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Vita Game Downloads On Day One

by Matthew Kato on Oct 13, 2011 at 04:43 AM

Sony is planning to release the PlayStation Vita handheld in the States sometime before March next year, and when it does, you'll be able to get your games a few different ways.

Speaking at a GDC Online session, Chris Norden, Sony senior staff developer support engineer, confirmed that the system's launch games will be simultaneously available via traditional retail channels as well as through a PSN download. Norden also confirmed that similar to your phone, the Vita will be held to a 20MB download cap when using the 3G model. Of course, Vita's titles will be much larger than that, so you'll have to use the handheld's Wi-Fi functionality to pull down such large content.

Later in the session, Norden also mentioned that developers are allowed to create free-to-play titles on the Vita if they want to.