As Thrifty Nerd reports, a Sony rep overseeing a public Vita demo at the Potomac Mills Mall in Woodbridge, VA, confirmed that digital copies of Vita games will be cheaper than retail versions. The price difference, according to the spokesperson, takes into account the cost of hardware and packaging.

Exact figures have yet to be revealed, but in Japan, the difference is as much as 20 percent; a $50 game could potentially be $40 through PSN.

A little less to cry about since news of the high priced memory cards