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$h@d0w
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(08-16-2013, 01:58 PM)
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Update

This is a limited offer for the show only, shout out to all the gaming blogs who didn't check before running this as a story and thanks to those who can read Chinese.

http://asia.playstation.com/hk/cht/newsdetail?id=941

Original Post

I think this looks like the Vita price drop is coming in a big way.

Some pre-show press photos were uploaded today on the official PS Asia Flickr account. These are for the Hong Kong Computer & Communications Festival 2013 (HKCCF).

The HKCCF is held on the 23rd - 26th of August (after Sony press conference at Gamescom).

Current PS Vita Prices on Sony Hong Kong website.

New PS Vita Price advertised: Hong Kong Dollars HKD $1280 = USD $165 (black WiFi model with accessory bundle and Modnation Racers, hard to read the small print but it's there)

Click for bigger versions on flickr:


HKCCF_01 by PlayStation.Blog.Asia, on Flickr


HKCCF_02 by PlayStation.Blog.Asia, on Flickr


HKCCF_03 by PlayStation.Blog.Asia, on Flickr

One more image labelled HKCCF:


HKCCF_04 by PlayStation.Blog.Asia, on Flickr

Enlarged:

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WhatRobEats
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(08-16-2013, 01:59 PM)
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Impressive deal.

Now bring it stateside. Oh and slash memory card prices in half.
Napalm_Frank
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(08-16-2013, 01:59 PM)
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Itshappening.jif
Canis lupus
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(08-16-2013, 01:59 PM)
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Gamescom announcement incoming!
suppadoopa
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(08-16-2013, 02:01 PM)
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Girl on the left seems to lack trigger discipline
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(08-16-2013, 02:01 PM)
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But a ticket to Hongkong would cost me a hundred bucks, so it is still expensive.
Hargenx
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(08-16-2013, 02:02 PM)
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My luck....I just bought it...that feel... ;__;
Returners
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(08-16-2013, 02:03 PM)
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WiFi Model + accessory pack + Modnation Racers Road Trip
RibbedHero
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(08-16-2013, 02:03 PM)
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Killer price drop. Fantastic move from Sony.
Marvel
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(08-16-2013, 02:03 PM)
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I hope it comes to the EU, been holding off on buying one.
GrimlÝck
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(08-16-2013, 02:03 PM)
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Welcomed news.
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(08-16-2013, 02:04 PM)
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I hope that ModNation won't lead to unprecedented returns.
QP3
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(08-16-2013, 02:04 PM)
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Mother of God.

I feel like we are pulsing the defibrillator and waiting for the result...
Nibel
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(08-16-2013, 02:04 PM)
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Fucking finally

Don't forget to announce worthwhile games tho
doomquake
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(08-16-2013, 02:06 PM)
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if only it was priced like this at launch
$h@d0w
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(08-16-2013, 02:06 PM)
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I think the accessory pack was an Asia exclusive, it came with:

Screen Protector
Cleaning Cloth
Wrist Strap
Case
Card Case

No memory card :-(
KAL2006
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(08-16-2013, 02:07 PM)
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It was obvious with kids targeted games upcoming like Tearaway, Pets and inVizimals. Sony need to make more colors to appeal to a wide range of people, the system stoll looks hardcore like it belongs to a tech need, they need more colors that will appeal to kids (red, blue, pink).
sajj316
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(08-16-2013, 02:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by doomquake

if only it was priced like this at launch

If I remember correctly, GAF was favorable to the initial price point ... until 3DS dropped its price before Vita launch.

Hopefully it means a 45% drop on memory card prices as well!!
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(08-16-2013, 02:08 PM)
$h@d0w
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Originally Posted by KAL2006

It was obvious with kids targeted games upcoming like Tearaway, Pets and inVizimals. Sony need to make more colors to appeal to a wide range of people, the system stoll looks hardcore like it belongs to a tech need, they need more colors that will appeal to kids (red, blue, pink).

We have those colors here except pink.
TechnicPuppet
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(08-16-2013, 02:10 PM)
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Any idea how this would translate to UK prices? I still have a PS+ backlog to go through on Vita at some point.
Bundy
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(08-16-2013, 02:10 PM)

Originally Posted by doomquake

if only it was priced like this at launch

With VITA's specs? You must be joking?!
For the tech you got, the VITA price was amazing at launch.
People were expecting a 399$ handheld.
ohlawd
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(08-16-2013, 02:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by $h@d0w

I think the accessory pack was an Asia exclusive, it came with:

Screen Protector
Cleaning Cloth
Wrist Strap
Case
Card Case

No memory card :-(

what a bunch of useless shit.

Keep the low price, drop all that garbage including Modnation and put in a 32 gig... or surprise me, a 64/128 (lol) gig after an announcement.
KAL2006
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(08-16-2013, 02:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by $h@d0w

We have those colors here except pink.

Had no idea, I live in the UK, all I see is black sold separately and white sold in a bundle.
$h@d0w
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(08-16-2013, 02:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by ohlawd

what a bunch of useless shit.

Keep the low price, drop all that garbage including Modnation and put in a 32 gig... or surprise me, a 64/128 (lol) gig after an announcement.

These accessory packs have been available since launch in Asia so I guess they have a load in a warehouse somewhere. Probably a regional deal.
$h@d0w
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(08-16-2013, 02:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by KAL2006

Had no idea, I live in the UK, all I see is black sold separately and white sold in a bundle.

We have "Cosmic Red" and "Sapphire Blue" - they are usually released as bundles with games, like the Ass Creed White bundle you have there.

Edit - actually they are available out of bundles: http://www.sony.com.hk/products/apps...419378&lang=en

Red, blue, silver, white and black.

3G model is white and black only.
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Opus Angelorum
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(08-16-2013, 02:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by TechnicPuppet

Any idea how this would translate to UK prices? I still have a PS+ backlog to go through on Vita at some point.

Should be at most £129.99.
Napalm_Frank
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(08-16-2013, 02:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by doomquake

if only it was priced like this at launch

Would have been another PS3 situation or very different HW than what we got.
KAL2006
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(08-16-2013, 02:18 PM)
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Fuck Modnation, they should really have a LittleBigPlanet bundle for cheap, that's a game that would appeal to both casuals and gamers.

This is how Vita should be priced

£150
Vita
LittleBigPlanet
8GB

£140
Vita alone
repeater
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(08-16-2013, 02:18 PM)
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Judging from the demo, 45% off the Vita price is the minimum compensation one should morally be entitled to for playing through Modnation Racers Vita. I actually really liked the PS3 original.
Currygan
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(08-16-2013, 02:19 PM)
good for them i guess

bring it here and include a memory card and maybe I'll think about it
Napalm_Frank
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(08-16-2013, 02:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by KAL2006

Fuck Modnation, they should really have a LittleBigPlanet bundle for cheap, that's a game that would appeal to both casuals and gamers.

This is how Vita should be priced

£150
Vita
LittleBigPlanet
8GB

£140
Vita alone

People might actually want to buy LBP separately :lol
Simzyy
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(08-16-2013, 02:20 PM)
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Cool, I can finally order a copy of Persona 4 Golden & VLR.

Hope the UK price is £120ish
Mokubba
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(08-16-2013, 02:20 PM)
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Is it just the black colour?

I'm after the silver one and will bite for a good price.
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(08-16-2013, 02:21 PM)
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unreasonable expectations for gamescom rising. Only bad can come of this

(really they need a huge price cut. Most retailers are already heavily discounting below RRP with bundles, so a small cut would have no impact)
TechnicPuppet
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(08-16-2013, 02:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by Opus Angelorum

Should be at most £129.99.

Thanks, that seems pretty reasonable as long as I don't need to shell out £60 for a 32GB mem card as well.
ComputerMKII
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(08-16-2013, 02:22 PM)
What are the best games for PS Vita?
Man-is-Obsolete
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Has me hopeful that the price cut in the US is more aggressive than just $50. It needs to either be more, or every unit needs to be bundled with a game and memory card and $50 off.
Discoid
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(08-16-2013, 02:23 PM)
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Holy crap, cheaper than a 3DS? That's quite an impressive deal, I've gotta say. I already have both, but I can say I hope Nintendo responds by lowering the 3DS XL price so I can sell my OG 3DS and upgrade.

Of course, assuming it comes stateside of course. C'mon, Gamescom.
QP3
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(08-16-2013, 02:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by Computer

What are the best games for PS Vita?

I recommend P4G and Dragon's Crown. Havent played many others...

http://www.metacritic.com/browse/gam...nsed&sort=desc
Discoid
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(08-16-2013, 02:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Computer

What are the best games for PS Vita?

Persona 4 Golden is my single favorite game ever, Soul Sacrifice is quite good (has a great demo as well), Disgaea 3 is extremely addictive and fun, Gravity Rush is slightly flawed in execution but very unique, creative and fun imo, and Wipeout 2048 is fucking awesome.
PotionBleue
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(08-16-2013, 02:26 PM)
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They can cut the console's price as much as they want, but as long as memory card prices stay utterly ridiculous I'm not buying it.
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(08-16-2013, 02:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by TechnicPuppet

Thanks, that seems pretty reasonable as long as I don't need to shell out £60 for a 32GB mem card as well.

you want the moon on a stick..

if they do a huge price cut, it is likely they'll keep memory prices high to offset that.

Originally Posted by PotionBleue

They can cut the console's price as much as they want, but as long as memory card prices stay utterly ridiculous I'm not buying it.


that doesn't make any sense. If it was free but the memory card was the same price, thats still a great overall price.
$h@d0w
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(08-16-2013, 02:30 PM)
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I just noticed on picture 1 there is a Killzone Mercenary retail box and Helghast bobble heads :-)
ohlawd
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(08-16-2013, 02:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by PotionBleue

They can cut the console's price as much as they want, but as long as memory card prices stay utterly ridiculous I'm not buying it.

You wouldn't bite for a 32 gig bundle for 165?

All I want, really. All they've done however is bundle in crap games with tiny memory cards.
heckmanimation
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(08-16-2013, 02:33 PM)
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i feel like thats TOO cheap.

this devious is worth more than that. - the memory cards on the other hand are not.

except for that sweet sweet 32gb'er
Discoid
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(08-16-2013, 02:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by ohlawd

You wouldn't bite for a 32 gig bundle for 165?

All I want, really. All they've done however is bundle in crap games with tiny memory cards.

Yeah, I got Assassin's Creed and PSA:BR in my bundle and hardly played either.

The three months of free PS Plus, however, we're fantastic.
TechnicPuppet
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(08-16-2013, 02:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by mrklaw

you want the moon on a stick..

if they do a huge price cut, it is likely they'll keep memory prices high to offset that.




that doesn't make any sense. If it was free but the memory card was the same price, thats still a great overall price.

£190 is too expensive imo. About £150 might be acceptable.
Infinite_Daremo
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(08-16-2013, 02:36 PM)
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Its a start. Now announce some new games and you can save this thing. Still should be bundled with a damn memory card though.
Vashetti
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(08-16-2013, 02:36 PM)
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Is this a permanent price drop or just a limited time thing?

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