want to play Gravity Rush? What if I want to watch a movie I downloaded from the PS Store? What if I want to watch YouTube videos on my Vita? I'd have to free up space. Which means deleting Uncharted (AND THE SAVED GAME TOO, if I didn't upload it or you're not a plus member) and not getting it back until I get back. I'm sorry, but no. If I had a 4GB I would just simply trade stuff in to get a 16 or 32GB, but I don't. Deleting stuff CONSTANTLY is a pain. And FYI, I have a 16GB card, currently with 1584 MB free. That's just with 5 of those games in the IGC (not Final Fantasy), some music, videos (some of which I created myself), and photos. Yes I could delete music or something - but then I wouldn't be able to listen to it in-game, like I do when I play Halo 4 online. Just because you're OK with deleting stuff doesn't mean everyone else has to be. Anyway, ranting aside, I think the Vita is great as well. I want to see more JRPGs (I have yet to play any Persona game at all) on it. Actually, more of ANYTHING! (Except expensive memory cards. Screw those.)
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#27 Posted by tjoeb123 (6843 posts) -
And for the record, I only have Dynasty Warriors NEXT and ModNation Racers: Road Tip on cards. When I get Persona 4 (or any other game unless it's PSN-only or free from PS+), it will be on a card.
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#28 Posted by Ly_the_Fairy (8541 posts) -

It's not so much a bad deal on paper, but I don't think Sony realizes that people aren't buying this thing at $250, so putting in a few throw-away features/goodies, and selling it for $300 isn't going to sell it any faster.