The lights are on
Sony has revealed that its Vita handheld is getting a price cut and a new color in its home turf of Japan by the end of the month.
The system's adjusted price for both the wi-fi and 3G versions is 19,980 Yen, which translates to about $215. That's about $35 to $85 less than what the system is currently priced at here in the states. The price cuts will be taking effect starting February 28. A new Ice Silver version of the hardware is coming to Japan as well.
The timing aligns with Sony's recent statements about the system's sales. Sony CEO Kaz Hirai has said that sales of the Vita and PSP have been on the low end of projections, causing the company to adjust sales projections for its fiscal year ending in March.
There's no word yet as to whether these promotions will be heading over to North America.
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About time. The only part that is sad is that it is only in Japan. I am pretty sure it will come over here and they will probably announce it at their Playstation Direct. But the other part that concerns me is that yes there is a price drop for new customers but they need to give something to those who currently own one. Like more games.
This is good news. That thing was WAY pricey.
You should've done this earlier Sony!!! In fact.... WHERE'S MY ****ING GRAN TURISMO VITA GAME HUH?!?! ARE YOU GONNA ANNOUNCE IT, OR WHAT?!!!!! *Sigh*.... This is what you need to boost up Vita sales. That is all.
About what I expected, though it'll probably drop to an even $200 here.
I'm waiting to see what sort of integration the Vita has with the PS4 before buying one. This $200 price tag is VERY tempting though because the Vita looks like a great system (I want to play Persona 4 really bad). I also didn't read anything about a price drop on the dang memory cards which is another concern of mine. If they would get the Mega Man Legends series on the PSN I would buy one in a heartbeat though. Nothing better than shooting the Bonnes on the go.
If its only 200 dollars now then I might get one.
I only have two or three games right now that have me being drawn to it so I guess I'll get it sometime after I get a WIIU.