Sony announced this morning in Japan that on February 28th the Vita will receive a much needed price cut.
Both the WiFi and 3G models will hit the price you see in the image above. Both units will retail for $215 USD in Japan, without memory cards, etc.
I find it odd that the 3G model is getting a bigger price drop than the WiFi model, but it does appear like the 3G model was a failed experiment.
Hopefully one of the things Sony announces Wednesday at their ‘Future of Playstation’ event is this price cut coming to the US/EU. At the time of this post it has only been announced for Japan. We could be seeing the PS Vita hit $199 in the next few weeks.
You’ve got to wonder if that will even be enough to resurrect Sony’s struggling handled seeing as it was on sale a lot during November/December at this price and didn’t see the type of sales bump you’d associate with $50 price cuts and holiday bundles.PS Vita gets price drop in Japan, could be $199 in US soon,