Follow us on...
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Watch us on YouTube
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 27
  1. #1
    Master Member DrRipley's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    851
    Rep Power
    43

    When Will Vita Get Cheaper?

    I seriously think Sony should consider cutting their price significantly on the Vita. I think more people would consider buying it a lot more at a cheaper price, including me. It would be a lot less of a decision if the price were a little bit more reasonable than where it's at now, and I think they could make it back on game sales. That said, do you think Vita's price will still drop, or have they pretty much reached their limit? I'm thinking it would more possibly be the latter since the specs of it are probably expensive and high quality because it plays such high quality games at such a compact size.

  2. #2
    Junior Member yesovi91's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    29
    Rep Power
    10
    Remember the PSP is a cheaper alternative so that may be their justification.

  3. #3
    Master Member DrRipley's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    851
    Rep Power
    43
    Quote Originally Posted by yesovi91 View Post
    Remember the PSP is a cheaper alternative so that may be their justification.
    I didn't realize they were still making old PSPs. If they still are, I'd love to just get that instead. I'd still love to get a Vita at some point, though, and hopefully they can make a new version because I hate how the current one looks. I'll probably just get one either way when I get a PS4 because I want to be able to test out the cross-playing capabilities on both, personally.

  4. #4
    Junior Member yesovi91's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    29
    Rep Power
    10
    I'm not sure if they still make them but you can for sure pick them up, but personally I'd wait/save for a Vita if you're getting a PS4.

  5. #5
    Senior Member Joel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Midwest US
    Posts
    204
    Rep Power
    17
    The awesome thing about the Vita is that you can play your PS 4 content on it. I hope that its similar to Amazon's whisper sync service where your information, save points and data follows without any problems. I know that Microsoft has had issues with their cloud service and I haven't ever used any content sharing on the PS 3. I'm a believer in the Vita after using it on a trip that I took with my buddies. It was fun to use and brought me back to my gameboy days. It will be worth it if you actually use it for everything you can do on it. Otherwise, stick with the PS 4 and mobile phone content.

  6. #6
    Member RawF0rce's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    48
    Rep Power
    10
    I always wanted to get a PS Vita, but the price has always been so much. Never got around to getting one, though I wish I did a lot of my friends have one and they love it.

  7. #7
    Member 4justice's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    72
    Rep Power
    11
    I don't expect the price to get cheaper in the west until a redesign is in place. Japan got a price cut but they run things differently down there. Not to mention they cherish the handhelds more than the western audiences do.

  8. #8
    Member Oakster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    33
    Rep Power
    10
    Just speculating here but could it come down when the PS4 releases?
    In order to boost sales since it pair up with the PS4 it would be a good idea and they would end up selling lots of Vitas

  9. #9
    Senior Member Pickicool's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    163
    Rep Power
    15
    It makes me a little sad to see that the Vita has difficulty to be sold.
    This console is a marvel. A price drop would be like a defeat to me. I think after the release of the PS4, people will turn to the PS Vita.

    Definitely, if the price drops, I'll be the first to buy it. It's just money that does not make me buy PS Vita. Then I absolutely need RPG kosher located here to play. Who said to FFX HD?

    It deserves much better, the PS Vita.

  10. #10
    Professional Escapologist BlackSolaris's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    814
    Rep Power
    41
    Well recently i saw a promotion for a Vita with that pack of games that Sony made plus a 8GB card for 215€, so that is pretty good. But yeah, i definitely agree on the price thing. I was totally waiting for a price drop on the console or cards, maybe even a new model of the console a Vita Slim, during E3, but nope, nothing.
    So yeah, will be some time until i manage to get one in my hands.

  11. #11
    Senior Member brad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    165
    Rep Power
    15
    I really hope it does go down i remember seeing the Vita come out at a outrageous price and really no one spoke of it personally i just see it being a graphics update from the psp but thats me id like one obviously but its nothing entirely special if you ask me, how much are they going for on ebay etc? about 300 or 400?

  12. #12
    Senior Member Clark Wayne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    365
    Rep Power
    23
    Yeah I'm sure the price of the Vita will eventually go down. I think with the PS4 about to be released, I think Sony thinks this will be the perfect time to announce a price drop for the system. Plus, the 3DS is doing quite well, and I think that has a lot to do with the price drop it received shortly after it was released. I think the Vita will be much more successful with a price drop. Hopefully it happens soon.

  13. #13
    Senior Member Joel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Midwest US
    Posts
    204
    Rep Power
    17
    I felt like it was worth updating this thread that Japan did have a pretty decent sale on Vita games. that doesn't mean the hardware was on sale, I don't think it was anyway. The point is that I think that Sony has looked at this as a mobile console versus a mobile "device". A device is something more disposable in my opinion versus the "console" which obviously is not.

    I believe that this is going to be the trend going into the PS 4. Its just one of those things that Sony can do because they are promising for a lot of functionality to blend with the PS 4 and that's just how their business model will probably go. Unfortunately, it also means that to fully get the entire power of the PS platform, you might need this hardware, but maybe not. Guess we'll see.

  14. #14
    Mighty Strike-Out Slugger The Unlosing Ranger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Inside the Midnight Channel
    Posts
    938
    PSN ID
    Androu1
    Rep Power
    47
    All the prices drop eventually, unless items become rare. This applies to everything, man! Surely the price will drop eventually.

  15. #15
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    9
    Rep Power
    0
    It would get cheaper probably in 2014 sometime then.

  16. #16
    Member turklife's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    46
    Rep Power
    9
    I think that the Vita's price will drop soon. I think the reason it isn't going to drop now is because of the PS4's launch. Sony is definitely trying to push the Vita with the PS4, and it's working really well as a lot of people are buying them. I would expect to see the Vita's price drop once the Playstation's sales cool off a bit.

  17. #17
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    145
    PSN ID
    LizardmanDan
    Rep Power
    13
    You can pick up a used one in good condition for less than 100. Probably about $120ish. How much cheaper do you want them?

    I've never owned or used one, I have no interest but I was expecting them to be a lot more than that. Seems pretty cheap actually, considering you can play games from two consoles on it.

  18. #18
    Junior Member human5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    6
    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by DrRipley View Post
    I seriously think Sony should consider cutting their price significantly on the Vita. I think more people would consider buying it a lot more at a cheaper price, including me. It would be a lot less of a decision if the price were a little bit more reasonable than where it's at now, and I think they could make it back on game sales. That said, do you think Vita's price will still drop, or have they pretty much reached their limit? I'm thinking it would more possibly be the latter since the specs of it are probably expensive and high quality because it plays such high quality games at such a compact size.
    Yeah, Sony should drop the price of the Vita. Only then would I consider to buy it.

    I hope one day, the next generation of Vita would have at least PS3's graphics. If not, then it would probably serve no purpose other than to be a fancy controller for the PS4.

  19. #19
    Senior Member SeanM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Kingston, Jamaica
    Posts
    177
    Rep Power
    15
    Quote Originally Posted by DrRipley View Post
    I seriously think Sony should consider cutting their price significantly on the Vita. I think more people would consider buying it a lot more at a cheaper price, including me. It would be a lot less of a decision if the price were a little bit more reasonable than where it's at now, and I think they could make it back on game sales. That said, do you think Vita's price will still drop, or have they pretty much reached their limit? I'm thinking it would more possibly be the latter since the specs of it are probably expensive and high quality because it plays such high quality games at such a compact size.
    the vita probably won't get cheaper until a new model or new generation of hanheld is about to come out, its sony's marketing style...

  20. #20
    Senior Member firelily99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    164
    Rep Power
    13
    I think that the price will come down eventually, its just going to take time and patience. There is a lot that I find appealing with it and I think I am just going to just sit back and wait for it to become more reasonably priced.

  21. #21
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    166
    Rep Power
    14
    I think that $199 for a Vita, $40 game and a $20ish 8GB memory card is a good deal. That is if they keep making bundles like the Borderlands bundle. There are a lot of used Vitas in my area that are $100 with games on c-list.
    I can't imagine the price going down much further than that anytime soon. If you were going buy a new game (and you NEED a memory card) then you are really only paying about $140 for a brand new Vita.

  22. #22
    Senior Member firelily99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    164
    Rep Power
    13
    The Vita is a good piece of gaming equipment but the price is too high for what you get. Its a shame really because even if they just came down $25.00 they would make a significant boost in sales of the Vita.

  23. #23
    Senior Member jbeavis100's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    274
    PSN ID
    jbeavis100
    Rep Power
    18
    Vita needs another price drop if anyone is going to buy it... It's just not worth the current asking price to be honest..

  24. #24
    Master Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    678
    Rep Power
    36
    They will have to drop the prce more than they have already done. I for one have bought the Vita just for the sake of Remote Play.

  25. #25
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    166
    Rep Power
    14
    Quote Originally Posted by jbeavis100 View Post
    Vita needs another price drop if anyone is going to buy it... It's just not worth the current asking price to be honest..
    That is entirely subjective. Do you enjoy handheld consoles? A Nintendo 3DS XL is $180 so I don't see how $200 for the Vita is unreasonable. The "worth" of an object is completely tied up in the interests of the person making that appraisal.

    I would pay $200 dollars for it again if something happened to the one I currently own. It is totally worth it to be honest..

 

 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •