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.