That is correct, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe officially announced today that PlayStation Vita would be partnering up with its preferred network, that being Vodafone. SCEE ( Sony Computer Entertainment Europe ) & Vodafone have partnered up for its 3G connectivity for the following countries:
- United Kingdom
- New Zealand
- France < ( Vodafone’s Partner in France SFR ( Société Française de Radiotéléphonie ) )
The PlayStation Vita will come with a SIM Card when you purchase the 3G/Wi-Fi model. The device is not SIM Locked, and can be used with other networks. You can purhcase the PlayStation Vita at Vodafone store or online and those connected with Vodafone will get a voucher to download WipEout 2048 from PlayStation Store.
Jim Ryan (President & CEO of SCEE)
“With social gaming and connectivity at the heart of PlayStation Vita it is important that we partner with a market leading network provider, to ensure users have a high quality 3G experience. Partnering with Vodafone will enable PS Vita users in the selected countries to always be connected with their PlayStation life, friends and games, wherever they are.”
Patrick Chomet (Vodafone’s Group Terminals Director)
“We want our customers to have the best choice of devices and PlayStation Vita is a great addition to our range.We know from our application downloads that games are hugely popular with our customers, so we’re delighted to be SCEE’s preferred connectivity partner for 3G Vita devices sold across Europe and other selected regional markets. Using the device over Vodafone’s high-performance network with extensive 3G reach and market leading download speeds brings a reliable ‘anywhere anytime’ dimension to gaming.”
PS Vita will release in PAL regions on the 22nd February 2012, so what will you pick? Wifi or Wifi/3G Models of the PlayStation Vita? Leave a comment, in the comment section below or tweet us @PlayStationerEU on twitter.