The rapid pace of technology growth has opened several fronts and many new innovations find their way to consumers when manufacturers join hands. Something similar has happened recently when Sony chose Vodafone as its European partner for PlayStation Vita 3G.
PlayStation Vita 3G is designed to take gaming to the next level where players can compete with each other online wherever they are. With Vodafone as its partner, Sony has ensured that a 3G service is available to its European consumers to connect them over the internet. The deal will cover Europe that includes UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Netherlands and Vodafone’s partner in France (SFR). Non-European countries include Australia and New Zealand, giving Sony a very wide coverage for its console.
So far Vodafone has not announced any pricing for the PlayStation Vita 3G service but we can guess it would be affordable for the masses since the target market spreads over several countries. For countries without 3G, the WiFi enabled model of PlayStation is still a good option and they can compete with their friends online even if they don’t have 3G.
There is still some time before the console reaches in the hands of the masses. It will ship in Japan in the second of December 2011 and to Europe and USA in February 2012. Until then, Vodafone will surely come up with some great packages for the console gamers.