US Stores drop PS Vita 3G price by $100, model possibly discontinued Sony have “no plans” for UK cut

[Update: Anyone hoping for a price cut over here best stop waiting. Sony UK have told Techradar that "Outside of Japan, and more specifically where the UK is concerned, we have no plans to cut the price of the Vita at this moment in time."]

A number of US Stores have apparently cut $100 off the price of the 3G PS Vita with several reports that this is ahead of the model being discontinued. Sony recently cut the Japanese PS Vita price and saw a huge boost in sales as a result. It has however stated that reduction was for Japan only.

PS Vita 3G’s $100 US price cut

The US only price cut apparently reduces a 3G Vita from $299.99 to $199.97. It’s the basic 3G bundle including the console, 8GB memory card and a voucher for a free PlayStation Network game provided you sign up for a data contract.

Multiple shop employees have been quoted as saying the price cut is due to the model’s imminent discontinuation. Information seems confused though as several shops seem to think it’s a short sale while others know nothing about the offer.

Thanks Joystiq.