PS Vita games join PS3 in price drop
News that PS Vita games will also be joining the PlayStation 3 in a price drop is great for gamers, and the multiple titles on offer next week could entice those who have stayed clear of certain games because of the price. Before we look at what is listed we want to relay some thoughts on this, as we can guarantee there are going to be some questions asked on why specific titles have had a significant price drop and not others.
Among some of the price cuts, titles like Uncharted 3, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Twisted Metal, inFamous 2, and Resistance: Burning Skies are listed and those who have paid full price in the past may feel that they acted to quickly as some of these could be seen as not worth the original expense. We know that many people who want a game will go out and get it as soon as possible, especially those who want experience a certain title when it is brand new.
In the current financial climate, the cost of games could be an even bigger issue for parents whose children want the newly released game now, and it’s hard to teach youngsters that patience is a virtue. Although those who have waited for a price drop will now be pleased, their tolerance to hang on for a bit longer has paid off. Questions will be asked about why these games are dropping to such low prices, raising allsorts of discussions with everything from how good certain titles are, and whether the Vita needs to assist sales or whether this is a competitive strategy.
Generally, we don’t care why they are dropping the prices, as this is something that has been requested for sometime and this can only amount to more sales, making the hardware more attractive. Listing the titles on offer Gaming Everything also highlights Tuesday as the day this comes into affect. As far as the Vita is concerned Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational, Little Deviants, ModNation Racers: Road Trip, Reality Fighter and Wipeout 2048 are all reduced to $19.99, with Resistance: Burning Skies and Unit 13 still quite high at $29.99 and Uncharted: Golden Abyss at $39.99.
On the PlayStation 3 Gran Turismo 5 XL Edition, God of War: Origins Collection, Infamous 2, Jak and Daxter Collection, Ratchet & Clank Future: All 4 One, Sorcery- MOVE Required Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception all retail at $19.99, while the Uncharted 1 and 2 Dual Pack is $29.99 and Twisted Metal is $39.99. In addition, they also mention that Best Buy will be holding a “Gaming Blowout” sale, and Sorcery has already confirmed to be receiving a $14.99 price point. Gran Turismo XL is also rumored to be included in the retailer’s sale. Maybe you feel that more games should be on offer. Will you be picking up any of these next week?
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Decent sale, some of the price drops are a bit sub-par though. I got Unit 13 for free through a promotion, after playing it for around 10 hours I just decided to sell it through Glyde for $25; didn't feel it was worth more than $20, its 8-month development period really shows. Uncharted: Golden Abyss was also pretty crappy, the unresponsive swipes replacing button inputs for quick-time events ruined my immersion and the experience throughout the game. The story also didn't really feel important at all and there wasn't any kind of game mode to keep me playing after two or three campaign runs, like a survival mode or any type of multiplayer. I also sold that one for $25 on Glyde, those are two of the only games I've ever sold in the past five or so years. They just weren't as good as I had hoped. I'm glad they're dropping game prices in the first place but none of these really convince me to make a purchase. Modnation and Wipeout were worth their original prices and the new prices are great, nothing else catches my eye. Resistance would be tempting if it had any sort of co-op, if the multiplayer supported way more players and was less buggy and if it had a survival mode(my favorite "extra" game mode since it appeared in L4D), but otherwise that's a title I'm waiting to hit the bargain bin. Rayman Origins would've also rocked with a price drop but I guess I can wait for a holiday sale on the game or something.
No. no that's enough. I picked up Golden Abyss, Gravity Daze, MGS HD Vita and Rayman Origins Vita a few weeks back and I don't even have a Vita yet. My thinking was to get the games early so that when the eventual and inevitable price drop/bundle deal extravaganza comes I will have loads of good games to play and save money too. No more price cuts for games. Might pick up Need For Speed: Most Wanted and FIFA 2012 next.
Sounds like you should've gotten the Vita first. They won't do price drops any time soon, they're already losing a tiny bit of money off each console sold; they've confirmed that they're going to focus on bundle packs instead. On launch day I got a 3G Vita with Super Stardust Delta($15), a month of free 3G service and a $30 8gb memory card. That was a pretty awesome bundle, in fact bundles are all over the place right now for the system. Places like Gamestop and Target have some pretty spectacular Vita bundles at the moment, if you want a good Vita deal just go ahead and get one. It won't get any better in the future, unless you absolutely must have a grey Vita and a copy of Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation in October. Either way, game prices are going to keep lowering. It's just really dumb to purchase tons of games at their day-one price without even owning the system, you should've waited for price drops on games in the first place. Games are way likelier to drop in price than consoles. The Vita's my favorite system I've ever owned, I can still say that I've used it every single day since launch. I can claim that of no other game system I've ever owned, and it's also the first game system I've owned since launch day. It's a great value and it's one of the most powerful handheld devices in the world, at the cost of $250/$300 it's a steal.
I live in the UK and we never got free 3G for a month deals at launch with the main ISP [Vodafone]. They just offered WipEout 2048 for free which didn't really interest me [not a fan] and a 4gb or 8gb card [one or the other] which came bundled didn't strike me as appealing as both would get filled up super quick, especially if I were to download games. If something like that was available and I bought it I would have ended up spending more money on a bigger proprietary memory card which would cost me more in the long run. I expected the bundles to come sooner. That's why I got a lot of the games early. Well I screwed up that prediction sure, but I couldn't have foreseen Sony cocking the Vita's launch as much as they did. I may as well wait for a bundle with a game I don't already have now. Maybe FIFA 12 and Most Wanted will be bundled with 3G Vitas. Or maybe I'll just get the Liberation pack.