Whats up with the playstation Vita? Has anyone else taken notice recently?
The retail has plummeted in the past across the nation, some as much as 20%. Rumors are begining to circulate that the line will be discontinued at the end of the year. The homepage for the Vita only list refurished units, and bundles. You can not purchase a stand alone unit. Check the Gamestop site, it states all inventory is currently out of stock. For their part Sony has stated the reduction in sale price & availability is a product of limited sales promotion through retail only.
Can the 4G LTE be far from a reality? A Vita price cut, however painful for the deveopers would likely create a foothold for the system in the marketplace much like Nintendo’s 3DS back in 2011. For now, $200 is a nice deal for the Vita if for nothing else 8 GB memory card that usually sells for $50 a la carte. If your with proximity of a Sony Store and have previously considered a Vita, the time is now. Otherwise sit tight, change is in the air & that smeans further, more drastic cuts & bundle packages for next to nothing
After an extensive roundtable & feedback from gamers we were left with one overarching impression, many felt the whole thing was too complicated. A large percentage of those that took part in the discussion had a difficult time differentiating between the technologies, 3G and Wi-Fi models, and therfore didn’t see the merit of making the purchase.