PS Vita: Wifi or 3G?
When the PS Vita was first announced at E3 in June 2011, they told us something we were a little surprised to hear: AT&T would be the 3G provider.
That was not what we expected when Verizon and Sprint are the two most used wireless carriers.
Anyway, we were also told that the Vita will have two versions available: WiFi and 3G/WiFi. With a price difference of $50 between them, which one should you buy?
First, it depends on your budget. But let’s analyze why WiFi is inferior to 3G/WiFi.
The PS Vita is named for the Latin term for “life”, Vita. It’s because Sony claims the Vita is an augmentation of reality. The cameras can incorporate images from your surroundings into gameplay on applicable games; the social networking is on a new level for gaming platforms. With features like this, in order to be socially connected wherever you are (in the car, at school, at the doctor’s office) you will need 3G.
If you are most likely to be at home or in an area where there is a wireless network, then you don’t need to worry about 3G and can get the WiFi version.
So, really, it depends on your budget and what your environment is usually like. The WiFi PS Vita is $249.99, while the 3G/WiFi Vita version is $299.99. Also, you can get the PlayStation Vita First Edition Bundle for $349, which includes the 3G/WiFi Vita and Little Deviants the game.