Sony prices Vita games as high as PS3 titles

£50 for triple-A mobile releases, while digital editions get a 20 per cent discount
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Sony has indicated that future PS Vita software will be at a premium rate similar to current console games.

Uncharted Golden Abyss, a launch game for the upcoming high-end handheld, will retail for ¥5,980 (£49.85). Hot Shots Golf 6, a more casual and lower-profile game, will cost ¥4,980 (£41.50).

The costs fly in the face of modern pricing strategies for mobile games, with Apple and Google driving app charges below £1.

Sony is offering a discount of around 20 per cent if its games are downloaded digitally, in a move which passes distribution savings to the customer.

PS Vita will launch across the west early next year.