Ever since the NGP’s announcement the PlayStation Portable successors’ price has always been discussed. Will it be expensive as many predict or will Sony surprise the masses by sticking an affordable price tag on the powerful handheld device? The company has announced PS Vita’s official price.
Sony has announced during their E3 press conference that the PlayStation Vita will be available for $249 for the standard Wi-Fi model and $299 for the 3G model.
In Europe, PlayStation Vita will be €249.99 (£223) for the Wi-Fi model. For the 3G plus Wi-Fi model, meanwhile, it’ll be priced at €299.99 (£268).
A leaked GameStop image of the retailer’s upcoming video game releases showed that PlayStation Vita’s price would be $299.99. Sony, however, said a few months back to Eurogamer that the device would be affordable for consumers:
I can’t put a ballpark on it in terms of figures, but what I would say is that we will shoot for an affordable price that’s appropriate for the handheld gaming space.
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