President of Sony Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida was adamant that the Vita price cuts in Japan won’t extend to North America, but as of now, the 3G verson of the handheld console is selling for $199 with a 8GB card and a free game if you sign up for a data plan. That’s a substantial $100 off the original price. The cuts led to quadruple sales in Japan which should explain why Sony introduced them in the US.
Yoshida says that Sony’s price policy is determined on a regional basis which doesn’t tell us much about possible cuts in the EU. But you should keep your fingers crossed.
The cuts have a backside to them, however. The 3G model might be becoming extinct, according to Sony employess from New Jersey and Las Vegas. The price cut also signals for a quick clearing of stock before discontinuing the 3G Vita. Indeed, non-LTE devices are slowly becoming obsolete.Source: VG247