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PS Vita 3G Data Rates Priced by AT&T

by Adriana Lee | January 9, 2012January 9, 2012 11:02 am PDT

It’s official — the 3G model of the PlayStation Vita is launching on AT&T on February 22. And coming along for the ride are two new data plan options geared for this gaming crowd. These don’t require term contracts, but are more like session-based plans that take cues from modern tablet data plans. For now, they’ll launch alongside the Sony touch-tastic handheld console in two flavors:

•$14.99, 250 MB
•$25, 2GB

If you’re currently an AT&T subscriber with a smartphone under a limited 3G data plan, then those numbers will look awfully familiar to you. In fact, the only difference for PS Vita users and smartphone users is the $15 option: phone owners only get 200 MB per month at that price.

At those prices, we’d recommend you do most of your downloading at Wi-Fi locations. Portable online gaming, however, might be alright under the 2 GB plan. Bandwidth consumption will likely vary between games.

Anyone snagging the PS Vita when it arrives next month? Let us know what your plans are in the comments below.

Adriana Lee

Adriana is the resident writer-slash-culture vulture who has written about everything from smartphones, tablets, apps, accessories, and small biz...