Vita launch games in UK cost 17% more on PSN than at retail

Saturday, 25 February 2012 15:33 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

SavyGamer has posted list of titles available for the recently launched Vita, and it looks as though the games will cost folks in the UK 17% more when purchasing through PSN instead of through retail.

The pricing scheme is contradictory to a statement given to Shack in January, when a Sony representative told the site: “I can confirm that there will be a discount on the downloadable PS Vita titles from PSN. Exact details have not yet been revealed, but be on the lookout for an announcement in the very near future.”

SavyGamer also noted that while the prices listed are “release prices” and will likely go down at retail, PSN prices “only drop when Sony and/or the publishers decide it is time.”

Looking over the list posted, the price difference between retail and PSN looks to be a tenner on average – give or take a few pounds.

The biggest price difference we noticed was with Square’s Army Corps of Hell which is listed for £34.99 on PSN while Shopto has it for £19.85.

You can look over the full list compiled by Lewie through here.

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