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

£196.98
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Found 16th Feb 2012
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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181 Comments

I thought these were made by Sony!

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Original Poster

Fixed the title lol - First post. Posted a little too quickly

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

Aeschylus

instore bit is good, however 8GB card cheapest you can get is £28 so this … 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!!!

Banned

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?

punkstoner1

I'm not buying until it's cracked. If Sony can milk the consumer using … 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!!!

KAYTEELOU

Dont be a prat! its still a good deal if you already had the card! shape … 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...

Banned

Denziloshamen

And it's because of idiots like you we have to have these expensive … 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.

KAYTEELOU

Dont be a prat! its still a good deal if you already had the card! shape … 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" 16th Feb 2012

As others have said, the Amazon deal works out cheaper.

callum9999

Why on earth would anyone already have the card? They aren't in shops yet … 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

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.

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.

punkstoner1

I'm not buying until it's cracked. If Sony can milk the consumer using … 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

UglyGeezer

Really horrible to see people called names on here, even if it is a … 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

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.

Banned

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" 16th Feb 2012

do you know the price for the 3G model?

How is this hot??!!

Morrisons deal all day long!

well it's broken the £200 barrier for the console which some people said it would never do...

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!

I dont think it can be used without a memory card, can it?
So not a good deal

I'm off to Hooters. Anyone coming?

Denziloshamen

And it's because of idiots like you we have to have these expensive … 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.

Problem is the hacking scene l

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

morlspin

Seriously dont get people on this forum, especially those long term … 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.

Denziloshamen

I'm pretty sure Sony don't need to charge £40 for a 16GB card.And it's … 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!!!


morlspin

Seriously dont get people on this forum, especially those long term … 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" 16th Feb 2012

whether the package works out more, the deal is still the cheapest available on the console on its own. Heat added. Guys grow up

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.

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" 16th Feb 2012

Voted cold. . . because I'm a Maverick

Weenie Beenie

What is wrong with wanting to get the most out of the hardware we pay … 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.


damanisjon

whether the package works out more, the deal is still the cheapest … 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?

Im sure microsd > ps vita card will be just around the corner, so hot from me

Banned

Weenie Beenie

What is wrong with wanting to get the most out of the hardware we pay … 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...

Morrisons deal by far

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

No it's not. If Sony left the console wide open for us to do with it as … 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" 16th Feb 2012
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