Monday, October 24, 2011
NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Preorders for the Playstation Vita are welcome today and initial pricing stands at US$549.90 for the 3G model which includes a 100-hour prepaid card. The prepaid card is being bundled with the 3G Vita handheld so we have to buy them together in the initial offer from Japanese vendors. This may change in the coming weeks and we'll adjust our offers accordingly for customers as new information arrives. NCS' Vita Preorder section.
Please note that we are not accepting reservations for the WiFi version of the Vita yet because vendor pricing is unreasonable given the small disparity between the 3G and WiFi sales pricing at the moment. We think there's going to be a glut of Vita hardware in the distribution channel so we're treading lightly with the Vita in the anticipation of lower prices as the launch date nears. Prices will be adjusted accordingly for our customers based on how the market goes in mid-December 2011. Based on information from vendors, we should start receiving the initial shipments of the Vita on December 19, 2011 and preorders ship upon arrival.
Information rehashed from our previous Vita update
NCS doesn't expect shortages of the hardware at launch since inventory is always available for export at higher prices from Japanese suppliers so anyone who wants a Vita and is willing to pay the higher prices can get one. It's been like that since the days of the original Playstation when games like Toshinden and Ridge Racer were in demand and it's the same now. When the Playstation 3 was launched in Japan in late 2006, retail shops in Japan sold out fairly quickly but the export channel was brimming with inventory. Repeat: brimming.
Posted by ©NCSX at 12:02 PM