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Vita download codes to cost less than boxed games

Best Buy pricing suggests that buying codes at retail will offer 10% discount

Sony has confirmed that pricing for Vita download codes will be around 10 per cent less than physical media versions of the same games, at least in the US and Japan.

A US shopper noticed prices on a Best Buy pre-order machine in the US were slightly lower than he had been expecting, posting a shot of the prices to NeoGaf.

When questioned on the matter, Sony representatives issued a statement to Shacknews confirming that download titles will indeed be cheaper than boxed products, although official pricing remains unconfirmed.

"I can confirm that there will be a discount on the downloadable PS Vita titles from PSN," said the Sony spokesperson.

"Exact details have not yet been revealed, but be on the lookout for an announcement in the very near future."

It is not yet known whether Europe will be subject to a similar pricing model, but Sony has been contacted for confirmation on the issue.

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