Borderlands 2 Vita Update Out Today, Improved Stability and Control !

Gio Corsi's Avatar+ Posted by Gio Corsi on Jun 20, 2014 // Director, Third Party Production for SCEA

Borderlands 2 on PS Vita

It’s been a few weeks since we launched Borderlands 2 for PS Vita and so far we’ve been overwhelmed by the community response. We’re happy to announce that title update 1.04 is available today, which should further improve the overall Borderlands 2 PS Vita experience and addresses some of the feedback from you the fans.

  • We’ve worked with Iron Galaxy Studios to improve stability and performance throughout the game, including addressing known issues with audio playback.
  • Gyroscopic controls can now be independently inverted. This should ensure that fans of inverted vertical look will also be able to enjoy Gyroscopic aiming as well!
  • There are now scaling sliders for rear touch inputs in the Options menu. Many users mapped lesser used actions to the rear touch but reported that in gripping their PS Vita systems, they’d still accidentally trigger those inputs. Users can now scale the input area down to much smaller zones, mitigating this.
  • Lastly, we’ve addressed an issue where players were not notified that their online session had expired, which caused players to incorrectly appear available for multiplayer.

Borderlands 2 Vita

If you haven’t had a chance to check out Borderlands 2 or you’ve been on the fence about picking up a new Borderlands 2 PS Vita bundle, hopefully these improvements push you over the edge.

Borderlands 2 for PS Vita is out now in stores on its own, as part of a special Borderlands 2 PS Vita bundle, and digitally via PlayStation Store.

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Hulu Plus and 5 More Apps Announced For PS Vita !

PlayStation Plus: February Preview

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February PlayStation Plus Preview

Outlast (PS4)

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Free for PS Plus members

“Outlast perfects this self-inflicted madness in every area of its design, and it’s absolutely petrifying.” – Joystiq.com

Hell is an experiment you can’t survive in Outlast, a first-person survival horror game developed by veterans of some of the biggest game franchises in history. As investigative journalist Miles Upshur, explore Mount Massive Asylum and try to survive long enough to discover its terrible secret… if you dare.

Metro: Last Light (PS3)

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Free for PS Plus members

“Last Light is notably superior to its predecessor, merging storytelling, shooting, and sneaking into a remarkable and cohesive whole.” – GameSpot.com

It is the year 2034. Beneath the ruins of post-apocalyptic Moscow, in the tunnels of the Metro, the remnants of mankind are besieged by deadly threats from outside – and within. Mutants stalk the catacombs beneath the desolate surface, and hunt amidst the poisoned skies above. But rather than stand united, the station-cities of the Metro are locked in a struggle for the ultimate power, a doomsday device from the military vaults of D6. A civil war is stirring that could wipe humanity from the face of the earth forever. As Artyom, burdened by guilt but driven by hope, you hold the key to our survival – the last light in our darkest hour…

PayDay 2 (PS3)

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Free for PS Plus members

“The adrenaline flows steadily as you inevitably repel the barrage of police waves while trying to make your getaway.” – GameInformer.com
PAYDAY 2 is an action-packed, four-player co-op shooter that once again lets gamers don the masks of the original PAYDAY crew – Dallas, Hoxton, Wolf and Chains – as they descend on Washington D.C. for an epic crime spree.

Remember Me (PS3)

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Free for PS Plus members

“Not only beautiful graphics and incredible sound, but also a new combat approach wrapped around a very engaging storyline.” – GamingTrend.com
Neo-Paris. 2084. Personal memories can now be digitized, bought, sold and traded. The last remnants of privacy and intimacy have been swept away in what appears to be a logical progression of the explosive growth of social networks at the beginning of the 21st century. Remember Me is a 3rd person action adventure where players take on the role of Nilin, a former elite memory hunter with the ability to break into people’s minds and steal or even alter their memories.

Street Fighter X Tekken (PS Vita)

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Free for PS Plus members

A dream collaboration between the two biggest fighting game franchises is now a reality! A deluge of highly demanded characters join the fray in this tag team-based game! The second round of this war begins now!

ModNation Racers: Road Trip (PS Vita)

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Free for PS Plus members

Welcome to the never-ending season of ModNation kart racing, where competitive racing and community creativity collide. Whether you race for the fastest time, customize your own karts or tracks, or you discover new courses online – ModNation Racers gives you everything you need for your next “Road Trip!” Use common gestures to create or edit your Mod, Kart, or Track. If that wasn’t enough, you will have full access to all creations made on the PS3. That’s right, download and play with your favorite PS3 creations and take it where ever you go.

PlayStation Plus: February Preview – PlayStation.Blog.

PlayStation® Vita deployment is here for Unity 4.3 !

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Back in March 2013, we announced a partnership with Sony based on support for every single one of SCE’s PlayStation platforms, in addition to Unity for PlayStation®3. Today, we’re thrilled to announce that with Unity 4.3 we’re releasing Unity for PlayStation®Vita to the public.

Developers with a licensed developer agreement from SCE for PS Vita will now be able to deploy their game to PS Vita via the Unity engine and make use of platform-specific functionality including:

  • Motion sensors
  • Front and rear cameras
  • Dual analog sticks
  • Rear Touch pad

Furthermore, Unity for PS Vita will enable you to integrate the full suite of PSN features into your game, including Trophies, Friends and Matching functionality into your game.

As with all the other platforms we support, Unity for PS Vita allows you to develop your game once, without rewriting the code from scratch; simply build and run it on your PS Vita devkit. Not only that, you can now create both 2D and 3D games with Unity 4.3, animate almost anything with the native animation system Mecanim, and implement very cool graphics. And all of it can be run directly on your PS Vita devkit for quick iteration! Why don’t you head over to the release notes and take a look?

Zoink! has just released their new game “Stick It To The Man” developed in Unity for both PS3 and PS Vita. The game has already been very well received. Check out their game at their website http://www.stickitgame.com/ to see what it is all about!

We are proud to have reached this platform milestone and we are very eager to see what exciting games you will create for PS Vita!

To become a licensed developer for PS Vita please visit the SCE company registration site (https://www.companyregistration.playstation.com).

PlayStation® Vita deployment is here! – Unity Technologies Blog.

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Valhalla Knights 3: Character Class Trailer

Embark on an adventure through a massive prison and fight against the evil tyrant ruling within. Get to know the various classes that you can select when creating your character in Valhalla Knights 3, which launches for PS Vita on October 15th.

PS Vita Now $199.99 in North America – PlayStation.Blog

PS Vita New Price

PS Vita New Price

I’m excited to announce that the PlayStation Vita (PS Vita) system is now available for $199.99 MSRP in North America, making it a compelling value for gamers. With some amazing games coming out in the next few months, including Killzone Mercenary and Tearaway, along with connectivity to the PlayStation 4 (PS4) system through “Remote Play,” now is the perfect time to become a PS Vita owner.

The brand new price applies to all PS Vita systems available at retail, including the limited edition PS Vita Walking Dead bundle that launches this week. We’re also dropping the price of the PS Vita memory cards, as you can see in the chart below.

Along with the new price, we’re currently celebrating PS Vita with two promotions on the PlayStation Store. The PS Vita Japanese Games Sale , running through August 26, offers discounts of up to 50% off on PS Vita games from Japanese developers, including Metal Gear Solid HD Collection and Muramasa Rebirth. PS Plus members can enjoy up to 75% off in the Japanese Game Sale. Additionally, four of the summer’s most anticipated PS Vita titles will launch as part of PS Vita Summer Select , running from August 20 through September 16, with launch week discounts of 20 percent off for PS Plus members. Games featured in PS Vita Summer Select include Spleunky from Mossmouth and Dragon Fantasy: Book II from Muteki Corporation.

Beyond the 900+ games currently playable on PS Vita, we also have a strong slate of content on the way from our third party and indie partners, including games like Rayman Legends, Batman Arkham Origins: Blackgate, FIFA 14, Luftrausers, Terraria, KickBeat, Stick it To The Man, Lone Survivor, and Proteus. Phew!

I’m excited to announce that the PlayStation Vita (PS Vita) system is now available for $199.99 MSRP in North America, making it a compelling value for gamers. With some amazing games coming out in the next few months, including Killzone Mercenary and Tearaway, along with connectivity to the PlayStation 4 (PS4) system through “Remote Play,” now is the perfect time to become a PS Vita owner.

The brand new price applies to all PS Vita systems available at retail, including the limited edition PS Vita Walking Dead bundle that launches this week. We’re also dropping the price of the PS Vita memory cards, as you can see in the chart below.

Memory Card Size

Previous Price

New Price

Memory Card for PS Vita 4GB

$19.99

$14.99

Memory Card for PS Vita 8GB

$29.99

$19.99

Memory Card for PS Vita 16GB

$59.99

$39.99

Memory Card for PS Vita 32GB

$99.99

$79.99

Along with the new price, we’re currently celebrating PS Vita with two promotions on the PlayStation Store. The PS Vita Japanese Games Sale , running through August 26, offers discounts of up to 50% off on PS Vita games from Japanese developers, including Metal Gear Solid HD Collection and Muramasa Rebirth. PS Plus members can enjoy up to 75% off in the Japanese Game Sale. Additionally, four of the summer’s most anticipated PS Vita titles will launch as part of PS Vita Summer Select , running from August 20 through September 16, with launch week discounts of 20 percent off for PS Plus members. Games featured in PS Vita Summer Select include Spleunky from Mossmouth and Dragon Fantasy: Book II from Muteki Corporation.

Beyond the 900+ games currently playable on PS Vita, we also have a strong slate of content on the way from our third party and indie partners, including games like Rayman Legends, Batman Arkham Origins: Blackgate, FIFA 14, Luftrausers, Terraria, KickBeat, Stick it To The Man, Lone Survivor, and Proteus. Phew!

PS Vita Now $199.99 in North America – PlayStation.Blog.

Dragon’s Crown – Full Trailer

Dragon’s Crown is a multiplayer hack and slash beat ’em up game with breathtaking visual style, a design built around cooperative play and epic boss fights, and the ability to discover a new adventure in every play session. With Dragon’s Crown, developer Vanillaware deftly marries stunning hand-drawn and animated art work with deep, action-packed hardcore gameplay. Dragon’s Crown allows up to four players to team up online to clear out monster-ridden dungeons, discover precious treasure, and destroy awe-inspiring bosses. Its unique, highly replayable design means that every time players can boot up and log on, they can expect a different experience and hours upon hours of satisfying adventuring. Unparalleled in their unique style, developer Vanillaware painstakingly hand-paints every detail, be it a blade of grass or the scales on the game’s impressive dragons. The game becomes a lush, vibrant storybook come to life when everything starts to animate in gorgeous full HD.

Available 8/06/2013 for PlayStation 3 and Vita.

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PlayStation Plus: Celebrating 1 Year of the Instant Game Collection – PlayStation.Blog

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PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection: Year One

With the upcoming launch of PlayStation 4, everyone here at PlayStation is hard at work preparing to deliver the best place to play — the absolute best gaming experiences imaginable.

As you heard at E3, PlayStation Plus will play a huge role in delivering amazing next gen online gaming experiences, while offering incredible value to members. With a single PlayStation Plus membership, you’ll get all of the benefits across PS4, PS3 and PS Vita, making sure you always have something fun to play and experience online with friends.

This week PS Plus has reached a milestone: the one year anniversary of the Instant Game Collection!

PlayStation Plus has been around for three years now, and make no mistake, we’ve always felt that it was a great value for gamers. But at E3 2012, when the Instant Game Collection made its debut, we knew that PS Plus was delivering something innovative, exciting and unique. It was evident in the passionate responses you had in communities around the web that you agreed. From our very own PlayStation.Blog and PlayStation Community, to gaming message boards like NeoGaf.com, to your comments on gaming sites like IGN.com, Destructoid.com, Kotaku.com, we knew that you thought PS Plus presented a gaming service like nothing else out there.

Looking back, it’s easy to see the tremendous value PS Plus offers. In the first year of the Instant Game Collection alone, if you own both a PlayStation 3 and a PlayStation Vita, 64 games were included, including blockbusters such as Sleeping Dogs and Spec Ops: The Line.

We’re not stopping there. We’ve already started Year Two off with a bang with the announcement that #DRIVECLUB PS Plus Edition will be available in the Instant Game Collection at launch and one digital title will rotate in each month. We also debuted a powerful June lineup for PS3, including the introduction of three new marquee titles: Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (single-player), Little Big Planet Karting and XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Up next: the July month outlook next week, which is not to be missed!

PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection: Year One

Whether you’ve been a member since Day 1 or you’re a newcomer, we thank you for supporting PS Plus and the Instant Game Collection. If you have yet to take the plunge, now is a great time to take advantage of the incredible IGC games offered on PS3 and PS Vita – while ensuring you’re locked and ready for the PS4 this holiday season.

PlayStation Plus: Celebrating 1 Year of the Instant Game Collection – PlayStation.Blog.

SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA UNVEILS PLAYSTATION 4 SYSTEM AT THE 2013 E3

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LOS ANGELES, June 10, 2013 – Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA) today unveiled the PlayStation®4 (PS4™) hardware design at its annual E3 Media & Business Summit press conference, where the company also announced its next-generation platform will launch in the United States for $399 (MSRP) this holiday season. In addition, SCEA showcased an extensive line-up of exclusive first and third party content for PS4, PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) and PlayStation®3 (PS3™) systems, and a next-generation PlayStation®Plus (PS Plus) membership program.

“We are proud to unveil today the most advanced gaming system ever created, PlayStation 4, which demonstrates everything PlayStation stands for — a relentless focus on the gamer, an inspired community of developers equipped with the most powerful technology, and the long-standing legacy to building worlds without boundaries through one-of-a-kind gaming experiences,” said Jack Tretton, President and CEO of SCEA. “What’s equally exciting for us, however, is transforming the PlayStation ecosystem into a stronger, more vibrant destination that enables gamers to engage, share, play, and connect on their terms.”

PlayStation®4

With a sleek, modern, and elegant look, the overall design of the PS4 system reflects the powerful yet accessible architecture of the system, which will inspire developers to unleash their imaginations and create the next generation of gaming experiences that were never before possible.

SCE World Wide Studios (SCE WWS) is currently developing more than 30 PS4 exclusive titles, 20 of them, including 12 new IPs, are planned to release within a year of the launch of the PS4 system. This demonstrates PlayStation’s focus on delivering original, creative content to gamers that will define next-generation gaming experiences. SCE WWS President Shuhei Yoshida provided an update on PS4 exclusive titles, #DRIVECLUB™, Killzone™ Shadow Fall, KNACK™, which will be available at launch, and inFAMOUS Second Son™, available first quarter 2014. He also unveiled SCEA’s next blockbuster title, The Order: 1886™, from acclaimed studio Ready at Dawn.

Furthering PlayStation’s commitment to finding unique games for its fans by working with independent and small developers, SCEA Vice President of Developer and Publisher Relations Adam Boyes introduced a stellar lineup of titles that will be making their console debut on the PS4 system, including: Transistor by Super Giant, Don’t Starve by Klei Entertainment, Mercenary Kings by Tribute Games, Octodad: Deadliest Catch by Young Horses, Secret Ponchos by SwitchBlade Monkeys, Outlast by Red Barrels, Oddworld: New N Tasty by Oddworld Inhabitants and Galak-Z by 17-bit. Boyes also unveiled blockbuster content from key publishing partners, including KINGDOM HEARTS III and FINAL FANTASY® XV from SQUARE ENIX, Ubisoft Entertainment, Assassin’s Creed® IV Black Flag™ and Watch_Dogs™, 2K Sports’s NBA® 2K14, Bethesda Game Studios’ The Elder Scrolls® Online, and the world exclusive unveil of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s Mad Max™. Bungie, one of the most celebrated developers in the industry, was also on stage to introduce the world gameplay premiere of Destiny™. SCEA announced a long-term exclusive partnership with Bungie and Activision that will ensure that the PS4 ecosystem evolves and grows with the incredible Destiny world.

PlayStation®Plus

SCEA also unveiled new details for PS Plus, built to bring games and gamers together and fuel the next generation of gaming on the PS4 system. With a single PS Plus membership, gamers will enjoy all of the program benefits across the PS4, PS3, and PS Vita systems.

PS Plus benefits include exclusive game discounts, cloud game saves, early access to beta programs and content, and access to the Instant Game Collection.

The Instant Game Collection, which provides PS Plus members immediate access to a library of games — including blockbuster hits, innovative indie games, and classic titles — will extend to gamers on the PS4 system along with online gameplay, ensuring that gamers always have a selection of games to discover and enjoy with other members of the PS Plus community.

To celebrate the support of PS Plus on the PS4 system, SCEA will offer the #DRIVECLUB PS Plus Edition to PS Plus members which delivers all the authenticity and immersion users would expect from the full #DRIVECLUB experience, in the Instant Game Collection. In addition, one digital title will be rotated each month, including three of the new digital games introduced during the PlayStation E3 press conference, Don’t Starve, Outlast, and Secret Ponchos. These three titles will be available at no extra cost via the Instant Game Collection during the first year following the launch of the PS4 system. PS Plus members will be able to enjoy a variety of other amazing PS4 titles, while enjoying new ways to share their experiences with friends via online multiplayer, broadcasting and spectating games, cross-game voice chat, and the ability to seamlessly join a friend’s online game.

PS Plus membership can be purchased through PlayStation®Store and is available as a one-year membership for $49.99, a three-month membership for $17.99, and a new a one-month membership option for $9.99*.

Cloud Gaming

SCEA also announced that PlayStation’s cloud gaming services will be available in 2014 beginning in the United States. The cloud gaming services will provide gamers on the PS4 and PS3 systems, followed by gamers on the PS Vita system, with immediate access to a catalog of critically acclaimed PS3 titles. These games will be streamed using Gaikai’s proprietary network technology to deliver amazing gameplay that is fast and responsive.

PlayStation®Vita

Since its North American launch last February, the PS Vita system has delivered the best and most immersive digital games that truly engage players wherever they are. With a vibrant 5-inch touchscreen, dual analog sticks and all new ways to play, the PS Vita system is the most powerful portable entertainment system ever created. More than 85 additional titles are slated to launch for the PS Vita system by the end of 2013, expanding the current library of more than 125 PS Vita-dedicated games and more than 400 classic titles from the PSP and PS one Classics catalogs.

Featured titles mentioned at the press conference include Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate, CounterSpy™, Destiny of Spirits™, Doki Doki Universe™, Killzone™: Mercenary and Tearaway™. In addition, SCEA announced that God of War HD 1 and 2, Flower™, and Dead Nation™ from SCE WWS, as well as Square Enix’s FINAL FANTASY X and X-2 and Telltale Game’s The Walking Dead are coming soon to the platform.

The Walking Dead on PS Vita will feature a new control scheme that gives players the option to use the dual analog sticks and buttons or touch controls unique to the platform. To celebrate the title’s debut on PS Vita, SCEA will offer a limited-edition bundle that includes a 3G/Wi-Fi PS Vita, the complete first season of The Walking Dead game series (including the newly announced Season One episode, 400 Days) and great bonus content.

PlayStation®3

Now in its seventh year, the PS3 system continues to experience tremendous momentum, while delivering more entertainment value to consumers than ever before. The PS3 system will offer the industry’s deepest lineup of blockbuster titles, unique indie games, and exclusive “only on” PlayStation content this year, including Puppeteer™, Rain™, Gran Turismo® 6, BEYOND: Two Souls™, The Last of Us™, Batman: Arkham Origins and Grand Theft Auto V.

* Not available as of June 10th, 2013.

About Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC

Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA) has revolutionized home entertainment since the first PlayStation® system launched in 1995 in the United States, followed by the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system launch in 2000. SCEA continues to redefine the entertainment lifestyle with the PlayStation®Portable (PSP™) handheld entertainment system, the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system, which established PlayStation® as a core home entertainment brand, PlayStation®Network (PSNSM), an online gaming platform that includes PlayStation®Store, the PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) portable entertainment system and the soon to be launched PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. SCEA also recently launched PlayStation®Mobile, a cross device mobile platform using Android based PlayStation™Certified devices. Recognized as an undisputed industry leader, SCEA markets the PlayStation® family of products and develops, publishes, markets and distributes software for PSP, PS3 and PS Vita systems in North and South America. Based in San Mateo, California, SCEA serves as headquarters for all North and South American operations.

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System Software Update For PS Vita 2.01

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PlayStation®Vita System Software Update

PS Vita System Software Update

Downloading and installing the PlayStation®Vita system software update will update your PS Vita system’s operating system to include the latest security patches, as well as new and revised applications, features, and settings. We encourage you to check this page from time to time for system software updates and that you always maintain your system to use the latest version of the system software.

An update to the PlayStation®Vita system software was released on December 4, 2012. You can use this to update your system software to version 2.01. This PS Vita system software update is required to use PlayStation®Network features and other features on the system.

If your PS Vita system software version is 2.01 (or later) you do not need to perform this update.

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Main features in system software update version 2.01

PlayStation®Network

(near)

  • “near” has been redesigned to improve its usability.

(Browser)

  • The display speed of Web pages has been improved.
  • You can now use a pointer to open links. > See details
  • Support for HTML5 and JavaScript has been enhanced.

(Content Manager)

  • Usability has been improved.
  • You can now trasfer data by connecting to a computer using Wi-Fi on the PS Vita system. > See details
  • You can now copy an entire folder of photos and video to your PS Vita system from your PS3™ system or your computer. > See details

(Maps)

  • You can now display weather information on the map for areas where it is available. > See details

(Email)

  • (Email) application has been added. You can start the application from the home screen. > See details

(Settings)

  • You can now set how you will be notified separately for each application and feature. > See details
  • The number of applications you can control using the buttons on the PS Vita system has been increased. > See details

Other new or revised features in version 2.01

Games

  • [Assign Touchscreen] and [Assign Rear Touch Pad] have been added as features to [Controller Settings] in the PlayStation® format software menu.
  • [Custom] has been added as an option under [Other Settings] > [Screen Mode] in the PlayStation® format software menu.
  • You can now delete screenshots or songs created in PSP™Game software.> See details

(Friends)

  • You can now display activities on the LiveArea™ screen for Friends.
    The LiveArea™ screen is displayed by flicking the screen up to let you communicate in real time with your friends.
  • You can now write a comment to send with a friend request.> See details
  • You can now report an inappropriate message when you receive one with a friend request. Tap (Options) > [Submit Grief Report] on the profile screen to report.

(Group Messaging)

  • More varieties of file formats (TIFF, BMP, GIF, PNG and MPO) are now supported as attachments to messages.

(Trophies)

  • When trophy information is automatically synchronized with PlayStation®Network servers, it is now synchronized in the background. You can perform other operations during the synchronization.

(Browser)

  • You can now tweet the currently displayed page. > See details
  • You can now open the browser without pausing playing a game.

(Videos)

  • You can now play a video with 1080 resolution.
  • You can now play the video in slow motion.
  • You can now skip chapters.
  • Closed caption is now supported.

(Settings)

  • [Disconnect Wi-Fi Connection Automatically] has been added as a feature under [Network] > [Wi-Fi Settings].
  • [Avatar], [Panel], [Online ID], [About Me] and [My Languages] under [PlayStation®Network] > [Account Information] have been moved to the newly added category [Profile].
  • [Twitter] has been added as a feature under [PlayStation®Network].
  • Turkish has been added as an option under [Language] > [System Language] and [Language] > [Input Languages] > [Keyboards / Add Terms].
  • [PlayStation®Mobile] has been added as a feature under [System].

Other

New in 2.01

  • An issue in a feature to connect to the Internet automatically and save data has been observed in the “Online Game Save” service for PlayStation®Plus members. This version of the system software addresses this issue.
  • System software stability during use of some features has been improved.

New for 2.00

  • Screenshots are now saved in the background. You can perform other operations while saving the screenshot.
  • In the lists under (Music) and (Videos), you can now scroll and display truncated title names to view the whole text. > See details

For details about these and other features, refer to the PS Vita system user’s guide.

Notices

  • Do not download or install the update using data other than the official update data provided online or on a PS Vita card by Sony Computer Entertainment. Do not download or install updates by methods other than those described in the system documentation or on this website. If you download or install update data from a different source, by a different method, or on a PS Vita system that has been altered or modified in any way, the PS Vita system might not operate properly and might not be able to install the official update data. Any of these actions can void the PS Vita system warranty and affect your ability to obtain warranty services and repair services from Sony Computer Entertainment.
  • This update is for PS Vita systems purchased in North America. DO NOT update your PS Vita system using this website if you purchased your system outside of North America. There is no guarantee of proper operation with models sold outside North America. For details about PS Vita systems purchased outside of North America, please visit the website for your region.
  • Do not turn off the power or remove the memory card for the PS Vita system during the update process. Interrupting the update can cause a system malfunction.
  • It might not be possible to start the update if the battery charge level is low.‎ ‎
  • The power button and the PS button do not function during the system update process.‎
  • You might not be able to use some applications or content without first updating the system software.

Update Methods

You can update your PS Vita system software by any of the methods described below.
After the update is completed, go to the PS Vita system home screen and tap (Settings) > [Start] > [System] > [System Information]. If the version number of the system update you used for updating the system is displayed in the [System Software] field, this means that the update was completed successfully.

Update using Wi-Fi >>

Perform the update using the Wi-Fi feature of the PS Vita system.

Update by connecting to a PS3™ system >>

Use the network feature of a PS3™ system to download the latest update file via the Internet.

Update by connecting to a PC >>

Use the computer’s network feature (Windows® / Mac) to download the latest update file via the Internet.

Download & Install PlayStation®Vita System Software Update For PS Vita.

Over 100 Classic PlayStation Titles Explode onto PlayStation Vita – to enhance the ultimate games collection with games priced from only £0.99

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PlayStation® One Classics are coming to PS Vita to complete the ultimate digital games line-up including PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable), “minis” and exclusive PS Vita games

London, August 29th. Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) has today announced an extensive list of over 100 PlayStation® one Classics from the console that changed the face of gaming, now available for PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita), bringing quality, variety and heritage to the groundbreaking portable entertainment system.

Available from 29 August 2012, PS Vita users will have access to a large number of exciting PS one Classics to complement the great range of PSP and “minis” games already available for PS Vita to enhance the ultimate digital games line-up. PS one Classics coming to PS Vita include titles that gamers have loved for over a decade with all-time favourites such as Metal Gear Solid, Crash Bandicoot® and Final Fantasy® VII all available to download from  PlayStation®Store (PS Store).

With PS Vita System Software update ver. 1.80, PS Vita owners will be able to experience unadulterated nostalgia and play some of their favourite PS one Classics on the portable device. For gamers who have grown up with PlayStation® this is a chance for them to experience their favourite games on the ultimate portable entertainment system. Additionally, PlayStation®3 and PSP owners who have previously purchased PS one Classics from PS Store will be able to download and play them on their PS Vita system at no extra charge.

Not only will there be an outstanding variety of content available, there will also be great value. With games available from PS Store from just £0.99, PS Vita owners will be able to get their hands on an amazing range of titles without breaking the bank.

A full list of titles can be found at eu.playstation.com, but highlights from the range include:
PS one Classics –

  • Tekken 2 (SCEE) Fan favourite of the popular fighting series Tekken
  • Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus(GT Interactive) Quirky platformer starring the unusual, but iconic Abe
  • Tomb Raider II Starring Lara Croft (Rebellion) – Hugely popular sequel to the genre-defining  action / adventure game Tomb Raider
  • Crash Bandicoot®(SCEE) – Classic platforming action from Naughty Dog, creators of Uncharted and The Last of Us
  • SILENT HILL (Konami) – Debut chapter in the terrifying survival horror game series that has been haunting dreams since 1999
  • Vagrant Story™ (Square Enix) – Square Soft developed action / adventure role playing game that focuses on weapon creation and modification, as well as elements of puzzle-solving and strategy
  • WipEout®(SCEE) – First in the series of futuristic racing games set in the year 2025
  • GRANDIA (Ubisoft)– Role-playing game set in a fantasy world of emerging technology and exploration
  • Ridge Racer Type 4 (Namco Bandai Europe) – Arcade racing at its finest

PSP –

  • Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (Konami) Third person action game widely considered as one of the best titles to come to PSP
  • Dissidia®012™ Final Fantasy® (Square Enix)   Prequel to Dissidia Final Fantasy, 012 revolves around the twelfth cycle of the eternal conflict between the gods Cosmos and Chaos
  • Final Fantasy®IV Complete Collection (Square Enix)   Ultimate compilation of the FF IV saga and its sequel The After Years
  • TACTICS OGRE™: Let Us Cling Together™ (Square Enix)   Tactical role-playing game regularly included on “all-time favourites” lists
  • Valkyria Chronicles™ II (SEGA) – Epic adventure game set in fictitious 1930s Europe

minis –

  • OMG-Z! (Laughing Jackal Ltd) A  favourite from the minis range, OMG-Z is a zombie-themed action puzzle
  • Blast Off (Half Brick Studios) Take control of your rocket ship and rescue lost astronauts by navigating 45 levels of planets and asteroids
  • Fieldrunners (Subatomic Studios) Popular tower defence game with the  goal of stamping out waves of enemies before they make it across a themed battlefield map and escape
  • Angry Birds (Rovio and Abstraction Games) Launch them birds, smash those pigs! Fire your squawking birds into the enemy fortresses and shatter them

PS Vita introduces new ways to play, delivering immersive gameplay experiences that have never been offered on any other handheld gaming device. Equipped with dual analog sticks, a vibrant 5-inch OLED touchscreen, a unique Rear Touch Pad, powerful quad core processor, six-axis motion sensing system, built-in microphone, front and rear cameras and apps including YouTube, Facebook and Skype, PS Vita is the ultimate portable entertainment system. In addition to the ultimate portable gaming experience, PS Vita provides consmers with access to music, videos, PlayStation®Network trophies, photos, web browser and more.
The World is in Play. Visit eu.playstation.com/psvita to find out more.