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#1 Enuf

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 08:01 PM

Hope this means their adding a 8 GB one instead
http://gamestatics.c...eration-bundle/

http://www.gamespot....from-acl-bundle

edit:looks like Sony had them pull the story hopefully this means they're offering a better memory card instead
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Edited by Enuf, 19 June 2012 - 06:38 AM.


#2 Llamaw00d

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 08:12 PM

I hope they are just changing it to an 8 as well. Is the PSV going to be white or light grey? All of the mockup photos I have seen seem to be a light grey.

I'm not really interested in the AC line, but I do want to pick this up for the white/grey PSV. If they are dropping the mem card altogether, I would say it probably won't be worth it (unless they really slash the price, which I doubt).

But hey, they need a dumb marketing move to counter MS' GOD sale.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 08:24 PM

It's a "This is enough of a value! Buy your own memory card!" move.

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#4 Llamaw00d

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 08:35 PM

I wouldn't doubt it Scorch. I will be disappointed though of course.

#5 Enuf

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 10:19 PM

I hope they are just changing it to an 8 as well. Is the PSV going to be white or light grey? All of the mockup photos I have seen seem to be a light grey.

I'm not really interested in the AC line, but I do want to pick this up for the white/grey PSV. If they are dropping the mem card altogether, I would say it probably won't be worth it (unless they really slash the price, which I doubt).

But hey, they need a dumb marketing move to counter MS' GOD sale.

Link details say it's a white vita

I wouldn't doubt it Scorch. I will be disappointed though of course.

Hopefully, since there's tons of time before this hit shelves customer feedback will make them reconsider this move.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 10:28 PM

The page also mentions the MSRP for the bundle as being $249. It's like getting a free game with your Vita.


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Posted 17 June 2012 - 11:13 PM

The page also mentions the MSRP for the bundle as being $249. It's like getting a free game with your Vita.


Salamando is getting at the real point here. You're not losing a memory card you're getting a "free" game.

This is a new and good thing. I'd rather look for a memory card on my own. Their are starting to be deals and discounts on them. So for the price of a wifi vita you now also get a game which you can sell if you don't want it.

Would you rather pay more and get the memory card too?

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 07:59 AM

Salamando is getting at the real point here. You're not losing a memory card you're getting a "free" game.

This is a new and good thing. I'd rather look for a memory card on my own. Their are starting to be deals and discounts on them. So for the price of a wifi vita you now also get a game which you can sell if you don't want it.

Would you rather pay more and get the memory card too?

usually the bundles still come with memory also at the same price I got the GOW psp ones & they came with it.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 12:41 PM

usually the bundles still come with memory also at the price


Only other bundle I was aware of was the First Edition bundle, which was $350 for a 3G vita, game, and memory card. What were the other bundles that included game + vita + memory card for $250? I'm not trying to be sarcastic here...I was just not genuinely aware there were enough Vita bundles that were released to establish a trend, nor could I find one.

Regardless, there'll be issues if they don't include one. The fact that one's included has been on advertising sheets and was mentioned during the reveal at E3. Gamestop and Bestbuy both clearly show and list the memory card as coming in the bundle. People have likely pre-ordered, and I can't see people reacting well when they find out they either pre-ordered under false pretenses or that Sony worsened the value of the bundle by including less.


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Posted 18 June 2012 - 02:04 PM

They could be doing something like including a coupon for $19.99 off a memory card, so you could apply it to a card of any size. But that's wishful thinking.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 02:12 PM

4GB isn't enough either way. Glad they removed it. White Vita + AC3L for $249 = great deal.

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#12 Enuf

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 04:24 PM

Only other bundle I was aware of was the First Edition bundle, which was $350 for a 3G vita, game, and memory card. What were the other bundles that included game + vita + memory card for $250? I'm not trying to be sarcastic here...I was just not genuinely aware there were enough Vita bundles that were released to establish a trend, nor could I find one.

In the link in the OP the madden bundle is right above the AC one it has the mem card

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 04:55 PM

Probably a good move since everyone complained 4gb is not enough and want 32gb

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#14 Salamando3000

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 06:33 PM

In the link in the OP the madden bundle is right above the AC one it has the mem card


The OP link is gone, but there's no mention of a memory card here http://us.playstatio...den-bundle.html


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Posted 18 June 2012 - 07:06 PM

A free $40/$50 game and a chance to "choose-your-own-flavor" memory card? Seems like a win-win scenario for all involved.
Maybe the 4gb cards are going the way of the Dodo?
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#16 Llamaw00d

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 01:56 AM

I am hoping they are adding an 8 GB card to the deal , as I stated earlier. The problem with allowing people to shop for their own memory card is that in order to use the product (Vita) a memory card is required for 90% (I pulled that percentage out of my arse but I think it is close) of it's functions. Also the $40-50 pricing of the free game is inflated. I haven't checked Amazon for the MSRP of the Vita AC game. Even if MSRP is $40 for AC, that is overpriced. All VITA games above $30 are not properly priced in my opinion (and most of the CAGs will agree I'm sure, as is our nature). After what we have seen I would have expected an increase in perceived value and not a reduction in provided product. The majority of the people watching this product have seen the FEB and early adopter 3G bundles. They won't be pleased if there isn't a memory card included in this new one. That's my forty-two cents, take it as you will. I respect your opinion even though I might (and most likely do) disagree. I don't think I will change anyone's mind, but I wanted to point out what I felt was the "proper view of the subject matter".

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 06:40 AM

The OP link is gone, but there's no mention of a memory card here http://us.playstatio...den-bundle.html

2nd link shows the other bundle that comes with the memory card

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 09:49 AM

I have my doubts about a 8GB or higher memory card being included. I find it more believable that 4GB be included as a "starter" memory card. Where you fill it up and end up wanting/buying more memory cards.

This bundle has me interested with all of these rumored or announced/released Vita titles.
Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward
Metal Gear Solid HD Collection
Valkyria Chronicles Dual (rumored to be VC 1 and 3.)
Earth Defense Force 2017 (JPN only so far.)
Persona 4 Gold (Guessing the definitive version of Persona 4.)
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Assassin's Creed Liberation (Haven't played Brotherhood or Revelation, seeing a female lead seems interesting to me. Also finished Assassin's Creed Bloodlines.)

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 12:27 PM

2nd link shows the other bundle that comes with the memory card


If by "other bundle" you mean the Madden bundle, they removed any mention of the memory card from there too. But for some reason, that angle isn't being reported. Not that I'm saying this is either a good or bad move, just that including a memory card with bundles isn't a trend.
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Posted 26 June 2012 - 12:37 PM

If by "other bundle" you mean the Madden bundle, they removed any mention of the memory card from there too. But for some reason, that angle isn't being reported. Not that I'm saying this is either a good or bad move, just that including a memory card with bundles isn't a trend.
http://us.playstatio...psvita/systems/


To the other guy...Don't get your hopes up over Valkyria Chronicles Duel. It's a browser based card game.


Just found that Valkyria Chronicles Duel was a card game. :-(

Might end up getting a 3DS XL for Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward because of this news.

I'll probably be too busy playing catch up playing Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, Revelation, and AC III to even bother with AC: Liberation. Already have the Metal Gear games on Xbox/PS2.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 01:47 PM

Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward is also coming to Vita...

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#22 Ryuukishi

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 06:57 PM

Any news on whether this bundle includes the memory card or not? Amazon's listing still includes it.

I'm thinking about getting a Vita when Persona 4 comes out and I have my eye on this.

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 06:06 PM

Amazon has updated their bundle. The memory card is now missing.
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#24 Enuf

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 08:08 PM

Gamestop rep said there's been times when they had to offer an item separately. With this scenario a YMMV pm maybe in play.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:57 AM

lol, Gamestop finally removed the 4gb listing on their site.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:45 PM

lol, Gamestop finally removed the 4gb listing on their site.

Sucks Sony should do a premium bundle that comes with 16GB or 32GB card, Uncharted, Unit 13 & Gravity Daze for $400-$450. If there was a $75-$100 in-store gc deal while these were on the shelf kiss the supply goodbye.

But more than likely their game choices would be MNR, Uncharted, Little Deviants, Reality Fighter, Resistance Burning Skies or Wipeout.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:50 PM

Sucks Sony should do a premium bundle that comes with 16GB or 32GB card, Uncharted, Unit 13 & Gravity Daze for $400-$450. If there was a $75-$100 in-store gc deal while these were on the shelf kiss the supply goodbye.

But more than likely their game choices would be MNR, Uncharted, Little Deviants, Reality Fighter, Resistance Burning Skies or Wipeout.


I have to disagree with your logic there. The average consumer would be more willing to purchase a cheaper bundle regardless of what came in it. Your everyday Gamestop customer doesn't have an easy time dropping $400+ on a handheld system. It wouldn't be that out of the question for someone to spend $150 on a system that didn't come with anything extra though.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 11:11 AM

I have to disagree with your logic there. The average consumer would be more willing to purchase a cheaper bundle regardless of what came in it. Your everyday Gamestop customer doesn't have an easy time dropping $400+ on a handheld system. It wouldn't be that out of the question for someone to spend $150 on a system that didn't come with anything extra though.

When I say "premium" or "exclusive" I mean in terms of what they used to be...limited to pre-orders mainly. Retailers throw the terms around loosely like GOTY. With them being a limited supply the demand would be higher & these wouldn't be geared toward the "everyday customer". Moreso geared towards the people who got the 1st edition bundles.

They'd be able to promote the "at least a "$40 savings" line & the GC would most likely go towards more games/accessories.

You don't think a custom themed $400 Wifi/$450 3G vita bundle w/any 3 of these games Uncharted, MGS coll, Gravity Daze or Unit 13 & a 32 GB memory card would've sold at launch even with a $75-$100 GC?

$250 wifi $60 w/16 GB mem card
$300 3G/wifi w/$100 32 GB mem card
$50 UC
$40 Unit 13
$40 Gravity Daze
$40 MGS Coll

#29 lewchief

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 12:20 AM

Anybody think they will run a deal if you buy Assassin's Creed 3 and Liberation together like they did with MLB The Show?

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 12:50 AM

Anybody think they will run a deal if you buy Assassin's Creed 3 and Liberation together like they did with MLB The Show?


That decision would have to be up to Ubisoft, just as EA are thinking on the decision of doing a Cross-Buy offer with Need For Speed: Most Wanted. But with any PS3 exclusives Sony could do it with whichever they feel should have it.