Sony Tempts Japanese Gamers With Free 4GB Vita Memory Card
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
Sweetening the deal
While positive noises have been made about the Vita's early sales in North America and Europe, there's been little hiding the fact that it's enduring a tough spell in Japan. It seems that gamers in Sony's homeland are happier to buy a PSP or, in even greater numbers, a 3DS. Despite this, it can't be said that Sony isn't trying.
Not long after launch Sony launched a special offer with a number of Japanese retailers, giving those who buy a 3G model and at least one game a rather nice ¥2,000 as cash back. Initially supposed to conclude at the end of March, retailers are reporting that the offer has been extended and that Sony is now throwing in a free 4GB memory card for those who are eligible.
We have little doubt that, long term, Vita will get a foothold in the Japanese market. Two words spring to mind that will turnaround the handheld's fortunes in its homeland — Monster Hunter.