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Vita's UK Launch Line-Up Priced

Loadsa money.

The PlayStation Vita might be retailing at a bit of a decent price, but the games aren’t going to be cheap.  At least in some cases.

Along with the memory card (which, as we’ve said a few times, is absolutely essential) you’re going to want to grab a few of those games at launch, and we’ve got the list of all the known rates below.

  • Army Corps of Hell (£29.99)
  • Asphalt Injection (£24.99)
  • BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend (£39.99)
  • Dungeon Hunter Alliance (£34.99)
  • Dynasty Warriors Next (TBC)
  • Everybody’s Golf (£34.99)
  • FIFA Football (£44.99)
  • Formula One 2011 (£39.99)
  • Little Deviants (£24.99)
  • Lumines (£34.99)
  • Michael Jackson: The Experience (£24.99)
  • Modnation Racers: Road Trip (£34.99)
  • Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus (TBC)
  • Rayman Origins (£34.99)
  • Reality Fighters (£24.99)
  • Ridge Racer (£19.99)
  • Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen (£34.99)
  • Touch My Katamari (£29.99)
  • Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 (TBC)
  • Uncharted: Golden Abyss (£44.99)
  • Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition (TBC)
  • WipEout 2048 (£34.99)

Note that those are RRP prices, and some retailers will be selling them cheaper.  We pinged Sony this morning to see if they would spill on the PSN prices, but nothing as yet.

We also don’t know how expensive the likes of MotorStorm: RC, Gravity Rush and Frobisher Says will be either, but hopefully they’ll be priced sensibly.

Sources: various.

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70 Comments
  1. uncleniccius
    Member
    Since: Jan 2012

    CAN’T WAIT!

    Comment posted on 30/01/2012 at 17:33.
  2. ruinereraser
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    Average Vita Game – Golden Case Edition – way to much £££

    Comment posted on 30/01/2012 at 17:33.
  3. Origami Killer
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    If I were to get a Vita it would be Little Deviants and Ridge Racer (or Wipeout) that would get my money. Both look to have a pick up and play style.

    Comment posted on 30/01/2012 at 17:38.
    • Origami Killer
      Member
      Since: May 2010

      Also I have been trying to price up the Vita, cheapest price I can find for it is at amazon for £219 plus a £35 16GB mem card. Really wan’t one now even though I haven’t been interested in it at all up until this week.

      Comment posted on 30/01/2012 at 17:44.
      • uncleniccius
        Member
        Since: Jan 2012

        It’s £210 at tesco…

        Comment posted on 30/01/2012 at 17:47.
      • Origami Killer
        Member
        Since: May 2010

        Thanks mate, will look into that. At the moment just trying to weigh up the costs to see if I can afford it.

        Comment posted on 30/01/2012 at 17:50.
      • uncleniccius
        Member
        Since: Jan 2012

        Yeah it’s all a case of money. It looks to be a brilliant system, but I just hope sales mean that more games are developed. At least a Monster Hunter is being made so Japanese sales are inevitable.

        Comment posted on 30/01/2012 at 17:52.
      • Origami Killer
        Member
        Since: May 2010

        Does look fantastic but Im not interested in the big adventure games on it atm like Uncharted, more the quick play ones as at the moment with exams and stuff this is perfect for me.

        Comment posted on 30/01/2012 at 17:59.
      • uncleniccius
        Member
        Since: Jan 2012

        I have Wipeout and Uncharted preordered, but i’d agree pick up & play is good. In honesty Gravity Rush is one of my most anticipated titles; if you want to watch a trailer i’ll give a link.

        Comment posted on 30/01/2012 at 18:02.
      • Origami Killer
        Member
        Since: May 2010

        havent seen that one so thanks if you can. Ideally would be looking to get a Vita sometime in march

        Comment posted on 30/01/2012 at 18:20.
      • uncleniccius
        Member
        Since: Jan 2012

        sorry for the slow reply…. I’ll link a trailer and some gameplay (if you look at the gameplay, it’s from a demo, but the guy has LOADS of good vita video’s)
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epX5qaQnOPg&feature=fvst

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yY-Lj03BT7o&feature=g-user-u

        Comment posted on 30/01/2012 at 18:54.
      • kjkg
        Member
        Since: Apr 2010

        This convo made me think of this

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lL4L4Uv5rf0

        ;)

        Comment posted on 30/01/2012 at 18:58.
      • Origami Killer
        Member
        Since: May 2010

        Looks pretty good, reminds me of the art style of El Shaddai for some reason.
        Haha at the Scrubs video but this guy is the most helpful newest member of TSA :P

        Comment posted on 30/01/2012 at 19:21.
      • Sympozium
        Member
        Since: Aug 2009

        yay… its great a Monster Hunter is rumoured for the system… but What about Europe? will they give it a chance with a new console? I doubt it

        Comment posted on 30/01/2012 at 19:27.
      • uncleniccius
        Member
        Since: Jan 2012

        Thanks! :) I have been reading here for ages and assumed I had an account but never did. If you want to try the Vita, all UK game stores have one (although some only have Reality Fighters, which is more likely to put you off the system that make you want one lol)

        Comment posted on 30/01/2012 at 19:40.
      • Origami Killer
        Member
        Since: May 2010

        I noticed the article about all Game/Gamestation stores having one in, should pop down to one soon. Thinking of trading MW3 in for something, so will check in out then.

        Comment posted on 30/01/2012 at 19:45.
      • uncleniccius
        Member
        Since: Jan 2012

        I would assume Gamestation have it if Game do; especially as they’re the same company.

        Comment posted on 30/01/2012 at 20:02.
  4. colmshan1990
    Member
    Since: Apr 2009

    Uncharted, Rayman, Wipeout (possibly free- do we need to take a Vodafone contract or will pay as you go do?), Escape Plan (€5 off with pre-order pack) and Frobisher Says (definitely free- in the pre-order pack) and possibly a few others to go with my 3G Vita and 16gb card (€50, why are people saying it’s expensive- I checked Amazon the other day and only saw a £2 difference between Sony Vita card and Sony Memory Stick Pro Duo Card).
    I have Lumines pre-ordered (when Amazon messed up the prices) but I’m in two minds whether to actually go through with buying it.
    Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, Gravity Rush, Unit 13 (in March) and Motorstorm all look great to me as well.

    Could be expensive.

    Comment posted on 30/01/2012 at 17:47.
    • Watchful
      Team TSA: Writer
      Since: Oct 2008

      To get WipEout you need to top-up with £15 when you register your Voda sim.

      Comment posted on 30/01/2012 at 17:52.
      • colmshan1990
        Member
        Since: Apr 2009

        Thanks for the answer.
        Which is fantastic.
        I suppose that’ll be €20, but that’s no problem.
        One more question- if I were to say, put my ready to go vodafone sim card from my phone into my Vita, top it up, and transfer it back into my phone, would I be able to play Wipeout on my Vita with another sim?

        I’m getting the 3G, but I’d prefer using a 3 sim card with Vita- they have an all you eat data for ready to go that I don’t need with my phone, but could easily use with Vita…

        Comment posted on 30/01/2012 at 18:13.
      • Watchful
        Team TSA: Writer
        Since: Oct 2008

        I suspect swapping over your phone’s sim wouldn’t work, as the text I’ve read suggests you get WipEout when you register the sim that comes in the console.

        I may be wrong, what details I’ve seen have been a little vague.

        Comment posted on 30/01/2012 at 18:21.
      • sparkyscrum
        Member
        Since: May 2011

        Where does it say that? Been looking on the Vodafone website all weekend for info on the Vita price plan.

        Comment posted on 30/01/2012 at 18:22.
      • Watchful
        Team TSA: Writer
        Since: Oct 2008

        I’ve not found anything on Vodafone’s site either.
        If you check the banner that’s been running over at http://uk.playstation.com/ for a while it says “Sign up to Vodafone with PS Vita and get WipEout 2048 for free”. Emphasis is mine.

        Interestingly, they’ve changed the banner slightly. On Friday in the red box with the Vodafone logo it said “Get WipEout 2048 for free when you top up your Vodafone SIM with £15″. Now the “with £15″ has been removed.

        Comment posted on 30/01/2012 at 18:41.
      • tonycawley
        Pint! Pint!
        Since: Feb 2009

        Hold on, so this means you can get the 3g on pay as you go? I thought it was monthly priceplan only? That’s tickled me a little more interested if true.

        Comment posted on 30/01/2012 at 19:19.
      • sparkyscrum
        Member
        Since: May 2011

        Does seem strange nothings been announced this close to launch.

        Comment posted on 31/01/2012 at 00:00.
  5. Watchful
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Oct 2008

    The prices I want to know are the 3G costs. It’s PAYG with Vodaphone offering a copy of WipEout if you put £15 on the account, but I can’t find the rates for data anywhere on Voda’s (or PlayStation’s) site. You’d think it would be there somewhere this close to launch. Or have I simply missed it, in which case, Linky McLink plz. :)

    Comment posted on 30/01/2012 at 17:51.
    • uncleniccius
      Member
      Since: Jan 2012

      I don’t know if it’s worth it or not then…. do you have to pay monthly to get wipeout? I’ll stick to the WiFi version most likely.

      Comment posted on 30/01/2012 at 17:53.
    • colossalblue
      Team TSA: Editor
      Since: Forever

      I would definitely not recommend the 3G Vita if you have a smartphone that can do personal hotspot tethering. It’s heavier, more expensive and another monthly cost (however much they announce it for) when you most likely already have data included on your mobile tariff. Also, if you tether to a smartphone or MiFi, the Vita thinks it’s on a regular WiFi network and will allow online gaming (speeds permitting). If you’re connecting via the Vita’s 3G then you can’t play online (I think).

      I guess the 3G might improve GPS performance but aside from that, it seems pointless.

      Comment posted on 30/01/2012 at 17:58.
      • uncleniccius
        Member
        Since: Jan 2012

        That’s my thinking, all I could really do is social networking & download very small things on the go. Doesn’t help at all really.

        Comment posted on 30/01/2012 at 18:03.
      • Watchful
        Team TSA: Writer
        Since: Oct 2008

        I’ve only been thinking about 3G as some of Sony’s material suggests location-based features are ‘better’ on that model. Still trying to divide fact/marketing. At least the manual says you can switch off 3G whenever you want.

        Comment posted on 30/01/2012 at 18:31.
  6. Kivi95
    Member
    Since: Oct 2009

    £34.99 should have been the highest price imo. If Wipeout 2048 can have it any game can have it.

    Comment posted on 30/01/2012 at 17:52.
    • Kivi95
      Member
      Since: Oct 2009

      £39.99 at the highest.

      Comment posted on 30/01/2012 at 17:52.
  7. Awayze
    Member
    Since: Jul 2010

    Why is a memory card necessary?

    Comment posted on 30/01/2012 at 17:52.
    • colossalblue
      Team TSA: Editor
      Since: Forever

      a lot of the games need to save to a memory card. That on-cart saving that we heard about isn’t in everything.

      Comment posted on 30/01/2012 at 17:54.
  8. colossalblue
    Team TSA: Editor
    Since: Forever

    Oh dear, that’s all too expensive (FIFA’s price is the punchline though!).

    Hopefully retailers force competition and bring those prices closer to more realistic rates or the stealth costs of Vita are going to seriously hamper its western release. Not ideal given its abysmal performance in Japan so far, I was hoping they’d fix a few things in time for our launch.

    Comment posted on 30/01/2012 at 17:54.
    • uncleniccius
      Member
      Since: Jan 2012

      Fifa £44.99!?!? WTF? Only games that have really high dev costs should cost that, skrew EA…

      Comment posted on 30/01/2012 at 17:57.
      • sparkyscrum
        Member
        Since: May 2011

        You mean games that are pretty much the same as the PS3 version with extra features?

        Comment posted on 31/01/2012 at 00:02.
  9. freezebug2
    Member
    Since: Dec 2008

    There’s a simple formula to follow if you need to know PSN store game prices…take the RRP, add £20 on top of that and there you have it….Digital Illusions :O :P

    Comment posted on 30/01/2012 at 18:01.
  10. gazzagb
    Master of speling mitakse
    Since: Feb 2009

    I imagine most retailers will be selling them cheaper, or at least bundle a couple in with the console.
    They’ve also got a good selection, and a nice mix of games, not to mention PSN games from the Store.

    Comment posted on 30/01/2012 at 18:04.
    • colossalblue
      Team TSA: Editor
      Since: Forever

      It’s a great launch line up, that’s for sure, and there are a few PSN games that are looking really interesting too.

      Comment posted on 30/01/2012 at 18:31.

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