Gamescom 2012: PS Vita won't get a price cut this year
- Posted August 16th, 2012 at 09:08 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 4 Comments
PlayStation Vita won’t receive a price cut this year, Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida has said.
Asked by Eurogamer if the hardware giant planned on lowering the cost of its new handheld this year, he replied: “No, it’s too early.”
While he revealed that Sony’s engineers are working on reducing costs, Yoshida-san said the firm’s goal right now is adding value for consumers with a variety of bundle offers.
"Of course, cost reduction is one area our engineering team is working on. But we just launched the platform earlier this year. It takes time to do so.”
"At a certain point in the future we would like to address the pricing issue for some of the people who are waiting. But this year we are trying to add value by creating different types of bundles. We announced we will provide LittleBigPlanet Vita bundle pack. That's affordable for people who are looking for a good deal."
PS Vita was released in Japan last December and hit U.S. and European shelves in February 2012.
Despite early success, the handheld has failed to maintain momentum due to a lack of must-have titles, something which Sony hopes to rectify with new releases such as LittleBigPlanet, Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified and Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation.
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- 9:23am EDT - August 16th, 2012
still going to wait, there is no way to justify paying for hardware that is inferior to a ps3 with less features and have the same price tag
- 10:18am EDT - August 16th, 2012
We've seen it run PS3 engines on it. So your saying having a PS3 scaled down to the palm of your hand is inferior? I understand it might not be worth it to you but it is plenty worth the hardware/features that it contains. Lack of games possibly...lack of features/technology. Nope.
- 8:48pm EDT - August 19th, 2012
He's saying it's inferior because it's missing a lot of the features that were promised like PSone backwards compatibility and the infrastructure surrounding certain features like cross play have been very minimal. To be honest the Vita doesnt need a price drop, what it needs are cheaper memory cards and more physical games on the shelves.
- 11:07pm EDT - August 22nd, 2012
Alpha2 is right however a price drop is always welcome.
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