Today, Sony announced to Japan, via video stream, that the Playstation Vita will be reduced in price. This reduction should not as a surprise to our readers, because we kinda called it a week ago. The price cut is a substantial one, as they’ve reduced the Playstation Vita 3G/Wifi price about 10,000 Yen in price, which is just a bit more than 100 USD. Since the current US price of the Vita is $299, that means we could be looking at a price of $199 in the very near future. The price change will be effective starting February 28, 2013. It will also be available in 4 colors in Japan: Crystal Black, Crystal White, Cosmic Red and Sapphire Blue. Japanese audiences can also get the Vita in Ice Silver as a part of a Phantasy Star Online 2 bundle. Finally, there will also be a blood red edition which comes bundled with the much anticipated game, Soul Sacrifice.
Let’s hope the Playstation Meeting 2013 brings us news of a Playstation Vita price drop in addition to PS4 news. This price drop, along with the new titles on the way, will finally put the Vita in a competitive position with the Nintendo 3DS.