The lights are on
The Vita comes out in America on February 22, and those of you who buy the 3G version of the handheld for its always-connected functionality will have to purchase a wireless plan from exclusive carrier AT&T.
There are two data plans:
Regardless of which plan you purchase (which can be activated directly from the Vita itself), there is no contract required as the plans are charged month-to-month. 3G Vita owners will also get to choose a free Vita game download from a list of titles from the PlayStation Store.
The Vita is sold in two different models: Wi-Fi-only Vita for $249.99 and the 3G Vita (which does Wi-Fi as well) for $299.
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steep indeed i will only use it for traveling or skype even though i will be getting the 3g version i doubt i'll be using much of the 3G, it always helps to have a choice though hopefully we can try new options much later in the vita's life.
Eh, no thanks. I'm still sticking with a Wi-Fi model. Cool that they get a free game, but the $50 less I'll be paying is going to make up for that, and I'm not forced to pick from a list of certain games.
Also, I'm not going to pay a monthly fee for a Vita. I'll just play games online on Wi-Fi.
There doesn't seem to be very many reasons why I should be connected 24/7, so I suppose I'll pass.
Wi-Fi all the way.
A free game? That's news to me. I was on the fence about staying with the week early 3g model, but now I guess I'll stick with it.