New PS Vita 3G bundles do not please everyone

By Alan Ng - Jan 30, 2012

If you are planning to pick up a 3G PS Vita when it launches next month, it is good news if you live in the United States. Sony has just announced that they are planning to release two special 3G bundles at launch, both of which will come included with some great free goodies.

Unfortunately though, there’s no word on whether the same goodies will be coming to Europe, or if those hardcore fans will be rewarded for already purchasing an Asian model which went on sale in December.

As detailed on the PlayStation Blog, Sony has said that those who pre-ordered the First Edition 3G bundle will now get a free PlayStation Network game as well as a 250MB free AT&T pass, on top of the 4GB memory card and Little Deviants game that you’re already getting.

That’s not all though, as Sony has also said that those queuing up to buy one at launch will also have the chance of picking up a ‘Limited Edition’ 3G launch bundle, which includes all of the above but an 8GB memory card instead of the 4GB one, still for the same $299 price.

That is obviously fantastic news for those in the US planning to line up, but it does ask some questions as to if Sony plan to make this change worldwide as well. At the moment, there’s no indication on whether First Edition pre-order customers will get an 8GB card too, or if those loyal consumers who imported one from Hong Kong or Japan will get the bonus as well.

If Sony decide to make this US only, then we have to say that it’s a hard pill to swallow and a very frustrating move if it happens. Hopefully Sony will do the right thing and reward imported buyers with a free PSN download as well, or something along those lines. If you are already in possession of an imported 3G version, let us know your thoughts on this.

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  • Canoe_polo4

    Will wait and check out Vita bundle situation for AUSTRALIA.-the land Sony and a lot of others neglect even though we have the highest per capita smartphone ownership in the world. Main thing is that they have some decent games at the outset.

  • Anonymous

    Although I understand that this is a frustrating move…it appears as if the first edition bundle is more ATT funded than it is Sony funded if we think about it.  I mean, it pushes people to get the 3G bundle and pay ATT money…doesn’t it make sense for them to invest.  They do the same thing with phones with the exception that with phones, they subsidize the initial product cost, sure seems like instead they’re doing some 50 dollar bonuses instead….Just my 2c