Price Drops for PS Vita and Its Memory Cards Confirmed

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

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PS Vita

For those living in North America and Europe, Sony has just announced that the PS Vita and its memory cards have now gotten a price drop. The PS Vita is now going to go for $199.99 in North America and €199 in Europe, a 50 Dollar/Euro drop in price. For North America, the memory cards are being reduced by a range of $5 to $20, depending on the memory capacity. Prices haven’t been listed yet for Europe. These are expected tomorrow when the European price drop takes effect.

This new price drop will also effect the Vita bundles available as well, which includes the  limited edition PS Vita The Walking Dead pack that arrives this week. This Walking Dead bundle will come with a PS Vita 3G/Wi-Fi System, a Digital Copy of The Walking Dead, a 4 GB memory card, and will go for $199 as well.

For memory cards, we have the 4GB ones at $15, the 8GB cards are now $20, the 16GB cards are $40, and the finally the 32GB cards are only $80. This price drop should now be reflected in all North American retail shops today, so those who have been waiting for an opportunity to buy the PS Vita, here is your chance.



About Samuel North

A writer at Operation Rainfall, a lover of videogames, and an insomniac who can't tell what day it is. There really isn't much else interesting to say, except that I've eaten an entire box of ramen noodles in one sitting.

  • smacd

    32GB memory cards for $80 is just as insane as it was at $100. Sony needs to get their heads out of their collective asses. When I can get an SD card of the same capacity for my 3DS for $20, I’m NOT going to pay $80. Nice of them to get around to dropping the Vita price to $200, but until I can get a 32GB memory card for sub-$50 I’m not buying.

    • Tara

      You know, it’s also quite funny that they’re basically doing everything on the PS4 absolutely right.

      … and yet the Vita, they are handling like they have no clue what they’re doing. It’s like they’re two different companies or something. I thought part of the whole “combination of Sony Computer Entertainment with the Consumer Electronics Division” thing was so they could make better and more consistent moves? This doesn’t come off as that at all.

    • smacd

      Agreed. It’s coming off as the reverse from Nintendo, where they are doing right with the 3DS but have no idea how to properly handle the Wii U.

    • Vice

      Both of you are spot on and I could not agree more.

    • Stealth

      but nintendo can and will turn wii u around. Vita is dead from what I witnessed today

    • Steve Baltimore

      All I know is they showed a ton of games today I want to play on the console. So I was pretty happy with that. Would I have like to seen more JRPGs? Sure but those will come with time. That console is far from dead in the water. I do agree the memory prices are still high, but as for the hardware itself not so much. It is line with a 3DS XL and has a much better screen and ton more features.

    • Stealth

      Its not just about jrpgs. Its about the ports. No retail support, No sony support.

    • Lester Paredes

      So don’t buy it. It’s perfectly within your right not to. I also agree these prices should be less, but it’s just the norm for proprietary products. Look at Apple.

    • smacd

      And that’s the problem. Why does the Vita need some ridiculous proprietary memory that costs 5x what the competition uses, which isn’t proprietary but an industry standard. We’re long passed the days where it makes sense to use proprietary components like memory sticks. It’s a clear and obvious money grab by Sony.

      And that’s the same reason I do not, and will never, own anything made by Apple. I’m not interested in paying the Apple Tax. I’m smarter than all the sheep willing to pay 5x more for basically the same thing you can get from their competitors.

    • Lester Paredes

      So continue what you are doing then, (which is: voting with your dollar) and please, stop bitching about something that isn’t necessary to survive to begin with. I could understand if they were doing this on medical supplies, but it’s just video games. If only people were this passionate about the things that matter in the world…

    • smacd

      Oh don’t give me that “first world problems” bull. Most of my work is for things that do matter, and I’m well within my rights to be passionate about what I do in my leisure time. I don’t need some self righteous little kid telling me I should be ashamed.

    • Lester Paredes

      I’m 30. Have a 6 year old and a wife. Not a kid. Instead, I’m someone with some experience letting you know that perhaps you should be more passionate about things that actually matter. Also, by voting with your money, you are doing something to express your opinions. Yes, we all know they are expensive, but they are luxury items. So, yes, first world problems. Get over it.

  • MegaMan.EXE

    Okay. Sweet price drop! Now how about that PSO2 international release Sega?

    • yes yes yes! I want this too lol. I knew the price drop was coming but the memory cards as expected are still ridiculous…Don’t know what they are thinking! gimme PSO2 though, right nowwwww!

  • Lester Paredes

    Yay! Price drops! Too bad I was a launch customer. Oh well, I’ve enjoyed my Vita since I got it, so wheeee! And to everyone bitching about how expensive memory is for this thing: Look, I understand, money’s tight. But just think about all those iPods/Pads that charge you $100 more for an upgrade on internal memory. Yes, I agree, these prices should be lower, but that doesn’t stop people from having iPods, does it? If it’s too much for you, just don’t buy it. Wait for a sale if you really want it. Scour the internets, buy it second hand, but please, for the love of God, quit acting as if this is strange and different from the practices of any other company looking to make money.

  • Roberto Ruiz Contreras

    I pre-oredered my Vita, but this might get my friends to buy one, since Ive been taunting them with how awesome P4G is and how I have too many games because of PS Plus, but they always pull the excuse of the price.

  • RagunaXL

    okay, now i’m looking at the vita. might have some room on my shelf next to the 3DS. it’s a top of line machine. a handheld. it’s home console contemporaries will range from $250-$500. so I feel that’s a decent price for what i’d get in return.

  • Tom Greene

    $80 for a 32gb memory card…yeah..right…lol. …if they really want to rope the lambs in that will buy this joke of a handheld. .include the 32 card in the bundle. ..wait that bundle sucks too…AT&T 3g is horrible and the walking dead meh

  • loyal_ethics

    I have both a 3ds and a ps vita and I love them both when it comes to sheer gaming . But I feel the vita memory cards are what’s keeping it from getting the shine it needs to. When you got the 3ds that has a memory card that comes with it right from the start and access to use SD cards witch are highly affordable it’s a no brainer. In all honesty they ps vita isn’t receiving a “price drop” because those proprietor memory cards are to costly. I was lucky at the time to get a 16GB for $30USD when they was going for $60 ! Sony needs to lower the price of the memory cards asap. With nintendo being #1 in handhelds for solong you’d think Sony would atleast follow the blue print.