Killzone: Mercenary gets dated
Sony’s has confirmed a release date for anticipated PlayStation Vita shooter Killzone: Mercenary.
The game will be released on September 18th.
Sony has marked the announcement by releasing a brand new multiplayer trailer, which can be seen below:
Sony celebrating PlayStation Vita birthday with digital software sale
The PlayStation Vita is one year old in the UK. Hoorah!
And to celebrate, Sony has announced a two-week price promotion that will see significant discounts of Vita software on the PlayStation Network.
Highlights include Lumines, Rayman Origins and Dungeon Hunter: Alliance for £13.99 as well as MLB 12 The Show for £11.99.
The vast majority of the games also offer an additional ten per cent discount on top of the sale price for PS Plus members.
Here’s the list:
A-men – £7.99 -> £5.99
Army Corps of Hell – £34.99 -> £15.99
Asphalt Injection – £19.99 -> £9.99
Blazblue Continuum Shift Extend – £19.99 -> £14.99
Dungeon Hunter: Alliance – £29.99 -> £13.99
Escape Plan – £9.99 -> £5.19
Everybody's Golf – £11.99 -> £6.99
F1 2011 – £31.99 -> £15.99
Hustle Kings – £6.49 -> £3.19
Little Deviants – £11.99 -> £6.99
Lumines: Electronic Symphony – £29.99 -> £13.99,
Michael Jackson The Experience HD - £19.99 -> £9.99
MLB 12 The Show – £23.99 -> £11.99
ModNation Racers: Road Trip – £11.99 -> £6.99
MotorStorm RC – £4.79 -> £2.39
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale – £29.99 -> £14.99
Reality Fighters – £11.99 -> £6.99
Rayman Origins – £29.99 -> £13.99
Ridge Racer - Ultimate Edition – £19.99 -> £9.99,
Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen – £34.99 -> £15.99
Street Fighter x Tekken Vita – £39.99 -> £24.99,
Super Stardust Delta + Advanced Star Fighter Pack Bundle – £7.99 -> £3.99
Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack – £5.49 -> £2.79
Top Darts – £6.49 -> £3.19
Touch My Katamari – £24.99 -> £15.99
Unit 13 – £29.99 -> £14.99
Sony: We must ask third parties to make more attractive Vita games
Third parties, as well as Sony itself, must take responsibility for elevating the PlayStation Vita out of its current rut.
That’s the opinion of Sony’s CFO, executive VP and corporate executive officer Masaru Kato, who told investors (as reported by Seeking Alpha): “One thing clear for us that in terms of profitability – we have to do a better job in promoting the PlayStation Vita mobile product.
“How do we do that? Well, gaming business software is the name of the game. So as a fundamental measure, we are putting a lot of resources, not just first party, but also asking third parties to put out more attractive software. That's the basics.”
Kato remained coy on the notion of a price cut for the device, however, saying that while price will always be considered improving profitability in the mobile and handheld space is of paramount importance.
Added Kato: “The other things – marketing, pricing of the product etc, I cannot talk about pricing of this platform. But those are the things that we are looking into to improve our profitability in the mobile handheld gaming business.”
Sony announces Japanese Vita price cut
The price of the PlayStation Vita has been cut by around £35 in Japan.
The machine had until now cost ¥24,980 (£174) but will now retail for ¥19,980 (£139), according to Eurogamer. The cut applies to both the Wi-Fi and 3G models.
Crucially this new price still means that Vita is more expensive than 3DS, a machine that regularly sells in vastly more excessive numbers.
Eyes will now turn to the West where the handheld is in desperate need of a boost to get it back on track.
Most retailer charge between £200-£250 for the device, although cheaper prices can obviosuly be found for pre-owned models.
Arguably, though, Vita’ biggest obstacle remains its software pricing. While Sony has embarked on a umber of digital software sales for the device launch RRP for new software can still reach over £40.
therealjaxon wrote:The prices of the cards are silly but always have been since the PSP.
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