What If You Want To View Porn Sites On Your Japanese PS Vita?

And what if you have the 3G version? Well, things might get embarrassing.

Docomo is the PS Vita's official 3G carrier in Japan, offering two plans: a prepaid 20-hour plan and a 100-hour plan.

To protect underage gamers, the PS Vita's default settings do not allow access to "unsuitable sites" through the 3G Vita's Prepaid Folder.

According to an official NTT Docomo release, those who wish to have unrestricted access must take their Docomo UIM card as well as photo identification (such as a driver's licence) to their local Docomo shop.

Those under the age of 20, must have a signed letter of consent from a legal guardian.

Japanese netizens pointed out that this could lead to some awkward exchanges between game otaku and Docomo female clerks as well as pleading between school students and their mums.

Get the Wi-Fi version, people! Because the only real screwing you're going to see is the bill from Docomo.

データ通信専用プリペイドプランを提供開始 [Docomo via アルファルファモザイク]

Top photo: Koji Sasahara/AP

Comments

    3G version just keeps getting better and better!

    I'm sure people aren't going to ask parents or tell store clerks they want it for porn. They'd just most likely make up some excuse about the blocks being restrictive to normal use. Which it could be...

      Except the only things they block are established Japanese adult sites... so your restricted normal use would be nothing but porn.

        After the laws being passed in Tokyo by the crazy mayor and the fact that the Japanese telcos are very involved in the political life of Japan, 'unsuitable sites' could be anything.

        The things that are blocked from school networks are bizarrely inconsistent and they have huge teams working on the blacklists. Somehow, I doubt NTT will be doing anything other than a scatter-gun approach to this.

    As soon as I saw the headline I knew this would be a Bashcraft article.

      Why?

      Because it raises a valid point about how technology companies restrict how a consumer can use a product they legally own out of ridiculous nannying and acquiescence to the relentlessly pointless cries of 'think if the children'?

      Because a compicated, $450 multimedia device is supposedly all about those children who nobody thinks about because it plays games?

      Because you are a dumb shit who tirelessly fills the comments section of every single article the guy writes with ridiculous hatred for someone you've never met who is clearly doing his job to the satisfaction of his superiors?

        If it was solely to make a point about the restriction of rights, he wouldn't need to mention porn, just mention that the internet is restricted. If anything, that might actually increase page-views.

        Side note: The iinet ad beneath me is advertising "naked broadband" for $69. Who needs the PS Vita for porn?

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