PS Vita: The Ultimate FAQ

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PS Vita: The Ultimate FAQ

With all eyes on the PS Vita’s US launch date of February 22nd, we wanted to begin providing definitive answers to your many questions about PS Vita. Behold: The PS Vita Ultimate FAQ! Of course, this list of Frequently Asked Questions is only a start and certain details are still being finalized. Rest assured that we’ll continue to update this FAQ leading up to launch, integrating new answers to your questions and additional details as they are verified and confirmed.

Read on to get answers to your questions regarding PS Vita, covering everything from the specs of the state-of-the-art OLED screen to support of Bluetooth peripherals and more. And remember: Please leave your burning questions in the comments and we’ll address them in a future update.

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General Questions

Q: When will PS Vita be available?
A: In North America, Latin America, and Europe, PS Vita launches on February 22nd, 2012. A limited-run First Edition Bundle launched on February 15th in the US. In Japan, PS Vita launched on December 17th.

Q: How much will PS Vita cost?
A: The Wi-Fi version will retail for $249, while the 3G/Wi-Fi version will retail for $299.

Q: How many software titles will be available at launch in the US?
A: PS Vita will launch with 26 games on its February 22nd launch date in the US, and every PS Vita system will be packed with six AR Play Cards. You can use these cards to play a selection of Augmented Reality mini games that will be available soon on PlayStation Store. You can watch videos showing off AR minigames Table Soccer, Fireworks and Cliff Diving in action.

Additionally, there will be a selection of 275 legacy PSP titles available to download from PlayStation Store at PS Vita’s launch and 117 PlayStation minis titles, with more legacy PSP and minis titles to come in the future. See the full list of currently supported PSP and minis titles here.

The full list of launch-day PS Vita titles is as follows:

SCEA Launch-Day Titles
Escape Plan (PSN Only)
Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational
Hustle Kings (PSN Only)
Little Deviants
ModNation Racers: Road Trip
Super Stardust Delta (PSN only)
UNCHARTED: Golden Abyss
wipEout 2048

Third-Party Publisher Launch-Day Titles
Army Corps of Hell by Square Enix, Inc.
Asphalt Injection by Ubisoft, Inc.
BEN10 GALACTIC RACING by D3 Publisher of America
Blazblue: Continuum Shift EXTEND by Aksys Games Localization, Inc.
Dungeon Hunter Alliance by Ubisoft, Inc.
Dynasty Warriors Next by Tecmo Koei America Corporation
F1 2011 by Codemasters
EA SPORTS FIFA Soccer by Electronic Arts, Inc.
Lumines Electronic Symphony by Ubisoft, Inc.
Michael Jackson The Experience Ubisoft, Inc.
Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus by Tecmo Koei America Corporation
Plants vs Zombies by Sony Online Entertainment LLC
Rayman Origins by Ubisoft, Inc.
Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen by Namco Bandai Games America Inc.
Tales of Space: Mutant Blobs (PSN Only) by Drinkbox Studios
Touch My Katamari by Namco Bandai Games America Inc.
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 by Capcom Entertainment, Inc.
Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition by Sega of America

Worldwide, there are more than 70 PS Vita games currently in development. What’s more, some of the most popular third-party franchises in gaming will appear on PS Vita, including Assassin’s Creed, BioShock, Call of Duty, and Mortal Kombat.

Q: What will software pricing look like?
A: Pricing for PS Vita software ranges from $9.99-$49.99 (MSRP) and will be available for purchase at retail locations as well as downloadable on the PlayStation Store.

Q: Does the First Edition Bundle come with a digital or physical copy of Little Deviants?
A: The First Edition Bundle includes a copy of Little Deviants on a physical PS Vita game card.

PS Vita First Edition Bundle

Q: What accessories will PS Vita launch with in the US?
A: PS Vita will launch with a wide array of accessories. For gamers looking for a complete solution, a Starter Kit with Memory Card will be available for $39.99 (MSRP), which includes a 4GB Memory Card, Pocket Pouch, Protective Film, Game Card Case, Headphones, and Cleaning Cloth. Standalone Memory Cards will start at $19.99 (MSRP), providing plenty of options for storing games and save data, videos, music, photos and more.

The full list of upcoming PS Vita accessories is as follows:

Product Name
Starter Kit with Memory Card
4 GB Memory Card
8 GB Memory Card
16 GB Memory Card
32 GB Memory Card
In-Ear Headset
Carrying Case
Travel Pouch
Protective Film (2 pack)
Card Case
AC Adaptor
Car Adaptor
USB Cable
Portable Charger
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Q: What wireless 3G plans will be available for the 3G/Wi-Fi model of PS Vita?
A: The AT&T Data Connect plans are month-by-month and are not contract based, and all plans include complimentary AT&T Wi-Fi hotspot access in the United States. There are two plan choices:

  • 1. 250MB for $14.99, 30-day recurring opt out, which starts at the date and time of purchase.
  • 2. 3GB for $30.00, 30-day recurring opt out, which starts at the date and time of purchase.
  • Vita First Edition Bundle

    Q: What are the advantages of choosing the 3G/Wi-Fi model of PS Vita? What will I get with it that I can’t get with the Wi-Fi model?
    A: With access to AT&T Broadband Network you can game with real-time connection, immediately socialize with your gaming community through news feeds, multiplayer game sessions, and compete for in-game achievements (Trophies). You can also stay up-to-date with continuous LiveArea news feeds, and cross-game text messaging with Party. 3G connectivity also benefits social apps such as Facebook, Twitter, foursquare, Skype and more, all optimized specifically for PS Vita.

    PS Vita 3G/Wi-Fi model also includes GPS for the most accurate geo-location reading, giving you an advantage when using “near” in that you can interact when you’re away from a Wi-Fi hotspot, whether you’re scooping up new track parts for ModNation Racers or accepting a new lap-time challenge in WipEout 2048.

    Q: Do all PS Vita users have to sign up with a cell phone provider?
    A: No. Users can enjoy either model of PS Vita using only Wi-Fi functionality.

    Q: What is “near”?
    A: “near” is PS Vita’s integrated social networking app that enables you to check in to real-life locations and pick up or leave gifts for other gamers to find and use in their games. You can also locate and connect with your PlayStation Network friends and other gamers nearby for ad-hoc communication and multiplayer sessions, whether you set up lap-time challenges in WipEout 2048 or trade costumes with a competitor in Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3. Using “near,” you can also see which games are the most popular and highest rated by fellow gamers near your location, which can help you locate new and interesting games..

    ”near” can calculate your location using a Wi-Fi location service; the 3G/Wi-Fi model includes GPS technology, which enables you to be the first to find valuable game gifts by logging into “near” via 3G with more precision…and no need to wait for a Wi-Fi hot spot!

    Q: Do you need 3G network connection to enjoy “near”?
    A: No. PS Vita users can enjoy “near” using Wi-Fi, but a 3G connection is preferred in order to maximize “near”’s capability. By using a 3G connection, users will be able to obtain more information and encounter new players in real time via “near”. Think of it as a geo-social gaming network that taps into your location, wherever you might be.

    Q: What kinds of “gifts” can you give and receive using “near”?
    A: ”near” enables PS Vita owners to access virtual game-related items that other users are sharing by checking in at geographic locations that other PS Vita users have also visited. The virtual items can come in many forms: new character costumes, weapons, and treasures, just to name a few. Sharing these items between users adds a unique dimension to the portable gaming experience on PS Vita while enhancing the social connectivity among the PS Vita community.

    Q: What is “LiveArea”?
    A: Every PS Vita game features a space called “LiveArea” where you can access new game information from Sony Computer Entertainment and third-party developers and publishers via PlayStation Network. You’ll also be able to view an “Activity” log that includes your PSN Friends, which is constantly updated with accomplishments from users who are playing the same game, which in turn can trigger active real-time communication and gameplay among users.

    Q: What is “Party”?
    A: “Party” brings the flexibility and power of cross-game chat or text chat to PS Vita’s online gaming, and it’s available even when users are playing different games or using different applications such as the Internet browser . Users who are chatting together can also seamlessly join an online game to play together, making it easy to hop into a quick match of Unit 13 or wipEout 2048. You’ll also be able to bookmark your favorite groups so you can easily reconnect with them later. Combined with near, a powerful geo-social gaming network, Party will give PS Vita owners more options to interact, communicate, and compete than ever before.

    Q: What system software will come pre-loaded on the final retail version of PS Vita in North America?
    A: PS Vita comes pre-installed with Welcome Park, “near,” “Party,” Trophies, Friends, PlayStation Store, Remote Play, Video player, Music player, Photos and Camera, Group Messaging, and Content Manager.

    Q: What is PS Vita’s battery life?
    A: Officially, PS Vita is rated at approximately 3 to 5 hours of gaming, 5 hours of video playback, and 9 hours of music playback. Recharging the battery from 0 percent will take approximately 2.5 hours.

    From a gaming perspective, you’ll notice that the most graphically intense games such as UNCHARTED: Golden Abyss are slightly more demanding on battery life, while simpler games such as Escape Plan are less demanding. To further maximize battery life, you can employ measures such as reducing the screen’s brightness or deactivating Wi-Fi. By and large, PlayStation employees who have used PS Vita extensively in the real world have praised the unit’s battery life – if you pick up PS Vita on day one, be sure to let us know what your experiences are.

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    Technical Specifications

    Q: I’ve heard that PS Vita uses OLED display technology. How does it work? What are the benefits of OLED? Why is it superior to traditional LCD-based displays?
    A: OLED technology is the most cutting-edge display technology on the market, boasting higher contrast and brighter color than LCD-based displays found in other devices. This next-generation display technology makes PS Vita games look dazzlingly bright.

    Q: What are the specs of the OLED screen?
    A: PS Vita’s OLED screen measures 5 inches, with a resolution of 960×544 pixels (16:9 aspect ratio) and a color depth of approximately 16,770,000 colors.

    Q: Is a memory card required for game play?
    A: You will need a memory card for those games that require game saves or have downloadable content. You will also need a memory card in order to take photos or videos using PS Vita’s integrated cameras.

    Q: Does PS Vita support Bluetooth headsets or Bluetooth headphones?
    A: Commercially available headphones/headsets supporting A2DP, HSP and AVRCP can be used on PS Vita, however they may function differently depending on the device’s specifications. Stereo Bluetooth is also supported, an important feature for users of Bluetooth headphones.

    Q: Can you use a commercially available Bluetooth keyboard or mouse? Can you connect the PS3 wireless controller to PS Vita like PSPgo?
    A: No. You won’t be able to connect a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse or a PS3 DualShock 3 wireless controller with PS Vita.

    Q: Can you access the Internet by connecting PS Vita to a Bluetooth-supported cell phone?
    A: No.

    Q: What video and audio formats will PS Vita support?
    A: PS Vita supports a wide array of audio files, including: MP3 (MPEG-1/2 Audio Layer 3), MP4 (MPEG-4 AAC), and WAVE (Linear PCM). Video formats supported include: MPEG-4 Simple Profile (AAC) and H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High/Main/Baseline Profile (AAC). Image and photo formats supported include JPEG, TIFF, BMP, GIF, and PNG.

    Q: Do you have any plans to introduce a video output cable? Will PS Vita have HDMI output?
    A: No, PS Vita does not have a video output feature.

    Q: Can you take out the battery from the system?
    A: No. PS Vita’s rear touchscreen requires the use of an internal embedded battery.

    Q: Is there a possibility of certain PS3 games using PS Vita as a second screen or peripheral at some point in the future?
    A: Remote Play on PS Vita will allow you to see and control your PS3 from your PS Vita; we’ll have further details to share in the future.

    Q: What colors will be available for the North American launch?
    A: Crystal Black will be available for launch.

    Other Questions

    Q: What does the name “PS Vita” mean?
    A: “Vita,” which means “Life” in Latin, was chosen as the name for PlayStation’s next-generation portable entertainment system because it enables rich gaming and social connectivity within a real-world context.

    Q: What was the hardware design concept behind PS Vita?
    A: While succeeding the basic design philosophy of PSP, PS Vita’s “Super Oval Design” form factor was designed to ensure the system fits comfortably in users’ hands. Another key goal was the introduction of dual analog sticks – a first for a portable gaming device – which will enable a much wider range of game experiences such as shooters, action games, and fighting games.

    Q: How do you buy PS Vita games?
    A: You can download PS Vita games and other content from PlayStation Store to a PS Vita memory card, or buy a physical PS Vita Card at retailers.

    Q: If you buy download content for PS Vita, up to how many systems can you copy it to?
    A: Users can activate two portable systems (either two PSPs, two PS Vitas, or one PSP and one PS Vita) to their PSN account.

    Q: Will users be able to access PlayStation Store from both 3G and Wi-Fi?
    A: PlayStation Store can be accessed from both 3G and Wi-Fi network connections, though you’ll want to reserve large downloads for a Wi-Fi connection.

    Q: Will the PlayStation Plus service extend any benefits to PS Vita?
    A: There are no details to share on PlayStation Plus support at this time.

    Q: Will PlayStation Protection Plan be available for PS Vita?
    A: Yes. PlayStation Protection Plan options are available for owners of PS Vita.

    Q: Will PS Vita support Netflix, Hulu, Video Unlimited, or other video services?
    A: Netflix will be heading to PS Vita in the US around the unit’s launch timeframe. Additional video content will be available to download on the PlayStation Store at launch in North America, but details on other video services have not yet been announced.

    Q: Will YouTube support, Flash content, and specialized files like PDFs be viewable on PS Vita?
    A: There are no details to share at this time.

    Q: Can I take in-game screenshots on my PS Vita?
    A: Yes. You can press the Start and PlayStation buttons together to instantly take a snapshot of your in-game exploits. You’ll find the game screenshot in your PS Vita’s photo gallery. You may not be able to take a snapshot of certain games or of certain parts of games.

    Q: There are three slots on the PS Vita, what are they for?
    A: There is one slot is for PS Vita Cards, a slot for the SIM card (3G/Wi-Fi model only) and a slot for PS Vita’s removable media that stores save game files and downloaded content.

    Q: Are PSP and PS3 user’s PSN accounts also available on PS Vita?
    A: Yes. Your PSN account will be available on PS Vita once you log in, and will carry over your Trophy collection and user data to your PS Vita.

    Q: Is PS Vita compatible with other PlayStation platform games like PS3, PS2, or PSP? Do you have any plan to support other PlayStation platforms in the future?
    A: Users can play supported digital PSP titles and supported minis. In regard to PSone classics titles, we will announce further details when they are ready. PlayStation does not have plans to make PS Vita compatible with PS3 or PS2 titles at this point.

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    Q: I have UMD games for my PSP. Do I need to buy them again from PlayStation Store to play the same game on PS Vita?
    A: Yes. PS Vita does not support UMD discs. Digital PSP games that were purchased via PlayStation Store will be available to download to PS Vita as long as they are included on the list of supported PSP titles. This list of legacy PSP titles will grow in time and we will confirm when new titles are added.

    Q: PS Vita doesn’t support UMD but do you have any plan to introduce peripherals like “UMD readers” for PS Vita in North America?
    A: Not at this time.

    Q: Is PS Vita compatible with video content available on PlayStation Store?
    A: Yes, PS Vita can play free and premium SD video content. If you purchased premium video content for your PSP, you will be able to access that content on your PS Vita by downloading it again via PlayStation Store.

    Q: What are the privacy settings on “near”?
    A: ”near” includes parental controls that automatically prevent the service from working based on the user’s age. Additionally, users can set privacy zones (i.e. their home, office, etc.) when they don’t want to be seen on the radar. There is also a setting to make certain games private, so you’ll retain full control over your public visibility.

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    Q: What is Augmented Reality?
    A: Augmented Reality (AR) is a feature in certain games that allow you to insert elements of the real world into the game, whether it’s mapping your face onto a kung-fu champion in Reality Fighters or playing a digital game of soccer on your real-world coffee table with Table Soccer. PS Vita harnesses this technology using two cameras that were designed to excel at AR gameplay.

    Q: Does PS Vita’s VGA camera take high-quality photos?
    A: The key usage of PS Vita’s cameras is to support responsive gameplay and deliver experiences such as Augmented Reality (AR). We decided on the specifications with this in mind, and we specifically focused on frame rate and quality of video shooting.

    Q: Will you add new features to PS Vita through the system software update like you are doing with PSP and PS3?
    A: We will introduce new features, enhancements, and upgrades to PS Vita through system software updates.

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    • @Rockstarmd
      They’ve already announced that ALL Vita games will come in the Online form, either a PSN exclusive title, or as an option to get the physical or the digital.
      Digital are also usually slightly cheaper then the physical copies, so that’s the route that I’m going with mine.

    • Sony, I have the PS Vita First edition bundle and one of my most favorite features = party chat. Now my question is:


      Because if thats the case, the social features for the Vita will blow the PS3 out of the water!.

    • Any official comment on the C2-12383-7 game install error code would be nice. Also will we see web support for said Vita error codes? Users can only look up codes starting in 80 (Playstation 3) at this time?

    • Cannot wait for vita BUT, Sony needs to step up, they need to get someone big like bethesda, make a big sprawling RPG for vita, the memory and horsepower is there now…… Sony needs to do betetr at third party exclusive suoport.

    • @bka4u2c the 5 accounts still works on older psp games and ps3s (so I was told by a sony rep) but not the new ones. Sony realised how this was being abused on the psp by friends sharing 1 account for multiple games and all the hacks out there to make games not registered to you work which sux because i have 2 psps and soon to have 2 vita’s and have no intention of getting rid of the psps because my 2 sons play the crap out of them and the Vita’s are for my wife and me.

      @Sony are you going to make things available to US customers like you are in Europe where if i own Hustle Kings i get a it for free on the Vita and if I by Wipeout 2048 do I get my already owned Wipeout HD/ Fury as free dlc? Also is the Vita going to work as a media server can i access my videos and or pictures on say my Sony 3d bluray player or my computer over my wifi network without a wired connection and can I have multiple accounts on the Vita say my son wants to get on under his user name like he can on the ps3 or is this 1 account only like the psp.

    • when are they going to update remote play to actually make it useful?

    • Please increase the number of portable devices per PSN/SEN account, even by one more would be nice, since a lot of families already have 2 psps.

    • Is there going to be some effort for Sony to get some big third party RPG’s on vita?

    • I was only able to play one Mini on my Vita last night(Flying Hamsters). The rest of them come up “cannot be downloaded to the Vita” when I look them up under my downloads. I tried downloading a few to my PS3 and transfering them to the Vita, but the Vita’s content manager doesn’t even show them. What’s the deal?

      Are Minis received for being a PS+ member able to be played on the Vita? I’m thinking that might have something to do with it… But Flying Hamsters was one I got from PS+ and it works fine. Help Please!

      PS – One of the games I was trying to load was BreakQuest, which is on the list of working titles.

    • Re: Accounts

      So, if you have two PSPs then buy a PSV, one of the PSPs will need to be deactivated in order to get downloaded content to work on the new PSV. Is that correct?

      I am disappointed in the change from 5 total devices to the new policy on the accounts.

      By the way this page needs to be updated to reflect how the PSV fits into all this, because currently, it is very confusing…

      (Reading that pages makes it sound like you can only have two devices TOTAL registered to a PSN account.)

      On a side note: Any chance PSN will allow upgrading Sub-Accounts to Master Accounts? As a security measure I set up the account I use the most for gaming as a sub-account, but it has become harder and harder to do things with it, so I’d really like to “promote” it to a Master Account since it is the account I use the most.

    • my question is can you have a different psn name on your vita but still linked to your ps3’s psn? psn for ps3 is MrPatrick16 but i want my vita psn to be a whole other name but i still wanna have all my trophies and access to my this possible or do i just have to stick with MrPatrick16 for both consoles?

    • Will there be a software update to you can adjust game music and chat volumes individually?

      Example: Hot Shots will not let you turn off or turn down in game music other then while in single player. Which makes it difficult to hear your friends talking while in Party Chat

    • i got the week early version. getting monster hunter from ps network. better games will come, starting lineup usually sucks. just wished all the week early peeps like me had FB and Netflix right now

    • @masorofpuppetz I sure as heck hope so. Maybe after devs finally figure out the touch display fully we will see an exclusive Vita game. The vita is more powerful than a tablet and some laptops possiblities should be almost limitless

    • Three more weeks until the Week 2 plunge in sales, then six months after that (tops) and we’ll pick this baby up for $100 less.

    • @5 Godfather

      I will guarantee that it will go down in price within 2 years. Not just because its a handheld system but because thats just what happens with video game equipment. I will let you know when i buy mine in over a year for 179.99.

      Im not hating on the system i just don’t have a use for a handheld.

    • @5 i forgot to say that there are 2 more christmas days and 2 more black friday days in those 2 years. So i bet it will be nice and cheap for those that can wait.

    • @thebgj People need to realise that Sony is already taking a hit on this selling it at the price they are. A 3g tablet with a 2 core processor and a 5 in screen runs 300+. The vita has a 4 core processor making it much stronger and faster than any phone or tablet. The iphone 4s has a duel core and yes it makes phone calls but its price before the worthless contract is 800 and most android and windows phones you’ll see a simular price depending on its tech. So right now you are getting a handheld device with way more power at contract priceing without the contract. And as far as a price drop how long did it take for the psp to drop in price a long time because they kept implimenting newer models of the handheld just like a phone and unless this system truely flops which it might but taking into consideration all the dlc money that they are racking in (file sharing at its best develop 1 game and upload it to the masses) a price drop might not happen untill we start hearing about the ps4

    • Where can I find the augmented reality games for my vita?

    • Can Vita system software updates be downloaded in the background or in sleep mode so I don’t have to waste precious portable gaming time watching a progress bar fill up?

    • On the topic of trophies. Will the trophies i earn on the vita be combined with my ps3 earned trophies or will there be a separate level and trophy count for vita?

    • @66 Sony is making money on each Vita sold get your facts straight, sony’s days of selling at a loss are over.

    • I hope a YouTube app is in the pipeline because it’s pretty much necessary for all multipurpose devices at this point. Especially if the browser doesn’t support it. I hope that you get more developers to include remote play, because I’m feeling it on my PSVita so far. Props to Q-Games for having it in the PixelJunk series.

      I also hope that you fix install issues (can’t install Super Stardust Delta or the DLC) and the issues with Near on Wi-fi. I can’t get my location at all in Near, or Google Maps. Google Maps displayed the world once and now it won’t do anything but give me an error. ):

      Hardware wise the PSVita is perfect, just needs some work in the software aspects. Which I was prepared for with a launch device. It’s always that way, really.

    • I absolutely love my PlayStation Vita!!.. I use my Sony Xperia Arc as a wifi hotspot.. still questioning if I really need to pay the extra for 3G… only thing I request is with the content manager I have the ability to transfer my PS3 music playlists onto my PSVITA.

    • @69: On the PSVita you can view PSVita trophies separately, or your overall trophy list (PS3/PSVita) the PS3 has no way to display your PSVita trophies yet. I don’t know if they’re working on that yet. You also can’t see PSN friends playing a PSVita game yet, on the PS3. You can see friends playing PS3 games on your PSVita though.

    • @tabletamer, yeah it looks like I’ll have to setup a separate PSN account for my daughter and her Vita. She’ll have to get her own digital games. I have way too many digital games on my account and I’m not getting rid of my PSP. Considering all my games aren’t on the list of games supported under Vita. If they would raise the number of devices supported by PSN by one it would solve my problem. I’m waiting on my Vita next Wed from Amazon. I bought Asphalt already, memory cards, screen protectors and cases. I just need the Vita!!!!! I’ll be buying Uncharted on memory card and Dungeon Hunter from PSN.

    • This system has more features on day one than any other console that’s come before! But naturally we are greedy and demand even more.
      By Christmas I hope you’ve released new colors, but I’ll be getting black and will stick with it until you make a blue one. (Hopefully the same blue that the Invisimal’s bundle had!)

      My wants (and remember, I am getting a Vita so I think I have the right to grumble a bit) are:
      1. Video output. Since the 2000 models and going forward had this, it seems strange. Please update.
      2. An e-book reader. Comics too. Bring back the comic store and fill it with manga and subscription services.
      3.Announcements on PSone games soon. This is a must! I bought the 32gb card so I could put all my psone games on it.
      4. Add PS2 and PS3 store game support. Except for a few exceptions (such as Move games) this should be possible at some point.
      5.PSP games are good and all, but I’d like to see them remastered with trophies Give this thing support and we will support it!
      6.It needs flash support asap. If the thing can handle netflix and such, flash should be in an update soon.

      I’m so excited and hope that Sony and third parties will give Vita the support it deserves.

    • Hey, Great article. I’m getting the 3G launch bundle. Pretty excited about that. But i have a problem. I can only afford one game for the next few months… I’m hope Warrior’s Lair will be out soon? Is there any update on Warrior’s Lair at all?

    • Oh and *please* release updates that stop games from disabling network features if the system is plugged in. Sure it saves power, but if you’re receiving power from an outlet or USB port then it shouldn’t do anything to try and save power for the system. Since it’s not running off the battery, so saving power is hardly important. Surely this can be done?

    • I want to be able to buy PSN games and gift it to other PSN users. Please make it happen.

    • Along with your other social networking apps in the works, could you also include Google+?

    • My previous PSP game saves are most important to me than anything. I bought a number of PSP games on PSN. How do I move my game saves over from the PSP to the Vita so I can continue?

      An easy solution would be to enable cloud saving for PS+ subscribers. Just re-download my game on the Vita and access the game save from the cloud and store it locally after that…

      I keep asking this on @PlayStation on Twitter but I can’t get an answer :(

      Otherwise, I’m enjoying the Vita…I just won’t play my older PSP games on it until there’s a solution for game saves…

      • A user above noted that you can do it with your PS3 by backing them up on there and then transferring over. Have you tried that?

    • Will you be adding WPA Enterprise Wi-Fi support? Lots of students need this in order to connect to their school’s wireless network. Currently the Vita only supports WPA/WPA2 Personal which doesn’t allow you to put in a username.

    • So I’m waiting to get my vita on the 22nd but l been going back and forth on which version to get, the 3g or the WiFi only, the 3g launch bundle first promised to have a 8 gig stick with it. Later l find out you must activate the 3g right away to get the 8g stick, and the first session isn’t even free to use, l would have to pay for a month first then the next month is free!!???seriously? like come on son, for real? so instead of that l choose the WiFi only model and got the 8gig stick already and armor case. total be $290. My first thing was if l get the 3g l can get the 8 gig stick with 3g model, turns out l was wrong, why you messing with people like that Sony? l was going to activate the 3g later but l got no money for it now, first month free it turned to be wrongly reported. l wanted the 3g model cause it keeps saying with 3g you will have ” 3g benefits” like Skype, Flickr and other social apps so if l get my WiFi only l don’t get to use these things? l use Skype a lot.. can someone tell me? can l use Skype on my WiFi only or no?

    • QUESTION: Will there be fees if I go over the data limit on my 3g plan? And will there be a 3g plan with Unlimited data down the line?

    • 1. Is there a pause feature like what the psp go had, where you could pause the game and choose to watch videos or look at photos?

      2. Is there a calendar and analog clock on the ps vita?

      3. Will umd only games like Kingdom Hearts birth by sleep and Final Fantasy crisis core get transferred over to ps vita cards?

      • 1. You can just hit the PS button and do whatever you want to do while the game is in suspend mode. 2. Clock is coming soon, no word on a calendar. 3. No, not likely. PSN release is possible but depends on the publisher of the game.

    • Hello all, I do not have a PS Vita (yet), but in anticipation, I have a few questions for anyone who may know…

      -I was wondering if there is any way to browse the Vita Store’s offerings from my PC? I have Media Go, which has been great for checking out what is available as far as PSP games and videos go (It’s been helping me plan my budget for downloads and memory, as I can see what prices and memory sizes are). If I could access the Vita Store selections, it would be great in helping me further plan my budgeting, as well as simply seeing what is available. (BTW, I do not have a PS3)

      -Any plans to bring back digital comics to the Vita?

      -Not a question, but as long as I’m here, just want to say I hope the PSP compatibility list is updated soon!

    • oh i have another question on the group messaging settings theres an option to receive automatically messages , the options are :
      Receive Automatically : off , every 15 minutes , every 30 minutes , every hour .
      how about Receive Automatically : on ? i mean as soon as some one else send us a message ?

    • I really need to know what the deal is with PSN PSP DLC. I purchased $20+ in DLC for Dissidia 012 and playing without it will feel lacking. Is there an update coming?

    • I downloaded Lady and the Tramp on PSN (via PS3), so I should be able to download it on my Vita with no problems right?

    • 1: Needs more video formats supported. The limitations here are ridiculous and at the very least the support list should have been the same as the PS3 currently.

      2: What about the accessory port? Hell, a lot of people still think the memory cards are inserted at the top next to the games.

    • @75 saintaqua

      Why would they add PS3 games to the Vita store? The Vita cannot and will never be able to download and play them.

    • Can I Skype over 3G?

      Can I Skype while playing a Vita Games? PSP Games? PS1 Games?

    • Why is the list of compatible games excluding games we know already work? Is it a store updating or testing issue? We’ve seen Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker running on the Vita since the Japanese launch. Why is the U.S. launch different? Not to mention that a lot of other games are also playable if downloaded to your PS3 and moved over.

    • Ugh, okay one more post..

      Any plans to bundle “cross play” games like MLB12 The Show at a discount? I know “buy the PS3 version, get the PSV version free” is completely out of the question. Perhaps a voucher for the DD version (with authentication by having the game disc in your PS3) for like 50% off?

    • Out of all those question I didn’t see the most important one asked Why did you guys pick AT&T to be the broadband connecting and why only do 3G and not 4G they have?

    • First of all i got my Vita and i am very impressed with it, also is amazing how the multitask works. U.G.A and ModNation are freaking awesome the graphics, everything. but i got a question.

      When are we going to be able play using the remote play? because i want to play skyrim so bad in My Vita…


    • sigh, this is such a cool device, but you’ve hampered it in ways I can’t possibly wrap my head around (and consequently can’t justify spending $250-300 on).

      Why no USB? It’s standard, used on all manner of devices, and there’s absolutely no reason to use a proprietary connection/charging solution except to get more money out of people ($15 each for USB cable, AC adapter and car adapter, all of which I could replace with a $1 USB cable off the internet because I already have USB wall outlet and car adapters).

      Why not microSD? (Or even your own MemoryStick Micro?) $99 for 32 GB when I can get that for $30-40 (or LESS) in a microSD card? Here you could potentially argue performance at least, because there are different classes of memory sticks which operate at certain speeds, but well designed games should keep most things in memory except for switching levels/areas. (And “mini” games shouldn’t need to do anything but load once being as small as they are).

    • And why no additional media support? Still just MP4 containers and AVC/H.264 and the usual audio codecs? No FLAC? No Quicktime MOV or MKV or WMV? This you could fix via updates at least, but I have my doubts.

      So frustrating, because I really want to like the Vita.

    • I would really appreciate an Adhoc Party application on the Vita. All those PSP titles are now playable on a more powerful system. considering the technology on hand, I can’t find a reason why the Vita cannot take over as the medium for Adhocing over the internet. Looking forward to what the future holds for my investment.

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