By Kyle Emch / February 21st, 2013
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.
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