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E3 2011: PS Vita prices for games and hardware around the world... in a freakin' chart

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PS Vita was given a definite price point during Sony's E3 presentation, although it didn't cover UK gamers or how much games will set you back. However, retailers clearly have more information that Kaz wanted to tell us, with US retailers even listing a tentative launch line-up of games along with some decently wallet-friendly prices. So we've made a table for you by region so you can see how much you'll (provisionally) be spending come launch day.

The UK and EU prices for games are bound to slip out soon too. But it's good to see that the games fall in line with PSP game prices. Sony reportedly had the price of the machine in mind from day one of development, so it looks like this is as concrete as you're likely to find for a console's launch. If you feel like pre-ordering, most other major retailers are all taking them already, so go ahead and get excited.

09 Jun, 2011

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35 comments

  • KippDynamite - June 10, 2011 11:38 p.m.

    I read on CVG that it is region free, by the way.
  • Crypto140 - June 9, 2011 7:17 p.m.

    What the hell is 3G?
  • shadowreaper72 - June 9, 2011 6:47 p.m.

    Holy shit thats badass. When Sony announced that price I was like "theyre joking theres no way in hell it is that cheap." Sorry 3DS but you just got owned.
  • NanoElite666 - June 9, 2011 5:31 p.m.

    I like how I'm going to pay as much for this as I did my original PSP six years ago. Looks like the PSV takes precedence over the 3DS for me.
  • Cat_Mundy - June 9, 2011 5:05 p.m.

    Yet again, the UK get the shitty end of the stick.
  • Markoose16 - June 9, 2011 4:47 p.m.

    There was an article on IGN (sorry GR) not long ago that showed a comparison of prices around the world. The US obviously got it cheapest every time but Australia were paying almost double in most cases, us Brits were around about 50% more than the US everytime.
  • mattdark - June 9, 2011 4:13 p.m.

    @ Everyone moaning about the UK price. You guys do know that it isnt just Sony that over-charges us. The 3DS is $250 aswell, yet we have to pay more then £200 for it. Sounds more like people taking another excuse to have a pop at sony
  • QWERTYCommander - June 9, 2011 3:18 p.m.

    So glad that both the PSV and the games cost as much as a 3DS and it's games. Not only that, it has a longer battery life and more power. Also, I feel really bad for Europeans. They really got fucked over on the price.
  • markeywo - June 9, 2011 3:10 p.m.

    STOP PICKING ON THE BRITS!
  • nesther - June 9, 2011 2:59 p.m.

    Screw you Sony of Europe. The Euro =/= $. I'll just import one from the US.
  • Fizban - June 9, 2011 2:57 p.m.

    So $299.99. Is that the takeaway price as in my experience you have to add (at least) sales tax on top this which varies State-State and possibly some other taxes (depending on which State you live in). So the price could be more like $349.99 take home price.
  • somerandomchap - June 9, 2011 2:43 p.m.

    I laugh at you people complaining about price. In Aus, 360 and ps3 games cost $120 and Wii games are $100. The ps3 launch price was over $1000 and i got my Wii at launch for $450 or more. The Vita will cost easily $400 or more and our dollar is greater than the greenback ($US).
  • buminyaface - June 9, 2011 1:56 p.m.

    UK and EU price is outrageous as usual, we should be gettin the vita for under £200, but as usual we get fucked over on price
  • sternparez - June 9, 2011 1:40 p.m.

    UK gets screwed again just like when the PS2 was $300 and £300!
  • db1331 - June 9, 2011 1:40 p.m.

    After the shockingly competitive price point was announced, and with the fact that my PS store library is steadily growing (I'm just getting around to playing FFVII, shameful I know), the PSV is looking really appealing. I would say it's looking like a better buy than the 3DS, until I saw a hands-on report about RE: Revelations. I don't know what to get. Both?
  • andybeans - June 9, 2011 1:34 p.m.

    @ThatGuyFromTV Yeah, I don't troll GOOD news. Besides, I'm not trying to wind people up, I'm just annoyed that people outside the US/Japan are treated as second-class, as are 9 of the 17 comments I can see at the mo. Even the idea of importing is unfair, who's going to be making a mint exporting them? People in Japan and the US.
  • Austin_SJ - June 9, 2011 1:28 p.m.

    Just in case you didn't know, that US price is without tax added on, as the tax varies from state to state (and even certain places in each of the states). The UK price includes the tax.
  • KidKatana - June 9, 2011 1:27 p.m.

    @ BigWillis - I know, I just meant that it's about time that games consumers in the UK stopped putting up with this shit. It's insulting that we're supposed to lap up a price discrepancy of nearly £80, and I should add that US$250 = €172.35, so they're getting ripped off by almost as much across the channel. It takes the piss that manufacturers get away with this.
  • MattCrinos - June 9, 2011 1:19 p.m.

    The UK is getting ripped off, it should be priced at £152 for the cheaper option, and £183 for the 3G one. I'm not buying it just for this reason. I can't believe Sony are ripping us off yet again. I could actually fly out to the USA, buy one, and come back for approximately the same price as the British one. Plus, I'd get to finally visit the USA.
  • DIStroyinmasses - June 9, 2011 1:18 p.m.

    UK consumer getting ar*ed r*ped again, if $250 is £152.50 then even when you add 20% of the nasty tax to that, its still only £183, I will be getting cracked copies of some Sony Published exclusives to make up for it!

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