Price drop? PS4 bundle?

Sony has published it’s financial objectives for the fiscal year. The report which can be found here covers all areas but one small section said the following about the Vita:

For PlayStation Vita, we aim to secure sales and profit growth through various hardware sales initiatives and the release of compelling software titles.

This could of course mean several things. A price drop would certainly be welcome, as would a bundle with the PS4 (though keeping costs of such a bundle down could prove tricky). It could also of course mean bundled in memory cards and games, but a price drop will most likely have the biggest impact.

Dualshockers also points out:

Gamescom (that will start on August the 21st) would be the perfect place to announce it. Sony announced a price cut for the PS3 in the same Venue in 2011, after all, and the timing is perfect to switch gear in sight of the holiday season.

One thing is for certain; Sony appears to have started listening to gamers more and more recently so hopefully the announcement will be a reality.


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  • Lester Paredes

    They need to price drop those memory cards. I think the system is worth the money. Perhaps if they bundled it with an 8 or 16 gig memory card?

  • JonofPDX

    Dropping the Wifi Vita to $199 and pricing a Bundle w/ a 16gb card and a month of PS+ Instant Game Collection (with appropriate promotion to show people what a good deal the Instant Game Collection is) @ $249 would shift units like mad…I just don’t know if Sony has enough room in the budget to do it beyond a one-time sale.

    Still, at least we can bet on a great Black Friday Bundle–that has always been Sony’s preferred promotional pricing method. But…they are also going to be looking at pushing PS4’s in that window.

  • WhyWai

    no matter what, people will still hate Vita. even if Sony really drop the price.

    • XtemmA2

      People who owns it says the opposite.

      • JonofPDX

        I love my Vita, and a price drop WILL help. But to give the above poster the benefit of the doubt for a moment and assume he’s not trolling–there is a point to be made there.

        The thing w/ the Vita is that people who have one love it, but at this point all the bad noise out there from people who DON’T own one might stop a lot of people from looking at it even w/ a reduced price.

        Still–price cut can only help.

  • Baran Altuncu

    Listen up Sony, make both the 3G and WIFI version of the Vita 200$, yes this may seem a bit strange but that will just make people go for the 3G first and then when that’s finished the WIFI will start to take the beating.

    Next reduce the memory card prices. Half the prices of each memory card and introduce a 64GB card for 75$.

    Finally, Games should be no more than 50$, but I guess that’s already in effect.

    Watch how the Vita will soar.

  • Anthony Brinklow

    I would love a new model that looks exactly the same (design is already 10/10 perfect) but has a built in hard drive. Give me 128gb of internal storage to add to my 32gb memory card and the system would be perfect. Max installs would need to be boosted from 100 to 300 or so which I’m sure they would be able to do.