I live in Canada but am on vacation to see my parents in the Netherlands at the moment. My Vita is waiting for me in Canada and I decided to go to MediaMarkt (BestBuy-ish store) to maybe get some games or some accessories. Was really just going to look more than anything.
Then I see the prices. Fifa Football costs 50 EUROS! It's 40 bucks in Canada! With the Vita being Region-Free I expected the prices to be around the same worldwide because it would be easier to then just have imports instead of going to the store.
I've lived in the Netherlands for 7 years prior to this one, I'm used to the higher prices (a game costing 50 euros here while it costs 50$ back in canada) but to see a difference of nearly 25 bucks (shipping would only cost around 10) is shocking. So anyone in Europe planning on mainly importing? I can see problems for people that don't speak French or English (both languages spoken in North America) but how about the people that are speaking in English or French. The Vita starter kit is cheaper in Europe but that's about it :/
Also with the availability of the PSN store, can't people just log in an American/Canadian PSN account and download the games cheaper? Just looks like European retailers are shooting themselves in the foot.