news\ Dec 22, 2011 at 3:08 pm

Sony Vita Game Card Prices Announced, $50 for Uncharted: Golden Abyss


Though we're still in the dark about how much PlayStation Vita game cards will cost in America, the European pricing has just been announced, letting us make some educated guesses. The European PlayStation blog gives these prices on the first party titles, mentioning that games from untested IPs will be more cheaply priced? Very interesting.

  • Uncharted: Golden Abyss – €49.99/£44.99/$69.95 AUD/$89.95 NZD
  • ModNation Racers: Road Trip – €39.99/£34.99/$54.95 AUD/$69.95 NZD
  • Everybody’s Golf – €39.99/£34.99/$54.95 AUD/$69.95 NZD
  • WipEout 2048 – €39.99/£34.99/$54.95 AUD/$69.95 NZD
  • Unit 13 – €39.99/£34.99/$54.95 AUD/$69.95 NZD
  • Little Deviants – €29.99/£24.99/$39.95 AUD/$54.95 NZD
  • Reality Fighters – €29.99/£24.99/$39.95 AUD/$54.95 NZD

At the top we've got Uncharted, which is no surprise being that the game is clearly the strongest franchise coming to launch. Converting those amounts into U.S. Dollars we find that the game is... pretty damn expensive actually.

UK£ (British Pounds) 44.99 = $70.58 USD
€ (Euros) 49.99 = $65.32 USD
$69.95 (Australian Dollar) = $70.95 USD
$89.95 (New Zealand Dollar) = $69.64 USD
I guess if you were planning to import from Europe, you'd be best off paying with Euros. Now it seems obvious that given our weak economy, Sony would be crazy to charge $70 for a piece of portable software. Thankfully they've already announced that no piece of software will retail for more than $49.99, though Uncharted surely qualifies for this top price-point. From here, we can make some further assumptions on the full first-party pricing for America.
  • Uncharted: Golden Abyss – $49.99
  • ModNation Racers: Road Trip – $39.99
  • Everybody’s Golf – $39.99
  • WipEout 2048 – $39.99
  • Unit 13 – $39.99
  • Little Deviants – $29.99
  • Reality Fighters – $29.99
Does this sound correct to you? We'd definitely be getting a big discount compared to European pricing, though it seems unlikely Sony would attempt a clunky $34.99 or $44.99 price-point even if the conversion made sense. With prices like this, you can be sure that some frugal foreigners will be importing American Vitas.
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