Ridge Racer won't be the only game at PlayStation Vita's launch to give a special launch discount to downloaders. Namco Bandai is also taking a few hundred yen of Katamari Damacy.
The retail version of Katamari Damacy Novita is priced ¥4,980. The download version will carry a standard price of ¥4,480. However, for a limited time, the download version will be discounted to ¥3,980.
Namco Bandai has a similar discount for Ridge Racer, which is normally ¥3,980 at retail and ¥3,580 as a download, but will see its download version discounted to ¥2,980 for a limited time.
Both discounts will run through March 31, 2011.