Akiba's Beat Limited Edition (PS Vita) £24.99 @ GAME
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Akiba's Beat Limited Edition (PS Vita) £24.99 @ GAME

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Found 23rd Mar 2017
Good deal for the limited version of akibas beat.
Akiba's Beat Limited Edition includes:
- Standard game
- Artbook
- Packaged box

AKIBA'S BEAT is a modern-day satirical spin on a classic Japanese RPG formula. Set in a true-to-life recreation of Tokyo's Akihabara ward (“Akiba” for short), players will take control of a party of characters led by protagonist Asahi Tachibana as they seek to rid the town of anything out of sync with reality.

There are two sides to the gameplay: first, players will wander the streets and question the quirky Akihabara residents on a variety of subjects related to the mystery at hand, ultimately unlocking fantasy-themed dungeons known as “Delusions capes” which are infested with monsters called “delusions.” These delusions are encountered on the map and fought in a party-based action battle system, putting players' skills to the test and creating a uniquely challenging experience that seamlessly blends a real-life locale with the secret delusory world of its residents' true desires.
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Is this in any way related to Akiba's Trip?
same company and style, not a sequel tho, this is a stand alone game.
I was going to buy at this price, but maybe it'll fall quickly like the Root Letter/Steins;Gate ltd editions. Heat anyway, I can't believe it dropped again from £28 oO
How is it that a new release Vita cartridge (with loads of padded extras) costs infinitely less than a typical Switch release?

Man, Nintendo products are nothing more than a money-grabbing con.

In related news, I'm glad that the Vita outlived the DOA Wii U.
Edited by: "prankster101" 23rd Mar 2017
prankster101

How is it that a new release Vita cartridge (with loads of padded extras) … How is it that a new release Vita cartridge (with loads of padded extras) costs infinitely less than a typical Switch release?


To be fair, at launch the RRP of Uncharted: Golden Abyss was £44.99 and an 8Gb memory card £31.99!
prankster101

How is it that a new release Vita cartridge (with loads of padded extras) … How is it that a new release Vita cartridge (with loads of padded extras) costs infinitely less than a typical Switch release?Man, Nintendo products are nothing more than a money-grabbing con.In related news, I'm glad that the Vita outlived the DOA Wii U.



How is that people can say such unintelligent things and believe they've stated a fact?

In related news, I'm glad I'm not surrounded by such people.
Stefarno88

To be fair, at launch the RRP of Uncharted: Golden Abyss was £44.99 and … To be fair, at launch the RRP of Uncharted: Golden Abyss was £44.99 and an 8Gb memory card £31.99!


But you are comparing Uncharted, a big franchise that everyone would be a fan of with Akiba's beat which you, myself and a couple of more people here may be a fan of. Silly prices are serious killers for JRPGs in Europe where people play CoD and Destiny only***.

*** Please do not be offended, if you are then you certainly play other games too and may be a JRPG fan, so you are member of the league
mixmixi

But you are comparing Uncharted, a big franchise that everyone would be a … But you are comparing Uncharted, a big franchise that everyone would be a fan of with Akiba's beat which you, myself and a couple of more people here may be a fan of. Silly prices are serious killers for JRPGs in Europe where people play CoD and Destiny only***. :p*** Please do not be offended, if you are then you certainly play other games too and may be a JRPG fan, so you are member of the league


I was trying to demonstrate that all companies try to rip-off early adopters who have a limited library of games available!

To their credit, Sony do actually offer a discount on production costs for publishers of physical Vita games with a RRP below a set price (IIRC it is £30) or we'd be seeing these games either much more expensive or digital-only.
Stefarno88

I was trying to demonstrate that all companies try to rip-off early … I was trying to demonstrate that all companies try to rip-off early adopters who have a limited library of games available!To their credit, Sony do actually offer a discount on production costs for publishers of physical Vita games with a RRP below a set price (IIRC it is £30) or we'd be seeing these games either much more expensive or digital-only.



Exactly that's the point. Sony does it, Nintendo doesn't.
If you preordered earlier you got a plushie
Stefarno88

To be fair, at launch the RRP of Uncharted: Golden Abyss was £44.99 and … To be fair, at launch the RRP of Uncharted: Golden Abyss was £44.99 and an 8Gb memory card £31.99!


At least it was a AAA franchise that probably cost more than Zelda, and wasn't retailing for around £50-60 like a typical Nintendo Switch release. Also, the memory card might have been £30-odd, but at least the Vita's accessories weren't stupidly priced like what Nintendo are charging - like £90 for a glorified HDMI Out. Or maybe I should talk about the the Joy-CON or "Pro" Controller instead?

In light of that, Nintendo loving losers (like the person above) sure do come across as complete imbeciles that are somewhat detatched from reality - which probably explains why Nintendo are a third rate CONSOLE company making third rate products. And we all know as to what sort of mentality that attracts...
Not interested in the game but enjoying the conversation X)
hanzoadam

If you preordered earlier you got a plushie



The plushie pre-order bonus is still showing on the product page, has that been cancelled? D:
I only just ordered mine today (I was waiting to decide if I was going to order the neet edition instead)
prankster101

How is it that a new release Vita cartridge (with loads of padded extras) … How is it that a new release Vita cartridge (with loads of padded extras) costs infinitely less than a typical Switch release?Man, Nintendo products are nothing more than a money-grabbing con.In related news, I'm glad that the Vita outlived the DOA Wii U.



1: Lots of niche Vita releases are subsidized by releasing on PS3/PS4 at the same time (Sony provide very good porting tools)
2: Sony allow for very small production runs, in the thousands, Nintendo historically require 50,000 plus. Niche titles struggle to make those figures so have to cover the cost of unsold units.
3: PSN has lots of good sales and outside of AAA titles, you often get good discounts which helps bring the prices down.
4: The Switch has just launched, margins on consoles are very low (compared to the warehouse space they take up) and retailers need to make up for that in games sales. They have little incentive for price wars. Expect non-Nintendo titles to start seeing cheaper retail prices (even for new releases) by the end of the year when things calm down and all the shops want you to be the place where you buy a switch as a present.
abigsmurf

1: Lots of niche Vita releases are subsidized by releasing on PS3/PS4 at … 1: Lots of niche Vita releases are subsidized by releasing on PS3/PS4 at the same time (Sony provide very good porting tools)2: Sony allow for very small production runs, in the thousands, Nintendo historically require 50,000 plus. Niche titles struggle to make those figures so have to cover the cost of unsold units.3: PSN has lots of good sales and outside of AAA titles, you often get good discounts which helps bring the prices down.4: The Switch has just launched, margins on consoles are very low (compared to the warehouse space they take up) and retailers need to make up for that in games sales. They have little incentive for price wars. Expect non-Nintendo titles to start seeing cheaper retail prices (even for new releases) by the end of the year when things calm down and all the shops want you to be the place where you buy a switch as a present.


Or it could just be because Nintendo are greedy and have absolutely no respect for consumers. But hey, when they've got enough muppet fanboys who will buy their rip-off merchandise, than no wonder they'll continue to sell their over-priced mobile tablet games (or should that be upscaled Wii U ports) at ludicrous prices. Because AAA games they ain't.

As an example: why is the third party release Rime on Switch more expensive in comparison to the game being on competing systems? Because Nintendo are a rip-off company who want as much money as possible for their outdated inventory.
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magnetman_exe

The plushie pre-order bonus is still showing on the product page, has … The plushie pre-order bonus is still showing on the product page, has that been cancelled? D:I only just ordered mine today (I was waiting to decide if I was going to order the neet edition instead)



No sorry I didn't see it on this listing so thought it had gone off =P
This game wasn't received well in Japan (unlike strip which still sells well on steam). It looks pretty poor from what I've seen.

I think I read that a Vita version hadn't been released in Japan because of poor sales?

Will get when £10 on psn.
prankster101

At least it was a AAA franchise that probably cost more than Zelda, and … At least it was a AAA franchise that probably cost more than Zelda, and wasn't retailing for around £50-60 like a typical Nintendo Switch release. Also, the memory card might have been £30-odd, but at least the Vita's accessories weren't stupidly priced like what Nintendo are charging - like £90 for a glorified HDMI Out. Or maybe I should talk about the the Joy-CON or "Pro" Controller instead? In light of that, Nintendo loving losers (like the person above) sure do come across as complete imbeciles that are somewhat detatched from reality - which probably explains why Nintendo are a third rate CONSOLE company making third rate products. And we all know as to what sort of mentality that attracts...



I'm sorry but why was my comment deleted but this rambling nonsense is still here?
mod
Tidied this up. Please keep this free of personal insults, arguing, point scoring etc.
back up to £32
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