This is not a good sign. Sony’s Playstation Vita has met with less than expected numbers for both of its weeks on store shelves, and while the wifi SKU has seen decent – if not spectacular – sales, the 3G model has been an albatross around the system’s neck, weighing down the overall figures for the device. Retailers are already taking the reigns, with some outlets discounting the 3G version up to 20%, cutting prices to ¥24,999 (approx. $325) down from ¥29,980 (approx. $390). Sony has not released a statement on the matter.
What could these cuts mean for the Vita’s long term sales, EGs? Should Sony discontinue the 3G model in Japan, or not even bring it to the West? Comment below!