Last night Sony did something that they said they never would do over the past few months. You see, last night the company announced during the PlayStation Vita’s Japanese streaming event that Sony would be dropping the price of the Vita. The new price for the PlayStation Vita will cost 19,980 Yen which equals roughly $200 and this price will apparently be for both the Wi-Fi and 3G Vita models.
The previous price for the Vita in Japan was 24,980 Yen which is around $250 in US currency. As such, this is roughly a $50 price drop for the Vita in Japan. Currently it is unknown whether or not Sony will drop the price of the Vita in the West but it is almost a given at this point that we will hear a Western price drop by the end of the week.