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PS Vita 3G price-cut across Sony US stores by $100, could be discontinued – rumour

Tuesday, 12 March 2013 11:45 GMT By Dave Cook

Sony’s US stores have slashed the price of PS Vita 3G editions across America, a new report suggests. Employees at two stores have said that the model is being discontinued by Sony.

Joystiq reports that the stores are pricing PS Vita 3G models at $199.97 from 299.99. The bundle comes with an 8GB memory card, and a code for a free PSN game if you also sign up to a 3G contract in-store.

The site has posted an image of the deal in a Sony US store, and has called round as many Sony stores in America as it can. It found that the majority of shops were running the deal.

Interestingly, store employees at Sony’s New Jersey and Las Vegas branches told Joystiq that the company was discontinuing the 3G model, which could explain the hefty discount. We’ll keep out ears to the ground for an official line on this one though.

Meanwhile, Sony has seen a massive sales boost ater it cut the price of PS Vita in Japan. Get the figures here:

Vita sales quadruple following Japanese price cut.

What do you make of the above? Does Sony need to cut the price of PS Vita in the West? Let us know below.

Thanks MCV.

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33 Comments

  1. mithrandir

    I have never understood the added benefit of 3G for the Vita, other than the included GPS. With Wifi abundantly available, and mobile gaming NOT revolving around being ‘always on’, who needs 3G?

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Clupula

    Now, if they’d just do the same discount to the WiFi model, it’d probably start selling.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. ps4some

    @2 exactly. I’m completely disappointed with mobile gaming on a touchscreen phone or tablet and want some proper controls for gaming on my commute. When the vita drops in price I’m in and won’t be upgrading my smartphone again in a hurry.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. melonbuster1

    I’m on my 2nd vita. I love it but wish they would put it in the $169.99 range so it can really sell. But I guess the 3dsxl would just drop to $119.99 . Lol can’t beat those prices

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Gnosis

    @1: I remember several interviews with different developers at the time when Vita was officially announced. Everyone was shitting their pants about the G3 feature and telling how awesome it would be for future games and blablabla. And yeah… you know the situation. It’s kinda disappointing. I was really excited about FFXI for Vita.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Dragon246

    @2,3,
    Problem is that they dont have many AAA games right now for release. Price cuts work the most when coupled with a deluge of new games.
    Japanese price cut was very well timed as vita has lots of games coming up there in next 2 months. So a price cut now in the west wont help matters much without any new AAA releases.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. DrDamn

    @1
    It’s good for asynchronous stuff but the bigger issue is lack of decent price plans with mobile providers without going strange special offer routes. I did an initial PAYG on Vodafone to get Wipeout and in that first month I used the 3G feature a fair bit but the volume of data was very small (12Mb for the month). If I don’t want to use it for browsing etc I don’t want to pay £5 a month for using 12Mb of data. None of the providers here in the UK have really picked up on this at all – probably not worth them bothering?

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Da Man

    Next, Pos Vita pricecut, could be discontinued.

    You really have noone to talk to, do you?

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Clupula

    @6 – Thing is that it can have whatever titles they want to put on it, it doesn’t matter. No one, at least, in the states, is going to buy a handheld system for $250. Handheld systems are not looked at on the same tier as a console. I certainly would never have one as a primary system. However, for times when I’m on tour or whatever, it’d be nice to have.

    And do you know the most attractive feature of a Vita to me? The ability to play PS3 games when I’m not home. That’s all I need. To be able to continue my save and earn my trophies. I don’t need AAA handheld titles. Hell, I don’t want AAA handheld titles. Save the AAA games for consoles.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Dragon246

    @9,
    “Thing is that it can have whatever titles they want to put on it, it doesn’t matter.”
    Put AC, FF and GTA, then I think it will matter, but not very much I agree. Handhelds are pretty much dead in USA. Even 3ds sells only 15k per week now, not at all a great number.
    In Europe its different. 3ds sells twice as much weekly. Sony can grab that share by dropping pricing alongwith some great games. British PS chief said that they have some big unannounced titles in the wings, that will work.

    Btw, vita ps3 remote play is broken, since its not something ps3 was built for, ps4 will change that since its natively built to support vita remote play, hopefully.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. CyberMarco

    Maybe they are discontinuing the 3G model in favor of a new (maybe 4G) redesigned PS Vita(slim?).

    I was gonna import a PS Vita from Japan with the new price cut, but I’m sure Sony is going to make a new redesign in the end, same as the PSP.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. ps4fanboy

    3g PS VITA made no sense. Many people who own a vita also own smartfones and they can use the wi fi tethering to hook their vita to internet using their fone’s 3g, which would remove the limitations that 3g has on vita(like it can be only used to browse net and near)

    #12 2 years ago
  13. OlderGamer

    For me to buy one it has to be priced at or under 200usd, included a decent sized mem card…and be WiFi. The system does lack a long line of killer games, but I think it has enough games on it already. Not to mention PSN+.

    The problem for me is that price and those damn mem cards.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. polygem

    i just re-bought a vita. won an ebay auction and didn´t even think i´ll get it for that price. sold one game it came with (because i already have it on another platform: sonic racing), so the overall price for 16 gb wifi, 2 months old plus lbp vita was 120 Euro!
    not that impressed with vitas games libary this far (that´s why i traded my first one in) but combined with my brandnew ps+ sub i couldn´t resist. ps+ really is great. mass effect 3, binary domain, motorstorm apocalypse, doa 5, lumines vita, lbp2…these are games i haven´t played yet and they have all been for “free” so i got my money back instantly. many vita games are “free” as well(i already played most of them already unfortunatley). infamous 2 as well…quality games on the ps+ list. great deal.
    i think if they price the vita 169,99 $/€ it will fly off the shelves…if combined with some great game releases.
    i hope they will go even further with ps+ on ps4/vita. i´d love to get a sub, digital only, premium rental system. really would love to go all digital with a sub on ps4/vita, if pricing is fair.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. DrDamn

    What I’d like to see is a similar looking model which supports micro/mini-SD Cards instead of Sony proprietary ones. For existing customers not sure it could take one of those and still work – or maybe using an adaptor? The cards and price of cards is one of the factors holding it back.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. polygem

    the mc pricing is indeed a crime if you ask me…

    #16 2 years ago
  17. foofly

    @15 + @16

    I completely agree. The Memory Card is criminally expensive. I don’t know why they needed another proprietary format when the Memory Stick Duo would work fine.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Hellhound30x

    At the Wal-mart where I live, they tell me its been deleted, and they can’t order any in.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. ps4some

    @18 You live in a Walmart?

    Which aisle ?

    #19 2 years ago
  20. gamereck36

    Sony just needs to focus on the PS4 and leave the handheld device alone…..

    #20 2 years ago
  21. CPC_RedDawn

    4G version… anyone??

    #21 2 years ago
  22. rusty_shackleford

    #21 I agree, I see this as a sign of a new model, not just phasing one out.

    I have held off on a vita cause I have too many games to play on the platforms I already own and because I was waiting for the price drop or the first revision of the console, looks like thats coming soon. =)

    I bought a 3ds then an XL a year later and gave my 3ds to a friend. I’m glad I waited this time. wonder what else the 4g model will bring.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. CyberMarco

    ^ I’m waiting for the inevitable redesign too. I think it will have 4G and maybe better cameras, 720p etc, at least I hope so.

    One thing that I can’t understand is why they didn’t put R3/L3 buttons on the analog sticks, real bummer.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. polygem

    @rusty: sometimes the updates/revisions are even downgrades though. i like the slim ps3´s (the first redesign), i think those are the nicest ones but they´ve taken away BC and usb ports…the superslims are ok but not that great, feel kinda cheap. i cannot fully recall it now but i think the psp slims also had less and not more features, if they will redesign the vita i really think they will drop the price as well and that would be great but i think the redesign will first of all be about lower production costs in mind. all i am trying to say is: could be the better console, but must not be. redesigns mostly come with a trade off.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. CyberMarco

    ^ Actually in the case of the PSP:

    -Fat has more speakers (4, not two, noticeably louder on fat, speakers on bottom of psp and lower part of front, not upper part of front)
    -Fat weighs more, much bigger, very easy to tell
    -Slim has video output to tv
    -Slim is missing IR (infrared) port
    -Slim WLAN switch is on top, not side
    -Slim has less complicated disk slot (no metal bars, just empty)
    -Slim has slide out memory stick slot, not door style
    -Elevated buttons on slim
    -More RAM (random access memory) on slim allowing for faster loading times and option to cache umds resulting in more battery life
    -Supposedly more efficient battery usage
    -Charging through usb mode

    All in all, I think the PSP slim was a better deal, considering the loss of IR port and speakers. Also the PSP 3000 had a built-in mic and I believe a slightly better screen with direct (sun)light.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. polygem

    i think the display was better too? all i know is that i upgraded and was very happy with the slim but i kinda loved the fat one too :) sure, overall redesigns will have more pros than cons. the vita is pretty well designed already though if you ask me…

    #26 2 years ago
  27. theevilaires

    The 3G version was always useless to me. I just use my wifi tether to connect and use network features with my phone. $200 for a Vita though is awesome go get one to the people who want one. you won’t be disappointed.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. noamlol2

    that’s bullshit!
    sony are greedy as hell

    they will never slash the price for their overpriced memory cards
    so you expected they will slash the price for the console itself?

    keep dreaming bro, it will happen only after they’ll lose to many people to nintendo

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Lengendaryboss

    @28 lose who? the causals or hardcore; nintendo are more causal gaming than anything else, if the hardcore jump ship from Sony to Nintendo they will be disappointed why? well it has something to do with hardcore games whether it ports, original IPs or spin-offs PS Vita has more of them. why hasn’t 3DS got COD and Assassin’s Creed yet even though it is outselling the PS Vita worldwide, because it is not the place for hardcore games.
    @27 I Agree i always thought the 3G version was a waste of money, not many games use 3G anyway. But the price point for the 3G is now cheaper than the Wi-Fi version even bundled with a memory card and game so the “PS Vita is expensive” can no longer be used.
    @26 There are plenty of things i can see being redesigned with PS Vita.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. theevilaires

    @29 i agree. For $200 no gamer has an excuse unless they’re just cheap. I’m actually going to pick up another one for my daughter too. Hope they have the Assassins Creed Liberation bundle marked down as well.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. No_PUDding

    I support euthanasia

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Clupula

    @28 – Hahahahaha…Imagine that! A company wanting to make money! They’ll never compete with the free Wii U and 3DS program Nintendo run, right?

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Eddie Rodrigues

    @28 have you been talking to Patcher?

    #33 2 years ago

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    GameStop Italy may have let the release date for Rainbow Six Siege slip if a recent listing is accurate. According to the listing, the game will release on October 16. While this could be a placeholder date, October 16 is a Friday in the UK, the usual day new releases land at retail. The release […]

  • Watch the $1 million Call of Duty Championship right here

    The The Call of Duty Championship takes place this weekend, and you can watch all the action as it unfolds right here. The event takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow March 27 and runs through March 29, and the livestreams are below. 32 teams from five continents and 11 countries will be competing in Call […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: Battlefest kicks off this weekend with Double XP

    A new season of Battlefest kicks off this weekend, and starting today, you will earn Double XP in Battlefield Hardline. Battlefest for Hardline is similar to the event held for Battlefield 4 last year. For the entire month of April and into May, in-game events and competitions will be held by the developers and player […]

  • Don’t forget: the GTA 5 PC pre-order bonus cutoff is March 31

    Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft […]

  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

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  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

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  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]