on 18-06-2012 03:38 PM
I cant see that people are willing to pay the same price for a handheld game compared to a console game. Plus you have tiltes that are available on other formats for a fraction of the price so why is the vita copy so much more expensive? (asphalt im looking at you). I think that sony can charge a premium for games on the vita based on what other devices its up against, android and iphone included, but i think initially it was just too much.
on 18-06-2012 06:45 PM
on 20-06-2012 01:53 AM
when did i say i want to game on a phone ? i was just comparing sony's rip off vita game prices to phones & tablets game prices. plus yeah i'm getting a google nexus 7 & tablet gaming is brill,so much fun i love it.
another day another vita kid with internet connection.
on 20-06-2012 10:07 AM
I was going to post something very similar to this thread but you conveniently did the leg work. So I got the Vita on release day and of course it's brilliant. I think the price drops are a little too late really, when the machine came out I thought the games were a bit much in price considering you can get premium PS3 title for only a little more. I started with Wipeout 2048 and Uncharted, both are great games and really show off the machine so I felt it was money well spent. As games came out I found that I was buying them from the PSN as they were cheaper than most retailers and as most of you will know that no network pass means no online play so the second hand market for Vita games is pretty much non-existant sadly. So through the PSN I found myself only buying games I would play again and again, Mortal Kombat, Disagea 3, EBG, escape plan etc etc. There were games I would never have bought if there wasn't going to be a discount on them like Rayman or Gravity Rush, yes I said Gravity Rush, it's not god.
Maybe Sony have realised that to push the machine they need to make it more accesible to the little people like me who only buy games based on a replay value. I'm sad to see some players seeing Sony choice to price drop games as a sign that the machine is struggling which is odd because they've been doing it with PS3 titles for years and I'm not sure they've really struggled with that machine. Clearly a fair bit more software is coming out for the Vita now giving a hell of a lot more choice. So how else would Sony push the launch titles in a market which will soon enough be inundated with new Vita games. Look at it this way, Metal Gear HD is about to come out and I for one will be buying it but if I see a discounted game I wanted when it was full price then I'd be a lot more likey to buy perhaps a discounted game at the same time, if you're gonna pay between £30-£40 on a game, what's an extra tenner for another good game ?
Final word, I paid £29.99 for EBG Vita and 4 days later they put the price down to £11.99, I was gutted. Then the gits have a golf weekend and its like £7 odd, not happy but thats the way it goes. Launch titles are bound to come down and that's all Sony are doing, you don't see Burning Skies coming down in price, which is a shame because even at £5 I'd think I'd been ripped off, total let down.
Viva La Vita
on 20-06-2012 08:38 PM
it can only be a good thing. ive had my vita since launch, was hoping before i bought it that the game prices would be half the ps3 game prices. its hard to justify spending £45 on fifa twice. ...although, i did...whilst crying a little at the same time.
i'd imagine those sitting on the 'should i buy a vita fence' were put off by the full game(ps3) price..
i'm all for buying digital copies, but they need to be under £20 to do that, now they are i'll be picking up a few, got modnation lastweek, i believe unit 13 has dropped now so i'm off to grab that
happy days for vita owners..happy days indeed
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