April 01, 2012

Sony Confirm Massive PS Vita Price Cut



After all the rumours Sony have finally decided to give the PS Vita a massive price cut, Kazuo Hirai interview and official price inside.......

Since the PS Vita launched worldwide lacklustre sales were a huge issue, many claimed that the sales were bad due to a lack of Japanese launch titles, other pinned the blame on the PS Vita's $250 price tag. It turns out Sony have agreed and think that cutting the PS Vita's price to $120 will greatly boost sales.

Sony President Kazuo Hirai released this press statement
Right now the PS Vita is the best thing in the world, it fits perfectly in my giant hands and Microsoft has not tried to copy it, and even Apple haven't copied it yet, and since we have already made millions of early adopters a price cut seems necessary. So from April 16th retailers will be selling the PS Vita for $120 to coincide with releases such as Gravity Rush and Resistance: Burning Skies.
Its also been rumoured that the Kaz Hirai will be taking a 60% pay cut to make up for lacklustre PS Vita sales. Below is an image of Gamestop.com which just slashed the price of the PS Vita


Along with the price cut Sony also announced a "Pioneer Program" This is a set of free gifts and downloadable games which will be available to the early adopters who purchased a PS Vita at its previous $220 price. Starting April 17th PSN accounts which connect to the PS Vita PSN store before 12am April 16th will be entitled to 10 free PSP games, the free PSP games are as follows:
  • Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
  • Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
  • Need for Speed Most Wanted 5-1-0
  • Tekken 6
  • Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
  • Daxter
  • Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition
  • Gran Turismo
  • Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII
  • Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee
How the games will be delivered is unknown at the moment however the most likely situation is that all games will be listed for free for early adopters.

So then are you excited about the price cut? Or are you angry at Sony for pricing it so high in the first place? Let us know in the comments below!


Source:
http://tinyurl.com/ps-price0213officialy-cut-ign

55 comments:

Troll_patrol said...

I hate April Fools -_-

Rede said...

Nice, free games for me sounds nice^_^

shagauetr said...

no NO NO NO NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO i hope its april fool goddamnit sony you betrayed your fans just like nintendo 

Jokūbas Verbickas said...

 FUCK, I got soooooooooooooooooooooo excited, but this is a joke ----...............----

shagauetr said...

phew it was ajoke XD 

Jick Wings said...

lol you almost got me!

Troll_patrol said...

I hoped it was real, I wanted those PSP games :O

Do Martel said...

nice try.

Damnyou!!! said...

I'm angry now... stupid April fools got my hopes up

Anonymous said...

Wait is it a joke

your mom said...

you dick

Milton Martinez said...

guys, way to kill the joke

IHATEHIPSTERSSS said...

Hahaha

Seth Holladay said...

Obvious April Fools joke.  I wish this were true though,  I would like those free games and more PSVita owners can only be a good thing

Charmi said...

The worst effing day of the year to be looking for vita news! Before this i hit a thread saying that Halo was confirmed for vita. This day makes me rage.

Jono said...

Almost got me too.. I was getting a bit mad because we couldn't choose the games..Most of them aren't my type lol.

SigX said...

Press source link...

Johnny said...

Nintendo's betrayed their fans? Since when?
And how is slashing prices bad for fans? I'd like a PSVita, this would help me get one. 

John Miranda said...

lol april fools, now back to my vita

MetalFreack said...

This is true or false??

Nrh said...

No one picked up on the obvious 3ds pokes? XD

Nrh said...

Oh wait probably should have read all the comments first.

cock said...

$120 dollars for this hardware, believable...

Comeon said...

what was overpriced? is ps vita for the bums who want everything for free. 250$ is a really great price, I don't see why sony should lower what was already lowered in the first place. look at the ipad that thing cost $500, has everything that the vita has in it for less. I think people are just too dumb when it comes to games and being tech savvy. 

Ken Sistoso said...

what the f....

thought it was true... wanna play MGSPW or tekken on my VIta.. XD

SpaceMunky13 said...

That's fucking bull shit. The games are stupid,wtf Sony?

SpaceMunky13 said...

Oh snap you got me...

Ragnarok said...

WtF? i still have those games on my psp.. now i hate sony!!

Ragnarok said...

snake, do you know the exact date for the next system update?

:p said...

Don't you people know that you should never believe anything posted on the 1st of April?

DrSuesssss said...

I really hope they have an update soon. i really miss my psp radio. having that, i never used my sirius satellite radio. not to mention updated web browser For you tube. life would be pretty great not to have any cons about the vita. pros only.

Christmas_bud83 said...

Oh and i love the fact that i can listen to my personal music Whille playing vita games but it would be even better if i could play psp games such as monster hunter freedom unite while playing some death metal. that would be the shizzniddy

Snake said...

Unfortunately nothing is confirmed other than "this month"

Glecito Sincere said...

omfg you basterd i can take a joke but this one was jus too much wdf i was so happy i was gonna return mines and get a another one for a cheaper price and receive the games and all and the rest 180 more bucks i could use for some vita games dammit asss hole

Glecito Sincere said...

hahah

Glecito Sincere said...

swag long

Glecito Sincere said...

shti1!

DrSuesssss said...

I just got my latest psv update, and boy oh boy they changed absolutely nothing anyone cares about. To think i can't go to the playstation website and pick a video link and watch it is just absurd. No, bazaar. I only buy sony products and rant to my friends about how much I love the company. But i'm hesitant about ranting about the vita due to the bloody web browser being behind the times. I'll be patient. Im sure they just need time. Umbassa

ShinchanSam said...

I have a vita and i think the only way to sell more is to fix the fucking bugs and other software issues and add htm5 and or youtube app.

Jordanphean said...

Nice April Fool You Jerk(s) Now My Brother Hates Me And Wont Speak To Me Because I Told Him If The Vita Was 120 I Would Buy It For Him

xbasz247 said...

iii d was  getting  very angry  then

xbass247 said...

i was getting very angry  then, but very  funny ya bastardy 

^_^ said...

Excellent news for us who are patiently waiting for a price drop! Our faith was restored!!!

ERINTANNER said...

Stupid People,Read!  IT'S SAYS FROM APRIL 16TH IS IT THE 16TH YET NO!!! READ PEOPLE.

Ardbnz said...

It was cheaper than what I paid for the PSP when it came out so considering that and all the bells and whistles it has, I'm not pissed at all about the price.  But I'm glad with the impending price drop that they are at least offering something to those of us who bought it at the more expensive price.

Explosion said...

isn't it a little unfair for the early adopters who payed 250-300$?

Drakeon said...

This is like with the 3DS!

And i feel the same like then, free games makes moi happy.
Nuff' said.

Yourmom said...

FUCK YOU.

WizardinBlack said...

I was really happy until I read the comments... and then checked the post date:( 

asskicker said...

I'll kick your ass !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DUDE

Asheik234 said...

this is a cruel joke

Vincent Williams said...

Agreed

Maheen said...

 http://www.rabbitsoft.cc.cc/p/games.html

Jeetmanyu Chauhan said...

what's the price in bangkok

otonieljuarez1313 said...

THAT SUCKS, it only says for limited time

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