Remember when the Vita was priced the same as the 3DS before the price-cut?

#1Rurouni720Posted 3/17/2013 6:08:44 AM
How was it that Sony managed to get to that kind of price tag to match evenly before Nintendo had to slash the 3DS to $170? Did a couple of the Vita's previous components had to get sacrificed/break-even to get to it? (Considering the tech inside isn't cheap) Or was it something else?

Just curious.
#2OoSubaruoOPosted 3/17/2013 6:13:42 AM
Sony most likely wised up, and noticed that if they didn't do something soon, the Vita would bomb.
#3Rurouni720(Topic Creator)Posted 3/17/2013 9:49:30 AM
Bump.

*facepalm*
#4CWtennisPosted 3/17/2013 9:52:31 AM
I'm not buying a Vita until a price drop. And when they publish good games that aren't ports from my 360.
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#5pariah164Posted 3/17/2013 10:01:53 AM
*looks up from her white Vita*

Sorry, what?
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#6ObtuseAnginaPosted 3/17/2013 10:18:50 AM
Only the Wifi vitas are 250, 3GS/wifi vitas are 300 lol
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#7Rurouni720(Topic Creator)Posted 3/17/2013 10:53:00 AM
You guys do understand that i'm asking how the Vita (yes the BASIC bundle) managed to reach $250 like the 3DS's launch price while dominating it in raw specs, right?
#8MetalLokiPosted 3/17/2013 10:54:18 AM
Rurouni720 posted...
You guys do understand that i'm asking how the Vita (yes the BASIC bundle) managed to reach $250 like the 3DS's launch price while dominating it in raw specs, right?


By selling at a loss >_>
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#9MogMoogle1Posted 3/17/2013 10:57:59 AM
MetalLoki posted...
Rurouni720 posted...
You guys do understand that i'm asking how the Vita (yes the BASIC bundle) managed to reach $250 like the 3DS's launch price while dominating it in raw specs, right?


By selling at a loss >_>


^this

They are doing this in hopes of making back the profit through software sales. If no one wants to spend money on a console, they definitely won't spend money on the games for that console.
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#10GlamGlorpsPosted 3/17/2013 11:00:22 AM
Why do you think the memory cards are $100?

Sony planned to make up the losses on the system by making triple profit margins on the overpriced proprietary memory cards.

Thankfully this was one of the rare cases where the consumer actually said "NO."