If you’re a PlayStation Plus member — and if you own a PlayStation system, you really should be — you’ve probably figured out that buying games is now for suckers. A new Vita bundle acknowledges this strange new reality head-on, by offering the PlayStation Plus “Instant Game Collection” feature as its major selling point.
The new bundle, as detailed on the PlayStation Blog, will launch next week. For $299.99, you’ll get a Vita 3G Wi-Fi system, a game voucher for Unit 13, a 1-year membership to PS Plus, and a 4GB memory card. That card, somewhat ironically, is not big enough to hold all of the games in the current Instant Collection offerings. You’ll need to get a bigger card or just add the games to your shopping cart and check out so you can download them after they go out of rotation.
The Plus membership naturally comes with the other benefits of the service: the PlayStation 3 game collection, cloud saves, automatic updates, trophy sync, and discounts on other games.
The current line-up includes Wipeout 2048, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Jet Set Radio, Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions, and Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack. These will probably be swapped out semi-regularly, but Sony hasn’t announced what games are coming after the initial volley.