The PS Vita has already been out in Japan and other parts of Asia for three months, but now there’s the little matter of Sony’s latest handheld PlayStation launching in the US and Europe. Naturally, eager gamers are on the hunt for the best deals, and we now have a collection of offers that may suit your interest.
For starters, we’re pleased to say that there are a wide variety of offers already in place from retailers who are desperate to secure your pre-order and are willing to part with some extra goodies on top of your WiFi or 3G model.
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We thought we would start with GAME, as it’s worth pointing out that the UK-based retailer has now changed their stance on initial Vita bundles, obviously due to the fierce competition they are facing with other retailers such as Amazon. After originally offering a 4GB memory card with their Vita bundles, GAME has now taken the decision to upgrade all offers with an 8GB memory card instead. You can head to their page here and view deals such as a WiFi Vita, an 8GB memory card and a copy of FIFA Football for £270.
We’d say that Amazon are the primary reason why GAME has upgraded their deals, as we have a feeling many of you have already cancelled your GAME pre-orders in favor of Amazon’s offers instead. Amazon have put a great deal on the table, in which they’ll be offering a free 8GB memory card, as well as a selected game for £15 when you pre-order either a WiFi or 3G console. One example of this is a 3G Vita, an 8GB memory card and Rayman Origins for £280, which is a very good deal you’ll agree.
As we’ve seen with big name software launches such as as FIFA 12 and Modern Warfare 3, independent game retailers are getting battered by supermarkets who offer the best deals which consumers cannot turn down. You’ll be pleased to hear that Morrisons will be getting in on the Vita bundles as well, as they’ll be offering their own unique bundle for £250. For this you’ll get a WiFi Vita console, an official accessory pack, a copy of FIFA Football, a 4GB memory card and wait for it, £25 of in-store Morrisons credit. That means that if you want to, you can just use that £25 towards another PS Vita, so you can effectively pick up a second Vita game for free, making this a very good deal as well.
Play are one of our favorite retailers when it comes to pick up games and for good reason. They always seem to be right up there when it comes to offering value for money, and their Vita bundle definitely rivals Amazon for the best one. For £232 with free delivery, you’ll be able to pick up a WiFi Vita, a copy of Rayman Origins or Virtua Tennis 4, an 8GB memory card and the pre-order pack which includes items such as a pair of blue Vita headphones and a £5 PSN discount for a selected Vita title.
Those are just a few of the Vita bundles we have spotted over in the UK. For those of you that are interested in picking up a Vita from GameStation, you’ll be pleased to hear that their deals fall in line with those listed at GAME. You can check out GameStation’s Vita page here and see the related products at the bottom for evidence of this. If you have spotted any better deals, both in the UK or US be sure to add yours below.
Where are you buying your Vita? Less than 10 days to go folks!