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Sony Playstation Vita £197 @ Asda Instore from 22nd February £196.98

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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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    newb
    newb2 years, 10 months ago #1Show comment tools Reply
    I thought these were made by Sony!

    ;-)
    joshjack
    Fixed the title lol - First post. Posted a little too quickly
    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
    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!!!
    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?
    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!!!
    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...
    punkstoner1
    Denziloshamen


    And it's because of idiots like you we have to have these expensive memory cards in the first place.


    I raise the BS flag.
    Aeschylus
    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!!!


    Lol, you related by any chance? anyway ignoring your daft responce, nobody has the card yet as it is not out yet, so why pay £196 + £28, when you can pay £209 to get exactly the same thing, only if you like spending more money does this deal make sense

    Edited By: Aeschylus on Feb 16, 2012 19:39
    HT UK
    As others have said, the Amazon deal works out cheaper.
    smeech
    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...


    People have already started importing 32gb memory cards - which aren't for sale here. As he said good deal
    UglyGeezer
    Really horrible to see people called names on here, even if it is a 'pratt'.. this place is supposed to be a community.

    It's not the best deal either.
    AK Gunners
    If someone wants just the Vita and no memory card (maybe a gift for someone, who cares what reason), then I think this is the best standalone price and available in a well known retailer so personally think it should be voted hot.
    flyingteddy
    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?


    So many manufacturers have propriety peripherals its not just Sony. Nintendo, Apple, Microsoft all do it, so I take it you don't buy any of their gear either
    mbond65
    UglyGeezer
    Really horrible to see people called names on here, even if it is a 'pratt'.. this place is supposed to be a community.

    It's not the best deal either.


    report them to the head teacher
    jonstone12
    The amazon deal is better, even if you have imported a 32gb card then you could sell the 8gb one from the amazon deal for at least £20 making the vita cheaper.

    Not everyone wants to/can order online and wait in for delivery, so if this is the cheapest instore price then it is a hot deal.
    Reser
    Awful deal as has already been stated. Giving heat purely for being someones first post is ridiculous also. It is a bad deal so should be voted cold as such.

    Edited By: Reser on Feb 16, 2012 20:32
    Ponytail_Billy
    do you know the price for the 3G model?
    Horrorwood
    How is this hot??!!
    vinnynall1
    Morrisons deal all day long!
    Flodd
    well it's broken the £200 barrier for the console which some people said it would never do...
    morlspin
    Seriously dont get people on this forum, especially those long term members who should know better.

    If you find a price, cheaper than elsewhere, its a good deal surely?

    If people want to pipe up and say " well you dont get a memory card" they need to get a grip! You dont get 10 games, downloadable content, a carry case, or a screen protector either, but you'll probably buy them over the lifespan of the device, so therefore if this deal is cold, every deal out there is cold!

    Grow up, thank people for posting the cheapest price and stop fekkin whingeing!
    trikidy
    I dont think it can be used without a memory card, can it?
    So not a good deal
    Blacklodge
    I'm off to Hooters. Anyone coming?
    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.
    anh_duong
    Problem is the hacking scene l
    MyPetFrog
    Come on Amazon...drop that price again to match Asda's console price... :) Then again guess they won't unless Asda change their 'online' price too...

    Hopefully Amazon are monitoring HUKD :)
    callum9999
    morlspin
    Seriously dont get people on this forum, especially those long term members who should know better.

    If you find a price, cheaper than elsewhere, its a good deal surely?

    If people want to pipe up and say " well you dont get a memory card" they need to get a grip! You dont get 10 games, downloadable content, a carry case, or a screen protector either, but you'll probably buy them over the lifespan of the device, so therefore if this deal is cold, every deal out there is cold!

    Grow up, thank people for posting the cheapest price and stop fekkin whingeing!


    There is a distinct difference between an item that is essential (not desirable, essential) if you wish to use your games console to play games, and a bundle of "10 games, downloadable content, a carry case, or a screen protector".

    As someone said, yes I'm sure about 10 people have imported a 32GB card, but the vast majority haven't.
    DarcyHart
    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?


    I'm pretty sure Sony don't need to charge £40 for a 16GB card.
    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!!!
    DarcyHart
    morlspin
    Seriously dont get people on this forum, especially those long term members who should know better.

    If you find a price, cheaper than elsewhere, its a good deal surely?

    If people want to pipe up and say " well you dont get a memory card" they need to get a grip! You dont get 10 games, downloadable content, a carry case, or a screen protector either, but you'll probably buy them over the lifespan of the device, so therefore if this deal is cold, every deal out there is cold!

    Grow up, thank people for posting the cheapest price and stop fekkin whingeing!


    This is a good deal and it's nice to see diversity rather than the same deal with different prices. But a memory card is pretty much essential. It's like them saying, "Yeah, cheers for the £200, but you're going to have to pay another £40 to actually use it."

    Edited By: DarcyHart on Feb 16, 2012 21:17
    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
    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.
    SFP_NooDLe
    This looks like a good price at first glance, but when you consider that 90% of launch titles require a memory card it isn't so great. Cheapest place to get a 4gb card seems to be Amazon who are selling it for £14.99. That immediately brings the price upto £212. Amazon are throwing in a bigger 8gb card with the Vita for just £210.

    Coupled with the fact that you'll also have to get at least one game to play and this price is really quite rubbish. Sorry, I don't like bagging on deals, but there is far better available at places like Amazon and Play. This "deal" is strictly for clueless parents who will be in for a nasty surprise once they get home and realise that they need to spend another £15-20 to even boot up some of the games they've bought.

    Edited By: SFP_NooDLe on Feb 16, 2012 21:26: Spelling
    feeder16
    Voted cold. . . because I'm a Maverick
    Denziloshamen
    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?


    So what did you do to use it to its full potential then?

    If the console doesn't do what you want it to out of the box or a promised future upgrade, then don't waste your hard earned money on it. The full potential is whatever Sony and the developers want it to be. Once again, if you're not happy with that don't buy it.

    Hacking the PSP is what caused it to fail to reach its full potential in the first place. Developers lost too much money on their games being pirated and Sony had to update the firmware every month. As soon as the games stopped coming, the fate of the PSP was all but sealed.

    Hacking may well open up innocent access to run home brew games or apps, but it opens the door to a bigger issue. The PS3 managed to avoid being hacked for years, and then look what happened once they managed to suss it out. I know if I spent my hard earned money on a Vita, I don't want a bunch of hackers spoiling it reaching it's full potential, and that is to play AAA titles that will follow when the developers really get a chance to push the hardware and not jump ship because they are having their hard work ripped off.

    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.
    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?
    Jinkz
    Im sure microsd > ps vita card will be just around the corner, so hot from me
    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...
    TAZMANUK
    Morrisons deal by far
    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 Nintendo. 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.



    Edited By: SFP_NooDLe on Feb 16, 2012 21:28
    Weenie Beenie
    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.
    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.
    fletcherhufc
    Where's this amazon deal? Every time I try it comes up as £237.98 for the ps vita wi-fi & 8gb card?????
    Drummerboy
    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
    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.
    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

    Edited By: hero2zer0 on Feb 16, 2012 22:07
    midnighter2
    Sadly amazon deal is betterererererer.
    acer098
    If you worked at ASDA wouldn't this be £178 after discount? Not a bad price
    super_leeds_86
    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.
    ordnas
    Not much good without a memory card, so voting cold, as Amazon deal or Morrisons deal is better.
    striker33
    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 :|
    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
    hero2zer0
    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.
    matty9815
    Sticking with Amazon......
    g_horricks
    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.
    DE4L3R
    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.
    DE4L3R
    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.
    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?
    vannblackwings
    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
    striker33
    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?


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