PS Vita pricing hints – UK £280, AU $299

Tuesday, 7th June 2011 12:34 GMT By Brenna Hillier

More clues as to PS Vita pricing have turned up, both as rumours and retailer listings.

GAME already has the 3G-equipped Vita up on its website, with the listed price of £279.99 likely to be a placeholder.

The WiFI-only model is up for £229.99.

The news follows on from this morning’s report of a £235 UK retail price.

Meanwhile, on the Australian side, an anonymous source told to expect an unusually equitable RRP of AU $299.

Sony announced European, Japanese and US pricing for the PS Vita overnight, pegging it at €299, ¥ 29,980, and $299 respectively. The base model, lacking 3G, will go for €249, ¥24,980 and $249.

Thanks, StolenGlory.



  1. Night Hunter

    So the Euro-paying customers get fucked and the British customers get fucked even more? Nice … /sarcasm off

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Gama_888

    Almost got my panties in a little bunch over this, then realized it just Game. This will be a place holder, while i am sure the price will be somewhere around there.

    I’ll be forking out for the 3G version.
    Does this mean ill be able to play games online on the go?

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Hell-Raiser-85

    Dont forget that the US price is without tax.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Fin

    People always say “blahblahblah tax rate” when comparing EU and US prices.
    So let’s take that into account.

    If the Vita is $250, that must be pre-tax. $250 will get you about £150/€170.
    Whack on a 20% VAT rate, and you get £180/€205. But hey, let’s just increase the price ~£50/€50 for no reason.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Goffee

    Who the hell is going to want a 3G model? There is little to no reason for it? £229 however – sold!

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Goffee

    #2 – You can’t play arcade-style games over any 3G connection – we’ll need 4G for that and even then its a big stretch… the 3G is really for the social stuff on the NGP.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. DrDamn

    I’d like to see what you have to pay closer to release date here first. They tend to include a lot more leeway for retails to give price reductions in the UK. See 3DS. RRP was £230? Actual price you could end up paying was £190.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Christopher Jack

    @6, You sir, are correct! This was actually brought up in an interview about the PSV,;thumb;1

    @Brenna, EB have it priced at $338,—WiFi-PSP still lower than the 3DS’ $348 which is odd considering the hardware differences, looks like Sony’s giving us more for our money.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Goffee

    @8 Why, thank you (and cheers for the link) if that’s aussies – doesn’t sound too bad.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Christopher Jack

    If we go by EB’s price, we’re paying the same as the Europeans :(
    I don’t get why Americans are paying over $100 less =\

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Goffee

    #10 CJ – Add sales tax to the US prices (which varies by State), so not quite as grim

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Christopher Jack

    @11, Regardless, it’s still disappointing, especially when we Aussies pay more cash for games than any other developed country in the world.
    You would think that with our currency growth, it would have changed things, now it just looks more disappointing when comparing with other countries.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Goffee

    #12 non-smiley face. True. What you need is an aussie homegrown console that you can price-screw everyone else with. I won’t bow to stereotypes (much) but I bet it’d be really user-friendly and have a beach games compendium as the pack-in title.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Hunam

    I think I’ll be importing this one then. Price is just stupid for UK.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Gama_888

    Oh, No online gaming on the go :-/

    Still considering 3G depending on the price plans in UK.
    Or could i connect this to my phone and use the internet from that?
    £230 you say?

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Fin


    Yeah, I remember seeing the 3DS for £200 on the high street the day Portal 2 came out. Was £150 in Heathrow that day (a good deal).

    #16 4 years ago
  17. DrDamn

    I got my 3DS for ~£190 including Pilotwings a couple of days after release. (Including some cashback deal + points on card etc).

    Considering current form from console manufacturers I reckon ensuring you get a local warranty is probably a good idea. I assume it will be region free but DLC/PSN stuff may be trickier and similarly any PS3/Vita game link ups.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Dimaco

    Hell, 299 Euros equal 438 USD! Why the hell all that difference?! 1=1 ratio seems quite unfair…
    Day one buy for me, btw… ;-)

    #18 4 years ago
  19. aseddon130

    If the 3DS is anything to go by, it’ll be £150 by Week 8 of release.

    Just wait a little while …

    #19 4 years ago

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