You can snag a PS Vita 3G for $200 in selected Sony stores across the US—though you need to sign up to a contract.
The PlayStation Vita has not exactly been the runaway success that Sony had hoped it would be. It's partly due to a lack of compelling games, and partly due to competition from smartphones. And the GameKlip could very well be the last nail in the Vita's coffin.
Like the free Xbox 360 deal Microsoft is running, Sony will give students who buy a Vaio laptop a free PS3 or PS Vita (or $200 off Playstation gear). The deal works with any S, T, Z and L-series Sony PCs.
The PSP never exploded. The Nintendo 3DS is a letdown. Now it's 2012, and Sony has the chance for a clean start that'll put console-caliber games in your bag. It does—but does a pocketable console really make sense anymore?