Gamestop reveals pricing for PS Vita games, accessories, and memory cards
Those of you considering picking up a PS Vita can start putting some funds aside for it – Gamestop’s released the pricing for the PS Vita, several of its games, and the majority of the accessories that will be available at launch.
In case you haven't been keeping tabs on Sony's handheld console, the standard system with WiFi will run at about $249.99 USD. If you want 3G on top of WiFi, that’s gonna cost you an additional $50.00 ($299.99).
If you're looking for more than just a console, the first edition bundle (which includes the WiFi Vita, a carrying case, and the game Little Deviants, runs for $349.99.
According to Gamestop, the Vita's current North American launch lineup includes ten games – LittleBigPlanet Vita, Uncharted Golden Abyss, Little Deviants, Resistance: Burning Skies, Ruin, Wipeout 2048, ModNation Racers: Roadtrip, Reality Fighters, and Hot Shots Golf Invitational, each for $39.99.
Finally, rounding out their launch lineup is a plethora of accessories for PlayStation Vita. These include a carrying case ($19.99), a protective film cover for the screen ($14.99), a memory card in 8, 16, and 32 GB increments ($44.99, $69.99, and $119.99, respectively), headphones ($19.99), and a USB cable ($14.99). You can also buy a starter kit for $24.99 which includes a "Pocket Pouch," car adapter, protective film, card case, headphones and a cleaning cloth.
You can take a look at the products (and do a bit of pre-ordering) here, or through the source link below.
This is all pretty pricey first-party stuff, but at least the games are reasonably priced at $39.99. What's your opinion? Is PS Vita too pricey, or is the technical leap forward worth these prices?
Source: Gamestop PS Vita Home Page.
A gamer at heart, Nick started writing when he was a child. He holds a BA in English, works as a freelancer, and loves every minute of it. One day, he hopes to net himself a career in game design - but that's something for the future.
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