GameStop and Amazon Reveal PlayStation Vita 3G/WiFi Launch Bundle

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Amazon has revealed a new package for the upcoming PlayStation handheld device, the PlayStation Vita. Not to be confused with the PlayStation Vita First Edition, the 3G/WiFi Launch bundle will be released on February 22nd with a few extras.

For those who pre-order the 3G/Wi-Fi version of the PS Vita on Amazon.com you will receive the following extras:

Pre-order the PlayStation Vita 3G/Wi-Fi Launch Bundle to receive over $55 in bonus content. It comes with an 8GB Memory Card, DataConnect Session Pass, and PlayStation Network Game. All existing PlayStation Vita 3G/Wi-Fi pre-orders will be upgraded to thePlayStation Vita 3G/Wi-Fi Launch Bundle. Offer valid when shipped and sold by Amazon.com, while supplies last. Amazon reserves the right to change or terminate this promotion at any time.

These extras will come at no additional cost to the $299 MSRP standard for the 3G/Wi-Fi version of the Vita. This may raise some eyebrows and irk some others that may have pre-ordered the Vita First Edition. The First Edition (MSRP $349.99) comes with a 4GB Memory Card, Little Deviants game, and a Vita case in addition to the 3G/Wi-Fi system.

I’m not sure about you guys, but I foresee a few First Editions pre-orders being cancelled with this offer. So far, only Amazon is offering this promotion. We have reached out to Sony to see if any other pre-order bonuses or offers will be available for the Vita  and will update you if we receive any reply.

The PlayStation Vita will launch on February 22nd with a special First Edition available one week early on February 15, 2012.

Sound off in the comments below. Have you pre-ordered a Vita, will this change your pre-orders? Thoughts?

 

Update: GameStop has also updated their listings offering the bundle. Amazon has updated the item description giving more details on how to obtain the bonus items. The bundle may not be so sweet a deal after all. But ultimately it’s up to you:

About the PlayStation Vita 3G/Wi-Fi Launch Bundle:
For a limited time at launch complete your portable gaming experience with the PS Vita 3G/Wi-Fi Launch Bundle including an 8GB Memory Card, an AT&T DataConnect Session pass, and a PSN Game- a bonus $55 in value! Get it while supplies last! 

Includes:
- Includes: PlayStation Vita 3G/Wi-Fi System + 8GB Memory Card + AT&T DataConnect Session Pass + Free PSN Game*
- Bonus $55 Value!
- Play with your friends when you want and in more places with the AT&T Mobile Broadband Network.**

*Promotional Offer expires May 31, 2012.  Redemption code must be used within 90 days of issuance and is not  transferable, nor redeemable. Limit one per customer.  Offer for purchasers of Sony PS Vita 3G/Wi-Fi only. Your promotional 250 MB session automatically starts upon expiration of your 1st session plan, if you have activated the redemption code.  Offer redeemed is for 250MB DataConnect Pass session only, regardless if you are on the 250MB or 3GB DataConnect Pass plan.) AT&T not responsible for taxes or lost redemption codes. Plans automatically renew, so after your  promotional session expires, automatic renewal of your 1st DataConnect Pass plan selected will take effect and you are responsible for charges, unless you cancel auto-renewal before the plan renews.  DataConnect Pass Plan: Time begins expiring immediately upon purchase/activation whether you are using the service or not. Once your time expires or your allotted data is used, whichever occurs first, your data access will cease.   Coverage not available in all areas.   For information on prepaid data plans, visit att.com/buyasession and for full terms, see Session Based Wireless Data Service Agreement at att.com/wirelesslegal.

Free game when you activate an AT&T DataConnect Pass*:

Sign up today and receive a free game:

1. Select and sign up for an AT&T DataConnect Pass plan.
2. Login to your PlayStation Network account on your PS Vita.
3. 30 days after your DataConnect Pass activation, you will receive a game voucher code redeemable on the PlayStation Store.

We are still awaiting response from Sony for any further details.

 

Update 2: Sony has finally revealed more details on the bundle and bonuses for the First Edition Bundle as well:

With only 27 days until the launch of PlayStation Vita, we are excited to announce two PS Vita 3G/WiFi bundles. If you were one of the lucky consumers to pre order the PS Vita First Edition Bundle, in addition to the PS Vita 3G/Wi-Fi hardware, a limited edition case, a 4GB PS Vita Memory Card and Little Deviants game, we will now be including anAT&T DataConnect Session Pass good for one free 250MB session, and a PlayStation Network game – both provided upon 3G activation. And the best part, you still get it a week before the official launch date.

So for those of you who pre-ordered the First Edition Bundle you are not left completely in the lurch, but you still are paying more and getting a smaller memory card. For more details visit the PlayStation Blog

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  • Jacob Porter

    any news on what games you’d get to choose from?? also the data-connect season pass, is thatlike free wifi? if so for how long?

    • http://GamerXChange.net/ Simply G

      No details yet on the game you get with the package. 

      We assume the data-connect pass will be a month (or some period of time) of free 3G service. 

    • http://GamerXChange.net/ Simply G

      Update to that now in the article

  • http://twitter.com/FierceDeityLink Robby

    AT&T said that the 3G model would get a free PSN game regardless, so does this mean that the launch bundle gets 2 free games? Or does it mean that the launch bundle gets 1 and for some reason the first edition gets none… Strange that Amazon wouldn’t include this fact on the first edition page.

    “In addition, once PlayStation Vita owners activate their 3G/Wi-Fi unit with one of AT&T’s data plans, they will be eligible to choose one free download from a list of select games available on the PlayStation®Store.”

  • http://GamerXChange.net/ Simply G

    So First Edition Bundles are not completely left out. Updates in the article. 

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