PlayStation Vita – Game Prices Announced

Ty Harvey

I'm a self-proclaimed web personality, specializing in writing video game and technology content. Though, I sometimes go off the deep end, and start up a rant about hamsters. That happens more often than I’d care to admit.

  • I think it’s pretty nice that they’re offering a discounted downloadable version, but WOW, those are expensive. I thought $59.99 for COD:BO was a lot…$65 bones?! I know it’s only 5 bones more but $60 was already making me second guess every game purchase…we’ll see! The Vita does look pretty sweet.

    Anyways, we’re pumped to have you using Livefyre, I’m always a fan of another gaming site 🙂 If you ever have any questions or feedback, don’t hesitate to let us know!

    • GamingRant

      @JMattHicks I agree, the prices are incredibly high, especially for a portable game.

      Although Sony has yet to comment on the North American prices, it’s likely for the games to be far lower than their Japanese counterparts.

      Also, we’re proud to be using the Livefyre system. If we weren’t using Livefyre, some of our key features, such as The Rant Page, simply wouldn’t be functional.

      As for feedback, there’s really not much I can say. Livefyre already does exactly what we need.

      • @GamingRant We’ll we’re definitely loving being a part of your community.

        And yeah, hopefully they’d be a bit lower here stateside. I just don’t see a mobile gaming platform moving significant sales numbers at $60+ a pop. I know Uncharted is a hugely popular serious, but still.

        • GamingRant

          @JMattHicks Once again, we’re super glad to have you here. 🙂

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        • GamingRant

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          That’s about the time I realized I was a horrible coder.

          I ended up closing down the website entirely, and selling off the domain.

        • @GamingRant Those are some very, very kind words and we couldn’t be more appreciative of them. We’re glad it’s working well for you, and excited community members like you is what drives us to keep pushing for new product features and services that can help you to truly get the most from and for your community.

          Keep doing what you’re doing, and best of luck moving forward!

          • b.nijhoff

            I have had a psp for a long time it was great but not perfect. I now read about the playstation vita everywhere and this one really looks like it could be perfect so I really think I will get it. Thanks for sharing!

    • GamingRant

      @JMattHicks I do have one feature suggestion.

      The ability to disable Livefyre for specific posts and pages, and replace it with the standard comment system.

  • I think it’s pretty nice that they’re offering a discounted downloadable version, but WOW, those are expensive. I thought $59.99 for COD:BO was a lot…$65 bones?! I know it’s only 5 bones more but $60 was already making me second guess every game purchase…we’ll see! The Vita does look pretty sweet.

    Anyways, we’re pumped to have you using Livefyre, I’m always a fan of another gaming site 🙂 If you ever have any questions or feedback, don’t hesitate to let us know!