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Sony Playstation Vita Ā£199.99 on eBay

Sony PS Vita Pre-Order Deal

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Sony is releasing it’s Playstation Vita in the U.S. and Canada on Febuary 22nd, and eBay is teaming up with Zavvi to offer a pre-order deal of Ā£199.99. The Vita is region-free, so one can get it a little early through this eBay deal for roughly $315 USD.

Ā£199.99 on eBay is the cheapest online so far, as even on Zavvi’s site, the Vita is Ā£219.45 on pre-order.

The Vita was launched last December in Japan, with a few issues reported with the console. Gamers encountered lag times, screen freezes and full-on crashes with the system. The portable sold 324,859 units in Japan in it’s opening week, but this figure dropped by 78%, when only 72,479 units shipped the following week. It has been said that the Vita’s price point of $380 in Japan was also part of the issue in the drop in sales. Still, Kazuo Hirai, president of Sonyā€™s Consumer & Products Services group, states, “we have a very good product at a very affordable price. Thereā€™s no need to lower the price just because somebody else that happens to be in the video game industry decided they were going to,ā€¯ in reference to the price of the Nintendo DS.

The, Vita, powered by AT&T’s Mobile Broadband Network for 3G/Wi-Fi, is also available for pre-order on Sony’s site, starting at $249.

Sony Playstation Vita Ā£199.99 on eBay
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