The lights are on
Sony has hinted in the past that downloading games on the Vita will be a cheaper option than buying them off the shelves. The scuttlebutt from a recent Sony event is that the savings could be a dramatic 40 percent for ditching the box.
According to Thrifty Nerd, Vita games will be capped off at $39.99 at retail. Downloading a game at the same price would only cost around $23, however, saving you a pretty penny by going digital. Many gamers gasped at the Vita's spendy memory cards (4GB: $30, 8GB: $45, 16GB: $70, 32GB: $120), but these savings, if true, could soften that blow.
While this prospect is exciting for prospective Vita owners, keep your expectations low until we have official confirmation from Sony.
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That sounds awesome! I hope it is legit, because I wanted to go all digital on the Vita anyway. So, it looks like I may be going the cheaper route!
FINALLY they realized that you don't have to charge the same amount as before just because they used to.
Hmmm, if true, I may go half download half retail on this...maybe.
and this might be the thing to make me download more games than put up with gamestop anymore
If true, then Vita suddenly becomes economical again. Also will probably force retailers to do lots of specials on pricing or grouping products meaning we win on both fronts.
That great to hear, but I'll still buy the majority of my games in physical form, especially the ones I love like WipEout or Uncharted.
I hate that bad news about the Vita are facts and good news are rumors.
I hope this isn't a "mistranslation" or something. It could be that the UMD download program games are 40% off. Or hopefull it means that ALL games that are bought through PSN will be discounted. That would be swell, swell indeed.
That's good, but by offering memory cards priced at that... I see what you did there Sony.
Very smart move on Sony's part. Starting to get pretty excited for the Vita.