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Gamescom Vita news Expectations

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During the Sony Gamescom press conference, I'd expecte a Vita price drop. (i own one already)

Some great games, new features due to a new Firmware Update. and maybe some more Memory capacity like a 64GB and a price drop aswell.

some rumours are going about a New Vita Model. Do you think a Slim Vita could be announced?!

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Jul 26, 2013

Yay, another pointless topic.

 

Here's what I think of your predictions:

Vita price drop? Unlikely. It's already priced competitively.

Great games? Almost definitely.

New Features? Don't care, as all I care about is games (I don't use my Vita for music, video, browsing, etc.). The only "feature" I'd care about is more bubbles.

Higher capacity memory cards and price drop? Possibly. If a 64GB card is introduced, then I think a price drop for the smaller capacities is almost a given. But if no new capacities are introduced, I hope a price drop still comes.

New Model? Maybe 4G, but unlikely.

Slim Vita? Highly unlikely. It couldn't get much thinner without feeling flimsy. The Vita's size is perfect right now.

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Jul 26, 2013

Well you never know

 

There have been reports about that whole "hardware sales initiative".

 

http://www.thegamersdrop.com/2013/07/23/ps-vita-hinted-to-have-possible-price-drop/

 

Inside said report Sony have said, “for PlayStation Vita, we aim to secure sales and profit growth through various hardware sales initiatives and the release of compelling software titles.

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Jul 26, 2013

Will Gamescom be live streamed like E3 was?

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The Price drop could be coming since Best Buy (Chicago) is selling the 3G model along with an 8GB Memory for $149.99
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What I expect? New, non indie, non announced before, games. Give me some of the games the system was made for~.

Price drop is unlikely, Sony's too arrogant. That's not to say it isn't needed, as the PSV is far from being priced competitively. But then again, Gamescon should be about games. A lack of a price drop announcement won't disappoint me. Lack of new games will~.
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sebyray wrote:
The Price drop could be coming since Best Buy (Chicago) is selling the 3G model along with an 8GB Memory for $149.99

They aren't doing that online with BB. At any rate there is a 2-day sale going on right now with BB.

 

Also the PS Vita power cords and cradle have been on clearance in the BB stores I've been in and online for months now. FWIW.

 

I have seen new boxes for the power cords ... but not the cradle, at Gamestop, with no reduction in prices on any of the accessories there.

 

I don't know how much the PS Vita's are going for right now in my BB, just that it's been the same pricing on those since a long time ago ... Smiley Wink

 

I do see online that the 3DS/3DS XL devices are $30-OFF for this 2-day sale. FWIW

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sebyray wrote:

During the Sony Gamescom press conference, I'd expecte a Vita price drop. (i own one already)

Some great games, new features due to a new Firmware Update. and maybe some more Memory capacity like a 64GB and a price drop aswell.

some rumours are going about a New Vita Model. Do you think a Slim Vita could be announced?!


They deny it, but at the ridiculous sales rate of 100K/month worldwide, they need to lower it, it did wonders for Japan sales. Sorry but I do realize that a game and memory are needed, it's not enticing.

 

They fail if they show a firmware update at Gamescom. Their best sales weapon would be price drop on memory cards. Second would be a system price drop.

 

No slim, they come in the 3rd year of the model.

 

I think games shown is a given. Which ones is the conversation.

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TwinDad wrote:
Their best sales weapon would be price drop on memory cards. Second would be a system price drop.

I'd say their best sales weapon is a couple huge AAA exclusives, preferably first-party. I guarantee a Vita God of War, Infamous, etc. would push sales more than any system price drop would...probably more than memory card price drop as well.

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vita memory card drop. the wifi vita is 250, the 3ds xl is 200. for 50 more you get way more hardware capabilities so i think the price is fine but the memory cards is where the 3ds has an advantage.( that and zelda and the other nintendo exclusives) i expect and pray for new games as well. ones i dont know about that will hit later this year or early next year. release dates for final fantasy x and x-2 and give me some original great AAA games for the love of god

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