It had been teased by Sony earlier on in the year and now confirmed at GamesCom 2013 we have another major piece of news to share. The PS Vita has been given an official price cut both in the UK and US markets, joining the earlier Japanese price cut that happened at the start of the year.
It now means that the PS Vita, complete with its highly impressive PS4 Remote Play capabilities is now looking like a must purchase for every gamer who intends to pick up a PS4 – now on the confirmed 29 or 15 November release dates respectively. We’re used to seeing the little handheld with a price of $249.99 for the WiFi version and $299.99 for the 3G version.
Now though, from this point onwards you’ll be able to pick up a Vita for just $199 – that includes both the WiFi and 3G models as well. One main price point for both models, you can’t ask for much more than that from Sony we feel. That’s not all though, as we can also bring you another big change – a price cut for the official memory cards at last!
You’ll now find 4GB memory cards for $14.99 and an 8GB card for only $19.99. The price cut is perfect timing in a way, with games such as Tearaway, Killzone Mercenary, Rayman Legends and Final Fantasy X HD all on the way this year. As we’ve said many times though, the PS Vita is set to become a whole different beast altogether once PS4 Remote Play is fully operational – remember that Sony has promised that ‘almost’ all PS4 games will be supported on the PS Vita.
It would have been nice if Sony were to offer a little something to PS Vita launch buyers as a token of appreciation for their support, but perhaps that’s asking for a little too much. Either way, great news for everyone. Let us know if this is the firm push you needed to pick up a PS Vita in time for the PS4.
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