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No Vita Games In SCEE's 12 Deals Of Christmas Due To "The Lack Of Them"

Oh, that's a shame.

Wondering why there aren’t any PS Vita games in our guesswork about what’s coming up in this year’s 12 Deals Of Christmas over on the PSN Store? Well, it’s simple: there’s a lack of Vita games.

That’s according to SCEE’s Chris Howe, who confirmed the reason for the fact that the deals are all for the PlayStation 3 in a comment on the PS Blog.

“You are exactly right in your assumption,” he replied when asked whether the shortage of Vita deals was because of the console’s currently limited range. “It’s difficult to arrange discounts on Vita titles simply due to the lack of them,” he added, “as the range is still growing.”

We’re not entirely true this is the case – there’s plenty of Vita games that could have been featured (and indeed, many have already been discounted in the past – a condition that doesn’t seem to affect the presence of certain PS3 titles).

Still, at least we know.

Tokyo Jungle is today’s deal, with a 50% saving and an additional 10% Plus discount, although that latter offer doesn’t appear to be working.

13 Comments
  1. Taylor Made
    Member
    Since: Oct 2011

    Erm discount psp games then

    Comment posted on 05/12/2012 at 13:55.
    • Kivi95
      Member
      Since: Oct 2009

      Why would they have psp games in the 12 deals of christmas? They will probably be in the normal christmas sale.(aswell as psvita games)

      Comment posted on 05/12/2012 at 16:22.
      • Taylor Made
        Member
        Since: Oct 2011

        Erm maybe cause some psp games like God of war, peace walker, MGS1 are still priced too high for my wallet

        Comment posted on 05/12/2012 at 16:25.
  2. DixNeuf
    Member
    Since: Apr 2010

    Poop, but not exactly unexpected; there really aren’t all that many games if they don’t want to risk devaluing PS+ for Vita.

    Comment posted on 05/12/2012 at 13:57.
    • bunimomike
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      Agreed. They need more people with the hardware in their hands right now. Get that customer base on the increase.

      Comment posted on 05/12/2012 at 14:01.
  3. jimmy-google
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    There are still the monthly ps+ discounts. They’d mentioned Rayman Origins for this month already which may well be the vita version.

    “As usual, you can also expect exclusive PS Plus discounts on lots of titles, including the phenomenal Rayman Origins. We’ll update you on these offers in the weekly Store posts.”

    There are sales on the PSN permanently and they normally number far more than the 12 for this “Christmas sale”. I’ll wait to see what appears in the weekly store updates

    Comment posted on 05/12/2012 at 14:07.
    • ruinereraser
      Member
      Since: Nov 2009

      Here you go:

      “Rayman Origins – 10% off”

      Not really impressive.

      Comment posted on 05/12/2012 at 17:33.
  4. Sympozium
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Its lazy, if Steam was running the damn thing stuff like Little Kings Story would be getting discounted or even Littlebigplanet. It just annoys me that PC games can be much cheaper but then theres a huge difference between downloadable console games, its disgraceful and wrong.

    Comment posted on 05/12/2012 at 14:42.
  5. Awayze
    Member
    Since: Jul 2010

    Vita needs new games!!!

    Comment posted on 05/12/2012 at 14:50.
  6. avengerrr
    Member
    Since: Oct 2012

    Crap excuse, there is tons they can discount not to mention psp games.

    Comment posted on 05/12/2012 at 14:53.
  7. ron_mcphatty
    Member
    Since: Sep 2008

    But didn’t Uncharted Golden Abyss get a discount or go for free on Plus recently? Sounds like excuses to me, can’t just say ‘We decided not to discount Vita games’?

    Comment posted on 05/12/2012 at 15:07.
  8. ruinereraser
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    SCEE dissapoints again.

    Comment posted on 05/12/2012 at 17:22.
  9. TheDemocrodile
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    Oh are they still disappointing people? no real surprise really, did they ever put Crisis Core on the store? I remember that being screamed loudly for quite a while. Itd be nice on a Vita.

    Comment posted on 05/12/2012 at 18:58.

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