Well, it looks like Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f is going to definitely be the version of the game to pick up in North America. The Vita version is coming to the PlayStation Store on March 4, 2014, and it’s going to be a bargain. It’s only going to cost $29.99 next month.
To compare, the PS3 version of Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F is $49.99. A $20 savings is pretty awesome. Though, the Vita version doesn’t have as many songs, but that still doesn’t explain the price gap.
No, to understand why there’s such a difference, you have to look a little deeper. To start, the Vita version of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f is a PlayStation Store exclusive. That means Sega saves money, because there’s no physical edition to worry about. All digital means the game can be released at a lower price and the company still turns a profit.
Plus, you have to look at the import prices. If somebody wanted to get a physical copy of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f for their Vita from Japan right now, they’d probably only have to pay around $30. So it only makes sense to release the translated version at a more reasonable and appealing price.
There’s also one other bit of Hatsune Miku news. If people buy the Snow Miku 2013 and/or Extra Character Modules DLC for one version of the game, they get it for the other for free. Yes, we’re in an age of cross-buy games and DLC. So if you decide to double dib and have Miku on your console and on the go, you’ll have all the same characters and outfits everywhere.
Source [Sega Blog]