PS Vita price-cut announced for Japan

Monday, 18 February 2013 08:09 GMT By Dave Cook

Sony has announced via live stream that both the 3G and Wi-Fi models of PS Vita will receive a price-drop in February.

Update: Sony has confirmed to Eurogamer that there are currently no plans to announce a PS Vita price cut for Europe.

A rep told the site, “The price cut announced today is for the SCE Japan region only. We have nothing to announce at this time regarding pricing within the our own region.”

The livestream confirmed that both models would reduce to 19,980 yen from February 28th.

That’s around $215 or £138.

No price drop has been confirmed for the West as yet, but we’ll keep our ears to the ground for updates.

Meanwhile, a Phantasy Star Online 2 bundle was announced for Japan, including a copy of the game and a console. It also comes in at 19,980 yen, releasing March 28th.

The stream also showcased Toukiden, a new portable action game from Dynasty Warriors developer Omega Force. It’s a hack-n-slash that supports up to four players, and allows players to connect PS Vita and PSP consoles. It will get a demo in April.

Soul Sacrifice was also dated for a March 7th release in Japan, along with a red console bundle costing 24980 yen. We first reported on the bundle’s contents here.

Incoming games Gundam Breaker from Namco Bandai and Valhalla Knights 3 were shown, and were given a loose 2013 launch window.

God Eater 2 was also show, and a new feature was revealed for the original game God Eater Burst. The ‘UMD Passport’ system will eventually let players transfer their original PSP game to their PS Vita. No date was given for the feature, but it seemed rather neat.

Finally, Final Fantasy X HD was shown, with new character models and rather snazzy visuals. It looked lovely.

What do you make of the above? Let us know below.

Also, be sure to check out my full run-down of PS4 rumours ahead of the big reveal this Wednesday.

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