Christmas comes a little early this year for gamers thinking of picking up a brand new PS Vita along with one of two hallmark EA titles to spend the holiday season with.
Beginning today, December 21, gamers who pick up a Crystal Black or Crystal White PlayStation Vita Wi-Fi model along with either EA’s FIFA13 or Need for Speed: Most Wanted for S$429 at participating retail stores will receive two bonus gifts: a 4GB memory card, and a 180-day subscription to PlayStation Plus, Sony’s special membership program that gives PS3 and PS Vita users access to free games every month.
For reference, the recommended retail price of a PS Vita Wi-Fi model is at S$399, while the 3G/Wi-Fi unit is priced at S$469. So essentially this promotion means that you can also pick up one of two EA titles for an additional 30 bucks. The EA promotion will last till January 31, 2012, But if you’re planning to pick up the bundle, you might want to do it early to capitalise on PlayStation Plus PS Vita’s launch titles (the free games change every month, and once they’re gone, if you didn’t grab them, you’ve missed it).
Do note, however, that Sony and EA’s offer does not apply to the new Cosmic Red and Sapphire Blue PS Vita models that just hit stores in Singapore earlier this month.
That said, even if you do not take up the EA games offer, all PS Vita Wi-fi units purchased at S$399 at participating retailers are eligible to receive the 180-day subscription to PlayStation Plus (while stocks last).
If you’re looking to pick up a 3G/Wi-Fi unit, you’ll receive a full year’s subscription to PlayStation Plus instead, as well as Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken, developed by Ratloop Asia who are housed right here in Singapore. Again, the freebies are while stocks last.
Currently, the free games on Asia’s PlayStation Plus service include Vita titles Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Unit 13, as well as PlayStation Classic games The King of Fighters 98 and Tekken 2 (PS Classics also work on the PS3).
Here’s a list of participating stores for the promotion: