The cost of any new piece of hardware is always a primary consideration for consumers.
When it comes to mobile devices, a data plan is often part of the package in regards to purchasing a nifty new device. And that includes the PlayStation Vita, which offers 3G access for interested gamers willing to pay an extra $50.
So how much will a data plan cost you at AT&T? Well, according to what one of their retail locations told GameZone , Sony's new handheld won't have any special plans or prices; instead, it'll use the same data plans other 3G devices utilize. So currently, you'd be looking at two options: 250MB of data for $14.99/month or 2GB of data for $25/month. It's relatively normal in the mobile world.
It's recommended that if you plan to use the Vita quite a bit, you should get the 2GB plan, which results in $300/year for common use of the portable. On the plus side, you won't be roped into a contract; you pay for a Vita plan on a month to month basis. The question is, will you be using the Vita for a lot of data downloading, or are you just going to stick to games?