In the eyes of many, it's about time. And it was absolutely positively necessary.
As some anticipated, Sony has announced that the PlayStation Vita will receive a price cut. The news came during the company's media briefing at Gamescom 2013 today.
Starting tomorrow, the slick portable will only cost $199, and that price presumably includes both the Wi-Fi-only and 3G models. Prior to this price drop, the 3G model retailed for $299 and the Wi-Fi version cost $249. Furthermore, Sony Europe CEO Jim Ryan said those expensive memory cards will see a "significant price reduction" as well. We don't have exact numbers but it's certainly good to know. I should also reiterate that the $199 price is not confirmed for both models at this point.
So, with the new, much more attractive price tag, are you suddenly planning a Vita purchase? There are several solid reasons to own one, ya know; just ask current fans of the device.