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27 Feb 2012
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What is an acceptable PS Vita price drop?

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The Vita is a great machine and i love mine but i cannot see the current price levels being maintained, especially as we closer to the end of the year.

 

With that in mind and seeing what price drops did for the 3DS, what would you see as acceptable price cuts?

 

If you've already bought a machine, do you think you should have some  payback from Sony like Nintendo did for it's users?

 

I think that the Wi-Fi at £149.99 and the 3G at £199.99 would make these fly off the shelf for Christmas and Sony should still make a profit per unit sold but what do you think?

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The year has only just started
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its £197 in asda, dont be silly with the ridiculas price drop your waiting on

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I expect the price to stay the same but there to be more bundles near christmas that include a memory card and a game or two.

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Whats an acceptable ipad2 price drop??
It never happened though, still, did it stop it and the iphone to sell like crazy? No...
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Too early to think of price drop.

Games and memory cards need to come way down first if not they will cost as much as the vita.

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If anything a future price drop on the RRP would be £-30 so £220 for the wifi only and £250 for the 3G/wifi making a 3G a better choice, currently it's an extra £50 for the 3G/wifi and if it was only 30 extra it would be that much more tempting...
With it only being a RRP price drop you could be sure the wifi only would be under 200(£199.99)!
Not till late summer will it happen though!
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I have mine already.

I was able to purchase on launch (saved for 12 months!) but a lot of my friends are waiting for a price to drop as they can't/won't afford it.

MonHun is due on Vita this year so should help the Japan sales and, i suppose, COD will do the same here.

Good bundles are vital to any console but i would hate to see the thing lose out because of it's pricing.

Sony say they are in it for the long term and, playing it, it can see why but i don't want it to go the way of the PSP.
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MonHun is due on Vita this year so should help the Japan sales and, i suppose, COD will do the same here.


A new MonHun coming for Vita!!!!!! This is massive news - I'm sure you wouldn't make such a claim without an official SOURCE to back that up.

 

I'll hold my breath for your response!

 

Rotor. 

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RotorHed wrote:

Grim_Tim_ wrote:

MonHun is due on Vita this year so should help the Japan sales and, i suppose, COD will do the same here.


A new MonHun coming for Vita!!!!!! This is massive news - I'm sure you wouldn't make such a claim without an official SOURCE to back that up.

 

I'll hold my breath for your response!

 

Rotor. 


 

Hey, i only go off what i read, y'know, on the internet and stuff............

 

PS Vita News: Monster Hunter Vita 'scheduled for the coming ...

 

Rumour: Monster Hunter franchise coming to PS Vita in 'the next few ...

 

Sony exec: Monster Hunter Vita scheduled for this year -Destructoid

 

Monster Hunter for PS Vita this year, says Sony France ...

 

As i don't work for Sony, i can only use news for my info. Hope this helps.

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BTW....i didn't say 'new'. That was you.
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Grim_Tim_ wrote:

RotorHed wrote:

Grim_Tim_ wrote:

MonHun is due on Vita this year so should help the Japan sales and, i suppose, COD will do the same here.


A new MonHun coming for Vita!!!!!! This is massive news - I'm sure you wouldn't make such a claim without an official SOURCE to back that up.

 

I'll hold my breath for your response!

 

Rotor. 


 

Hey, i only go off what i read, y'know, on the internet and stuff............

 

PS Vita News: Monster Hunter Vita 'scheduled for the coming ...

 

Rumour: Monster Hunter franchise coming to PS Vita in 'the next few ...

 

Sony exec: Monster Hunter Vita scheduled for this year -Destructoid

 

Monster Hunter for PS Vita this year, says Sony France ...

 

As i don't work for Sony, i can only use news for my info. Hope this helps.


Strange as Capcom have not said anything!

 

Every thing is a rumur right now.

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Sony are stabbing their loyal family customers in the back - We have 3 PS3s and 3 PSPs all on the same IP address and all registered with Sony. Why can't we use them at the same time anymore?
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Sony say they are in it for the long term and, playing it, it can see why but i don't want it to go the way of the PSP.


Yeah, selling 50 odd million units would be terrible.

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Sony say they are in it for the long term and, playing it, it can see why but i don't want it to go the way of the PSP.


Yeah, selling 50 odd million units would be terrible.


While psp sold quite well I think the point is that it didn't get the games it could have if piracy hadn't made it only marginally profitable for game devs. To put it another way, psp sold well because it was hacked, but the games didn't ( except MonHun in Japan) - this scenario is bad in terms of getting quality games. Rotor.
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£197 from Asda a great price!

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We won't see a price cut until next year. Sony are already losing money per sold psvita so why would they price cut it more?
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Has the price cut had any positive effect on 3DS sales in the UK? IT's selling OK but not setting the world on fire and that's with Mario x 3.

Japan is different and sales of it there are good, but Japan got MonHun. Perhaps the price was irrelevant.

As for Vita, it's price is fine - a reduction in mem. cards is what's needed, and some games are too much for what they offer.

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Hmmm the 3ds has outsold the original ds in the same timeframe there were articles on gaming sites claiming the machine was all but sold out over christmas in the UK. The 3ds will sell fine. I think the vita is a cert for a price cut before christmas. Once the early adopters have payed up, a nice cut before christmas will encourage mums and dads to splash out on them for the kids.
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Hmmm the 3ds has outsold the original ds in the same timeframe there were articles on gaming sites claiming the machine was all but sold out over christmas in the UK.


I've only seen data suggesting 3DS has outsold DS in the USA - nothing for UK.

 

That's not to say it isn't, the question is whether a price cut alone did that, or the release of some worthwhile games for the 3DS did that.

 

If it's purely about price, why isn't the GBA still outselling all of them? Clearly it's not just about price, but technology and content. Sony has these latter points well covered for launch, now we need to see what happens from here.

 

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You could be correct on that. The info i saw was worldwide the 3ds had outsold the ds in the same timescale.
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Don't think a price drop is needed for a while as most places such as Asda are selling the Vita for under £200 anyway
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