The PlayStation Vita has a 3G Download Cap in the US, too

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Just like Japan, in the US there'll be a 20MB download limit attached to the 3G version of the PlayStation Vita, Sony announced yesterday.

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The limit of course only applies to data being downloaded over a 3G network; if you're downloading via wi-fi, on either the 3G or wi-fi-only models of the Vita, you can grab bits and bytes to your heart's content.

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Interestingly, Sony explains that the limit has nothing to do with the hardware of the Vita. It's instead a limitation on AT&T's part, the Vita's exclusive mobile carrier not allowing 3G downloads any bigger than 20MB on any handheld devices on its network.

PS Vita 3G 20MB download cap confirmed [GameSpot]


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They probably knew what they were getting into, but AT&T more then likely threw a bunch of money at Sony to have exclusivity for the model, thinking it'll sell well.

Sony, knowing that AT&T sucks, took the money and gave a limited number of models, knowing they won't sell that well, but made a profit for the exclusivity deal, then banking on strong sales of the Wifi model.

I mean most gamers getting the Vita would most likely use a smartphone or wifi hotspot device to get the Vita online.

Course this is me thinking Sony is clever, I could be wrong. Maybe no company would accept the 3G model and AT&T were the only ones, demanding restrictions and Sony saying sure and making a limited amount of 3G models.