3G connectivity on the PS Vita initially sounded like an exciting endeavor, but each new detail that comes only seems to hamper that excitement. First, it was news that AT&T would be the exclusive 3G carrier in the United States. Now an SCE representative has revealed that downloads will be limited to just 20 megabytes, though the possibility of bigger downloads in the future is open. Furthermore, there’s concern that meager 128Kbps download and 64Kbps upload speeds will hamper multiplayer experiences, causing players to rely on wi-fi to scratch their competitive itch.
I was pretty excited about the possibilities that came with the announcement of 3G functionality when it was first announced. Now that downloads on an already inferior wireless network are going to be limited — at sub-DSL speeds, to boot — I’m positive that I made the right choice in preordering the 3G-less Vita.