The pressure may be mounting on Sony to drop the price of PlayStation Vita following last week’s massive price cut of the Nintendo 3DS, but even if the price stays the same, SEGA West president Mike Hayes doesn’t think that it will “over-inhibit” the system’s launch day performance.
“Certainly in the early days of the Vita launch, I think that price differential is not going to be something that will, we believe, over-inhibit its performance,” said Hayes speaking to VG247.
“How it pans long term when both (3DS and Vita) are trying to hit that true mass market, I don’t know, I’m sure there’ll be adjustments. But the two are pitched as pretty different machines and I think that will be fine for Vita at launch.”
PlayStation Vita is due to go on sale in the UK early next year, with models starting from £229.99. The 3DS, which launched at the same price to disappointingly low sales, dropped dramatically in price last week, with some retailers selling the unit for as low as £115.
SEGA is due to have multiple titles in the works for PlayStation Vita, including a port of Virtua Tennis 4 and a secret title in the works at its new Solihull studio. Hayes is also a fan of the unit himself, having previously called the handheld a “brilliant” and “beautiful” machine.
You’ll be able to get your hands on Vita in early 2012.
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