Though Sony doesn’t want to slash the price of the PS Vitalike they did in Japan, a few North American retailers are already doing that… for the 3G model of the handheld system at least. At most retailers, you’ll now be able to snag a 3G PS Vita for about $199.99, which is $100 cheaper than the normal price. One of the retailers explained this sudden sale price as an effort to move out units since Sony would be discontinuing the model type.
When Japan got a price cut, Sony’s Japanese president Hiroshi Kawano explained that both systems were placed on the same price level to avoid confusion, since the general public seemed to not know the difference between 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity. Of course, this probably might not be the reason why the 3G PS Vita models are getting discontinued here in the North American region, as there’s a rumor that Sony may be releasing a 4G PS Vita model sometime later this year. Nevertheless, if you’ve been looking for a good deal on one of the more premium models of the PS Vita, but price was an issue, you should snag one before they’re gone!