Announced as the “preferred” partner for PS Vita’s 3G connectivity, Vodafone will sell Sony’s handheld for £279 across all of its UK stores. The deal includes a free 4GB memory card, a PAYG SIM card, which when topped up with £5 will get you a free downloadable game, and a copy of the launch game, WipEout 2048. The mobile service provider will also offer 250 MB of data lasting up to 30 days with full Vodafone 3G connectivity.
The PlayStation Vita 3G will also be available at other high street and online retailers with the option to top up £5 and get the WipEout 2048 game free of charge.
Though it’s the games that look likely to be at the heart of the Vita experience, Sony’s handheld also doubles as a multimedia device with the ability to play video and listen to music at launch. Sony also plans to release social networking tools including Facebook, foursquare, Skype, and Twitter.
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