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Cheapest I have seen for the stand alone console don't think it will include the pre-order pack though. Also think it might only be instore as it is showing from £219 online
Update- price has increased by 2p for some reason prices for memory cards are as follows:
4gb - £15
8gb - £27
16gb -£37

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£100 off if you trade in a nintendo 3ds

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#41
cejiogu1
Weenie Beenie
Denziloshamen
punkstoner1
I'm not buying until it's cracked. If Sony can milk the consumer using proprietry gear like memory cards, then the consumer can milk Sony. As my games will be free, I won't mind paying a few bobs for a memory card.

PS is it cracked yet?


And it's because of idiots like you we have to have these expensive memory cards in the first place. Why are people so intent on destroying the success of a console so they can play a bloody emulated NES game from 20 years ago? If you love the NES games so much, go and buy one or get a wii. Better still, just stick with your PC that will let you run pretty much any emulation tool and pirated game you want!!!


What is wrong with wanting to get the most out of the hardware we pay for? Yes many people use it to pirate games and supposedly 'harm' retail sales but plenty of people (including myself) hacked the original one so that we could unlock it's full potential and do what it was capable of rather than what Sony dictates we could do with it.



You didn't hack anything. You followed a simplified n00b tutorial that takes you 5 minutes, whilst us devs spend endless hours exploiting the hardware. So don't take responsibility...


I didn't, no need to get up on your high horse because of my choice of wording. But for your info I didn't just follow a n00b tutorial, I was very involved in the PSP modding scene and used to be a moderator at PSPMod.
#42
Do you think I care what you think or if you believe me?

Every device is hackable eventually but they don't have to be hacked if they didn't lock them down to begin with. I mean you say emulators are technically illegal if you don't have the original games and back them up yourself and you're right, does that mean Microsoft should start locking down their OS so emulators can't be run? Should they also make any software not signed off by them not work on their OS? No, they shouldn't.

SFP_NooDLe
By your reasoning, EVERY device should be hackable. There's a reason why every single company on the planet locks out devices. It's to protect their own product. Things like NES emulators, even if legal would be owned by Nintedo. Do you think they'd want to see their games on a rival console?

I'm sorry, I don;t buy your "I only hack my console to unlock it's full potential" crap. No-one believes you when you say you only want to play games via an emulator, which isn't legal anyway. Anyone who has the chance to get access to any game they can for free will do it. You're no different, no matter what you say on these forums.

Weenie Beenie
anh_duong
Problem is the hacking scene l


No it's not. If Sony left the console wide open for us to do with it as we please with the exception of protection on the retail games themselves there would be much less hacking. With the original PSP most of the hacking was to allow homebrew, not piracy.

People will try to pirate games on every games console, they always have and they always will. That doesn't mean you have to tar those of us who just want to use the console to it's full potential with the same brush.
#43
Where's this amazon deal? Every time I try it comes up as £237.98 for the ps vita wi-fi & 8gb card?????
#44
fletcherhufc
Where's this amazon deal? Every time I try it comes up as £237.98 for the ps vita wi-fi & 8gb card?????


Take it to checkout
5 Likes #45
punkstoner1
I'm not buying until it's cracked. If Sony can milk the consumer using proprietry gear like memory cards, then the consumer can milk Sony. As my games will be free, I won't mind paying a few bobs for a memory card.

PS is it cracked yet?

Absolutely disgusting attitude.
Its because of cheapskates like you that were in this situation.
#46
frodo60
punkstoner1
I'm not buying until it's cracked. If Sony can milk the consumer using proprietry gear like memory cards, then the consumer can milk Sony. As my games will be free, I won't mind paying a few bobs for a memory card.

PS is it cracked yet?


Absolutely disgusting attitude.
Its because of cheapskates like you that were in this situation.


I'm guessing he wouldn't be so laid back about theft if someone robbed his house.

He mostly makes posts about stealing software, if he is intelligent enough to reverse engineer then get a job and start paying for stuff...

Just keep an eye out for this and send it to him:

http://www.google.co.uk/url?source=imglanding&ct=img&q=http://www.morningsidepharmacy.co.uk/products_pictures/a_5010605054075.jpg&sa=X&ei=TH09T9PfDoOk8gP_i9H-Bw&ved=0CAsQ8wc&usg=AFQjCNF6Ro7YcahIOgYyX_psllzP3XfV1Q

Edited By: hero2zer0 on Feb 16, 2012 22:07
#47
Sadly amazon deal is betterererererer.
#48
If you worked at ASDA wouldn't this be £178 after discount? Not a bad price
#49
Looks a good price but really once you've got a memory card (which you need) and a game, its going to be £260.

Morrisons deal all day long.
1 Like #50
Not much good without a memory card, so voting cold, as Amazon deal or Morrisons deal is better.
#51
hero2zer0
frodo60
punkstoner1
I'm not buying until it's cracked. If Sony can milk the consumer using proprietry gear like memory cards, then the consumer can milk Sony. As my games will be free, I won't mind paying a few bobs for a memory card.

PS is it cracked yet?


Absolutely disgusting attitude.
Its because of cheapskates like you that were in this situation.


I'm guessing he wouldn't be so laid back about theft if someone robbed his house.

He mostly makes posts about stealing software, if he is intelligent enough to reverse engineer then get a job and start paying for stuff...

Just keep an eye out for this and send it to him:

http://www.google.co.uk/url?source=imglanding&ct=img&q=http://www.morningsidepharmacy.co.uk/products_pictures/a_5010605054075.jpg&sa=X&ei=TH09T9PfDoOk8gP_i9H-Bw&ved=0CAsQ8wc&usg=AFQjCNF6Ro7YcahIOgYyX_psllzP3XfV1Q


He's a troll. Posts the exact same copy & paste garbage on every Vita deal. Its a shame the ignore button doesnt cover it when people quote him :|
#52
I agree with him. If places dont want hacks then decent pricing on the standard items like memory would be a plus. Who here is happy to pay for an Xbox hard drive knowing its a standard 2.5" in a fancy case or remember Nintendo trying to pass off Wii memory SD cards for £30+?

Hack away and let god sort em out
#53
robjd
I agree with him. If places dont want hacks then decent pricing on the standard items like memory would be a plus. Who here is happy to pay for an Xbox hard drive knowing its a standard 2.5" in a fancy case or remember Nintendo trying to pass off Wii memory SD cards for £30+?

Hack away and let god sort em out


I guess it's a vicious circle

Public: Sony rip us off, lets pirate software

Sony: The public are stealing our IP, lets over change them for essential hardware to recoup losses

And to be fair, pirates are going to be pirates and big companies want max profit margins so i guess we will never find out if Sony would charge reasonable prices for their hardware bits.
1 Like #54
Sticking with Amazon......
#55
Does anyone have any 3G prices for ASDA or any bundles offered at other places involving the 3G version? I only know of HMV throwing in a game, but there is little to no news about 3G offers.
Cheers.

Oh yes, I agree that amazons offer is better as a memory card is fundamental.
#56
HOT deal as as "instore" deal.
WHY anyone would pay this much for a portable gaming device is what i dont get.
U have to download games?? and how much is a game?? it should surely be cheaper than the disc/cart equivlent? which it most liekly wont be. Cant justify paying £200 for a handheld device, thats surely tablet /netbook/decent phone money. which would get good use.
#57
robjd
I agree with him. If places dont want hacks then decent pricing on the standard items like memory would be a plus. Who here is happy to pay for an Xbox hard drive knowing its a standard 2.5" in a fancy case or remember Nintendo trying to pass off Wii memory SD cards for £30+?

Hack away and let god sort em out

agreed an 8gb card should cost no more than £5. thats how much you can pick up a micro sd, or even less.
#58
Does anyone reckon Asda customer service would accept an offer of £225 for a PSVita, an 8Mb card and a copy of Wipeout 2048? (ie just over 10%) Or is it impossible to haggle at a store like that?
#59
timbo995
Does anyone reckon Asda customer service would accept an offer of £225 for a PSVita, an 8Mb card and a copy of Wipeout 2048? (ie just over 10%) Or is it impossible to haggle at a store like that?

Definatly not.
All prices, deals, offers ect are set by Asda House. Whats on the shelf is what you get. A retailer like Asda is'nt really allowed to haggle anyway. Why should you be able to offer one customer a better deal than the other. That shows favouritism and possible discrimination which is highly illegal in the supermarket world, meaning they would get in a lot of trouble.

I am imterested in this price though I work at Asda and am thinking about canceling my online preorder for this maybe just for the 10% off...

PS: They dont price match with any non-food items either if thats what your thinking, even with their own online store (stupid I know).


Edited By: vannblackwings on Feb 17, 2012 01:51
#60
timbo995
Does anyone reckon Asda customer service would accept an offer of £225 for a PSVita, an 8Mb card and a copy of Wipeout 2048? (ie just over 10%) Or is it impossible to haggle at a store like that?


http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ELFl2_1q7DI/TObn1HnV2fI/AAAAAAAAAaQ/5JkvAtpbv7k/s1600/Not_sure_if_serious.jpg
1 Like #61
Weenie Beenie
Do you think I care what you think or if you believe me?

Every device is hackable eventually but they don't have to be hacked if they didn't lock them down to begin with. I mean you say emulators are technically illegal if you don't have the original games and back them up yourself and you're right, does that mean Microsoft should start locking down their OS so emulators can't be run? Should they also make any software not signed off by them not work on their OS? No, they shouldn't.

SFP_NooDLe
By your reasoning, EVERY device should be hackable. There's a reason why every single company on the planet locks out devices. It's to protect their own product. Things like NES emulators, even if legal would be owned by Nintedo. Do you think they'd want to see their games on a rival console?

I'm sorry, I don;t buy your "I only hack my console to unlock it's full potential" crap. No-one believes you when you say you only want to play games via an emulator, which isn't legal anyway. Anyone who has the chance to get access to any game they can for free will do it. You're no different, no matter what you say on these forums.

Weenie Beenie
anh_duong
Problem is the hacking scene l

No it's not. If Sony left the console wide open for us to do with it as we please with the exception of protection on the retail games themselves there would be much less hacking. With the original PSP most of the hacking was to allow homebrew, not piracy.

People will try to pirate games on every games console, they always have and they always will. That doesn't mean you have to tar those of us who just want to use the console to it's full potential with the same brush.

..and look what happened when Sony allowed other OS on the PS3. The ultimate goal by that US hacker Geohot was to USE that tool to show how to circumvent software protection...aka piracy. I bid you a good day my friend.
1 Like #62
Its not a bad deal - its am instore versus Online ordering. something the size of the Vita means should I order from Amazon, I enevitably have to take a trip to the local depot to collect, rather than pick up while doing my shopping.

and as for the ealier comment about wanting to crack it to play free games.........If I ran this site I had your ip adddress reported to the appropriate authorites, I have friends in the gaming business who have lost employment in the past primarily due to lower than expected sales due to heavily pirated / leaked software.
#63
punkstoner1
I'm not buying until it's cracked. If Sony can milk the consumer using proprietry gear like memory cards, then the consumer can milk Sony. As my games will be free, I won't mind paying a few bobs for a memory card.

You have to think about what the whole package is worth - the device and the memory card together. It surprises me how some people see this device as expensive yet they'll happily spend £500 on a smartphone (Android or iPhone) with less than half of the processing power of the PS Vita and a smaller screen. Incidentally the iPhone is not even expandable via any type of flash memory card at all - you have to decide when you buy it how big you want to go and then you're stuck with that.
#64
callum9999
KAYTEELOU
Aeschylus
instore bit is good, however 8GB card cheapest you can get is £28 so this now becomes £225, versus Amazons £209...

So it has to be cold as it is bad value

Dont be a prat! its still a good deal if you already had the card! shape up theyve already said its their first post! HEAT ADDED!!!


Why on earth would anyone already have the card? They aren't in shops yet and their sole purpose is for use in the Vita - so if they didn't have a Vita, they wouldn't have the card...



Its a good deal for the device, look else where if you want a bundle!!! Cards have been on offer over the past 6 weeks so people would have bought them, you also don't need a card right away unless you want to play a select few games or store DLC / Media content.

Good deal, thanks OP, plus its a physical store you can go to if you don't want to order over the internet or get ripped off at Game or Gamestaion!! :{
#65
Aeschylus
instore bit is good, however 8GB card cheapest you can get is £28 so this now becomes £225, versus Amazons £209...

So it has to be cold as it is bad value

EXACTLY WHAT I WAS GOING TO SAY.

good find but still if you buy this you still have to buy a memory card and a games and you will not get both for 30 quid in asda.

so this still doesnt beat the amazon deal.
#66
callum9999
damanisjon
whether the package works out more, the deal is still the cheapest available on the console on its own. Heat added. Guys grow up

Grow up because I don't feel the price of a console + essential component (unless you aren't intending on using the console to play any games?) being more expensive than elsewhere is worthy of being a hot deal?

You can use the machine to do various things without the memory card. Its like rating a deal for a phone cold because it doesnt come with a sim card. Dont be a wally, what if someone had one that you could use? like your brother, and you could share it? etc, at the end of the day, like a said, on a like for like basis this is the cheapest deal available on the console on its own.
#67
The question is whether you can buy the Vita wifi by itself for cheaper. If the answer is no then this should be hot. You can only compare apples with apples.
#68
damanisjon
callum9999
damanisjon
whether the package works out more, the deal is still the cheapest available on the console on its own. Heat added. Guys grow up

Grow up because I don't feel the price of a console + essential component (unless you aren't intending on using the console to play any games?) being more expensive than elsewhere is worthy of being a hot deal?

You can use the machine to do various things without the memory card. Its like rating a deal for a phone cold because it doesnt come with a sim card. Dont be a wally, what if someone had one that you could use? like your brother, and you could share it? etc, at the end of the day, like a said, on a like for like basis this is the cheapest deal available on the console on its own.

Even if you are going to share the console and get your mum to buy it haha.. then surely she is better off going to amazon on the internet and buying it as it saves her money.

i dont think your arguement is valid as in the long run you will still end up spendning more money.

Plus amazon will be with you on the 22nd on your door step for you to take off the post man and you dont even need to leave your house.
#69
What's the best deal on a memory card at the minute? Is it still the 'free with £209 console' deal?
#70
CAS FAN
The question is whether you can buy the Vita wifi by itself for cheaper. If the answer is no then this should be hot. You can only compare apples with apples.

Agree 100%. HEAT added, thanks to the original poster.
#71
negbobsquarepant
What's the best deal on a memory card at the minute? Is it still the 'free with £209 console' deal?


Excellent post! Like you say if anyone posts a deal where you have to pay for the card, then by the logic of some folk on here that would be an automatic cold deal. The fact is that the card and PSV are two seperate things and just because there's deals when they are bundled together, that doesn't make deals for the individual devices bad.

I'm rubbish when it comes to flogging old stuff on. I just never bother. So if I got a free 8gb card it would just end up in a drawer as I want a 32gb card anyway. This deal would therefore be better for me personally.
#72
negbobsquarepant
What's the best deal on a memory card at the minute? Is it still the 'free with £209 console' deal?

If you mean the best PS Vita WiFi with memory card bundle, then Amazon at £209.99 is still the best deal at the moment.
#73
Barrons
damanisjon
callum9999
damanisjon
whether the package works out more, the deal is still the cheapest available on the console on its own. Heat added. Guys grow up


Grow up because I don't feel the price of a console + essential component (unless you aren't intending on using the console to play any games?) being more expensive than elsewhere is worthy of being a hot deal?


You can use the machine to do various things without the memory card. Its like rating a deal for a phone cold because it doesnt come with a sim card. Dont be a wally, what if someone had one that you could use? like your brother, and you could share it? etc, at the end of the day, like a said, on a like for like basis this is the cheapest deal available on the console on its own.


Even if you are going to share the console and get your mum to buy it haha.. then surely she is better off going to amazon on the internet and buying it as it saves her money.

i dont think your arguement is valid as in the long run you will still end up spendning more money.

Plus amazon will be with you on the 22nd on your door step for you to take off the post man and you dont even need to leave your house.


I would rather pop to the shop and grab one first thing, rather than have to wait in for he postie who normally rolls up at 2pm!
2 Likes #74
515 degrees...proves how many idiots are on the forums. Have fun with your eye candy because that's all this is without a memory card.
#75
Moka-Bear
515 degrees...proves how many idiots are on the forums. Have fun with your eye candy because that's all this is without a memory card.


Given that my 32GB card is on it's way to me already this is actually very tempting (if Morrisons weren't giving me Fifa and a pre-order pack for an extra £25).
#76
Cheapest console only price.. Simple and that is what HUKD is about.. That being said, the price for the console is pretty good considering the hardware but the price for the mem cards and games is just extortionate..
#77
Moka-Bear
Have fun with your eye candy because that's all this is without a memory card.

That may be true (matter of opinion I would argue) however this is still the cheapest price for the console on it's own, hence the deal is being given heat.
#78
Cold compared to other deals as you WILL need a mem card and it's way cheaper to buy with the Vita
#79
CAS FAN
negbobsquarepant
What's the best deal on a memory card at the minute? Is it still the 'free with £209 console' deal?

Excellent post! Like you say if anyone posts a deal where you have to pay for the card, then by the logic of some folk on here that would be an automatic cold deal. The fact is that the card and PSV are two seperate things and just because there's deals when they are bundled together, that doesn't make deals for the individual devices bad.

I'm rubbish when it comes to flogging old stuff on. I just never bother. So if I got a free 8gb card it would just end up in a drawer as I want a 32gb card anyway. This deal would therefore be better for me personally.

take the memory card to CEX, Game, Gamestation and get cash for it.
3 Likes #80
I just dont understand the heat on this, I can only presume people think they can walk into Asda and walk out and play their Vita.....

I guess this is why Game and Gamestation keep going

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