First PlayStation Vita Games Priced

First PlayStation Vita Games Priced

When the PS Vita goes on sale Dec. 17 in Japan, it will cost ¥25,000. With the weak dollar, that’s US$326. So it’s best to go by the portable’s American pricing: $US250. With that in mind, how much are Vita games going to cost?

According to Famitsu, Uncharted: Golden Abyss costs ¥5,980 for the cartridge version and ¥4,900 for the download version.

That’s $US78 and $US63 respectively with the exchange rate. It’s safe–although unconfirmed–to assume that the cartridge version will retail for $US59, while the download version will cost $US49.

Ridge Racer on the PS Vita, however, has a lower price point. It costs ¥3,980 for the cartridge version; the download version is only a hair cheaper at ¥3,580. Those prices come in at $US52 and $US47 with the weak dollar. Once again, imagine that they will be priced at $US39 and $US35 for the U.S.

Though, Namco is offering Ridge Racer for a lower price for a limited time. Between Dec. 17 and Mar. 31, the download version of Ridge Racer is ¥2,980. With the exchange rate, that’s actually $US39, but in Japanese money, it’s roughly the equivalent of $US29.

PS Vita版『アンチャーテッド -地図なき冒険の始まり-』の価格が決定! [ファミ通]

RIDGE RACER [Namco]

(Top photo: Koji Sasahara | AP)

Comments

  • inb4 Australian pricing whinge, judging from the fact that we already pay around AU$100 for games that are US$59 i wouldn’t expect it to change a great deal

  • These days it’s pretty simple to import so I don’t really get why people still pay a premium for the obviously superior Aus release (that’s why we pay extra, right? ’cause they’re better?). I mean, sure, waiting for it to come from the UK (Ozgameshop yo) can be annoying but you’ll be saving hundreds a year (if you buy heaps of games anyway).

    That’s not to say I always do that though. Sometimes I succumb to the siren song hard enough to rock up to a JB HiFi or something but that’s only on rare occasions.

    Still, nice to know the Vita games aren’t going to be super expensive either way.

  • why do websites keep converting YEN to USD then assuming they will price it for the exact conversion price…thats not how sh*t works k?

  • I think we all need to applaud Sony and the publishers on board for making the digital versions cheaper. This is the future I’ve been waiting for.

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