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PlayStation Vita has been reduced to £169.99 as part of's Summer Clearance promotion, the lowest price the unit has ever been sold for by a mainstream retailer.

Both the Wi-Fi version and Wi-Fi/3G versions of the unit have seen significant reductions in the promotion.

The Wi-Fi unit is being sold by Play for £169.99, offering a £60 saving on the £229 RRP.

Meanwhile, the 3G version, which usually retails for £279.99, has been reduced to £219.99.

The new price undercuts Nintendo's upcoming 3DS XL by a fiver. Play currently has the 3DS XL available to pre-order at £174.99.

PlayStation Vita has struggled to capture an audience since it launched in February, with sales reported to have stalled across the globe.

In May, Sony announced a temporary price promotion in France offering a €50 rebate to new buyers.

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thedanyrand's Avatar


I loved my psp so I think Id like the Vita but until there are enough games that I feel like I can get some serious use out of it, it isnt worth the money. I was hoping to hear more announcements at E3 for more games but maybe around X Mas there will be enough coming to justify buying it to me.
Posted 23:51 on 16 July 2012
FantasyMeister's Avatar


£169 isn't cheap for a piece of electronics that'll just sit in the cubby hole in the left of my desk on top of the PSP. I'm still recovering from the £50 PSP burns. In fact when it comes to me and handhelds, there is no such thing as cheap, they're about as useful to me as ... I can't think of anything.
Posted 22:52 on 16 July 2012
dav2612's Avatar


The Vita doesn't get a lot of love here. I'm still more than happy with mine and I'm hugging it right now.
Posted 21:53 on 16 July 2012
C_Juggler's Avatar


Until a Monster Hunter game comes out for it, I'm not interested.
Posted 21:42 on 16 July 2012
Clockpunk's Avatar


Nope, not interested in the slightest - even at that price.
Posted 20:25 on 16 July 2012
Endless's Avatar


Wow, we just sold ours on eBay for £150! bet the buyer is gutted lol
Posted 19:53 on 16 July 2012
thedanyrand's Avatar


This makes me want it a bit more but still not going out to buy it now. I like the machine itself and the idea of it but without good games its never going to be a big seller.
Posted 18:47 on 16 July 2012
rbevanx's Avatar


Even better deal now @Amazon

"Buy a PlayStation Vita (Wi-Fi) and get a Free 4GB Memory Card and a Selected Game For £15"

and they are better than Play in my view but it looks like there is gonna be a price war!
Posted 18:01 on 16 July 2012
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rbevanx@ Hooded

Could be to counteract with the recent drop in France. I think sites like Zavvi and rely on international sales as well.
Posted 17:47 on 16 July 2012
Hooded's Avatar


Large price drop, It was expected but at this time of the year? It's quite strange. Maybe it's to counteract there are no games for the system. Either way, once they get some games I would play like a "Tales of" game, only then would I get one.
Posted 17:43 on 16 July 2012
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rbevanx@ dav2612

Aye :P

I gave it a good couple of hours and hated it and then left it for a bit as I felt "Maybe I just had a bad start" and then went back on it and felt exactly the same, must have given it 8-10 hours. Never been so detached while playing a game on a console like I was with the Vita.
I even stuck it out with the original PSP.
Posted 17:20 on 16 July 2012
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dav2612@ rbevanx

Well at least you gave yourself plenty of time to get used to it :)
Posted 17:15 on 16 July 2012
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rbevanx@ Neon-Soldier32

I bought one before on ebay for 160 quid and I listed it the same day. Could not get to grips with the controls with the screen being too big and hated it. I was never able to "switch off" like other consoles and could never get engrossed in it. The games is a slight problem but in my view it's not as bad as Neon makes out in my view, esspecially it's getting its own AC game as well as a Call of Duty with it's AAA. The games at the mo look good but it's controls...

It's the worse console I have ever bought anyway.
Posted 17:13 on 16 July 2012
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I'm close to getting shot of mine as I'm sick of waiting for something that I really want to play on it - I should know by now not to buy something as soon as it comes out!
Posted 17:11 on 16 July 2012


Make it £120 and I still wouldn't buy it because there are no games. Atm I'd only buy it for Uncharted and Assassin's Creed (which isn't even out yet.) When there's something as entertaining as Liberty City Stories for Vita then I may buy one.
Posted 17:08 on 16 July 2012
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