PlayStation Vita also known as PS Vita was first unveiled by Sony in 2011. It is actually a successor to PlayStation portable and it is available in most parts of the World now. This portable console has got everything you need in a handheld, with its 5-inch OLED multi-touch capacitive touchscreen, 2Ghz quad-core ARM cortex-A9 processor coupled with 512 MB of Ram, Quad-core SGX543MP4+ graphics and dual camera it is an overall winner. It is available in Wi-Fi and 3G/Wi-Fi models.
PS Vita has got mixed reviews from all around the world; some called it an amazing piece of technology while others just ignored it. The main reason behind not liking this device is the growing number of smartphones and tablets which are equipped which powerful processors and graphics. Today the market is flooded with such smartphones and tablets which are even cheaper than the PS Vita but delivers the same graphical and gaming performance. As a result PS Vita failed to take over the smartphone and tablet market in terms of gaming.
Joystiq is now reporting that several Sony stores across the US have dropped the price of 3G-compatible PlayStation Vita, down from $299.99 to $199.99. This discounted 3G bundle includes PS Vita, an 8 GB memory card and a free PlayStation Network game. Interestingly Sony’s online store is still offering the 3-G handheld at $249.99 while some retail stores carry the $299.99 price tag for PS Vita 3G/Wi-Fi model.
According to Joystiq many of the Sony store employees have informed them that this price drop is permanent and Sony might discontinue the 3G model.High cost of data plan might be the cause of this decision because the services plan for PS Vita 3G model costs between $14.99 to $30 per month.
Here is the list of the eligible stores as stated by Joystiq:
- Costa Mesa, South Coast Plaza (YES)
- Glendale, The Americana at Brand (YES)
- Los Angeles, Beverly Center (YES)
- Los Angeles, Century City (YES)
- Palo Alto, Stanford Shopping Center (NO)
- San Diego, Fashion Valley (NOT IN STOCK, REMODELING LOCATION)
- Santa Clara, Valley Fair (YES)
- Denver, Cherry Creek Shopping Center (YES)
- Boca Raton, Town Center at Boca Raton (NO)
- Miami, Aventura Mall (NO)
- Orlando, The Mall at Millenia (YES)
- Tampa, International Plaza & Bay Street (YES)
- Las Vegas, The Forum Shops at Caesars (YES)
- Edison, Menlo Park Mall (YES)
- Garden City, Roosevelt Field (YES)
- New York, Sony Plaza (CLOSES AT 7PM ET)
- Philadelphia, The Market at Comcast Center (CLOSES AT 7PM ET)
- Dallas, Galleria Dallas (NO)
- Houston, Houston Galleria (YES)
- Arlington, The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City (NO)
- McLean, Tysons Corner Center (YES)
- Seattle, University Village (YES)
So what are you waiting for?? Grab your discounted 3G model now and let the game begin!!!