Sony US: Vita downloads to be cheaper than retail versions

Tuesday, 31st January 2012 21:57 GMT By Brenna Hillier

After a discount on downloaded Vita games was spotted in-store, Sony has confirmed digital releases will be cheaper.

“I can confirm that there will be a discount on the downloadable PS Vita titles from PSN,” a representative told Shack News.

“Exact details have not yet been revealed, but be on the lookout for an announcement in the very near future.”

No percentage figure has been set for the price cut on online versions, but pre-orders spotted by a NeoGaf user at BestBuy show discounts of around 10%.

Earlier rumours had a digital discount pegged at a much more substantial 40%.

In the past Sony has matched physical and digital pricing, but is making a strong push for download sales with day-and-date digital releases on Vita. The new handheld launches on February 22.

Thanks, PSN Stores.



  1. Lounds

    Well if a game is selling shit, I expect 40% discount SONY>

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Brenna Hillier

    Updated with confirmation.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. jeremycafe

    This still does not even come close to justifying the 600% markup on SD cards.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Goffee

    This is really dumb, say you can fit three of four games on a 8GB memory card, you need to buy another £25 memory card (8Gb) to store another four games for which you’ll save about £15 tops…

    Vita memory cards are basically a tax on digital downloads (unless you can store the files on a PC as with PSP titles – which I don’t think you can)

    #4 3 years ago
  5. DrDamn

    Yes you can – or on your PS3 if you have one.

    Realistically retail should still be cheaper after a while and discounting kicks in. I’ll use digital for titles I want to keep (Everybodies Golf for example). Retail for complete and sell on titles.

    10% isn’t great but it’s a step in the right direction.

    #5 3 years ago

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