Vita 'First Edition' bundle costs $350, releases one week early

How badly do you want a PlayStation Vita? Can you not wait until its official February 22nd release? Sony has announced a new bundle for you! The "First Edition bundle" is available for pre-order at "select retail locations," starting today.

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How badly do you want a PlayStation Vita? Can you not wait until its official February 22nd release? Sony has announced a new bundle for you! The "First Edition bundle" is available for pre-order at "select retail locations," starting today.

For $349.99, you'll get the 3G Vita, a limited edition case, and a 4GB Vita memory card. This package will be available one week early, on February 15th.

In addition, the First Edition bundle will include a copy of Little Deviants, a cute game that takes advantage of both the front and rear touch panels, the built-in motion sensors, the front and rear cameras, and microphone. Essentially, it's the perfect tech demo to show off everything your shiny new handheld can do.

The standard price for a 3G Vita is $299.99, while games cost $39.99. A 4GB memory card is likely to cost more than $20, meaning this bundle not only gives you early access to the system, but a slight discount as well.

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    October 27, 2011 9:30 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Vita 'First Edition' bundle costs $350, releases one week early.

    How badly do you want a PlayStation Vita? Can you not wait until its official February 22nd release? Sony has announced a new bundle for you! The "First Edition bundle" is available for pre-order at "select retail locations," starting today.

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      October 27, 2011 10:03 AM

      AKA what you realistically have to pay for one anyway. You need the overpriced card regardless and the case and tech demo? lol

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      October 27, 2011 1:23 PM

      350 lol

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      October 27, 2011 1:26 PM

      $300+ is lol. jesus, have they learned nothing from their own mistakes and nintendo's?

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      October 27, 2011 1:30 PM

      I'll probably be getting the 250$ model without 3g and a memory card under 50$ instead. The lineup is very solid.

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      October 27, 2011 1:33 PM

      LOLing the price. $40 games, too.

      Wut!

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        October 27, 2011 3:34 PM

        I don't mind games for $35 ot $40 so much IF they're good games. Not crappy games though.

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        October 27, 2011 5:01 PM

        $40 is acceptable, but they devs and publishers have to step up. I won't toss down $40 on a portable game that I'm not pretty sure is going to be awesome.

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          October 27, 2011 5:40 PM

          They throw fucking Tetris and Pacman out there like they think we're all stupid and act suprised when that it doesn't sell.

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        October 27, 2011 5:17 PM

        I'm buying one as soon as there's a new monster hunter :(

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          October 27, 2011 5:47 PM

          Not sure if it coming out on the 3DS will affect that.

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      October 27, 2011 3:10 PM

      /facepalm

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      October 27, 2011 3:11 PM

      what are they stupid?

      really? $300+ for a handheld?

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          October 27, 2011 3:46 PM

          $249 is a great deal considering all of the tech packed into this thing.

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        October 27, 2011 3:42 PM

        This is for a bundle. The base model is $250 and the 3G model is $300.

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        October 27, 2011 3:44 PM

        Unlike with the PS3, at $300 it isn't way overpriced. The technology you are getting for $300 is a good value. I don't know why people are expecting a piece of hardware nearly 5 times as powerful as the 3DS to cost the same.

        The memory card prices are a rip-off though.

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          October 27, 2011 5:03 PM

          You're looking at it from the wrong angle. The hardware may be worth $300, but that's not how a purchasing decision usually works. I decide how much I want to spend to be able to do portable gaming. If $300 is more than I want to spend to make that part of my life, it doesn't matter what the hardware in the Vita is. I decide I want a big TV and then decide I am willing to spend up to $X fulfill my desire. That some particular TV is $X + $1000 and totally worth it based on the features doesn't change the fact that that kind of TV is beyond what I'm willing to spend to have a big TV in the house.

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      October 27, 2011 3:37 PM

      needs more wifi "first edition" bundle :(

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      October 27, 2011 3:45 PM

      Oh Sony

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      October 27, 2011 3:47 PM

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      October 27, 2011 4:58 PM

      Good grief. Looks like I'm waiting on this one. My max for a handheld is $200.

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      October 27, 2011 7:42 PM

      Part of me hates myself for considering doing this >.<

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      October 28, 2011 8:32 PM

      The difference between the Vita and the 3DS is that Sony won't be able to afford to lower the price to $169.99 once they realize no one is buying it. They're likely already selling it at a major loss considering the beastly hardware inside. The Vita might just crash and burn even worth than the $250 3DS did.

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