Latest PSU headlines:

Page 1 of 2 1 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 33
  1. #1
    Ultimate Veteran
    AaronSOLDIER's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    PSN ID
    AaronSOLDIER
    Age
    21
    Posts
    20,417
    Rep Power
    115
    Points
    60,900 (0 Banked)
    Items Final Fantasy Versus XIIIPS3 SlimFinal Fantasy XFinal Fantasy IXFinal Fantasy VIIIFinal Fantasy VIIFinal Fantasy VIFinal Fantasy VFinal Fantasy IVFinal Fantasy IIIFinal Fantasy IIFinal Fantasy
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!

    Vita Games on PSN to be 40% Less than Retail?


    At a recent Sony Vita event, a spokesperson for Sony claimed Vita PSN games would be around 40% cheaper than their retail counterparts. According to the rep, the lack of hardware and packaging can be thanked for the price drop.


    I was told that games would be capped at $39.99 retail. While the same game would go for around $23 if you downloaded it. A price drop for downloadable games was already confirmed for the Japanese market, but it’s not as significant as the US. In Japan, retail titles are reported to go for as high as $50 with a PSN equivalent of $40. This is only a 20% drop where the US would be 40%.


    If this is true, it makes the ridiculous prices for Vita memory cards a little more tolerable. (4GB: $30, 8GB: $45, 16GB: $70, 32GB: $120) If you’re saving around $15 a game, you only need to buy 8 games from the PSN to have that 32GB card paid for.


    Take all this with a grain of salt though, as this has not been confirmed by Sony corporate. Also, with a price drop this significant, I can foresee retailers having an issue with this as it gives consumers a reason not to buy from the store. We’ll find out more as we get closer to launch. If this does hold up, I will definitely be picking a larger than anticipated memory card.
    Source

    That's how it should be, and if they are $25 (I'd imagine they round them up), that's a good saving if you're buying quite a few games and makes up for the memory card prices for me. Just hope ALL games get put on the Store day 1 with this unlike PSP, they need to make it mandatory for devs.
    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzyreactor
    Nothing more exciting than bringing home a brand new console and watching a download screen for a hour.

    yay, next gen!

  2. #2
    Super Elite
    Gaddes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Myrtle Beach S.C
    Age
    30
    Posts
    2,181
    Rep Power
    47
    Points
    901 (0 Banked)
    Items PS3 FatVita
    That's pretty cool. I still want a physical copy though personally, so $40 for me lol
    Proud FFXI Player, Fenrir server.




  3. #3
    Elite Guru
    Nitey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Age
    25
    Posts
    5,675
    Rep Power
    59
    Points
    40,911 (0 Banked)
    Items DreamcastDeath Note LArsenal
    If true then that's great. I love my phsyical cards/blurays but with the Vita I think just having everything on the card will just be a lot more convenient. I think my first couple games will be on card-based but I see myself downloading most of them

    I think they confirmed that all games will be on the store on their release days so they're really pushing DD with the Vita, makes total sense

  4. #4
    Ultimate Veteran
    mickice's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Australia, In a Kangaroo's pouch.
    Age
    27
    Posts
    21,693
    Rep Power
    124
    Points
    18,034 (40,000 Banked)
    Items PlayStationPS3 Slim
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    Digital copies are far easier to emulate next generation too.
    If the price is cheap enough I'd be really keen on this.

    PS4 has little to no competition.

  5. #5
    Elite Sage
    Thorzilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Age
    23
    Posts
    11,772
    Rep Power
    110
    Points
    49,427 (713 Banked)
    Items PS3 SlimVita3DS
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    Damn it...this is such a good thing, yet I want to keep my physical copies...
    |My Playfire|My Deviantart|
    - SIG BY MY SISTER-

  6. #6
    Nosce te ipsum
    F34R's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    South Carolina
    PSN ID
    F34RTEHR34PER
    Posts
    40,000
    Rep Power
    240
    Points
    136,127 (0 Banked)
    Items BullySteamGran Turismo 5LiverpoolAppleJoker (limited ICON)Naughty DogMaster ChiefAssassins Creed EzioGears of WarHeavy RainDiablo III
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    'bout time... this is how it should have been all along. They need to now put their money where their mouth is and start lowering the prices on all the digital download games.

  7. #7
    Ultimate Veteran
    AaronSOLDIER's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    PSN ID
    AaronSOLDIER
    Age
    21
    Posts
    20,417
    Rep Power
    115
    Points
    60,900 (0 Banked)
    Items Final Fantasy Versus XIIIPS3 SlimFinal Fantasy XFinal Fantasy IXFinal Fantasy VIIIFinal Fantasy VIIFinal Fantasy VIFinal Fantasy VFinal Fantasy IVFinal Fantasy IIIFinal Fantasy IIFinal Fantasy
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    Quote Originally Posted by mickice View Post
    Digital copies are far easier to emulate next generation too.
    If the price is cheap enough I'd be really keen on this.
    Yeah after the PSP I'm going 100% download only with my handhelds now so future devices can play them. Its just much easier not having to carry a bunch of cases around.
    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzyreactor
    Nothing more exciting than bringing home a brand new console and watching a download screen for a hour.

    yay, next gen!

  8. #8
    Super Elite
    Inzane2050's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    2,009
    Rep Power
    27
    Points
    9,729 (0 Banked)
    Overcharge for the memory cards and then lower the PSN Vita game prices by a huge chunk. This is one epic Jedi mind trick to play on consumers.
    私は日本語がわかります。図書館で読みます。ビール飲みます。

  9. Likes *goo wishes they had posted this first.
  10. #9
    Trying not to break stuff...
    DarkVincent07's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Sydney
    Age
    21
    Posts
    17,202
    Rep Power
    104
    Points
    44,705 (0 Banked)
    Items LuluHIMLinkin ParkPlayStationFinal Fantasy XIII-2Final Fantasy XIIIDeath Note LFinal FantasyDark Souls Cover
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    Quote Originally Posted by Gaddes View Post
    That's pretty cool. I still want a physical copy though personally, so $40 for me lol
    Yeah.. me too

    At least there is the option now, and if this IS true, it would make the average person feel better about buying games

    PS4/PS3/X360/WiiU/PC/3DS/PSV


  11. #10
    Elite Guru
    *goo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    5,237
    Rep Power
    72
    Points
    29,935 (0 Banked)
    Quote Originally Posted by Inzane2050 View Post
    Overcharge for the memory cards and then lower the PSN Vita game prices by a huge chunk. This is one epic Jedi mind trick to play on consumers.
    Spot on.

    *Waves hand* You will save money... But buy lots of memory cards.

  12. #11
    Elite Sage
    Thorzilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Age
    23
    Posts
    11,772
    Rep Power
    110
    Points
    49,427 (713 Banked)
    Items PS3 SlimVita3DS
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    Quote Originally Posted by *goo View Post
    Spot on.

    *Waves hand* You will save money... But buy lots of memory cards.
    Or just have one or two, download 3 or 4 games you will play and delete them to make way for other ones.
    |My Playfire|My Deviantart|
    - SIG BY MY SISTER-

  13. #12
    Elite Guru
    Nitey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Age
    25
    Posts
    5,675
    Rep Power
    59
    Points
    40,911 (0 Banked)
    Items DreamcastDeath Note LArsenal
    Quote Originally Posted by Thorzilla View Post
    Or just have one or two, download 3 or 4 games you will play and delete them to make way for other ones.
    Yeah that's what I plan to do, jusr use my PS3 as a 'hub' for Vita games and whenever I wanna swap out some games just connect vita to ps3 -> transfer, done

    Noone is gonna buy a multitude of these over priced cards lol. Though I'm probably wrong, people pay a shitload for 'convenience' =P

  14. #13
    Nosce te ipsum
    F34R's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    South Carolina
    PSN ID
    F34RTEHR34PER
    Posts
    40,000
    Rep Power
    240
    Points
    136,127 (0 Banked)
    Items BullySteamGran Turismo 5LiverpoolAppleJoker (limited ICON)Naughty DogMaster ChiefAssassins Creed EzioGears of WarHeavy RainDiablo III
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    I'm not even buying one, much less a multitude lol. Sony can gft with these cards.

  15. #14
    Elite Guru
    *goo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    5,237
    Rep Power
    72
    Points
    29,935 (0 Banked)
    Quote Originally Posted by Thorzilla View Post
    Or just have one or two, download 3 or 4 games you will play and delete them to make way for other ones.
    But that's just not convenient. Says Sony.


  16. #15
    Ultimate Veteran
    AaronSOLDIER's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    PSN ID
    AaronSOLDIER
    Age
    21
    Posts
    20,417
    Rep Power
    115
    Points
    60,900 (0 Banked)
    Items Final Fantasy Versus XIIIPS3 SlimFinal Fantasy XFinal Fantasy IXFinal Fantasy VIIIFinal Fantasy VIIFinal Fantasy VIFinal Fantasy VFinal Fantasy IVFinal Fantasy IIIFinal Fantasy IIFinal Fantasy
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    Quote Originally Posted by Nitey View Post
    Yeah that's what I plan to do, jusr use my PS3 as a 'hub' for Vita games and whenever I wanna swap out some games just connect vita to ps3 -> transfer, done
    Yeah me too, I just hope transferring is faster, transferring 1GB+ games to PSP takes ages.
    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzyreactor
    Nothing more exciting than bringing home a brand new console and watching a download screen for a hour.

    yay, next gen!

  17. #16
    Veteran
    The Black Wolf's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    MS, USA
    Posts
    4,560
    Rep Power
    46
    Points
    4,565 (12,000 Banked)
    Items PS3 SlimVita3DSPlayStation
    I prefer physical copies. It sucks the physical copies can't be the same price as digital copies.

    Currently Playing: Pokemon X

  18. #17
    Nosce te ipsum
    F34R's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    South Carolina
    PSN ID
    F34RTEHR34PER
    Posts
    40,000
    Rep Power
    240
    Points
    136,127 (0 Banked)
    Items BullySteamGran Turismo 5LiverpoolAppleJoker (limited ICON)Naughty DogMaster ChiefAssassins Creed EzioGears of WarHeavy RainDiablo III
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    Quote Originally Posted by The Black Wolf View Post
    I prefer physical copies. It sucks the physical copies can't be the same price as digital copies.
    Well, right now they are, and a lot of times LESS than digital copies.

  19. #18
    PSU Editorial Assistant
    R3D D3V!L's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Wigan, England
    PSN ID
    Diablo_Rosso
    Age
    23
    Posts
    7,920
    Rep Power
    76
    Points
    14,449 (0 Banked)
    Items User name styleManchester UnitedPlayStation
    Quote Originally Posted by The Black Wolf View Post
    I prefer physical copies. It sucks the physical copies can't be the same price as digital copies.
    The physical versions will drop in price much quicker though.

  20. #19
    Ultimate Veteran
    AaronSOLDIER's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    PSN ID
    AaronSOLDIER
    Age
    21
    Posts
    20,417
    Rep Power
    115
    Points
    60,900 (0 Banked)
    Items Final Fantasy Versus XIIIPS3 SlimFinal Fantasy XFinal Fantasy IXFinal Fantasy VIIIFinal Fantasy VIIFinal Fantasy VIFinal Fantasy VFinal Fantasy IVFinal Fantasy IIIFinal Fantasy IIFinal Fantasy
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    I'm hoping digital PSV games are 15.99 as standard on PSN like GOWGoS was.
    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzyreactor
    Nothing more exciting than bringing home a brand new console and watching a download screen for a hour.

    yay, next gen!

  21. #20
    Super Elite
    AsuraOkami's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Ivalice
    PSN ID
    AsuraOkami
    Age
    25
    Posts
    2,007
    Rep Power
    43
    Points
    3,463 (0 Banked)
    This is great, it is what it should been all along. Don't like seeing a digital game the same price or more as a physical copy after say it would cost less.

  22. #21
    Forum Guru
    floetry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Age
    24
    Posts
    3,955
    Rep Power
    64
    Points
    15,378 (0 Banked)
    When infamous 2 is still 59.99 on PSN, you already know this is just a false rumour lol.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fake_PSN
    The Playstation Blog guys are jerks. I just asked them what they were doing for lunch and they replied "We have no updates concerning lunch"



  23. #22
    Nosce te ipsum
    F34R's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    South Carolina
    PSN ID
    F34RTEHR34PER
    Posts
    40,000
    Rep Power
    240
    Points
    136,127 (0 Banked)
    Items BullySteamGran Turismo 5LiverpoolAppleJoker (limited ICON)Naughty DogMaster ChiefAssassins Creed EzioGears of WarHeavy RainDiablo III
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    Quote Originally Posted by floetry View Post
    When infamous 2 is still 59.99 on PSN, you already know this is just a false rumour lol.
    There are older games that are near full price still.

  24. #23
    Elite Guru

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    5,564
    Rep Power
    70
    Points
    6,541 (0 Banked)
    If they do this the retailers will be pissed and in the end just not stock the games, sadly the retailers still got all publishers by their balls.
    Calculating Infinity

  25. #24
    Ultimate Veteran
    AaronSOLDIER's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    PSN ID
    AaronSOLDIER
    Age
    21
    Posts
    20,417
    Rep Power
    115
    Points
    60,900 (0 Banked)
    Items Final Fantasy Versus XIIIPS3 SlimFinal Fantasy XFinal Fantasy IXFinal Fantasy VIIIFinal Fantasy VIIFinal Fantasy VIFinal Fantasy VFinal Fantasy IVFinal Fantasy IIIFinal Fantasy IIFinal Fantasy
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    Quote Originally Posted by floetry View Post
    When infamous 2 is still 59.99 on PSN, you already know this is just a false rumour lol.
    Didn't that just hit $30? Anyway at least your games actually match the RRP, not like EU where they stick another 10 or something on top. PSP games are well priced though.
    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzyreactor
    Nothing more exciting than bringing home a brand new console and watching a download screen for a hour.

    yay, next gen!

  26. #25
    Elite Guru
    Nitey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Age
    25
    Posts
    5,675
    Rep Power
    59
    Points
    40,911 (0 Banked)
    Items DreamcastDeath Note LArsenal
    Yeah the store prices are fucked up. I think I saw black ops on there recently for like 49.99 lol. I foresee the store getting a makeover for the Vita launch in the respective territories. Atleast I'm hoping for a makeover - but it'll probably just be the Vita section of the store(s) that gets taken much more care of rather than everything

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

PSU

Playstation Universe

Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission of Abstract Holdings International Ltd. prohibited.
Use of this site is governed by our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

vBCredits II Deluxe v2.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2010-2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.