Japanese Retailers Cut Price Of PlayStation Vita
System's disappointing performance continues. Will U.S. stores follow suit?
There's no concrete evidence to suggest PlayStation Vita will be a failure.
If anything, Sony didn't work hard enough to release a must have game that catered to the Japanese, which probably explains why the handheld has underperformed over there, selling roughly 321,000 units the first weekend and then 72,479 the first week after that.
That said, this is still cause for concern, and things just became a bit scarier with the news that some Japanese retailers have cut the price of the 3G model by as much as 20 percent. That's 24,999 yen, which equates to $326.
This could be a New Year sale. One flier distinctly reads 12/26-1/9. At the same time, this news leaves us to wonder how Westerners will react to the machine's $249.99 and $299.99 models.