Recents reports suggest that Sony will be discontinuing the 3G version of the PS Vita. Joystiq reports widespread price discounting of the 3G version (down to $199.97), which gets you a 8GB memory card and a free game (after signing up for 3G Internet access). If true, it’s hardly a surprise since only a handful of games work exclusively on the 3G version.
Canada will finally be getting the 3G model of the PS Vita this October, Sony has announced. Sony has created a launch bundle for the new model which will come with the 3G PS Vita, Gravity Rush and Unit 13, and a pay-as-you-go data package from Rogers for $299.
If you don’t own a 3G PlayStation Vita, you can still game on the go using an Android mobile or iPhone. The Android is the best option as internet tethering is standard on the latest phones, while iPhone users will be charged extra to enable tethering. All you need to do is enable Wi-Fi tethering on your device and connect to the hotspot using your PS Vita.
For those with a 3G PS Vita in North America, here is a handy FAQ to get your mobile data plan setup and connected. For those in the UK and Europe, we don’t have a specific FAQ but some of these questions still apply to you.
The European PlayStation.Blog has announced t@g – a game that lets lets budding street artists show off their artistic talents by creating virtual t@gs and unleashing them anywhere in the virtual world. Utilising Augmented Reality and GPS, t@ggers can view a virtual space through their Vita and then apply their own unique virtual t@g.
Purchase a PlayStation Vita 3G from Vodafone and get some extra bonuses to sweeten the deal. The PS Vita will cost £279, but Vodafone will give you a free 4GB memory card to go with it. In addition, if you top-up your PS Vita sim card with £5 credit, you’ll get WipEout 2048 for free as well as 250MB of data for 30 days.
Sony and AT&T have revealed the price plans that will be available to US owners of the 3G-enabled Vita. Originally, a 2GB data plan was announced for $25 per month, but this has now been replaced with a new 3GB data plan for $30 per month. A cheaper plan for $15 per month offers only 250MB of data.
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) and Vodafone have today announced a partnership that will see Vodafone as the preferred provider of 3G connectivity for PlayStation Vita initially in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand and The Netherlands, and with Vodafone’s Partner in France (SFR).