Report: 3G PS Vita price cut in U.S. Sony stores, model to be discontinued
- Posted March 12th, 2013 at 10:22 EDT by Mike Harradence
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Joystiq reports that Sony has cut the price of the 3G PlayStation Vita model across North America.
The site states that stores have slashed the 3G edition price from $299.99 to $199.97, and have also thrown in an 8GB memory card. Those of you who sign up to a 3G contract in-store will also bag a free PSN game voucher.
Apparently, the deal is said to already be in place throughout a majority of stores in the U.S.
However, it appears Sony may in fact be looking to clear out stock of the 3G unit, rather than adopt a permanent price cut.
Why? Well, Joystiq has also claimed that the hardware giant is looking to discontinue the 3G model, at least that's according to employees at Sony’s New Jersey and Las Vegas stores. This would definitely explain the sudden price cut.
Sony recently dropped the price of PS Vita in Japan, where the high-powered handheld enjoyed a major surge in sales as a result.
Kuro | xThAkIdJxYx
- 11:11am EDT - March 12th, 2013
4g LTE.. I call it!
AaronSOLDIER | AaronSOLDIER
- 12:13pm EDT - March 12th, 2013
I knew they'd discontinue it at some point, it's another PSPgo, everyone is just buying the wifi version pretty much.
Jet_Cobra | Jet_Cobra
- 1:06pm EDT - March 12th, 2013
Don't the 3G models have wifi as well? So wouldn't this actually be a steal or what?
- 2:14pm EDT - March 12th, 2013
This is a great deal! Unfortunately I hate gaming portables even if Vita is the best one.
- 7:20pm EDT - March 12th, 2013
Yes 3G model also has wifi. Bargain!!!!!
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