Even worse! I'm guessing Hastings version is the cartridge and case version as opposed to digital download.
So you are saying $26.99 for a digital version is better than $9.99 for a physical version that you can sell/loan/trade when you're done with it? If you are comparing to a $0.99 PS3 version, I understand, but if comparing Vita versions, I don't see how digital is better unless you just hate swapping cartridges. Personally, the convenience of download is not worth $17.