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Uncharted Vita cheaper as a download

Reports of initiative to give cheap dowloads of UMD games to PSP owners also surface

PlayStation Vita launch title Uncharted: Golden Abyss will cost less as a download than at retail, Andriasang reports.

The official price of the boxed version is ¥5,980 (£50/$78), while a download will cost ¥4,900 (£41/$64). However, the boxed price doesn't take into account the discount offered at most physical retailers.

The Japanese magazine Dengeki PlayStation included pricing information for another Vita launch title, Hot Shots Golf 6, and the same discrepancy was present: ¥4,980 boxed, and ¥3,980 as a download.

In the same issue of Dengeki PlayStation, Sony's head of development, Yoshio Matsumoto, suggested that PSP owners will be able to download the games they own on UMD at a "special price."

Andriasang was also informed by a retail source that Sony has distributed a pamphlet relating to the use of UMDs on PlayStation Vita, though a link between the two events has not been established.

The PlayStation Vita launches in Japan on December 17, and it will be free from region coding.

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