Sony PlayStation Vita for sale in Japan stores this December

By on Sep 14, 2011 in Asia, Gaming, Technology Comments

Updated: February 22, 2012 1:35 p.m.

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Sony PlayStation Vita will be for sale in Japan stores this coming December, with the upgraded portable video game to be available in two billing plans.

Sony PlayStation Vita
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According to a press release by NTT DoCoMo on Wednesday, September 14, 2011, Sony Computer Entertainment partnered with them for the release of PlayStation Vita in Japan on December 17, 2011.

As noted in the report, customers in Japan will have two choices of 3G connection plans called ‘Prepaid Data Plan 20h‘ and ‘Prepaid Data Plan 100h‘.

Prepaid Data Plan 20h will cost 980 yen (around $13, tax included) for 20 hours of access to the DOCOMO 3G network (max. 128 Kbps downlink / 64 Kbps uplink) for 30 days.

On the other hand, ‘Prepaid Data Plan 100h‘ will cost 4,980 yen (around $65, tax included) for 103 hours of network access (max. 128 Kbps downlink / 64 Kbps uplink) for 180 days.

This includes a three-hour access at maximum speed of 14 Mbps downlink and 5.7 Mbps uplink in FOMA High-speed areas of the DOCOMO 3G network.

DOCOMO noted that they will launch a special website later where users can subscribe to, renew or change their plans, as well as to check their remaining access days and time.

The said Sony PlayStation Vita Japan release was also announced by Sony Computer Entertainment Japan President Hiroshi Kawano that day in press conference in Tokyo.

However, Sony did not announce as to when PlayStation Vita be released outside of Japan, although the company announced earlier that it will still not be available overseas until next year.

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