Sony Not Cutting Vita Price Outside Japan

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Share this page

We are proudly a Play-Asia Partner


Ads support the website by covering server and domain costs. We're just a group of gamers here, like you, doing what we love to do: playing video games and bringing y'all niche goodness. So, if you like what we do and want to help us out, make an exception by turning off AdBlock for our website. In return, we promise to keep intrusive ads, such as pop-ups, off oprainfall. Thanks, everyone!


PlayStation Vita

IGN reports today that Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, has offered some clarification regarding the Vita’s pricing. Sony recently cut the price of the PlayStation Vita down to ¥19,980, or about $215 USD. When asked if the system would see a similar price drop internationally, he burst that bubble.

“When you compare the pricing of PS Vita across regions because of the value of the yen, in Japan the system has been priced the highest,” Yoshida said. “We have been selling the PS Vita for 25,000 Yen — that’s more than $250 when you compare the exchange rate. It’s a region-by-region based decision, always.”

As for Vita memory cards? Turns out those aren’t going to go down in price at all. Keep in mind that the smallest memory card (4 GB) is only $20, while the biggest memory card (32 GB) is about $100. By comparison, you can get a good 32 GB SD card for your 3DS for around $25 on Amazon.


About Kyle Emch

Kyle has been studying music at college for about three years now. He's played the piano since he was 6 years old and has been recently been learning how to write music. He has followed the Operation Rainfall movement on Facebook since it started and was happy to volunteer for the website. Just don't mention Earthbound or the Mother franchise around him.