Both PS Vita models price cut to $199, memory card prices reduced


PS Vita (System) Price Drop Announcement - Header

Sony has announced that they have lowered the price on both PS Vita models as well as for the entire line of memory cards. The price drop was revealed during Sony’s conference at this year’s Gamescom, where they also announced the November launch date for PS4. The prices have been adjusted so that both are now the same price, with the Wi-Fi model now $199.99, down from $249.99, and the 3G/Wi-Fi model also $199.99, down from $299.99. The lower price should help to move units, which will allow more players to take advantage of Remote Play, a feature that allows players to stream PS4 games to PS Vita systems via Wi-Fi. The memory cards, a contentious topic for owners given their exorbitant price tags, have been reduced by as much as 33 percent: 4GB cards are now $14.99, 8GB cards are $19.99, 16GB cards are $39.99, and 32GB cards are $79.99.

Two sales are being held in celebration of the announcement, the Japanese Game Sale and the PS Vita Summer Select. The former sale is for titles from Japanese developers, including Metal Gear Solid HD Collection and Muramasa Rebirth, while the latter runs until September 16 and includes Dragon Fantasy Book II, Kickbeat, Spleunky, and more.

For what’s in store, Sony revealed that there are over 50 titles scheduled for release in the near future, including Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate, God of War Collection, Killzone Mercenary, Proteus, and Rayman Legends.

Rayman Legends (360, PS3, PS Vita, Wii U) PS Vita Announcement - Screenshot 4

Rayman Legends (360, PS3, PS Vita, Wii U) PS Vita version

Killzone Mercenary (PS Vita) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Killzone Mercenary (PS Vita)

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