Jump to content



Photo

E3 2011: PS Vita global launch, $249


  • Please log in to reply
32 replies to this topic

#1 vetCorris

Corris

    Hobnob King

  • Joined: 15-October 05

Posted 07 June 2011 - 02:07

Before Kaz Hirai or any other Sony officials announced the actual price of the recently renamed PlayStation Vita, the company's PR wing tipped us off to the price and release date: PlayStation Vita will launch worldwide "by the end of 2011," and will arrive in two models starting at $249. SCE detailed the two separate PSV models as a 3G/Wi-Fi version running $299/€299/¥29,980, and a Wi-Fi-only model for $249/ €249/¥24,980.

Sony excuses the bizarre name by explaining its Latin roots, saying "Vita" was specifically chosen for its meaning of "life." Apparently Sony believes mobile gaming is life? We're trying here, but it's ... it's kind of a bizarre name.

Joystiq

And confirmed on stage, lol.
That's a great price to go head to head with the 3DS, we will probably be ripped off here though. :p

TROPHIES :D


#2 danisflying527

danisflying527

    PURE PWNAGE

  • Joined: 04-December 08

Posted 07 June 2011 - 02:16

Joystiq

And confirmed on stage, lol.
That's a great price to go head to head with the 3DS, we will probably be ripped off here though. :p

TROPHIES :D


Meh I'd much rather buy something for $250 like the Vita which has been seriously improved rather than a DS Lite with 3D Tacked on

#3 Boxster17

Boxster17

    Porsche Enthusiast

  • Joined: 30-October 04
  • Location: Halifax
  • OS: Windows 7 Pro x64

Posted 07 June 2011 - 02:17

Makes me glad I held off on picking up a 3DS because it looks like I'll definitely be picking this up instead. While there are many Nintendo games I like, I just can't resist being able to play Uncharted on the go, and the integration with the PS3 is looking promising if Ruin (I think it was this game?) is anything to go by for future games.

#4 +Kondrath

Kondrath

    Neowinian Senior

  • Joined: 01-September 05
  • Location: Ephrata, PA

Posted 07 June 2011 - 02:19

Whoah! That's way cheaper than what I was expecting.

#5 The Protagonist

The Protagonist

    time for a little wget magic

  • Joined: 24-August 10
  • Location: localhost
  • OS: Debian Linux, Kernel 3.2.6

Posted 07 June 2011 - 02:20

kudos to sony, nintendo will be ****ed off right now on figuring how to beat the vita

#6 +KoL

KoL

    Javier Ocasio

  • Joined: 04-October 01
  • Location: Puerto Rico
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.9.1
  • Phone: iPhone 5

Posted 07 June 2011 - 02:20

Joystiq

And confirmed on stage, lol.
That's a great price to go head to head with the 3DS, we will probably be ripped off here though. :p

TROPHIES :D

So its going to have trophies too? :whistle:

#7 Vandalsquad

Vandalsquad

    Neowinian

  • Joined: 21-March 06
  • Location: Australia

Posted 07 June 2011 - 02:22

Why is there over a $160 dollar mark up for euro/pal regions again? God dammit Sony.

#8 OP vetCorris

Corris

    Hobnob King

  • Joined: 15-October 05

Posted 07 June 2011 - 02:23

So its going to have trophies too? :whistle:


They showed it was going to have trophies a while ago, I just wanted to mention it again anyway, lol.

#9 Darth Radeon

Darth Radeon

    deal with it

  • Joined: 08-October 10

Posted 07 June 2011 - 02:24

the 3DS is doomed.

#10 Roxkis

Roxkis

    Neowinian

  • Joined: 10-May 08

Posted 07 June 2011 - 02:24

Wow, I never imagined it would be priced at 250. PSV is looking mighty tempting.

#11 OP vetCorris

Corris

    Hobnob King

  • Joined: 15-October 05

Posted 07 June 2011 - 02:25

Just saw

Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee and Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath coming to PS Vita this holiday season, with cross platform cloud saves #


Awesome :D

#12 Noveed

Noveed

    Neowinian Senior

  • Joined: 10-July 04
  • Location: Middlesbrough, UK

Posted 07 June 2011 - 02:25

I hope the UK does not get screwed over...

#13 +LingeringSoul

LingeringSoul

    Wings won't take me, heights don't phase me

  • Joined: 22-June 04
  • Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada

Posted 07 June 2011 - 02:33

Definitely a solid price point. Between the price point and the inclusion of Street Fighter vs Tekken, it's looking like a really tempting buy. The Vita pretty much saved Sony's E3 press conference for me (though that name will take some getting used to).

#14 Davo

Davo

    Neowinian

  • Joined: 15-September 06

Posted 07 June 2011 - 02:46

I have to give Sony kudos for finally having a damn clue. Pricing it the exact same as the 3DS, whilst being better, isn't normally a Sony move. They may finally get a win in the handheld market.

#15 +timster

timster

    Neowinian Senior

  • Joined: 29-March 08
  • Location: Canada
  • OS: Windows 8.1 x64
  • Phone: iPhone 4 7.1.2 jb/ul

Posted 07 June 2011 - 02:49

I hope the UK does not get screwed over...

look at the price and you'll see they already have.

249 Euros is about 365 US Dollars