PS Vita Gets Massive Price Drop in the U.S.

It's been a little over a year since the PS Vita launches, so chances are, if you were dying for one, you already own one. However, if you haven't yet bought one and have been mulling over the purchase, you'd do well to check out your local Sony store to see whether or not it has slashed the price on the handheld gaming console.

 

According to Joystiq, the majority of Sony stores across the United States have cut the price of the 3G PS Vita by $100. The 3G bundle, which sold for $299 before, is now going for $199.97. It includes an 8GB memory card and a voucher for a free PSN game provided you sign up for data.

Here's where it gets interesting though. Joystiq says that while the majority of locations they called had the price drop in play, some stores has no idea about it and two stores told the site that the 3G model was being discontinued. Sony hasn't yet commented on the price drop, nor has it announced the discontinuation of the 3G variation of its portable gaming console. Additionally, this deal will only appeal to those that had intended to buy the 3G version and sign up for data as well.

We'll keep you posted on any word from Sony as well as any price drops on the WiFi model.

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  • thermopyle
    madjimmsI've never understood the point of such powerful (kinda) hardware stuck in a TINY screen. Maybe I'm just used to the first Gameboy & GameGear. :-(

    I'm not sure what you were getting at with this comment. Are you trying to argue that portable gaming is pointless? The Vita has the largest screen of the portable gaming systems out nowadays and the power to drive heavy-duty games. It's definitely handicapped by the lack of original titles, but the hardware itself is quite solid.
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  • madjimms
    I've never understood the point of such powerful (kinda) hardware stuck in a TINY screen. Maybe I'm just used to the first Gameboy & GameGear. :-(
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  • koss64
    Dont blame you havent used a handheld since then,not really drawn to them anymore. If I had to choose one id choose the 3ds as its the cheaper one and it has alot more games im interested in (Kid Icarus springs to mind)
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  • thermopyle
    madjimmsI've never understood the point of such powerful (kinda) hardware stuck in a TINY screen. Maybe I'm just used to the first Gameboy & GameGear. :-(

    I'm not sure what you were getting at with this comment. Are you trying to argue that portable gaming is pointless? The Vita has the largest screen of the portable gaming systems out nowadays and the power to drive heavy-duty games. It's definitely handicapped by the lack of original titles, but the hardware itself is quite solid.
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