Vita Game Prices Cheaper Online – Not By Much
Vita games are cheaper via PSN! Yay! But not by much! Boo! And in one case not at all! Yayboo!
PS Vita games are not as cheap digitally as we hoped they would be. Back in the days of The Past, we were lead to believe – granted, by nothing more than rumour – that Vita games bought through PSN would be a fair whack cheaper than their boxed compatriots.
Turns out we were stupid, dumb and idiotic to have even dreamed of such a world. Yes, Vita games are cheaper via PSN, as they’ve popped up on the Store in the US and we can see how much they are with our eyes. But the general reduction in price seems to be around the 10% mark.
Not to be sniffed at, certainly, but it really doesn’t feel like Sony grasps the difference people see between boxed products and those bought digitally. Maybe we’ll see Steam levels of uber-sales, but it’s doubtful because… well, because Money. That’s why. Money.
The best part, of course, is the fact that Uncharted: Golden Abyss costs the same digitally as its RRP. Meaning you can pick it up a fair bit cheaper from somewhere like Amazon, brand new. As one NeoGaf user succinctly puts it: “That’s not how discounts work, Sony.”
Here’s a tiny list of games with their RRPs, via that there mentioned ‘Gaf thread:
Uncharted $50 ($50 RRP)
Hot Shots $36 ($40 RRP)
WipEout 2048 $36 ($40 RRP)
Super Stardust Delta $10 – PSN title
Modnation Racers Road trip $27 ($30 RRP)
We can’t complain about them being cheaper. We can raise issue with the lack of real discount. And the fact the games are already available in cheaper, physical, re-sellable forms elsewhere. Good work, everyone!