It’s not fair. It’s completely, 100% not fair. I don’t care that I already own a Vita that I love, even though it’s just a plain black model. I still declare it unfair that Japan gets the coolest model Vitas while all those of us in North America and Europe get is a choice of black or white. As proof, I’d like to present exhibit Soul Sacrifice. The Soul Sacrifice Vita bundle is just rubbing in our faces how much cooler the Japanese Vitas are than our own.
As you can see from the image above, the contents of the Soul Sacrifice Vita bundle are ample. People get a Cosmic Red Vita with an image of the Soul Sacrifice hero/antihero on the back. It’s a Wi-Fi model, in case you’re curious. The bundle also includes Soul Sacrifice, a branded cleaning cloth, a branded case, a 4GB memory card, headphones and a carrying strap. It’s much better than, say, our Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation bundle that just included a white, Wi-Fi Vita, Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation and a 4GB memory card.
Granted, people are paying for the joy that comes from owning such a bundle. The Soul Sacrifice Vita bundle will cost ¥29,980 (~$364) when it is released on March 7, 2013. That’s over $100 more than the Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation Vita bundle. Still, some people may consider that kind of investment worth it. If you’re one of them, you may want to start checking online to place a pre-order. The Vita is region-free, so you’d be able to set the system language to English and play games from any region on it once it arrived.
Read [Famitsu (Japanese)]