A few days ago, Sony revealed a new PlayStation Vita bundle called “PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection PlayStation Vita Bundle.” For $299.99, customers get a 3G/Wi-Fi system, 1-year PlayStation Plus subscription (which basically translates into a bunch of free titles, such as Gravity Rush, Jet Set Radio, Wipeout 2048 and so on,) Unit 13 game voucher and 4GB memory card.
Sony pointed out that the bundle represents $100 in savings if everything was purchased separately. The way I see it though, this bundle is a joke. Basically, Sony is putting out a download-focused package that offers lots of digital titles, but at the same time, it comes with a 4GB memory card. Just for reference, Uncharted: Golden Abyss (which by the way is one of the titles that was released for free as part of the PlayStation Plus membership) takes up 2.7GB of space of your memory card.
So Sony is releasing a download-oriented bundle that includes a memory card with the lowest size available. In other words, this means that those who would like to actually get a few digital games will have to upgrade to a bigger (not to mention extremely expensive) memory card. Additionally, $300 is a steep price for a portable console. The fact that the bundle features lots of free titles as part of the 1-year PlayStation Plus subscription is great, but the price is still too high.
What do you think? Does this deal sound fair to you? Would you consider buying a Vita this Holiday season? As usual, share ideas in the comments down below.
Source: PlayStation Blog