by September 30, 2011 @ 10:53 am
Restrictive bandwidth caps are the norm when it comes to 3G connections, and the Vita is no exception. In a recent interview with ASCII, an SCEJ rep confirmed that downloads on Vita are limited to 20MB per file. It was stressed that this is a initial limit, meaning it could be raised in the future, presumably as infrastructure improves.
The artificial limitation is hardly surprising, considering that several 3G providers have clamped down on bandwidth usage over the past few years — most notably Verizon, which recently axed its entire ‘unlimited’ tier. Sony, obviously, does not want users to run over their bandwidth allotment easily.
Despite the size limit, Sony says all users — regardless of whether browsing from WiFi or 3G — will be able to access the PS Store in its entirety. In addition, the company is working closely with developers to ensure that network performance of software titles scales down to 128Kbps download and 64kbps upload speeds.