This $300 Vita DLC Doesn't Look Especially Cost Effective
Posted by Sammy Barker
A certain appeal, we suppose
People have paid more to see to see a pretty girl in her nightwear, but we’re not sure that this Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment pyjama add-on is worth the money that it’s currently fetching in Japan. The observant folks over at the Anime News Network spotted that online auctions for star Asuna’s limited edition bedtime costume are currently hitting highs of up to ¥30,000 – or an incredible $293 if you want a conversion.
The content was originally only available with pre-orders for the PlayStation Vita exclusive, leaving some latecomers scrambling for a copy of the unveiling outfit. Incredibly, the game itself – which launched in Japan earlier this week – only retails for ¥6,170 ($60), meaning that fans are willing to pay almost six times the price of the package itself for the skimpy negligee. They do say that some people have more money than sense.
Either way, we’re sure that publisher Bandai Namco will be happy to put the naughty nightie on the PlayStation Store when the game deploys in North America later this year. Hopefully it will charge a little less than the current Eastern asking fee, though, huh? Not even supper with Scarlett Johansson is worth $300...