If you're keen for Sony's PlayStation Vita and haven't already imported your own, Vodafone Australia opened up pre-orders on its site today. The handheld gaming consoling will ship locally February 23.
You can choose between two options:
- paying $419 for the prepaid kit, which includes the Vita and a SIM with 200MB of data (with 30 day expiry);
- buying on contract for $55 per month over 12 months (a minimum total cost of $660) with a 1.5GB per month plan over that time.
Both options bundle a 4GB memory card with the unit, which is nice but not pants-wetting. Pre-orders will shop on February 23, which I guess means people willing to queue at a store might get theirs faster, Australia Post or your psychotic local courier willing.