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Andy House, President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment:

“We are aiming to recognise that expectation and have a lower price point for downloadable versions of games; we will need to evaluate exactly what difference that will be.

We have fantastic relationships with retail partners who have a large stake in the success of PlayStation Vita and we want that to continue, but we recognise the need to have a lower price point for digital games taking into account that you don’t have packaging costs and other extra considerations associated with physical copies.”

Today SCEE release PS Vita digital pricing

http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/digital-vita-games-17-more-expensive-than-retail/091528

Everybody’s Golf – £29.99 on PSN, £27.95 at The Hut.
Little Deviants – £19.99 on PSN, £17.99 at Play.com.
Modnation Racers: Road Trip £29.99 on PSN, £27.95 at Zavvi.
Reality Fighters – £19.99 on PSN, £17.99 at Play.com.
Uncharted: Golden Abyss – £39.99 on PSN, £34.85 at Shopto.
Wipeout 2048 – £29.99 on PSN, £28.95 at Zavvi.
Army Corps Of Hell – £34.99 on PSN, £19.85 at Shopto.
Virtua Tennis 4 – £34.99 on PSN, £24.85 at Shopto.
Asphalt: Injection – £19.99 on PSN, £17.99 at Play.com.
Lumines Electronic Symphony – £29.99 on PSN, £22.97 at Coolshop.
Rayman Origins – £29.99 on PSN, £23.98 at Coolshop.
FIFA 2012 – £44.99 on PSN, £34.95 at The Hut.
Shinobido 2 – £34.99 on PSN, £24.95 at The Hut.
Touch My Katamari – £24.99 on PSN, £19.95 at Zavvi.
Blazblue Continuum Shift Extend – £34.99 on PSN, £29.95 at Zavvi.
Michael Jackson The Experience HD – £24.99 on PSN, £17.99 at Amazon.
Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 – £39.99 on PSN, http://www.thegamecollection.net/ultimate-marvel-vs-capcom-3-ps-vita-p-5916.html%29">£29.95 at The Game Collection.
Dynasty Warriors Next – £29.99 on PSN, £29.95 at Zavvi.
Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus – £29.99 on PSN, £24.99 at Sainsbury’s.
Ridge Racer – £16.99 on PSN, £14.95 at Zavvi.
Dungeon Hunter: Alliance – £29.99 on PSN, £29.86 at Shopto.
F1 2011 – £44.99 on PSN, £29.86 at Shopto.

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Let us not forget that a $60 US PS3 game costs £40 in UK, yet a $40 VIta game in US costs £40 in UK also.  No 32GB cards for Europe either.


If you live in SCEE territories please ignore it and let this thing bomb, you are doing yourself a massive favour.



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Even in the US Sony is TERRIBLE with their digital prices. Why would someone buy a digital copy for only $3-$5 less when they can get a used copy for the same price and sometimes even get a new copy for less?

A $40 retail game should be no less than $25-30 digital. Anything else is a waste of time for the consumer.



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I thought it was universally accepted that Europeans just pay more.



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KylieDog said:

 

If you live in SCEE territories please ignore it and let this thing bomb, you are doing yourself a massive favour.

You don't need to tell me. That was my plan all along.

But seriously, the prices for downloadable games are outrageous. Isn't the retailer cut usually about $10? Sony is just being greedy here.



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This makes no sense at all

F1 2011 – £44.99 on PSN, £29.86 at Shopto.

Its above RRP (39.99) on PSN - I could accept if digital was the same price as RRP, but not above it!
Is this really true?



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sales2099 said:
I thought it was universally accepted that Europeans just pay more.


yeah normally, American store prices don't include Tax, but British stores do (I presume its the same in mainland Europe)

these prices aren't great, but forthe most part, they're only about £3 off the store price, which isn't bad, of course, there are some really bad ones, but still, its getting better



KylieDog said:


Let us not forget that a $60 US PS3 game costs £40 in UK, yet a $40 VIta game in US costs £40 in UK also.

If you want to say something negative, do it at least with some consistency. Not even one of all the games you list is anywhere near 40 quid.......



They will bomb you don't have to worry.



KylieDog said:



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Let us not forget that a $60 US PS3 game costs £40 in UK, yet a $40 VIta game in US costs £40 in UK also.  No 32GB cards for Europe either.


If you live in SCEE territories please ignore it and let this thing bomb, you are doing yourself a massive favour.


 Can you point me to that $40 vita game costing £40? Pretty sure no vita games cost £40, Golden Abyss is $50 in the USA and £35 in UK.

 But yeah, I didn't expect the UK PSN prices to cut retail - it's just not how it works here. In the USA I gather a $60 game costs $60 and stays that price for ages. The UK that doesn't happen - the real test is whether the PSN games stay these prices for long or quickly come down alongside the retail price cuts.

 It should be noted a number of the games you listed are cheaper then their RRP.

 UK seems to get games cheaper then everywhere (After they slash the price in half) imo so I've no idea how you're spinning this the opposite.



Couldn't you just access the US PSN store and download them there?



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