Need an incentive to go digital when it comes to buying PS Vita games? How about a discount? Sony has confirmed that it intends to pass on a slight saving to gamers for ditching the box and cartridge and downloading games via PlayStation Network.
Destructoid says that Best Buy is listing digital copies of Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Little Deviants, Modnation Racers, Hotshots Golf and Escape Plan with a 10 percent discount.
It isn't much, but those extra dollars start to add up to a brand new game after you buy a handful.
Meanwhile, ShackNews says that Sony has confirmed PS Vita games will be discounted on PSN:
A Sony representative has confirmed the discount. "I can confirm that there will be a discount on the downloadable PS Vita titles from PSN. Exact details have not yet been revealed, but be on the lookout for an announcement in the very near future."
The PS Vita launches in 21 days in the U.S. and Europe with games ranging from $10 to $50.
If you're going the digital route, make sure you get yourself a decent sized memory card. 4GB ($20), 8GB ($30), 16GB ($60), 32GB ($100), or you won't be able to store them. A game like Uncharted: Golden Abyss is nearly 3GB.
In Japan, the PS Vita has been falling off the sales charts, managing to sell fewer units with each passing week. Whether the blame should be on the handheld's $250 (Wi-Fi) starting price, expensive proprietary memory cards, expensive games, lack of AAA-titles like Monster Hunter or the changed mobile landscape due to smartphones and tablets is uncertain.
One thing we do know is that cheaper games are definitely welcome. Who looks at the box after the first opening anyway?