ps vita Sonys PS Vita arrives in Taiwan, lacks 3G, costs less

In an unusual turn of events, Taiwan will get Sony's new portable games console – the PlayStation Vita – ahead of the US, something of a rare occasion as Taiwan is rarely seen as a key market for gaming consoles. Although Taiwan is only getting the Wi-Fi version for the time being units are available for purchase now and are expected to ship on Monday.

In an unusual turn of events, Taiwan will get Sony's new portable games console – the PlayStation Vita – ahead of the US, something of a rare occasion as Taiwan is rarely seen as a key market for gaming consoles. Although Taiwan is only getting the Wi-Fi version for the time being units are available for purchase now and are expected to ship on Monday.

The standard retail price without any games for the Wi-Fi version of the PS Vita in Taiwan is NT$8980 (US$296/S$383), slightly cheaper than the expected retail price of the Wi-Fi model in Canada which is expected to be the equivalent of US$299. The reason we're comparing it to the Canadian model is that the US will get the 3G model initially, just like Japan.

ps vita Sonys PS Vita arrives in Taiwan, lacks 3G, costs less

However, buying a games console without games doesn't make a lot of sense, so you can also pick up various bundles that come with a selection of games (one per bundle), a 4GB memory card and an accessory pack for NT$11,350 (US$374/S$485). Oddly enough, the bundle with Dynasty Warriors: Next is an additional NT$300 (US$10/S$13) than the other bundles.