Vita dev kits cheaply priced

Sony welcomes smaller studios with "very affordable" development hardware

The PlayStation Vita development kit will be competitively priced at €1,900 plus VAT.


Speaking at GDC Europe, Sony Computer Entertainment's George Bain said: "The PS Vita development kit is going to be very affordable. And when I say affordable I mean €1,900 plus VAT."

The price is significantly cheaper than the €20,000 charged for PS2 and PS3 dev kits at launch, and the initial €15,000 fee for a PSP dev kit, Develop reports.

"There is no cost to join the PS Vita Develop Program," Bain added. "There's just that cost of the dev kit. If you're a small developer, we happy to talk to you about this. It will help if you have a games portfolio. There's no reason we won't speak with smaller studios about joining up."

We were hoping to learn Vita's release date during Sony's GamesCom conference last night. It now looks like it'll happen at TGS next month.

[ SOURCE: Develop ]