We have just informed you about the latest updates to the US PS Vita store, but now we have news of even further price cuts from retailers as they engage in a war to secure your all important purchase. Unsurprisingly, it’s now Amazon who has emerged front runner with a new price cut.
Earlier this week we rounded up some of the best PS Vita bundles available in the UK and it was retailers such as Play.com and supermarkets such as Morrisons who had some of the best deals so far.
Amazon’s console and game offer was pretty good as well, but now it looks like they have upped the stakes once again in their quest to have the best PS Vita deal around, as they have now slashed the price of the WiFi PS Vita to just £209.99 with free delivery. Just to remind you, this price also includes a free 8GB memory card and you also have the option of picking up a discounted game such as Rayman Origins for just £15 extra when the normal price would usually be £33.
In comparison to other retailers, Play can almost match this deal with Amazon as they are selling their WiFi bundle for £213. So for three pounds extra you get the 8GB memory card, but also the Vita pre-order pack which includes a pair of headphones, a £5 PSN discount, a PS Vita avatar and PS home items. Amazon’s offer does not include this pre-order pack at the moment.
So if you want the absolute cheapest price, Amazon UK may be the place to get your WiFi Vita, but if you’re looking for the best value then Play.com also has a great offer. With just one week to go until the new handheld launches, will we see further attempts by retailers to slash the price even further? It may be worth keeping an eye on Tesco’s Vita offer as well since they may decide to go even cheaper on their current deal. Consumers in the UK will know too well that Tesco love to be the cheapest around, so we may well see their £250 bundle drop even lower by the time February 22 comes around.
What do you make of this retailer price war going on? It can only mean good things for the consumer as well. We love the fact that most deals still apply to those who have already pre-ordered the device as well, since many retailers are sending out promo codes via email to accommodate those who have already bought the Vita.
Which retailer have you gone with?