Vita Price Drop In Japan Causes Sales To Quadruple In One Week
Well, that's what price cuts are supposed to do.
After Sony slashed the price of the PlayStation Vita in Japan, a great many gamers have come out of the woodworks to nab the fancy portable.
According to GameWatch (as translated by Gematsu), SCE Japan president Hiroshi Kawano has revealed that sales of the handheld have increased four-fold since the retail cost fell on February 28. Speaking during the One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 presentation, Kawano said sales have quadrupled in just the past week, which is good news. Sony cut the price of both the Wi-Fi-only and 3G models in Japan to 19,980 yen (about $215) and obviously, that has made the unit far more attractive to consumers.
But Sony made it clear that price cuts were made on a region-by-region basis and as such, there is no Vita price drop scheduled for North America or Europe. Price may not be the biggest concern now, though, as there appears to be a serious lack of Vita software slated for 2013 and beyond. Hopefully, though, that'll change soon enough.
3/5/2013 10:11:52 PM John Shepard