PS Vita Price Dropped to $199, Memory Card Prices Drop Too


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[UPDATE 2] Memory card prices for the U.S. have been announced:

  • 4GB - $15
  • 8GB - $20
  • 16GB - $40
  • 32GB - $80

[UPDATE] The PlayStation 4 launch date was announced at the conference. It's November 15 for the U.S.

Though gamers are extremely excited for today's PlayStation 4 news, Sony isn't giving up on its mobile platform. During its big press conference at Gamescom, Sony revealed that the price of the PlayStation Vita will be dropping to just $199 (199€).

The price drop takes effect starting tomorrow in the U.S. and Europe. Sony also announced that PS Vita memory card prices will also be dropping. Though no specific price points were announced, Sony promised, "Significant reductions" in card prices.

In addition to the price drop, Sony announced that 2K Games is bringing last year's hit Borderlands 2 to the Vita. New indie titles for the device were also announced, including Starbound, Fez, and Velocity 2X. Those indie titles and more unannounced indies will also be coming to the PlayStation 4 this fall.

More PlayStation news is on the way, including (possibly) the rumored launch date of the PlayStaton 4. The livestream of the conference can be viewed below: