Sony Price Drops PlayStation Vita System and Memory Cards

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As the PlayStation Vita enters its pivotal, second holiday shopping season and prepares to become a Wii U-like companion device to the PlayStation 4 beginning November 15th, Sony has announced a lowered price point for its PSP successor.

In North America, both the Wi-Fi and 3G w/ Wi-Fi models are now available for only $199.99, amounting to price slashes of $50 and $100 respectively. The drop even covers the limited edition The Walking Dead PS Vita bundle that launches this week. Very nice indeed.

The price dropping doesn’t stop there either. All of the Vita memory cards are now cheaper as well. The 4GB card now sells for $14.99 (down from $19.99), the 8GB for $19.99 (down from $29.99), the 16GB for $39.99 (down from $59.99), and the 32GB for $79.99 (down from $99.99). $80 is still an absurd price to pay for that 32GB card, but for twenty bucks cheaper at least it no longer feels like highway robbery.

New and existing Vita gamers have plenty of software to look forward to this holiday season, with no less than 50 games still slated for release by the end of the year. There’s Killzone: Mercenary and Tearaway and Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate and The Walking Dead (out today!) and enough indie gems to make your head swirl.

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