The next generation Sony handheld PlayStation Vita has released and met with a mixed emotion of love and hate depending on who you ask. Recently the PlayStation Vita has been under fire with analysts and web-journalists all throwing in their 2 cents about what Sony should or should not do in order to get the Vita moving impressive units and creating a larger install-base.
Take a look at the recent price drop for the PlayStation Vita in Japan and its effect on business though. Sony may have found its solution to its problem of getting passed the early adopter stage and cross into the golden period for their dedicated handheld.
The PlayStation Vita’s price was set to ¥19,980 (roughly $215 American or €165 Euros). This price drop from the original ¥24,980 (comparable to $270 American or €205 Euros). Both 3G+Wifi and Wifi-Only models were reduced to the ¥19,980 price point.
In the image below (enlarge by clicking here) you will see Japan retailer Akihabara with only two PlayStation Vitas left for sale as a result of the price drop.
All that’s left to see is when the PlayStation Vita will receive its price drop and what the new price will be. It is sure to be scooped up by the massive consumer-base in North America (and Europe for that matter) as the holiday buying begins to set in earlier and earlier each year due to the global economic downturn. Leave us your thoughts on this inevitable event to come for gaming.
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