We heard only last week SCE Europe boss Jim Ryan say that Vita pricing would be flexible, but a reported comment from a Sony rep suggests that the savings for going digital could be as high as 40%. Pinches of salt at the ready, mind, there's still no official confirmation from Sony as yet.
Thrifty Gamer reports that a Sony spokesperson told them at a US Vita event that games would be capped at $39.99 for a retail purchase, with a price tag of around $23 if you download it. To put that in slight context, the current situation in Japan has retail titles reportedly selling as high as $50 with a PSN equivalent of $40.
There's been little to no official word on international pricing for the Vita's impressive launch lineup, but the apoplexy that arose from GameStop's leak of the obscenely expensive memory cards (4GB: $30, 8GB: $45, 16GB: $70, 32GB: $120) might be somewhat alleviated by this news...if true.
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