PS Vita price cut announced for Japan

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Sony is pushing hard to turn around the PS Vita’s fortunes in Japan judging from the second ‘PS Vita Heaven’ event which was broadcast yesterday.

PS Vita Price Cut

The platformer holder announced that both models of the PS Vita will be reduced to ¥19 980 (around $215) from February 28th, which translates to a 20 percent drop from the launch price of the Wi-Fi only model and a 34 percent reduction in the cost of the 3G/Wi-Fi model.

February 28th also happens to be the day that free-to-play RPG Phantasy Star Online 2 is released in Japan, along with an Ice Silver PS Vita model which also retails for ¥19 980 and includes the game and an ‘AC1000’ ticket (in-game cash).

If that wasn’t enough, Sony is also offering PS Vita owners a free 7-day PlayStation Plus subscription which can be redeemed between February 28th and March 18th.

Do you think the imminent PS Vita price cut in Japan points to a similar announcement for Western territories during the PlayStation Meeting on February 20th? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Source: Sony

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