Really? How am I reading so many comments berating this guy for a price cut mention. Of course there will be a price cut next year. They are planning on cutting the price at some point in the future, unless you think consoles stay launch price forever? Would it make more sense if he said there wasn't going to be a price cut in 2013? Or that there won't be one until 2014? No one is going to hold out till next year to buy the Vita after the price cut that aren't already doing the same god damn thing because they swear up and down that a price cut is going to happen by the holiday. When that day doesn't come, they won't have a Vita and this guy's mention of a 2013 price cut will have zero impact.
People buy stuff during the holidays, Vita will have a ton of great bundles and it will attract consumers. You can get the system with a game and a memory card months earlier or you can wait and get a system by itself for $50 less and need to buy a memory card to go with it. I bought my Vita as a launch bundle with super stardust delta and a 8gb card included because I knew the system wasn't going to get any cheaper for at least a year, because that's how consoles typically are. Since when have people expected anything different?
If people don't buy a game console because they expect a price cut months and months down the line than explain to me how these things are selling. No one seems to be giving this any thought and instead just going for the default "probably a bad move by Sony" attitude that is over abundant and in general bandwagon thought.
I claimed that there won't be a price cut till 2013 I get slammed on this site, later Sony announces that they will not cut the price this year and no one believes them, they say there will be a price cut in 2013 and everyone says it is a terrible mention. Maybe they should just come out and say, the Vita's price will never go down and always be $250/$300 and watch the masses flood to the store after the looming fear of a price drop is no longer existent?
Before the PS3 everyone was nice to me :(