“So Big W and now Target aren’t stocking the Vita,” he said. “Time to email Kmart. Looks like Sony is avoiding big box retailers for Vita.”
“They’re not stocking at launch, issues with Sony. But are eventually ‘trying’ to stock it.”
Obviously we can’t yet verify these claims for ourselves but we’ll try. We don’t know what the ‘issues with Sony’ are, either, but perhaps Sony wanted them to take more stock than they were comfortable with taking on a first run.
Anecdotal evidence suggests that the retailers think the Vita is “too expensive”. It’s not clear whether this is referring to entire retailer chains or individual branches.
It’s not good news though, really, but perhaps Sony’s rather esoteric advertising isn’t hitting the right spot with these big retailers. Naturally, videogame specialists like EB Games and GAME are stocking it.
The Wi-fi version is currently $348AU, around £240.