We have previously given you an indication on how much Sony PS Vita game prices are going to cost after a few early retailer listings, but now we’re pleased to say that Sony Europe has now released information pricing, launch and accessory information for those picking up the handheld on February 22.
As most of you are aware, the device is already available to buy now over in Japan, with many excited gamers in the west not having long to wait until they can get their hands on the Vita towards the end of February. Thanks to the respective EU and US PlayStation Blogs, we know have an official indication on what games will be available at launch, and we’re pleased to say that unlike the PSP launch, there’s going to be a rather vast collection available.
To give you an idea of the number we’re looking at, Sony has confirmed that there will be 25 games available to buy, divided between 8 first-party titles from Sony, and 17 other games developed by third-party companies. Games from Sony available at launch include Uncharted: Golden Abyss, WipEout 2048 and Modnation Racers: Road Tripe, while the perhaps more exciting titles available from third-party developers that you can pick up at launch are Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3, Virtua Tennis 4, Fifa Soccer, Dynasty Warriors Next and Dragon Hunter Alliance.
Now as for the price of games, we previously told you that Vita games could be variably priced depending on how ‘big’ the title is, and Sony look to have confirmed this on the blog. Uncharted will come in at the maximum price of £45.99, while it will be available for $49.99 over in the US. Reality Fighters on the other hand, will be one of the cheaper PS Vita games to pick up, as it has been priced in the EU at £24.99 or €29.99.
Sony has also confirmed the price of the well-documented memory cards for the Vita, which will be a mandatory purchase since some Vita games require a card to operate and Sony do not supply one in the Vita package. The cheapest 4GB card is priced at £17.99 in the UK and $19.99 in the US, while the most expensive, a 32GB card will be available for $99.99. However, Sony seem to have made the strange decision to not release a 32GB memory card in Europe, as it remains US only.
Finally, there will also be a range of official Vita accessories to buy at launch and these include things like an AC Adaptor, USB cable, Starter Kit, Travel Kit, Portable charger and in-ear headset. You can find full information on prices for these accessories, as well as information for all other areas we mentioned at the EU Blog here and the US Blog here. Let us know if you have any questions about the upcoming UK and US PS Vita launch. It does remain a strange decision why they are not making a 32GB memory card available in the EU, so you may have to get one from Ebay if you really need one.