The road to XBOX ONE. Follow the journey

Sony announces Japanese Vita price cut

Ben Parfitt
Sony announces Japanese Vita price cut

The price of the PlayStation Vita has been cut by around £35 in Japan.

The machine had until now cost ¥24,980 (£174) but will now retail for ¥19,980 (£139), according to Eurogamer. The cut applies to both the Wi-Fi and 3G models.

Crucially this new price still means that Vita is more expensive than 3DS, a machine that regularly sells in vastly more excessive numbers.

Eyes will now turn to the West where the handheld is in desperate need of a boost to get it back on track.

Most retailer charge between £200-£250 for the device, although cheaper prices can obviosuly be found for pre-owned models.

Arguably, though, Vita’ biggest obstacle remains its software pricing. While Sony has embarked on a umber of digital software sales for the device launch RRP for new software can still reach over £40.

Advertisement

Tags: Japan , PlayStation , Vita , price cut

Follow us on

  • RSS