Sony has announced that Vodafone is the “preferred provider” of 3G for the PlayStation Vita.

All 3G-capable PlayStation Vitas sold in New Zealand will come preloaded with a Vodafone SIM card.

The Vodafone SIM card can be replaced with another if your preferred provider is different to Sony’s.

The PlayStation Vita goes on sale in New Zealand on the 23rd of February in two models, 3G/Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi. The 3G-capable model comes at a recommended retail price of NZ$549.95. The Wi-Fi-only model carries an RRP of NZ$449.95.