updated 10:15 pm EST, Sun January 22, 2012
PS Vita top 3G plan costs more but gets more
Sony has quietly updated its PlayStation Vita 3G plan page to reflect the AT&T plan shakeup from this past week. While the $15, 250MB plan stays intact, the top-end plan has been bumped up $5 to cost $30 and provide a larger 3GB. As before, both are 30-day prepaid plans and can be managed entirely from the Vita.
The 3G is intended primarily for gamers that want to play online in places they know they won't have Wi-Fi, such as the bus or in the park. It also helps with the social gaming component, Near, as well as for updates and messages.
Plans, and the Vita itself, will be available either on February 22 for most buyers or a week earlier for those who pre-order the First Edition.