Late last month, PlayStation’s American Director of Product Planning and Platform Software Innovation, Don Mesa, published a post on PlayStation’s official blog, which stated that both the PS Vita and its available memory cards would undergo a price reduction. The post confirmed that the PS Vita is available in North America for $199.99, reduced from $299.99, and that the prices of the console’s four memory card variants also experienced price drops.
The PS Vita’s 4GB and 8GB memory cards dropped $5 and $10, respectively, while the Vita’s 16GB and 32GB memory cards each dropped $20 from their previous prices. Additionally, the price of $199.99 for a PS Vita in North America applies to all available types of the system, including certain limited edition consoles like the PS Vita Walking Dead bundle.
Furthermore, PS Vita games, as well as memory cards and the console itself, are expected to experience discounts. The PS Vita Summer Select Sale, for instance, features twenty percent off of four highly anticipated Vita indie games for PS Plus members and lasts until September 16th. Don Mesa, in the post concerning the PS Vita’s console price drop, states that,
With some amazing games coming out in the next few months, including Killzone Mercenary and Tearaway, along with connectivity to the PlayStation 4 (PS4) system through “Remote Play,” now is the perfect time to become a PS Vita owner.
Do you feel that the price drop of the PS Vita and the console’s memory cards make the system affordable? Is there a different price that you’d like to see the PS Vita retail for? Leave a comment below and share your thoughts!