Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Pre-Order/Reserve PlayStation Vita Online Now

Coffee Beans:
     UPDATE:  RESERVE IT NOW!  Sony confirmed today, October 18, 2011, that the PlayStation Vita will be released world-wide on February 22, 2012.
     Sony just announced today, November 3, that if you pre-order a special PlayStation Vita bundle, the First Edition Bundle, that you will get that bundle one week before everybody else.  The PlayStation Vita First Edition Bundle will release and ship to owners on February 15, 2012 and it costs just $349.99.  The bundle will include a PS Vita case and the PS Vita game Little Deviants.
     Click HERE to reserve the PS Vita First Edition Bundle now!

     If you were watching Sony's E3 press conference tonight, you may have been really surprised(as I was), about the price points for the PlayStation Vita(Click to pre-order now!).
     Sony announced the Vita will have two price points: one with WiFi only for $249.99, and one with WiFi an 3G service provided by AT&T for $299.99.

     If you're ready to jump on the PlayStation Vita bandwagon, you can click the images below to pre-order, or reserve, either(or both) versions of the handheld system on Amazon.com or GameStop below:

     The $299.99 3G and WiFi system is on the left, the $249.99 WiFi only Vita system is on the right.

Filtered Thoughts:
     I think the price points are very good for what Sony showed the Vita seems capable of tonight at E3.  If I were to get one, I would probably go with just the WiFi system being that I don't travel a lot, and I would use it mainly around the house.

     Were any of you surprised by the price points for the PlayStation Vita, and did the revealed prices make your more/less interested in the system, than you perhaps were before the prices were revealed?


  1. Oh I'm going to buy a hundred of these. Full integration with the PSN means I already have 70+ games for the console, and some of those PSN games (Under Siege) are just perfect for gaming on the go.

    Great price, great tech - Sony made me very happy.

  2. Absolutely SHOCKED at the price point, Coffee. I think that Nintendo may have a situation to deal with come Christmas if they don't get some really compelling titles in the pipeline ASAP.

    Don't get me wrong, though... I am still very happy with my 3DS, and think that it's a great system. I was just surprised at the price point on the Vita, and think that it could be a great platform if developers can effectively use its special features.


  3. I was hoping for 299 but expecting a horrible 349. Now that is officially 249, can't wait to place my preorder! I live in Japan and this will for sure sell out day one!...Monster hunter with 2 analog sticks is enough to sell the thing here...

  4. Absolutely amazed at the price. Truely fantastic. Littlebigplanet on Vita

  5. The price is awesome! Looks like Monster Hunter might be the deciding factor in my next handheld.

  6. Those of you who have been following my comments on 3DS know that I felt it came in too high - I felt like the 3DS should have rang in at $200. I think that the 3D while nice, feels a bit lightweight to the specs and what was shown on the Vita last night. Those two units don't feel like they should be priced the same (like @Games - I'm much more likely to just get the $250 model).

    Know what else I liked? That Sony had the price point ready to share. How long did the 3DS leave people speculating? Strong, confident move by Sony - and I find myself wondering if there will be a price drop for the 3DS in the somewhat near future in response?

  7. As much as the 3DS didn't jive with my eyeballs, I still think it's a very nice system. Although I stick with my opinion that it's overpriced and may have some serious competition with the Vita being $250.

    I watched the presentation of the vita last night and was very impressed. Will have to see how some finances shake out, but I think I have a significantly greater chance of getting this vs the 3DS.

  8. I think it is at least possible that this reaction to the Vita is overblown. At $250-300, it isn't putting that much price pressure on the Wii. The Vita also offers little true innovation; the touchscreen is kinda seven years ago, and its version of console/handheld connectivity is a no-go because it requires, as I understand it, the purchase of two games.

    I think the Vita offers little that the casual gamer, a cornerstone of the handheld market, wants, and is like the PSP a great system for the hardcore gamer. But yet it still seems like it has the big weakness of the PSP: its games will be watered down console ports.

    It'll sell awesome in Japan, but I'm not convinced it is giving the 3DS much trouble in America.

  9. I wouldn't be surprised that Sony will be selling the Vita with little profit or at a cost to them to stay competitive. A little birdy told me that thing is fully loaded!

  10. lol, they couldn't possibly keep up in a price war with Nintendo. Ninty manufactures those 3DS machines at something like $100 per. They have tons of room to go if Sony challenges them.

  11. I'm not surprised by the prices. I am about 80/20 over getting the PSV over the 3DS now.



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