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Sony not planning a Vita price cut anytime soon
Sony not planning a Vita price cut anytime soon
June 6, 2012 | By Mike Rose

June 6, 2012 | By Mike Rose
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Sony is not planning to cut the price of its PlayStation Vita handheld anytime soon, and instead hopes it can boost sales through more games and services.

The PS Vita has sold 1.8 million units worldwide since it launched earlier this year, which Sony CEO Kaz Hirai described as "a good start." The company has been looking to ignite the dwindling hardware sales via new app downloads and hardware colors.

Sony Worldwide Studios' Shuhei Yoshida explained to Eurogamer that a Vita price cut is not currently on the cards, stating, "From the value for money standpoint, we think we have a good price for what the system is."

He continued, "Our priority is to achieve the potential through more games and services. Of course people who are looking to buy are also talking about the price of PS Vita, especially when they have to buy a memory card as well."

"That's something we have to spend time to cost reduce and address in the future. But now, our laser-focus is to increase the content and to realise the potential of the system."

Gamasutra editor-at-large Chris Morris suggested earlier this year that Sony needs to cut the price of the Vita sometime soon, given how badly it is selling in comparison to Nintendo's 3DS and the Vita predecessor, the PSP.

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