I preordered a PS Vita from Amazon last night after checking to see if the preorder page was finally up. It was, so I did the needful.
I opted to go with the Wi-Fi version because I have not seen any indications yet how AT&T will price Vita’s 3G offering. Saving $50 bucks, also means an extra game, but the appeal of having connectivity wherever I have AT&T connectivity is very strong.
Unfortunately I doubt AT&T will offer a one-time use fee, or a standard flat rate; best guess is on some sort of bandwidth tier similar to current smart phone plans. I really do not need another monthly bill of any sort.
What I do need is to get my wife a new phone next month for her birthday, and since we are already planning to switch off the T-Mobile network, which pretty much sucks in our area, the timing of a switch to AT&T for upcoming Vita support is in our (well mine anyway) sweet spot.
I’ve been tempted to get my wife an iPhone; although she would not utilize all the features, I am sure my boys will! If AT&T does some sort of bundled offering for multiple devices (I don’t think they currently do this) I would switch to AT&T in preparations for a 3G Vita Christmas.
More to come as events and launch games unfold.