Sony Gives You More Incentive To Purchase The 3G Vita
The primary complaint about the PlayStation Vita? As expected, it's the price.
Although Sony insists you get a lot of bang for your buck, many gamers see the $250 and $300 price points (for the Wi-Fi-only and 3G versions respectively) as prohibitive. And it seems that viewpoint has gotten back to Sony, 'cuz they've reacted.
Now, you have a lot more incentive to pick up the pricier of the two Vitas that will launch on February 22 in North America. You've got to act quickly but if you do, you can get a special bundle that features an 8GB memory card (a $30 value), a 30-day, 250MB AT&T DataConnect Pass ($15), and a free PlayStation Network game. The basic 3G package includes nothing but the Vita itself, and it's great to see the memory card being offered as a bonus.
But it doesn't end there. If you're pumped for Sony's new portable, you might be considering the First Edition bundle, which retails for $350 and lets you grab the Vita a week earlier. This already includes a 4GB memory card (and that will remain the same) but now, Sony will toss in the aforementioned goodies; the 30-day DataConnect Pass and the PSN game. By the way, once activated, those Passes will automatically renew for a $15 fee every 30 days, but you can cancel that and upgrade to the 3GB plan if you so choose.
This is probably a damn good idea.
1/27/2012 8:32:24 PM Ben Dutka