Rogers Communications (News - Alert) and Sony Computer Entertainment Canada (SCEC) announced that Rogers will provide exclusive wireless connectivity for the 3G-enabled PlayStation Vita, launching in Canada this fall.
With a wireless connection, PS Vita owners will now have the ability to remain connected to their content and gaming community over the Rogers wireless network.
PS Vita systems with an active Rogers data package will also take advantage of software functionality developed specifically for the 3G-enabled model, allowing users to game at the speed of their mobile lifestyle, including turn-based, asynchronous multiplayer gameplay, instantly updated rankings and leaderboards, immediate access to the latest downloadable add-on content, and real-time community news.
Wireless enablement and a seamless payment interface will be built into the PS Vita system through a specialized SIM card powered by the Rogers Control Center. PS Vita owners will have the ability to activate data packages directly on their device.
Rogers will offer two data packages on a month-to-month basis with no long-term contract.
The PlayStationVita 3G/Wi-Fi Launch Bundle includes a download voucher for two great exclusive PS Vita games – Gravity Rush and Unit 13, available at major electronics retailers in Canada on October 2 for $299.99.
Rogers data packages are priced separately and will be available on a month-to-month basis. Users can easily activate a data package directly from their PS Vita system.
"PlayStation Vita with a 3G connection will completely transform the way Canadian gamers play on the go, offering new ways to play games and interact with entertainment,” said Stephen Turvey, VP and GM for SCEC. “With access to the Rogers 3G wireless network, PlayStation Vita owners will be able to stay connected with their friends and experience PS Vita's rich social gaming features virtually wherever they are."
"Said Mansell Nelson, VP of Machine-to-Machine at Rogers: By powering wireless connectivity, we will enhance mobile gaming through delivering a convenient and seamless experience to hundreds of thousands of PlayStation Vita users across Canada."
Recently, Rogers Communications and Wavefront inaugurated a new Rogers Wireless Innovation Center in Vancouver. Located within Wavefront's national center of excellence for wireless commercialization, the Rogers Wireless Innovation (News - Alert) Center is a space where business customers and developers can experience first-hand the latest in machine-to-machine (M2M) technology and enterprise mobility applications.
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Edited by Braden Becker