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AT&T Announces Playstation Vita Data Plan Pricing

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AT&T has revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show exactly how much players will shell out for data plans when the Playstation Vita rolls around on February 22nd. The 250 MB plan will cost $15 a month while the 2 GB version, the one people will actually sign up for, will take $25 out of your wallet each month.

Fortunately, both of these plans have no term contracts, freeing up users a bit more. Anyone not willing to attach an extra bill to their PS Vita can pick up the Wi-Fi only model at about $250, while the 3G-enabled Vita debuts at $300.

After a constant stream of criticisms over the pricing for the Playstation Vita, including both the handheld itself and required memory sticks, these data plan prices will hopefully help soothe irked gamers and their irritated bank accounts. Look for the PS Vita to hit stores on February 22, or the hands of dedicated enthusiasts a week early via preorders.

13 Comments

JTSpender said:

Uh. No. Not really.

I am really not okay with having a separate $15-$25 data plan for every single device I own. Until they come out with one data plan for all your devices with one shared cap and no more than $3ish per extra device, I'm just going to tether everything, and they can have zero extra dollars.

Silver Phoenix said:

Just get a Wi-Fi version and don't worry about a data plan.

Reech said:

Yup - I'm going to be tethering when I need to use this via 3G. Daftness. (And anyway, in the UK it'll be £25 per month for 2MB, wait and see...)

wiibaron said:

So it'll be around $820(PSV,Mem,Data,FLIX,Tax/Fees) for that first year of PSV ownership! WITHOUT GAMES! And it doesn't even give massages! Or head! And $40 a month ($480/yr) to continue on(STILL W/OUT GAMES). 3 year total=$1780!!! DAMN EXPENSIVE...

Nostromo said:

Wiibaron, you need to go back to school because your math doesn't add up.

The Vita bundle (with 3g/wifi, 4 gig memory card, a carrying case, AND Little Deviants): $349

Data plan: $25

Netflix: $20 a month

Let's add that up, shall we?

$349+$25+$20= $394.

That's waaaaay off from the wacky $820 that you pulled out of your ass.

Not to mention that's still way cheaper than when I bought my Wii and was pretty much forced to buy over $200 of extra controllers/accessories on top of the console itself.

wiibaron said:

Well it seems my ass has better math skills than your brain does= $349+tax(8%)=$377. $25+9(flix)/month +$3fee/tax=$37. X12 months in year=$444. $377+444=$821!! And you still haven't BOUGHT a single game. You must be planning on buying your PSV, and playing your AWESOME free game, then shelving it after 30 days? And let's see: Wii=$150+ $60 per Xtra Wiimote/chuck. Get 3 sets=$180.Add a $30 sd card. 180+150+30+8%tax=$389. $9/month for Flix=108. $497 for the first year of you and 3 friends to play Together. Seems like a bargain to me! You saved $324(enough for 5-6 games) and didn't have to just PLAY WITH YOURSELF!

Nostromo said:

Bwahaha! Alright buddy. Keep on keeping on with your flawed math skills and bitterness at the world because you can't afford a Vita. I won't be able to hear your whinning and crocodile tears next month due to the sounds of Katamari and Uncharted blowing my mind on a system that's money well spent...

wiibaron said:

Your 'comeback' skills are worse than your math skills.

Nostromo said:

Oooooo! Sick burn! You're like, the best troll ever wiibaron. Maybe someday I can be just as pathetic as you are by being bitter, broke, and trolling posts on GG.net to conjure up some type of sympathy on the internet...

P.S. How is the view from under your bridge these days?

MooMooChann said:

^ I wish there was a like button.

Dryden said:

I'm actually kind of liking the direction the comments on my article went.

Mission accomplished.

wiibaron said:

So, just to get this straight(!) I post a comment/observation concerning the cost of owning a PSV. Didn't dis or dog the item, just said it was expensive. An obvious fanboy comments(incorrectly) that my comment/opinion is wrong. Then the anonymous poster sees my name and tries(incorrectly) to dis/dog a competitive product. I quantify my comment with spelled out facts to prove my point. The retort is to belittle me and to brag of your self-percieved coolness. This IS the definition of TROLL. Then of course the pot calls the kettle black to get the attention THEY crave. Immaturely Hilarious! And what exactly do crocodile tears SOUND like?

Nostromo said:

Ok, I'll break it down to you like this Wiibaron, because you just don't seem to understand.

First off, not only are you trolling, but you are also a terrible liar. You DID come here to dis the Vita by stating YOUR opinion on something that you obviously have no interest in ever buying. Mocking the system and the price YOU have deemed unacceptable by saying, and I quote, "And it doesn't even give massages! Or head!".

And your math is STILL flawed because you blocked out one simple fact:

YOU DON'T NEED NETFLIX OR 3G!

Therefore, it's either $250 + tax, $300 + tax, or $349 (for the 3g/wifi, 4 gig memory card, a carrying case, and Little Deviants bundle) + tax = still way cheaper than your wacky total.

Also, so what if someone wants to pay for Netflix and 3G? If they can afford it, what's the big deal? You didn't exactly say it, but you are definitely implying that people are making some type of financial mistake by purchasing a Vita. That's your opinion, great, but to come here and act like people are about to commit a crime by purchasing a Vita IS trolling.

And just to clear this up, when I bought my Wii, they were $250 + $200 worth of controllers/accessories. So when I left the store, it was over $450 on my receipt. That's not exactly cheap by YOUR standards, now is it?

Oh, but wait! I almost forgot use your thought process when it comes to math! I totally forgot Netflix and internet charges each month! Ok, so that's $250 + $200 + $444 = $894!!! Wow! That's more expensive than a Vita by using YOUR math skills!


Blah. I'm done here. Just by looking at your (anonymous) name tag, the real fanboy here is YOU. Like I said, you wanted to gain some type of sympathy in your original post to feel better about yourself, but you failed at that. You get no cookie...

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