PS Vita Price Cut Coming to Japan

By Luke Caulfield , Updated Feb 18, 2013 11:10 AM EST
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Sony is trying hard to revitalize interest in the PS Vita in Japan. Sony faltering handheld will recieve a price cut on February 28th

According to Kotaku, PS Vita will price tage will go down to ¥19,980 (US $214) for both the Wi-Fi and 3G versions. For comparison's sake, when the Vita was first released, the 3G version went for launch price was ¥29,980 ($323), and the Wi-Fi version launched for ¥24,980 ($269).

Since announcing the cut, Sony confirmed with Eurogamer that there are currently no plans to announce a PS Vita price cut for Europe. The company hasn't announced one way or the other if they plan to cut the North American price.

Along with the price cut, a SCEJ presentation for the Vita early this morning, showing off a slew of new and anticipated games, including Phantasy Star Online 2, Soul Sacrifice, God Eater 2, and the long-awaited HD remake of Final Fantasy X.

Despite a strong critical response, the Vita has struggled to grab gamers' attention since launching a year ago. Sales dropped close to 80% in the Vita's second week, and would later be outsold by its predecsessor, the PSP.

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