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PS Vita 3G is region-free, but carrier-locked

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 11 Jan 2012 23:11 User comments (9)

PS Vita 3G is region-free, but carrier-locked AT&T has noted today that the upcoming PS Vita with 3G will be carrier locked, meaning only AT&T SIM cards will work in the handheld.
All international GSM SIM and T-Mobile in the U.S. will give an error when turned on.

Yesterday, the carrier revealed pricing for the 3G data plans. The carrier says 250MB will run you $15 per month, and $25 will get you 2GB. Those prices come on top of the extra $50 premium the 3G model demands on the base price.

Although the device is carrier-locked, Sony revealed that device will at least be region-free, meaning Japanese games will work on American handhelds, and every other combination.

With a release date in late February for the U.S. and Europe, the Vita will run on an ARM Cortex A9 quad-core processor and be powered by a quad-core PowerVR SGX543MP4+ GPU.

Featuring a 5-inch capacitive multitouch OLED screen (with 16 million colors), the device will be 7.16 by 0.73 by 3.28 inches. Furthermore, the Vita has 512MB memory and 128MB VRAM in its graphics processor.

Tags: PS Vita 3G AT&T
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9 user comments

112.1.2012 2:21

so they kept the ram cut...

212.1.2012 2:24

This could be seen as good or bad news...

The good news: It is now 100% legal to jailbreak it.

The bad news: Once it is hacked it will sell better, making more money for Sony.



312.1.2012 12:18

Originally posted by KillerBug:
This could be seen as good or bad news...

The good news: It is now 100% legal to jailbreak it.

The bad news: Once it is hacked it will sell better, making more money for Sony.
I cant wait til they jailbreak it. I have my original PSP modded and I love that thing. For the most part I own the games I have but I don't have to carry them around with me. It's wonderful.

412.1.2012 13:09

Isn't that cute... Gag it's storage & limit it's service provider, knowing full well there isn't 2 games on this planet you produce that wouldn't max out a players service plan, much less any involvement on PSN. I'd like to know about the communications contract/dealings Sony has with AT&T.


512.1.2012 14:46

Ill be buying this verson, at some point. Some place that I don't have to get the data plan. Then I'll use my phones sim card, which has the grandfathered unlimited data. I like this plan.

612.1.2012 18:41

I really don't get AT&T how is it that 250 MB is 15 dollars yet for 10 dollars more its 2gb? for some people this may be great yet for some its horrible... anyway back to what i was saying 15 should get you one GB and 25 should get you 2 GB that would be alot nicer...

712.1.2012 19:56

It has wifi so you can always opt to download the stuff you need at home. Or you can tether it to your phone.

812.1.2012 20:41

I wonder if it will be Carrier locked in Canada and who that Carrier would be.

913.1.2012 7:08

Originally posted by greenacre:
It has wifi so you can always opt to download the stuff you need at home. Or you can tether it to your phone.

you can do that any way with the original one

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