We all know that the Vita is getting a price cut eventually. It’s going to happen, but nobody knows exactly when. In fact, an interview on Eurogamer has the answer to that lingering question, since Sony’s UK boss Fergal Gara told that the powerful portable will get a price reduction in 2013. Nevertheless, the exact timing of the price cut is still being discussed.
It seems like Sony will manage to finish 2012 without announcing a price cut for the PlayStation Vita, but taking into account how poorly the system has been selling it’s just a matter of time before it happens. Additionally, I’m not aware of many games coming out for the console (with the exceptions of Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified and Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation) and I don’t think the average consumer even knows what the Vita is capable of.
Currently, the Wi-Fi version of the Vita is $249.99 and the 3G version is $299.99. Some of the fourth generation iPods Touch are cheaper than that and even though the Vita (a dedicated handheld) shouldn’t be directly compared to an MP3 player, I’m pretty sure which one will be chosen by those people who go to a Best Buy with $300 bucks in their pockets.