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oh and I forgot to mention Sony did say that the PSN downloadable versions of the games will be even cheaper, but I am not sure if this is true in Japan yet.
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Also games are $40 not $50. That's on the high end side of games too.

Bargain priced launch games are at $30. Other games are at $60-$70. That's the UK and Japan. In the US $40-$50 will likely be the standard price. It's not so unthinkable.
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Memory cards are expensive but generally a one time purchase. Adults will also get this, ask me how I know....

Not likely - http://www.kotaku.com.au/2011/12/how-big-a-memory-card-should-you-get-for-your-ps-vita-these-game-download-sizes-should-help/
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AND memory cards are priced as low as like mid-20's I think.

Nah - http://www.amazon.co.uk/VITA-Memory-Card-16GB-Model/dp/B006H3PT50/ref=sr_1_2?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1323905139&sr=1-2
This was on sale for $30. The 8gb will be $30.
Edited by PureBlackFire - 12/20/11 at 7:29am
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oh and I forgot to mention Sony did say that the PSN downloadable versions of the games will be even cheaper, but I am not sure if this is true in Japan yet.

The download games are cheaper and smaller in size. The cost in japan is still pretty bad though. They're around $30 which will be the cost of some standard vita games. By the time it comes out in the US prices should be better.
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I still think you are wrong about adults... maybe not all, but obviously there are plenty ( see PSP sales ), not only that Sony is making children a big priority with this by 2014.

Adults may represent the biggest part of their sales, but how many are those really? 71.4 million devices including ALL versions of the console. The DS, all variants combined has sold 149 million consoles.

Also, 2014 is too far away. God knows what will happen with the market by then.
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Memory card pricing @ gamestop ( full retail ):: 4gb is $25, I don't know where you got your numbers from but they are wrong.

Source? Sony itself.

But wait, I made a mistake. They start at 4GB. Not THAT bad of a deal, but still a ripoff. Most 4GB SD cards retail under $10 this days. Sandisk, class 6 at least. There are some class 8 SDHC out there for that price. And 8GB class 4s as well.
   
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4gb sd cards are $5 at microcenter and radioshack. Amazon and newegg too. Anything more than $20 for less than 16gb flash memory is a total ripoff.
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Bargain priced launch games are at $30. Other games are at $60-$70. That's the UK and Japan. In the US $40-$50 will likely be the standard price. It's not so unthinkable.
Not likely - http://www.kotaku.com.au/2011/12/how-big-a-memory-card-should-you-get-for-your-ps-vita-these-game-download-sizes-should-help/
Nah - http://www.amazon.co.uk/VITA-Memory-Card-16GB-Model/dp/B006H3PT50/ref=sr_1_2?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1323905139&sr=1-2
This was on sale for $30. The 8gb will be $30.

I said as low as 24.99, which is 4gb ...


http://www.joystiq.com/2011/11/28/gamestop-lists-vita-memory-card-prices-start-saving-up-now/


and yes games cost way more in Japan and NA, but since the prices aren't finalized we can only predict what they will be when they hit NA. I'd still guess $40 since sony said it would be priced aorund 3DS game pricing.


and again, the memory is expensive as crap, not arguing with you guys about that.... only mentioning that you guys had the cheapest pricing a little off.

I don't mind paying extra for a one time memory card purchase if everything else is drool worthy. Serious go watch those videos ( in my first post ) and tell me you are not impressed.
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Eu prices are 249 and 299 euros. We already have a shop taking pre-orders for 239 euros incl. A limited edition pack with it with headphones and some vouchers.
 
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For those who are interested, you can still pre-order the pre-release bundles in NA and get it one week early... and the bundle is a really good value ( about $50 savings at least if your priced it all separate).

US is 3G bundle only, and Canada is wifi bundle only:

http://www.target.com/p/Playstation-Vita-1st-Edition-Bundle-PlayStation-Vita/-/A-13760581#?lnk=sc_qi_detaillink



and yeah every major retailer who has PS vita games listed for sale has the most expensive games at $40, and lots of games at $30.
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I'm not impressed. I just see history repeating itself. So much potential there, but the company doesn't seem to learn from their mistakes. Next to nintendo's affordable gimmick it will look sexy, overpriced, have visuals like their current console and equal pricing (2004-05), have shrunken down console ports (2004-05), it's already hacked and cracked, and will likely fall behind in sales. I'm not a "doom-and-gloomer", but the company is repeating itself (which would be fine if the previous model was a success). As much as I don't like to name iDevices and phones as gaming platforms, they are a solid alternative. They are competing with devices people deem necessary (smartphone) as well as a competitor in the traditional sense that they've already lost to once and are coming to market after yet again. The parallels between 3DS/VITA and DS/PSP are outright scary.
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I'm not impressed. I just see history repeating itself. So much potential there, but the company doesn't seem to learn from their mistakes. Next to nintendo's affordable gimmick it will look sexy, overpriced, have visuals like their current console and equal pricing (2004-05), have shrunken down console ports (2004-05), it's already hacked and cracked, and will likely fall behind in sales. I'm not a "doom-and-gloomer", but the company is repeating itself (which would be fine if the previous model was a success). As much as I don't like to name iDevices and phones as gaming platforms, they are a solid alternative. They are competing with devices people deem necessary (smartphone) as well as a competitor in the traditional sense that they've already lost to once and are coming to market after yet again. The parallels between 3DS/VITA and DS/PSP are outright scary.

I think it was a different article on Kotaku that said something along the lines of: Even is the PS Vita ends up behind the 3DS and Smartphones, we as gamers will still win.

I don't think you can look at things like this in pure sales numbers... if Sony doesn't beat the competition to a pulp it doesn't matter if we the consumers are getting good games and a good product. The PSP was a great system, loved by many, and although it didn't beat out DS it still had an awesome library, and was successful in its own right.

DS crushed my beloved-id PSP, but its still my 2nd favorite system of all time.
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