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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 games.on.net 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.

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  1. Night Hunter

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

    #1 3 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 3 years ago
  3. Hell-Raiser-85

    Dont forget that the US price is without tax.

    #3 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago
  7. DrDamn

    @4
    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 3 years ago
  8. Christopher Jack

    @6, You sir, are correct! This was actually brought up in an interview about the PSV, http://au.gamespot.com/shows/tonight-on-the-spot/?event=tonight_on_the_spot_ngp20110606&tag=topslot;thumb;1

    @Brenna, EB have it priced at $338, http://www.ebgames.com.au/psp-153020-Sony-PS-VITA—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 3 years ago
  9. Goffee

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

    #9 3 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 3 years ago
  11. Goffee

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

    #11 3 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.
    http://au.xbox360.ign.com/articles/117/1172441p1.html
    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 3 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 3 years ago
  14. Hunam

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

    #14 3 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?
    hmmmm…

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Fin

    @7

    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 3 years ago
  17. DrDamn

    @16
    I got my 3DS for ~£190 including Pilotwings a couple of days after release. (Including some cashback deal + points on card etc).

    @14
    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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago