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Sony US stores cut Vita price by $100

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The majority of Sony’s US stores have reportedly cut the price of the 3G Vita by $100 to $199.97.

Employees at Sony stores in Denver, New Jersey and Las Vegas also told Joystiq that the platform holder is discontinuing the 3G Vita model.

It’s unclear if the discount is a short-term offer or a permanent price cut, and whether the firm actually intends to phase out the 3G Vita, as Sony has yet to give an official line on the matter, but we’ve requested comment from PlayStation’s UK arm.

Vita has fallen well short of Sony’s expectations in its first year on the market, but Japanese Vita sales recently jumped following a Vita price cut introduced in late February. Sony told us last month it has no current plans to cut the Vita price in the UK.

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5 comments

  • ZeeCaptain - March 14, 2013 3:07 a.m.

    I'm glad I bought mine for under 199.99 otherwise I would have been pissed when I saw this
  • sandplasma - March 12, 2013 10:03 p.m.

    I agree, the Vita is an awesome system but the price of the Memory is whats killing it for me.
  • Arobadope - March 12, 2013 8:12 a.m.

    Vita is dead Sony needs to become software only like sega!!!! /sarcasm
  • Z-man427 - March 12, 2013 8:08 a.m.

    Cut the price of memory cards. That's where it's needed most.
  • Chaoscoolperson - March 12, 2013 7:50 a.m.

    I don't suppose they'll offer the customers who bought a vita before the price cut anything, like Nintendo did.

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