Earlier this month, we read about how PS Vita sales in Japan basically quadrupled – which is no mean feat by the way, after receiving a price cut. This certainly did lead to hopes of gamers living across the other side of the Pacific pond to wonder whether we too, will be on the receiving end of such “generosity” on Sony’s part. It looks like it though, as word has come out that majority of Sony stores throughout the US has introduced a price cut for the 3G-compatible PlayStation Vita, where it will now sport a new $199.97 price tag.
For a couple of Benjamins, this would mean your base 3G bundle will come with the handheld console itself, an 8GB memory card to get you started, and a voucher for a free PlayStation Network game assuming you have signed up for data coverage, of course. What you see above hails from a Century City store in Los Angeles, and it seems that this price drop will be a permanent one due to the model’s discontinuation policy.