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Vita price drop 2/28 $200 Japan.. US?


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#1 edson13

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:21 AM

Vita price will drop from 24,980 to 19,980 for Japan. Announced to come on 2/28 for both models: 3G/WIfi.
Assume US will follow.
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#2 kart007k

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:35 AM

I guess that this will be announced on Wed during SONY press conference.
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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:36 AM

I'm not gonna pick up a Vita until I can hook it up to my TV. PLEASE MAKE IT HAPPEN SONY!
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#4 ShadowAssassin

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:37 AM

If it gets to $100-$150 around the holidays with a price drop plus holiday sale, I'll bite. Probably not a minute before. I only will probably get about 5 games for it, so I don't want to spend a lot.

#5 PancakesAreLove

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:38 AM

Well ~$215 depending on the exchange but for that price they get Phantasy Star Online bundled with it.

I hope we get some new colors and a sweet bundle. Not like Madden, AC, or Black Ops.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:43 AM

If it gets to $100-$150 around the holidays with a price drop plus holiday sale, I'll bite. Probably not a minute before. I only will probably get about 5 games for it, so I don't want to spend a lot.


Not to mention a needed drop in the memory prices too.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:45 AM

I already own Virtue's Last Reward for it, but I don't have a Vita yet. I really want to play it and I don't know anyone with a Vita so I'm waitingly patiently for it to get to the $150 mark. Hopefully it gets there on some type of Black Friday deal, but most likely they'll just have sales on bundles.

#8 ShockandAww

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:48 AM

Soon the memory cards will cost more than the system!

#9 LeonSKennedy

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:48 AM

I guess that this will be announced on Wed during SONY press conference.


You're probably right. They'll announce a "price drop" for the Vita to $199, and then at the end "tease" their release of PS4, which they'll save for E3 in June. It's almost inevitable they're releasing it this September, as is Microsoft releasing Xbox720 or whatever they decide to call it.

I'm happy I have such a backlog, because I don't plan on buying another console for 3-5 years.

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#10 RabbitSuit

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:49 AM

Does the 200 dollar system include any games or a memory card? Or is it a no thrills package?


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#11 PancakesAreLove

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:50 AM

Does the 200 dollar system include any games or a memory card? Or is it a no thrills package?


This is just the JPN but they get Phantasy star Online 2 with it. Don't know if US/EU is getting a cheap bundle.

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#12 GundamS

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:50 AM

I hope the U.S. price drop happens today or Tuesday just to get that out of the way for an all PS4 Wednesday :).

#13 PancakesAreLove

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:52 AM

I hope the U.S. price drop happens today or Tuesday just to get that out of the way for an all PS4 Wednesday :).


I bet you the big news is at best a Vita drop, vita memory drop, and a teaser for PS4.

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#14 edson13

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:52 AM

Does the 200 dollar system include any games or a memory card? Or is it a no thrills package?


well the one in Japan is a special ice gray with fantasy star online 12, so I would imagine itll be the same over here, just a different game(ex. madden, asscreed, bops bundles).

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:52 AM

I hope the U.S. price drop happens today or Tuesday just to get that out of the way for an all PS4 Wednesday :).


I dont know but yeah I really dont want to hear about a bunch of shit on Wednesday. I hope it's all PS4. If they actually have anything new for the Vita to announce that'd be fantastic.

I bet you the big news is at best a Vita drop, vita memory drop, and a teaser for PS4.


I doubt it with all the press and investors there. At the very least they'll probably talk about PS4 for a few minutes. I hope. If they underwhelm it's not going to be good at all.

#16 edson13

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:56 AM

I dont know but yeah I really dont want to hear about a bunch of shit on Wednesday. I hope it's all PS4. If they actually have anything new for the Vita to announce that'd be fantastic.



I doubt it with all the press and investors there. At the very least they'll probably talk about PS4 for a few minutes. I hope. If they underwhelm it's not going to be good at all.


yeah, they purposely created too much hype to simply just tease the system. Its going to be a full blown showcase.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:03 AM

well the one in Japan is a special ice gray with fantasy star online 12, so I would imagine itll be the same over here, just a different game(ex. madden, asscreed, bops bundles).


Wow, I didn't even notice that wasn't the White Vita. Wonder if we'd be lucky enough to get a red one.


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#18 edson13

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:05 AM

Wow, I didn't even notice that wasn't the White Vita. Wonder if we'd be lucky enough to get a red one.


in the same video they showcased a red soul sacrifice limited edition vita,
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it was to be sold at the old ~250 price point though

#19 bruceg

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:23 AM

I'm not gonna pick up a Vita until I can hook it up to my TV. PLEASE MAKE IT HAPPEN SONY!


Well, there are already rumors from GamerXchange and Patent Bolt that a new 4g model with a hdmi port is going to be released. And since they are now pricing the 3g and regular wi-fi model at the same price point, it looks like there may be some credence to those rumors.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:24 AM

for those that preordered Soul Sacrifice combo, it's 29800 ==> 24800

also PSO2 is a free game so the bundle is...not really special..but you do get 1000 PSO2 money and a Silver colored Vita

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 01:16 PM

If it gets to $100-$150 around the holidays with a price drop plus holiday sale, I'll bite. Probably not a minute before. I only will probably get about 5 games for it, so I don't want to spend a lot.


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 01:16 PM

Does the 200 dollar system include any games or a memory card? Or is it a no thrills package?


No frills, unless you get the Assassins Creed bundle which includes the game and a 4gb card. But if you are going to invest better snag a 32gb. Also if you have plus or invest in plus you get several games as well.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 01:32 PM

Great price assuming they market it at $199.99 and include at least a 4GB memory card. They need to start moving units if they want developers to take the platform seriously.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 01:47 PM

I bet you the big news is at best a Vita drop, vita memory drop, and a teaser for PS4.


I doubt it since they touted the conference as "see the future of gaming" or something. No way the bulk of the conference is on the vita.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 01:52 PM

Well, there are already rumors from GamerXchange and Patent Bolt that a new 4g model with a hdmi port is going to be released. And since they are now pricing the 3g and regular wi-fi model at the same price point, it looks like there may be some credence to those rumors.


If they do that it's going to negate the drop for a lot of people I think...especially if it's a 4g model with HDMI. Never really understood paying so much extra for "mobile" models but to each their own. Seems odd they'd release a new version when the currents ones aren't even doing well to begin with.

Even at the lower price though I'd have a hard time justifying it as there's just nothing for it that interests me enough to warrant buying it. I had a PSP and had some fun with it but it had a lot of cool RPG's at least.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 02:25 PM

in the same video they showcased a red soul sacrifice limited edition vita,
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it was to be sold at the old ~250 price point though


That's an excellent looking model! I would sell my Vita for it, but I think I'll keep it. As far as the 4G model is concerned, my Vita rarely leaves the house. I took it to my college campus a few times, but I primarily use it when I'm at home. Loving the system so far though.

#27 Kendro

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 02:43 PM

I'm so glad I got the AC Vita bundle for $180 over BF. Even with two price drops, it still wouldn't be as good a deal as that bundle.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 02:44 PM

i really wish they would announce a localization for the vita version. i have a good feeling we are going to get screwed.

#29 RoMee

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 02:52 PM

I sold my Vita a few months ago because of the lack of games, but I've been itching to buy it again, so I hope this price cut also include the US.
I still have my memory cards and case and accessories.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 02:58 PM

heh it's funny how 2 tiny memory cards will cost the price of a Vita