Are you getting 3G or Wi-Fi only?

Discussion in 'PS Vita - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by chris888222, Aug 9, 2011.

?

Which would you get? (If your local carrier supports the 3G version)

  1. 3G + Wi-Fi

    4 vote(s)
    11.4%
  2. Wi-Fi only

    31 vote(s)
    88.6%
Aug 9, 2011
  1. chris888222
    OP

    Member chris888222 GBAtemp's Flygon Fan

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2010
    Messages:
    5,532
    Country:
    Singapore
    Well, just want to find out for those getting the PSV, do you all want a 3G or Non-3G version (assuming if your carriers support the 3G)?

    For me I won't vote, but I'm already paying 3G data for my iPhone (and it's pretty hefty). I'll just use hotspot. [​IMG]

    Which do you prefer? Vote and comment!

    Just some info for those who don't know...
    Wi-Fi only launch prices:
    US$249
    EUR 249
    GBP 229
    JPY 24,980

    Wi-Fi + 3G launch prices:
    US$299
    EUR 299
    GBP 279
    JPY 29,980[/p]

    Also:

     


  2. ZAFDeltaForce

    Member ZAFDeltaForce Specialist

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2006
    Messages:
    2,786
    Country:
    Singapore
    Neither, I think I'm sticking with my PSP for now. The launch price is ridiculously expensive, even for the WiFi version.

    I'm better off spending that cash on PS3 games I think @_@

    Till Sony introduces a price cut, I'm steering clear for now.

    ...
    ...
    ...


    IF money magically appeared in my hands though, I'd get the 3G + WiFi version. I've got a 12GB mobile phone data plan, and I'm having problems expending the rest of the 10+ GB every month [​IMG]
     
  3. chris888222
    OP

    Member chris888222 GBAtemp's Flygon Fan

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2010
    Messages:
    5,532
    Country:
    Singapore
    I simply just hate it if Singtel were to be the exclusive 3G distributor. [​IMG]
     
  4. ShawnTRods

    Member ShawnTRods GBAtemp Psycho!

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2011
    Messages:
    4,288
    Location:
    London
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    For my little bro, I will be getting the WiFi model.
    As for myself, I am not quite sure. It will depend on the usage limit and what I am able to do with the 3G.
    If - no 3G gaming, then no 3G for me.
     
  5. clegion

    Member clegion GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Joined:
    May 5, 2009
    Messages:
    1,612
    Country:
    United States
    Depends would we get the 3g version on unlocked in aussie? or would be Telstra (blerrrgghhhh) . If it is unlocked I am getting the 3g version probably or if it is locked Wifi for me, My galaxy tab had data plans on it and can be used as a mobile AP anyway
     
  6. RoMee

    Member RoMee ??

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2010
    Messages:
    2,316
    Location:
    ??
    Country:
    United States
    I'm getting the 3G/wi-fi model, if it suck and I want to sell it, it'll have better resale value
     
  7. wrettcaughn

    Member wrettcaughn Misunderstood Moral Elitist

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2009
    Messages:
    3,785
    Country:
    United States
    I can't picture 3G multiplayer gaming being very enjoyable (on top of paying for a data plan just to use it...)... Were I to get a model it would be the wifi one. There's wifi damn near everywhere.
     
  8. Ikki

    Member Ikki GBATemp's grumpy panda.

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2010
    Messages:
    2,797
    Location:
    Montevideo
    Country:
    Uruguay
    I'll get the WiFi model.
    It's already enough money to pay for something I'll probably almost won't use.
     
  9. chris888222
    OP

    Member chris888222 GBAtemp's Flygon Fan

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2010
    Messages:
    5,532
    Country:
    Singapore
    3G isn't exactly used for multiplayer purpose but rather social. Near uses the 3G pretty much effectively.
     
  10. wrettcaughn

    Member wrettcaughn Misunderstood Moral Elitist

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2009
    Messages:
    3,785
    Country:
    United States
    All the more reason to get the wifi only version. What will I be able to do on the 3G version that I can't already do on my iPod or phone?
     
  11. ShawnTRods

    Member ShawnTRods GBAtemp Psycho!

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2011
    Messages:
    4,288
    Location:
    London
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Did sony say that 3G wont be used for multiplayer purpose?
     
  12. chris888222
    OP

    Member chris888222 GBAtemp's Flygon Fan

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2010
    Messages:
    5,532
    Country:
    Singapore
    They didn't. But think about it, 3G is obviously much slower than Wi-Fi, it isn't really meant for true multiplayer experiences.

    Of course this is all my opinion, the 3G can be used in whatever way you like [​IMG]
     
  13. Paarish

    Member Paarish Connor's Nublet

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2009
    Messages:
    1,719
    Location:
    Married to DinohScene
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I'll probably stick to the WiFi version [​IMG]
    No point in spending extra for 3G which I probably will barely use.
     
  14. ShawnTRods

    Member ShawnTRods GBAtemp Psycho!

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2011
    Messages:
    4,288
    Location:
    London
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    3G can be fast enough depending on the location.
    Some providers offer unlimited or good usage limit. So I dont see why 3G cant be used for gaming.
     
  15. prowler

    Member prowler Sony

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2009
    Messages:
    9,473
    Location:
    Ragol
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Latency.
     
  16. AlanJohn

    Member AlanJohn くたばれ

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2011
    Messages:
    3,425
    Location:
    Canada,New Jersey
    Country:
    Ukraine
    Wi-Fi because I dont want to pay for wireless internet.
    And there arent any 3G networks here anyways.
     
  17. naved.islam14

    Member naved.islam14 Gbatemp's Official Dark Knight™

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2009
    Messages:
    968
    Location:
    Gotham
    Country:
    Sri Lanka
  18. Shuji1987

    Member Shuji1987 ~

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2011
    Messages:
    381
    Country:
    Netherlands
    When I'll get a Vita I'll be going for the WiFi one. I don't see the added bonus of 3G when you have a smartphone with it (which simply aren't that reliable as well due to coverage/signal loss/whatever). When I want to play online I'll connect to a hotspot and if I have to check something on the web I'll use my blackberry. Also another data plan isn't something I'm looking forward to. I also have the idea it might be very laggy or have more then usual disconnects.

    Oh boy, this'll be fun when trying to play online but half of your opponents use 3G..

    Ah well, we'll see how this pans out.
     
  19. lordgoober

    Newcomer lordgoober Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2010
    Messages:
    97
    Country:
    United States
    Wifi for me. I'm not overly in need of 3G. There are enough hotspots around as it is.
     
  20. machomuu

    Member machomuu Drops by occasionally

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2009
    Messages:
    8,437
    Location:
    The Courtroom
    Country:
    United States
    Probably 3G if it has Netflix or they announce a Monster Hunter game, otherwise Wifi.
     

Share This Page