Sony expanding PlayStation Plus service to Vita devices in November
Sony Computer Entertainment will extend its PlayStation Plus gaming subscription service to PlayStation Vita handheld devices this November, enabling consumers to play free and discounted titles on the go.
PlayStation Plus, introduced for PlayStation 3 consoles in 2010, offers gamers unlimited access to a rotating catalog of Sony games--subscribers may also purchase selected titles at reduced prices. PlayStation Plus gameplay is automatically saved in the cloud: Sony offers 1 GB of data storage to Vita device owners in addition to the 2 GB supplied to all Plus subscribers. Sony adds that Vita products connected to PlayStation Plus will automatically start up at a designated time to download and install select game demos, game updates and system software updates.
Sony will extend its PlayStation Plus gaming subscription service to PlayStation Vita handheld devices this November
Existing PlayStation Plus subscribers can extend their service to the Vita platform at no additional cost. Sony also offers 90-day subscriptions priced at $17.99 and 12-month plans at $49.99.
Sony released the PlayStation Vita to U.S. consumers on Feb. 22. A Wi-Fi-only version of the portable gaming device is priced at $249, with a 3G/Wi-Fi edition priced at $299. AT&T Mobility (NYSE:T) is Sony's exclusive mobile broadband connectivity provider in the U.S.
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