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PS Vita price cut talk questions value

Patient gamers will be rejoicing this week, after hearing the news that Sony has finally committed to providing a price cut to the PS Vita in 2013. On the other hand, how will it make those who bought the launch system feel, having paid full price for it?

It’s fair to say that the PS Vita was priced fairly high at $249 or $299 depending on whether you opt for the WiFi or 3G model. One of the deciding factors that pushed many gamers into a purchase at launch was the sheer amount of games that were available, but since then we also faced a long period where gamers didn’t have anything to play.

A price cut for the Vita was always going to come and although some of you may be disappointed to hear that it’s not happening in time for Christmas this year, Sony will have pleased many by confirming a price cut sometime in 2013. Although nothing is set in stone, we wouldn’t be surprised if we saw a $50 price reduction to both models, giving new RRPs of $200 for the WiFi model and $249 for the 3G variant.

For those that have the system already, does this leave a sick feeling in the stomach for those that purchased the game in February this year, or even December 2011 as a Japanese import? Or, do you feel that the Vita remains value for money at $249 and will only get better as more and more games come out in the weeks to come – PlayStation All-Stars and Black Ops: Declassified just some of the big hitters on the way.

The other aspect that gamers are waiting for remains in the customization department, as it’s no secret that many would love to install some custom apps on their Vita as long as it didn’t leave the system vulnerable to piracy. Where do you stand at the moment with the Vita – did you pick up the device at launch and remain happy, or are you now happy that you waited and will definitely get the system when the price cut is introduced next year?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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MAnthony VenturaJosh101ArchieDog Recent comment authors

Do you already have a ps3? Do you feel as if they could have more exclusives for it? and What do you think could boost their sales, what do you want? :/quote I had a ps3 at the beginning of this year but unfortunately suffered a robbery in May and no longer have it. :/ But what I think, is mostly irrelevant but I believe true. Alot of people are expecting Sony to drop the price of the Vita because Nintendo dropped the price of the 3ds. Which I believe is absolutely ridiculous. The Vita itself is definately worth the… Read more »


So i bought a 3ds at launch, i’ve always had Nintendo consoles and all that jazz. I had it for 2 years, 1 or 2 really good games came out on it, and i played those a fair bit – but when they announced a XL version, i got really annoyed with ’em and i bought a vita. The vita is pretty much the best games console i’ve had, i play it more than i ever did my 3ds – it’s a shame more people don’t get it because it’s amazing. I’ve only got a few vita games – but… Read more »

Anthony Ventura

Hey archiedog and josh101. I feel the same way as both of you do, i feel they have been pegged as having a bad device when in reality they don’t. But i have questions for the both of you; Do you already have a ps3? Do you feel as if they could have more exclusives for it? and What do you think could boost their sales, what do you want? Personally i would like exclusives, i feel like if they made a game that used all of the features and tied them into the game, i think it would turn… Read more »


I feel exactly the same way ArchieDog. I do believe the public has gone ass up with “high-priced.” The Vita is an impressive piece of kit. Do we not remember Ipad’s having basically the same internals costing over 500$?? It really boggles my mind to think that paying half the price for hardware that will have support for at least 5 years is bad???


It doesn’t leave me feeling sick at all as an early adopter, I love my vita and it’s become my primary go to gaming device, I find the talk of lack if games a little unfair, there are over 50 UK releases and back catalogue for both PSX and PSP, so I’ve never felt short of options. The Vita not selling well is slowly changing public opinion thinking it’s a poor device, but that’s far from the truth , it’s a great device and worth every penny, price reductions are normal and I dont begrudge anyone who benefits from it,… Read more »

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