At the Glasgow Vita Rooms opening night last week there was some chatter about the Vita’s UK 3G pricing structure. Although there wasn’t a concrete source for the information, it did seem to carry a little weight and we heard the same statistics from a number of people there at the event.
We had heard (and, of course, all this is unofficial) that the plan was for a £15 fee that gave you a GB of usage, but carried over to the next month and wasn’t on any kind of long term contract. We discussed what we’d heard with SCEE and they declined to comment on the rumours.
However, a post up on NeoGAF suggests that the European offer might be very similar, with a Dutch PlayStation Community Manager saying a 3G Vita will come with 20 Euros of credit on the SIM and a simple top-up of the same amount will be enough to bag you a download of WipEout 2048.
We’d suggest that you – for the moment – take these claims with a pinch of salt. Sony haven’t confirmed anything here in the UK yet and it’s easy for a rumour to escalate around such a closed environment, seeming more and more authentic as it goes, even though the report from Holland seems to trustworthy enough.
It might be true, it might not, but it’s not official. We’ll obviously let you know if we get concrete information either way, though.