Tonight in Japan, Sony announced that it will lower the price of the PS Vita. Both the WiFi and the 3G versions are priced at ¥19,980 (US$214) starting February 28.

The 3G version's launch price was ¥29,980, while the Wi-Fi version launched for ¥24,980.

Update: Sony Computer Entertainment of America tells Kotaku that there is no Vita price drop for North America at this time.