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Tuesday, 07 June 2011 10:31

PS Vita will cost $249 for WiFi only version

Written by Nedim Hadzic
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3G is $299
Speaking at E3’s press conference, Sony’s Kaz Hirai confirmed that the device previously known as NGP or PSP2 will be called PS Vita. He confirmed the pricing and launch date as well, and it seems like we’ve got something to look forward to for the holiday season.

So, PS Vita will go for $249 for the WiFi-only model whereas the 3G one will cost $299. They will be available through AT&T exclusively. As we’ve grown to expect, Europeans will pay the same price, although in euros.

The PS Vita has a 5-inch multi-touch OLED display, rear multi-touch pad, two analog sticks as well as front and rear facing cameras. It will also include preinstalled app dubbed “Party”, which will enable users to do voice and text chat.

Hirai confirmed that the device will ship globally starting from the holiday season 2011.

You can find the video here.


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+9 #1 123s 2011-06-07 10:49
Now 3DS is in big trouble if they dont release more decent games.
 
 
+5 #2 ryanyomomma 2011-06-07 10:50
For it's main competition, that is some pretty competitive pricing. Much less than I thought it would be. They need to show more games, but Uncharted looks promising.
 
 
0 #3 Nerdfighter 2011-06-07 10:55
Another site reported the price to be 249€ and 299€. I see they are using the retarded 1 US dollar = 1 Euro translation again.

Looks pretty decent, hopefully there will be some good games on it.
 
 
+3 #4 TechHog 2011-06-07 11:44
Quoting 123s:
Now 3DS is in big trouble if they dont release more decent games.

It already has this year pretty stuffed, looking at the third-party stuff, though that might not be enough. This is said all the time these days, but this time, it's definitely true: Nintendo is doomed.

Nintendo REALLY should have launched at $199. I was hoping for real competition between the two, but the 3DS is so pathetic hardware-wise compared to PSV that not even a 10x better software line-up can save it without a price drop. Also, they'd need to announce it TODAY or else it's going to drop to PSPgo-like sales this summer. Sony didn't just go for the win here; they went for the kill.
 
 
+3 #5 123s 2011-06-07 12:39
I wonder how Sony managed such a low price with OLED screen and the fancy hardware, without selling it at loss. Finally they did something right after so many months of fail, while Nintendo did a lot shit with launch price and software lineup.
 
 
0 #6 TechHog 2011-06-07 12:45
Quoting 123s:
I wonder how Sony managed such a low price with OLED screen and the fancy hardware, without selling it at loss. Finally they did something right after so many months of fail, while Nintendo did a lot shit with launch price and software lineup.

The DS gave Nintendo post-PS2 syndrome (basically, they got cocky). It might not matter in the long run, since Nintendo's huge profit margin leaves enough room for a price-drop this holiday if necessary and they'll always have Pokemon and Mario Kart, but I really hope they're paying attention.

But mostly, I'm upset because my plan was to get the 3DS next month and the PSV next summer. Now I'll feel like a jackass if I buy the 3DS, especially if it ends up flopping. >_
 
 
+1 #7 123s 2011-06-07 13:07
Not only DS, Wii too...guess too much success is too much.

Thanks to buying S2 this month, all I can do is wait for refresh anyway and thats probably the best thing to do. Portable and 3h battery time is an oxymoron.
 
 
-5 #8 Th3pwn3r 2011-06-07 13:09
And why is there no 4G option?
 
 
+2 #9 TechHog 2011-06-07 13:16
Quoting 123s:
Not only DS, Wii too...guess too much success is too much.

Thanks to buying S2 this month, all I can do is wait for refresh anyway and thats probably the best thing to do. Portable and 3h battery time is an oxymoron.

The Vita only gets 4 hours according to Sony, which is around what most 3DS owners I know are realistically getting using power-saving settings. (50% brightness, Wi-Fi off.)

Eh, the way I see it, I win either way, and I'll still enjoy 3DS at $250, and I really want something new since my plan to build a PC fell apart. Hopefully, Nintendo announces a Zelda anniversary 3DS bundle. I'll be all over that like cheese on pizza. Best to get 3DS now so next year NGP can be my main focus.
 
 
-3 #10 The blue fox 2011-06-07 19:54
I see this having the same problems as the PSP-Go. Stores not wanting to stock it because they wont see a profit from game sales.
 

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