ViRGE wrote on Jan 29, 2012, 01:38:
SirKnight wrote on Jan 28, 2012, 19:30:And this is why I don't get why they made a 3G version. It just doesn't seem to be all that useful.
I was going to get the 3G version of the Vita, but found out that it's pretty much worthless. You can't download games off it (of course you probably would not want to anyway since ATT's monthly limits SUCK) but more importantly you can not play multiplayer games over it unless it's a turn based thing like chess. Lame. So it's basically only good for web browsing and other minor crap no one cares about. :)
If I was a betting man, I would imagine that in 5 years, we'll look back and there were few compelling games that took advantage of 3G, if for no other reason than developers will cater to the lowest common denominator, i.e. the wifi only version.
That said, I have a 3G preordered for the following reasons:
1. I would rather pay an extra $50 for an extra feature (3G) that turns out to be fairly unsupported than save $50 by leaving out that feature and have it turn out to be well supported.
2. The 3G version has built in GPS, while the wifi only version does not. I give it a 30% chance that there will be an app/game/game feature I will want to take advantage of that benefits from GPS.
3. Given the preorder bundle, you pay $50 more for the 3G version, but you get a memory card ($30), a game ($10? $20?), and a 3G plan ($20, but probably closer to $0 for most people). Depending on what value you place on these extras, the 3G may be effectively free.