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Wario64
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(02-08-2012, 03:04 AM)
Yup.

Uncharted (3.2 GB) $45 ($50 MSRP)
Hot Shots (1.15 GB) $36 ($40 MSRP)
WipEout 2048 (1.6GB) $36 ($40 MSRP)
Super Stardust Delta (208 MB) $10 - PSN title
Modnation Racers Road trip (1.5 GB) $27 ($30 MSRP)

via search


US Vita games are playable on JP Vitas (using US PSN accounts on both devices??) by copying from PS3 (thanks Purexed)


Last edited by Wario64; 02-09-2012 at 12:01 AM.
Agent X
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(02-08-2012, 03:05 AM)
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Nice.
DMeisterJ
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(02-08-2012, 03:05 AM)
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Uncharted still 50

Bend am cry
Pai Pai Master
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(02-08-2012, 03:05 AM)
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Amazon: $29.99
PSN: $35.99

That's not how discounts work, Sony.
Plinko
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(02-08-2012, 03:06 AM)
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I'll be sticking with physical copies, but I'm glad the option is there for those who want to take advantage of it.
Purexed
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(02-08-2012, 03:06 AM)
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Hold on, Vita games are up on the US store?
Broadbandito
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(02-08-2012, 03:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by Pai Pai Master

Amazon: $29.99
PSN: $35.99

That's not how discounts work, Sony.

no shit. I see hot shots for $30 everywhere too basically
cw_sasuke
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(02-08-2012, 03:07 AM)
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I hope it's HSG is 29 on PAL PSN.
Green Slime
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(02-08-2012, 03:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by Pai Pai Master

Amazon: $29.99
PSN: $35.99

That's not how discounts work, Sony.

Nice.
Trent Strong
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(02-08-2012, 03:07 AM)
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10% is not enough.
Wario64
works for Gamestop (lol)
(02-08-2012, 03:08 AM)
Uncharted is $50


loool
Henry Jones Jr
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(02-08-2012, 03:08 AM)
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I'm pretty sure HSG is $29.99 MSRP....

edit: NM they must have raised it.
WonkersTHEWatilla
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(02-08-2012, 03:08 AM)
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Like I said in the other thread, no discount for Uncharted is utter bull crap. Cures me of wanting it.
Ken Masters
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(02-08-2012, 03:09 AM)
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Sony doesn't understand digital pricing, this is abundantly clear. I predict after the Vita launch bombs they will cut this bullshit but it will be too late.
Duxxy3
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(02-08-2012, 03:10 AM)
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This is not the DD future you are looking for.
DoctorWho
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(02-08-2012, 03:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ken Masters

Sony doesn't understand digital pricing, this is abundantly clear. I predict after the Vita launch bombs they will cut this bullshit but it will be too late.

I get that they might be a little higher than expected, but don't start expecting iOS level pricing either.
James Sawyer Ford
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(02-08-2012, 03:10 AM)
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Sony still fucking their digital consumers over (like me).

And they wonder why growth of digital purchases hasn't grown like they've wanted? They are incredibly stingy on the prices for games that don't require any physical media, shipping, packaging, etc. That amounts to more than a 10% discount..

really disappointing.

And as much as I want to grab Uncharted, if it's $50 I'm going to pass until the price drops because not having a discount on a game that's already insanely high priced is frankly bullshit. I grabbed Uncharted 3 on Amazon for around $50, and many deals just a few weeks later saw the game retail at around $30. And that was a Naughty Dog produced Uncharted game with full fledged multiplayer and all.
Dog Problems
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(02-08-2012, 03:11 AM)
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Is this a temporary discount or will most games be discounted like this? I was honestly expecting them to be the same price as their retail version.
Gaylord Sweetwood
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(02-08-2012, 03:12 AM)
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Whoop De Doo 10%.
Pai Pai Master
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(02-08-2012, 03:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by WonkersTHEWatilla

Like I said in the other thread, no discount for Uncharted is utter bull crap. Cures me of wanting it.

It's not really the kind of game I need in digital form. Play it once and dump it.
Dog Problems
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(02-08-2012, 03:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by Pai Pai Master

It's not really the kind of game I need in digital form. Play it once and dump it.

Yeah, I was just going to GameFly it and be done.
elty
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(02-08-2012, 03:13 AM)
10% is way too low, considered I am giving up

- the ability to sell the game once I finished it
- the ability to lend it to a friend
- the physical game itself

Not to mention there is probably less sales, no clearance compared to many retailers competing for business. It needs to be at least 30 % discount.
cw_sasuke
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(02-08-2012, 03:13 AM)
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Some of you really had unrealistic expectations, Sony would pretty much burn all their bridges with software retailers if they would charge even less for titles on PSN - especially at launch they have to depend on retailer support. Offering software titles for less = loosing Retailer support aka the system would really be DOA.
Shining Sunshine
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(02-08-2012, 03:13 AM)
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Can you buy Vita games on PS3 and load them into the Vita?

Might be able to download Japanese games like that, maybe.
Ken Masters
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(02-08-2012, 03:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by Duxxy3



This is not the DD future you are looking for.

I Loled
Purexed
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(02-08-2012, 03:14 AM)
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I don't care. I've been waiting for the US games to launch so I can play something on my import Vita.

Downloading Hot Shots now. Yes... I'm the problem blah blah blah!!!
Carl
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(02-08-2012, 03:14 AM)
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Baby steps guys. Baby steps
DoctorWho
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(02-08-2012, 03:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by James Sawyer Ford

Sony still fucking their digital consumers over (like me).

And they wonder why growth of digital purchases hasn't grown like they've wanted? They are incredibly stingy on the prices for games that don't require any physical media, shipping, packaging, etc. That amounts to more than a 10% discount..

really disappointing.

And as much as I want to grab Uncharted, if it's $50 I'm going to pass until the price drops because not having a discount on a game that's already insanely high priced is frankly bullshit. I grabbed Uncharted 3 on Amazon for around $50, and many deals just a few weeks later saw the game retail at around $30. And that was a Naughty Dog produced Uncharted game with full fledged multiplayer and all.

Physical Media, packaging and shipping actually make up a small part of the cost of a game. It's mostly made up of r & d, production and marketing. Media, packaging and shipping probably only cost $5 per game.
Pai Pai Master
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(02-08-2012, 03:15 AM)
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Title change = truth.
Lord-Audie
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(02-08-2012, 03:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by Purexed

I don't care. I've been waiting for the US games to launch so I can play something on my import Vita.

Downloading Hot Shots now. Yes... I'm the problem blah blah blah!!!

Henry Jones Jr
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(02-08-2012, 03:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by cw_sasuke

Some of you really had unrealistic expectations, Sony would pretty much burn all their bridges with software retailers if they would charge even less for titles on PSN - especially at launch they have to depend on retailer support. Offering software titles for less = loosing Retailer support aka the system would really be DOA.

Yeah. I believe the way the system is set up makes it impossible for them to sell their games at a lower price than they sell the games to stores like Wal-Mart for.
Shocking4U
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(02-08-2012, 03:15 AM)
Cool.
felipepl
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(02-08-2012, 03:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by elty

10% is way too low, considered I am giving up

- the ability to sell the game once I finished it
- the ability to lend it to a friend
- the physical game itself

Not to mention there is probably less sales, no clearance compared to many retailers competing for business. It needs to be at least 30 % discount.

You're forgetting some big advantages too:

- having access to a launch game hour 1
- avoiding leaving home to buy something
James Sawyer Ford
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(02-08-2012, 03:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by cw_sasuke

Some of you really had unrealistic expectations, Sony would pretty much burn all their bridges with software retailers if they would charge even less for titles on PSN - especially at launch they have to depend on retailer support. Offering software titles for less = loosing Retailer support aka the system would really be DOA.

Maybe Sony needs to grab some balls and realize that iOS is doing just fine without selling content at a physical retailer....and they do this through very competitive and reasonable pricing.

Sony still thinks this is 1996.
Agent X
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(02-08-2012, 03:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by Pai Pai Master

Amazon: $29.99
PSN: $35.99

That's not how discounts work, Sony.

Oops! Looks like that's not so nice after all.
Carl
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(02-08-2012, 03:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by elty

10% is way too low, considered I am giving up

- the ability to sell the game once I finished it
- the ability to lend it to a friend
- the physical game itself

Not to mention there is probably less sales, no clearance compared to many retailers competing for business. It needs to be at least 30 % discount.

HAHA good one. Retailers would say "fuck you" and refuse to carry hardware/software
ghibli99
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(02-08-2012, 03:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by Pai Pai Master

Amazon: $29.99
PSN: $35.99

That's not how discounts work, Sony.

Exactly.
Mrbob
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(02-08-2012, 03:17 AM)
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Retail is already cheaper. You lose, Sony.

Originally Posted by felipepl

You're forgetting some big advantages too:

- having access to a launch game hour 1
- avoiding leaving home to buy something

I don't know if point one is an advantage with Grace Chen working her magic. :P
Eusis
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(02-08-2012, 03:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by James Sawyer Ford

Sony still fucking their digital consumers over (like me).

And they wonder why growth of digital purchases hasn't grown like they've wanted? They are incredibly stingy on the prices for games that don't require any physical media, shipping, packaging, etc. That amounts to more than a 10% discount..

It's not entirely their fault, retailers like GameStop want to avoid their business being undercut by DD so they end up pressuring the companies into keeping DD just as high. We're probably lucky as it is that we have a $4 discount on the $40 games.

... Of course, constantly cheapening retail packaging DOES NOT make me want to get physical versions over DD. Stuff like HSG and Wipeout are more appealing physically simply because of the price difference, if they had been the same digitally they'd be the versions I'd go for if I got the games since not only are they games that'd be good to keep on the system, but what's the point of a physical version if it's literally just the game in a case and an online code?
entrement
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(02-08-2012, 03:17 AM)
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Man, Sony is really afraid of Best Buy and the likes?
famousmortimer
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(02-08-2012, 03:17 AM)
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10% sucks. 10% is also 10% more than PS3 retail games and PSP retail games on the store got. It's also 10% more than retail games on XBL-GoD gets.
James Sawyer Ford
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(02-08-2012, 03:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by DoctorWho

Physical Media, packaging and shipping actually make up a small part of the cost of a game. It's mostly made up of r & d, production and marketing. Media, packaging and shipping probably only cost $5 per game.

I'd say it's probably closer to $10, especially with cartridges this time, but I don't know for sure.

A $10 discount on $40 game is 25% off. That sounds reasonable to me.
Pai Pai Master
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(02-08-2012, 03:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by cw_sasuke

Some of you really had unrealistic expectations, Sony would pretty much burn all their bridges with software retailers if they would charge even less for titles on PSN - especially at launch they have to depend on retailer support. Offering software titles for less = loosing Retailer support aka the system would really be DOA.

The expectation is that Sony should be a little more savvy about how to properly price games on their digital store, especially after they let the PSP Go die for this very reason. This kind of pricing mirrors the awful job they did with PSP games on PSN, where they're selling you one game bundled with another for $15, but charging much more for just one of those games on their own.

They simply don't seem to have any oversight on their pricing and they're not interested in pushing third parties to do the same. When publishers like Namco are selling games from 3 years ago for $40 on PSN, we get weary of seeing a repeat about that kind of carelessness with these Vita prices.
kassatsu
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(02-08-2012, 03:18 AM)
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Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational ($35.99)
ModNation Racers: Road Trip ($26.99)
Super Stardust Delta ($9.99)
Uncharted Golden Abyss ($49.99)
WipEout 2048 ($35.99)

All I could find
Carl
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(02-08-2012, 03:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by James Sawyer Ford

Maybe Sony needs to grab some balls and realize that iOS is doing just fine without selling content at a physical retailer....and they do this through very competitive and reasonable pricing.

Sony still thinks this is 1996.

Uhh Apple doesn't rely on the same retailers to sell the hardware.
Henry Jones Jr
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(02-08-2012, 03:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by kassatsu

Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational ($35.99)
ModNation Racers: Road Trip ($26.99)
Super Stardust Delta ($9.99)
Uncharted Golden Abyss ($49.99)
WipEout 2048 ($35.99)

All I could find

SOLD!!!!
Duffyside
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(02-08-2012, 03:19 AM)
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CAN I PLAY ANY OF THESE ON MY PS3!?!? I NEED HOT SHOT TROPHIEZZZZZ NAO!!!
elty
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(02-08-2012, 03:19 AM)

Originally Posted by Carl

HAHA good one. Retailers would say "fuck you" and refuse to carry hardware/software

Retailers certainly refused to carry iPad or iPod, device that has Netflix built in.... Digital music and video?
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DoctorWho
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(02-08-2012, 03:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by James Sawyer Ford

I'd say it's probably closer to $10, especially with cartridges this time, but I don't know for sure.

A $10 discount on $40 game is 25% off. That sounds reasonable to me.

The most expensive component will be the cartridge but they are getting huge discounts on shipping and printing in mass. I'm convinced it's no more than $5 per unit.

Some game journalist needs to get on this.
Misterhbk
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(02-08-2012, 03:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by Purexed

I don't care. I've been waiting for the US games to launch so I can play something on my import Vita.

Downloading Hot Shots now. Yes... I'm the problem blah blah blah!!!

can you actually transfer them over to the Vita right now though? If so shouldn't we be able to transfer PSP games over as well? Up until now my Vita has failed to recognize any US PSP games on my PS3.

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