PlayStation’s new PS Vita is one of main items on my to-buy list this year, and the prospect of getting one has just got even better as just like those in the US, gamers across the UK, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand and The Netherlands will receive 3G connectivity on their new Vita’s thanks to Vodaphone.

Earlier today Sony announced that Vodaphone will be their “preferred provider” for the Vita, as part of this deal every 3G Vita will come bundled automatically with a Vodaphone SIM Card alongside which Vodaphone will also be able to sell the device in their own stores.

At this point it’s unclear of any pricing structure for the new service, or even if the device will be restricted to use with only Vodaphone SIM card’s. Jim Ryan said this about the new contract with Vodaphone:

“With social gaming and connectivity at the heart of PlayStation Vita it is important that we partner with a market leading network provider, to ensure users have a high quality 3G experience,” said Jim Ryan, president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe.

“Partnering with Vodafone will enable PS Vita users in the selected countries to always be connected with their PlayStation life, friends and games, wherever they are.”

What do you think? Do you like Vodaphone as a provider? Are going to buy a new PS Vita?

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