• PS3 Hacks, PSVita Hacks , 31.12.2011

    As another year ends and a new one begins, those of us still in 2011 and those of us in drinking to the new year of 2012, may wonder what the year ahead holds for the console world, in this article i will shed some light on the PS Vita’s EU/US launch in February.

    Release Date’s:

    • Philippines - January 10th 2012
    • Korea - February 11th 2012
    • Europe - February 15th/22nd 2012
    • North America - February 15th/22nd 2012
    • Australia - February 23rd 2012

    EU/Surrounding Countries(Africa, the Middle East and Australasia)Information:

    Price WiFi Model.

    • EU - €249.99
    • UK - £229.99
    • Australia - $349.95
    • New Zealand - $449.95

    Price 3G/WiFi Model.

    • EU - €299.99
    • UK - £279.99
    • Australia - $449.95
    • New Zealand - $549.95

    Launch Games:

    • Uncharted: Golden Abyss
    • ModNation Racers: Road Trip
    • Everybody’s Golf
    • WipEout 2048
    • Unit 13
    • Little Deviants
    • Reality Fighters

    Game prices range

    • EU - €29.99 - €49.99
    • UK - £24.99 - £44.99
    • Australia - $39.95 - $69.95
    • New Zealand - $54.95 - $89.95

    U.S. and Canada Information:

    Price WiFi Model.
    $249.00
    Price 3G/WiFi Model.
    $299.00
    Launch Games:

    • Escape Plan (PSN Only)
    • Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational
    • Hustle Kings (PSN Only)
    • Little Deviants
    • ModNation Racers: Road Trip
    • Super StarDust Delta (PSN only)
    • UNCHARTED: Golden Abyss
    • wipEout 2048
    • Gravity Rush
    • MLB 12 The Show
    • Reality Fighters
    • Unit 13
    • Army Corps of Hell
    • Asphalt Injection
    • BEN10 GALACTIC RACING
    • Blazblue: Continuum Shift EXTEND
    • Dungeon Hunter Alliance
    • Dynasty Warriors Next
    • F1 2011
    • EA SPORTS FIFA Soccer
    • Lumines Electronic Symphony
    • Michael Jackson The Experience
    • Plants vs. Zombies (PSN Only)
    • Rayman Origins
    • Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen
    • Tales of Space: Mutant Blobs (PSN Only)
    • Touch My Katamari
    • Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
    • Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition
    • LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7
    • Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention
    • NINJA GAIDEN ∑ PLUS
    • Ridge Racer
    • Silent Hill Book of Memories
    • Supremacy MMA: Unrestricted

    Game prices range
    $9.99-$49.99

    Whilst the official release date in Europe and America is the 22nd, there is a special group of people that will be lucky enough to get theirs a week early,
    those that get the First Edition Bundle, will get:

    • 3G/WiFi model
    • Limited edition case,
    • 4GB PS Vita Memory Card
    • Little Deviants game

    For $349.99

    The Canadian bundle includes a

    • WiFi model
    • Limited edition case
    • 4GB PS Vita Memory Card, and
    • Little Deviants game

    for $299.99

    All Regions

    PlayStation Vita will come bundled with six AR Play Cards and a voucher code to download three AR games.

    Also, a note for those looking at the second hand market for your games, you will have to pay around $15 for an online pass

    Unit 13

    Reality Fighters

    Uncharted Golden Abyss

    Little Deviants

    WipeOut 2048

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  • 30 Comments

    1. Annelies
      12-31-2011
      03:59 PM
      1

      I have a mixed array of feelings on the new handheld... maybe when I feel like spending... I will get a Vita.

      Sent from my SGH-T989 using Tapatalk

    2. japsander
      12-31-2011
      04:00 PM
      2

      im so so close to clicking on "confirm order" >.<

    3. madshaun1984
      12-31-2011
      04:11 PM
      3

      So the US and Canada get it almost �90 cheaper than the UK and likely all other territories (299.99 USD = 193.249 GBP according to xe.com) and with 3 times the amount of launch games... way to screw 80% of the population $ony, I really do hope you get your fingers burnt (again).

    4. GregoryRasputin
      12-31-2011
      04:14 PM
      4

      Originally Posted by madshaun1984
      So the US and Canada get it almost �90 cheaper than the UK and likely all other territories (249.99 USD = 161.040 GBP according to xe.com) and with 3 times the amount of launch games... way to screw 80% of the population $ony, I really do hope you get your fingers burnt (again).
      lol you act surprised, those of us that don't have the US Dollar as currency, really do get screwed on price, but is it really Sony's fault, or is it our greedy governments fault ?

    5. madshaun1984
      12-31-2011
      04:16 PM
      5

      Well our government had nothing to do with the launch line up, and they also pay tax in the US and Canada, so who would you blame?

    6. japsander
      12-31-2011
      04:18 PM
      6

      isnt a lot of it due to the way taxes are paid? in UK we pay 20% VAT. im not sure how the US deal with this

    7. Annelies
      12-31-2011
      04:20 PM
      7

      It is not Sony's fault the US dollar is the worlds "most trusted" form of currency. The dollar is just worth more than the rest of the world's foreign currency.

      Sent from my SGH-T989 using Tapatalk

    8. madshaun1984
      12-31-2011
      04:23 PM
      8

      Originally Posted by japsander
      isnt a lot of it due to the way taxes are paid? in UK we pay 20% VAT. im not sure how the US deal with this
      That may be the case, but we all know $ony are greedy and favour the US and Canada due to high sales rates (larger area = more population to fleece in one go), and as for the games line up... they'd blame it on localisation (all the different EU languages) slowing up production, but they forget that, that excuse doesn't really cut it in the UK, and that its just them being lazy.

    9. GregoryRasputin
      12-31-2011
      04:24 PM
      9

      Originally Posted by Annelies
      It is not Sony's fault the US dollar is the worlds "most trusted" form of currency. The dollar is just worth more than the rest of the world's foreign currency.

      Sent from my SGH-T989 using Tapatalk
      Im not even going to comment on that, or the thread will turn into a political debate >.<

    10. Annelies
      12-31-2011
      04:34 PM
      10

      Originally Posted by GregoryRasputin
      Im not even going to comment on that, or the thread will turn into a political debate >.<
      Lol. You are educated way more than I am on this subject, but I believe the only reason the US is not in another depression is because we can just keep printing dollars, since our money is accepted just about anywhere, people trust the dollar.

      If our money was not trusted, our money-printing practices would come to a halt, right?

      Yes, I have a very basic understanding.

      Sent from my SGH-T989 using Tapatalk

    11. TechnoPanda
      12-31-2011
      04:40 PM
      11

      DOES anyone have any info on the 3g packages??? Because if they are stupid pricey im just going for the wifi model and maybe getting the hotspot feature on my phone, but any info would be greatly appreciated

    12. japsander
      12-31-2011
      04:42 PM
      12

      Originally Posted by TechnoPanda
      DOES anyone have any info on the 3g packages??? Because if they are stupid pricey im just going for the wifi model and maybe getting the hotspot feature on my phone, but any info would be greatly appreciated
      the carrier will most likely be down to the consumer.
      better/cheaper to simply tether to a phone

    13. alienkid
      12-31-2011
      04:43 PM
      13

      Originally Posted by japsander
      isnt a lot of it due to the way taxes are paid? in UK we pay 20% VAT. im not sure how the US deal with this
      That's a big part of it....for now at least until we adopt such a tax system...it's coming though.

    14. pereb27
      12-31-2011
      04:46 PM
      14

      Fake. I see no "Removed features from Japan launch model" list.

    15. GregoryRasputin
      12-31-2011
      04:47 PM
      15

      Originally Posted by TechnoPanda
      DOES anyone have any info on the 3g packages??? Because if they are stupid pricey im just going for the wifi model and maybe getting the hotspot feature on my phone, but any info would be greatly appreciated
      In the UK, Vodafone is the company of choice, though they will sell you the console without contract, but if you do take a contract, you will get a downloadable version of Wipeout for free.

    16. alienkid
      12-31-2011
      04:51 PM
      16

      Originally Posted by TechnoPanda
      DOES anyone have any info on the 3g packages??? Because if they are stupid pricey im just going for the wifi model and maybe getting the hotspot feature on my phone, but any info would be greatly appreciated
      I thought I read AT&T was going to offer the service. Kind of how they were the only telecommunications company offering the iPhone.

      ***Update***
      3G Carrier List

    17. chilo3000
      12-31-2011
      05:09 PM
      17

      Shopping List 2012
      1) Sony 3D Display �400
      2)PS3 SLIM 320 GB �200
      3) VITA!!!!!!! �270

      Now all I have to do is rob a bank

    18. LoboGuara
      12-31-2011
      05:58 PM
      18

      The import tax is a joke here in Brazil.

      PSP = u$ 470 (R$ 969); Ps3= u$1000 (R$1999);Base/minimum salary= u$ 330 (r$620).

      PSVITA= dont care, will be overpriced.

    19. japsander
      12-31-2011
      06:02 PM
      19

      some places may give a little extra

      Pre - order today and receive the PS Vita pre-order pack FREE! (RRP �25)

      Includes:

      Blue PlayStation headphones
      Frobisher says! (showcase App) 3 months exclusivity for customers that pre-order
      �5 discount on one PS Vita game from the PlayStation Store
      PS Vita items for PlayStation Home
      Exclusive PS Vita Avatar for PSN
      thats from very.co.uk where i might order from

    20. pereb27
      12-31-2011
      06:59 PM
      20

      Originally Posted by LoboGuara
      The import tax is a joke here in Brazil.

      PSP = u$ 470 (R$ 969); Ps3= u$1000 (R$1999);Base/minimum salary= u$ 330 (r$620).

      PSVITA= dont care, will be overpriced.
      That awkward moment when it's cheaper to make a trip to the US to buy the item you want than buying it in your own country.

    21. VIRGIN KLM
      12-31-2011
      07:58 PM
      21

      Happy new year, best wishes to everybody and their loved ones!

      ...and here comes my negative, yet realistic self...

      Flop alert!
      No pricedrop for NA release of PSVita after that (epic!, yeah it fits) fail in Japan???
      Sony has no contact with reality, they live in their own world...
      I'LL PASS, NEXT!
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************

      Originally Posted by pereb27
      That awkward moment when it's cheaper to make a trip to the US to buy the item you want than buying it in your own country.
      EXACTLY!

      PS3 40GB (USA) 399(U$) + 4,00 (U$ airmail) (VAT INCLUDED)= 311,5 �
      PS3 40GB (EUR) 399(�) + 2,70 (� airmail) (VAT INCLUDED)= 401,7 �
      same goes for games...

      What makes them think that I'm gonna buy anything from european stores?
      With 90,7 � I can buy like 2-3 games or now a whole PSP...

      Somebody should thell them that U$399 /= 399�, ESPECIALLY FOR PSN that there are no physical/taxes/currency issues...

    22. redxman
      12-31-2011
      08:33 PM
      22

      Originally Posted by Annelies
      It is not Sony's fault the US dollar is the worlds "most trusted" form of currency. The dollar is just worth more than the rest of the world's foreign currency.
      There are 16 countries whose currency are much more trusted than the US's. This includes Australia and the United Kingdom.

      One of the reasons why Sony charges so much in these countries is because they can. We will still pay for these items. The PS3 has been much more expensive in Australia than in the US even though the AUD is stronger than the USD. There could be other factors such as our minimum wage being double yours.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...d_.26_Poor.27s

    23. Ubefuct
      12-31-2011
      08:54 PM
      23

      Originally Posted by Annelies
      ........The dollar is just worth more than the rest of the world's foreign currency.
      Maybe at one point, but now it's not backed by "precious metal". Now it's just paper with a "it's worth this much" stamp. America was robbed by the banking institutions. What happened to all the gold and silver that used to back "our" money? Had to quote "our" because it is an illusion. As of posting this $1 usd = .7727 euro
      Not trying to bring politics into it...again.... but I had to post about this after reading.

    24. scottydog
      12-31-2011
      11:41 PM
      24

      the price of the psp in the uk comes down too how much someone is willing to pay for it. If they slap a price tag with an extra �90 on it and people still buy it. well blame the people who accepted the price hike and still thought it was good enough to buy. Me personaly wouldnt pay that, maybe would asses it as �120 device but would buy it, if priced at �70. So all the chums that paid for this over priced item deserve to be screwed by apple and good luck lol

    25. pereb27
      01-01-2012
      01:16 AM
      25

      Originally Posted by VIRGIN KLM
      Happy new year, best wishes to everybody and their loved ones!

      ...and here comes my negative, yet realistic self...

      Flop alert!
      No pricedrop for NA release of PSVita after that (epic!, yeah it fits) fail in Japan???
      Sony has no contact with reality, they live in their own world...
      I'LL PASS, NEXT!
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************

      EXACTLY!

      PS3 40GB (USA) 399(U$) + 4,00 (U$ airmail) (VAT INCLUDED)= 311,5 �
      PS3 40GB (EUR) 399(�) + 2,70 (� airmail) (VAT INCLUDED)= 401,7 �
      same goes for games...

      What makes them think that I'm gonna buy anything from european stores?
      With 90,7 � I can buy like 2-3 games or now a whole PSP...

      Somebody should thell them that U$399 /= 399�, ESPECIALLY FOR PSN that there are no physical/taxes/currency issues...
      Posting a FAT PS3 from US to Europe costs $75, not $4 (I know because I got my CECHA imported from the US :P). Also by making a trip there meant travelling there, spending one or two nights at the hotel etc... Of course this only applies to Brazil with their horrendous taxes.
      That sayd, even with $75 shipping it was still cheaper to get the PS3 from the US back then... lol. However for the PS3 there is a region lock for DVDs, Blu-rays and PS1 games (and region lock is only here to make it not worth it for the customers to get the PS3 imported while paying cheaper, so that they can charge more on certain countries).

    26. chidesd
      01-01-2012
      07:36 AM
      26

      has sony said weather or not the downloadable versions of games will offically be cheaper then retail? all ive seen is rumors. anyone know by how much?

    27. Mystt
      01-01-2012
      03:28 PM
      27

      I wanted to by this system when I first saw it announced. There are a lot of features I like that are worth the consumers time to purchase it. However, in the end the $ for what you get is unjustifiable. The fact you can't even change out the battery with the system being priced that high is borderline theft to the consumer; add to that the high price of proprietary memory and most titles priced higher than 3DS top line software makes this a hard sell for Sony. So like when the 3DS launched, I shall wait and see what happens; as I believe analysts are correct within the first 6 months a price drop is going to occur as most people are happy with their current handhelds and smart phones/tablets.

    28. SeanP2500
      01-03-2012
      08:02 PM
      28

      Originally Posted by Annelies
      It is not Sony's fault the US dollar is the worlds "most trusted" form of currency. The dollar is just worth more than the rest of the world's foreign currency.

      Sent from my SGH-T989 using Tapatalk
      i guess the term is world reserve currency i recently became familiar with this...

      i want a vita so bad i really really do is it time to sell a kidney? Thing is i will more than likely like it modded/hacked somehow so i wouldnt ever update at first which would be a bummer...i am not a baller cant afford two...lol reminds me of when i placed the ps3 in a drawer when updates would take other os today now look what we can do!

      its a shame this constant update world where we can't just rollback at will it really is dumb and restrictive..

    29. Wphipps01
      01-16-2012
      04:59 AM
      29

      Originally Posted by Annelies
      It is not Sony's fault the US dollar is the worlds "most trusted" form of currency. The dollar is just worth more than the rest of the world's foreign currency.

      Sent from my SGH-T989 using Tapatalk
      Typical American. Clearly has no idea on foreign currency or anything else that doesnt happen in the US.

      Like people have already said, here in the UK we just get taxed to the hilt. I'll still be buying the PS Vita anyway.

    30. Annelies
      01-16-2012
      05:14 AM
      30

      Originally Posted by Wphipps01
      Typical American. Clearly has no idea on foreign currency or anything else that doesnt happen in the US.
      Way to stereotype Americans.

      I am not the typical American by any means. You should stop analyzing/criticizing; you should realize what I am and start epitomizing. K?

      Leave me alone.



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