Feb 15, 2012

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Vita Game Prices To Be Flexible

Vita Game Prices To Be Flexible

It appears as though Sony will be extremely flexible in regards to Vita game prices.  The new portable, which received a limited release Tuesday and will have a full launch on February 22, will feature games with prices that will make it competitive with other portable devices.

Sony will allow games to be priced at $5, $10 or $30 on its PlayStation Store.  While $5 titles are still more expensive that the 99 cent games that can be found for mobile devices like Ipad and Android tablets, Sony Worldwide Studios’ Shehei Yoshida hopes that people will still see that advantages of Sony’s offerings.  “We have a theory that if we create really compelling, engaging experiences that you can spend hours with, you’ll see the value of spending 40 dollars against one dollar,” Yoshida said in an interview with GamesBeat.

“Gamers love all kinds of games. I totally understand people who like games like Angry Birds, but if you’re a gamer, you’re also interested in trying different kinds of experiences, bigger games,” he went on to say.

The most promising news for from the interview was Yoshida’s comment, “We are not just focused on big-budget, AAA, $40 titles.”  On February 5, I outlined how Sony could best help the new portable succeed.  In the article, I felt it was important that Sony remember that the Vita was a mobile device and the system’s games should for the most part, echo that.  Sony focuses on both large and small titles is a big relief it it proves to be true.

[Source: TouchArcade, GamesBeat]