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Sony reveals PS Vita First Edition bundle, available on February 15

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Can't wait for PlayStation Vita's February 22 release date? Well, there's good news and there's bad news: the good news is that Sony has announced a bundle for the US and Canada that will be coming out on February 15 – a full week before their new handheld will be made available to everyone else – and it comes with the system, a case, a memory card, and a game. The bad news is that, depending on where you live, you might have limited choices as to which system you get.

Sony is calling it the First Edition bundle, and it's already available for pre-order now on Amazon, with other retailers to follow. The only real caveat is the versions of the Vita that are going to be made available. While both the US and Canadian First Edition bundles are going to come with a limited edition case, 4GB PS Vita Memory Card, and Little Deviants game, they each come with different Vitas. Canadian gamers only have access to the Wi-Fi model at $299.99, while those in the US can only get the Wi-Fi + 3G version for $349.99. That will obviously change once the system actually comes out, but as far as the First Edition bundle goes, thems the rules.

Sony says that the First Edition bundle is aimed at their most loyal fans, which would absolutely explain why they're only making the 3G version available at first in the states. Odds are most gamers would rather spend $50 less on the Vita and avoid needing to pay a monthly charge for their system. Only the most die-hard of Sony fans are dedicated enough to jump into that commitment on day one (or, actually, a week earlier than day one), without knowing what games will actually take advantage of the 3G.

To those brave souls, we salute you.

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11 comments

  • ultimatepunchrod - October 27, 2011 11:42 a.m.

    i want 3G but im not sure about this bundle. we shall see.
  • davomatic - October 27, 2011 11:54 a.m.

    I would buy it, if i weren't poor right now.
  • Burdmayn - October 27, 2011 1:43 p.m.

    Pre-orders on Amazon only require you to have a valid method of payment for the transaction. They don't charge you until it ships =p
  • Net_Bastard - October 27, 2011 11:59 a.m.

    I'm not getting this. I just want the Wi-fi only model. Not interested in Little Deviants either.
  • bigwill1221 - October 27, 2011 12:11 p.m.

    3g aint worth ittt. Though I see sony doing this so parents get ripped off cause their child needs it.
  • Burdmayn - October 27, 2011 12:26 p.m.

    Don't you have to option to just use Wifi, even with the 3G model? This bundle actually has me sold, but not if I don't have an alternative to paying a monthly fee to use it. I could swear that I read somewhere that you don't NEED to pay for the 3G service just because you have a 3G model. This article kind of implies the opposite and it has me a bit confused. Clarification please?
  • Burdmayn - October 27, 2011 12:39 p.m.

    Scratch that: I just realized that the bundle only has 2 day shipping. I can just wait the extra 5 days and get a Wifi model with Uncharted. $289.99 with release date delivery? Thank you very much Amazon.
  • R-ape - October 27, 2011 12:51 p.m.

    That title better be a good one; it's coming with a bundle AND it's a launch title.
  • therawski - October 27, 2011 1:53 p.m.

    This is actually the worst bundle I've ever hear of, if anything it's punishing their most loyal customers.
  • EnragedTortoise1 - October 27, 2011 2:12 p.m.

    Uncharted bundle?
  • BladedFalcon - October 27, 2011 3:02 p.m.

    ...lol, so it seems Canada is getting the better end of the bargain for once XD

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