The PlayStation Vita Slim released in the US back in May as part of a Borderlands 2 bundle (priced at $199.99) and was met with mixed critics. Many praised the new model for its extended battery life, fresh ergonomic and comfortable feel and its improved internal memory. But critics were also displeased by the loss of the favored OLED screen and the substitution of the mediocre LCD screen.
But, like many Sony gamers looking to take advantage of the convenient and useful Remote Play in tandem with our PlayStation 4s, I have been unable to find a PlayStation Vita for almost two months.
Popular game retailers are virtually wiped out of the mobile system. GameStop and Best Buy have none in-stock on their websites or their shelves for that matter. Amazon.com only has private sellers in possession of the in-demand device and obviously those sellers are inflating the price at least 50 dollars because of the high demand and low supply.
But if you are in search of one, you may be in luck. Below is a screenshot, taken Sunday night from gamestop’s official website, advertising the same Borderlands bundle, coupled with either a starter kit or triggers for a fraction more than the original $199.99 price tag (either $217.98 or $232.97 to be exact).
It is scheduled to release this Tuesday, July 15. But it is unclear whether these bundles will be shipped to local stores for pickup or only be available online to purchase.
I reached out to several local GameStop stores to try to confirm these shipments but the managers of each store were not aware of any upcoming shipments.
Could this be Sony restocking its US supply of Playstation Vita under the radar? Stay tuned to Tuesday, when the bundle releases and if I finally purchase one of my own.
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