PS Vita Themes Tomorrow with System Software Update 3.30

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PS Vita Themes Tomorrow with System Software Update 3.30

PS Vita Themes

Hi everyone! Last month, we announced that Themes are coming to PS Vita and PS4. If you’re a PS Vita owner, the wait is almost over! Later tonight, PS Vita system software update v3.30 will be available to download, enabling you to personalize your PS Vita’s Start and Home screens, system application icons, and the system’s background music.

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Starting tomorrow, non-game Themes including Crystal, Four Seasons, and Stitching will be available to purchase and download from PlayStation Store on PS Vita. Themes from fan-favorite PlayStation Vita games, like Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Tearaway, and Freedom Wars are all coming soon. You’ll be able to manage downloaded themes through the PS Vita system’s Settings app. Check out these bad boys in action:

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Update v3.30 also allows you to see Trophy rarity when viewing Trophies on your PS Vita so you can know just how kickbutt your gaming skillz are!

If you’re a fan of setting up events with your friends via the Calendar app on PS Vita, you can now send event files from your Calendar to your friends using Messages or Email so they can easily add them to their own Calendar. This update will also allow you to add players not in your Friends list to your events.

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Let us know what you think of the new update in the comments below. What Themes do you want to see make their way to PS Vita? I know I have a wish list!

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  • I swear I tried to let Sony know of these issues that need a patch / hotfix / workaround:
    * Email App: When you load an email with the sender’s signature as a picture, the email won’t finish loading and the ‘Please wait’ popup won’t get out of the way;

    * Near App: It has not seen any updates for the last 13 months or so! Using Ragnarok’s near feature ends up in frustration, as you’re unable to trade an item, always resulting in an error;

    * PlayStation Vita Cradle: When your Vita is on the cradle and you plug the earphones in the cradle’s Earphone output, there’s no volume toggling or any other way to control the volume adjustment (tune up or down).

    * Sometimes or every so often, When turning the device on, it will load your cartridges and then update the database BUT WITHOUT HAVING REMOVED THE MEMORY CARD, just the cartridge! It happens at random, and when it does loading Killzone: Mercenaries with bots takes up to 3:47! This is beyond ridiculous! It’s humiliating having paid for a superexpensive piece of **** and not even benefit from any kind of performance whatsoever; Instead, quite the opposite!

    Chances are after this update, these issues will remain to be fixed. Thank you Sony.

  • >Sharon ignoring all my questions

    T-Thanks ;__;!

  • I have a question, Will this update have any effect on the quality of images used for wallpapers? One thing that always bugged me about using custom images for the Vita is the quality always gets knocked down.

  • I second the Gravity Rush idea. On that note however, what ever happened to Gravity Rush 2?

  • Quando vão disponibilizar o aplicativo (app) do Youtube para a PSN Brasileira? Consta apenas na PSN USA, mas nada na BR. Como o Vita diferente do PS3 não pode conectar duas contas ao mesmo tempo, fico impossibilitado, pois sou assinante do Plus apenas na Brasileira. Considero o app do Youtube muito útil e pretendo encontra-lo na PSN Brasileira. Obrigado!

    When will deliver the application (app) for Youtube in the Brazilian PSN? Shown only on PSN USA, but nothing in BR. As the Vita than the PS3 can not connect two accounts at the same time, I am unable, since I’m only in Plus subscriber Brazilian. Consider the Youtube app very useful and I intend to find him in the Brazilian PSN. Thank you!

  • Here’s a nice idea, if a user platinum’s a game, can the theme be unlocked for free? It would increase dedication and encourage replay value on a lot of games, especially if you love the game. It probably affect most users anyway. Just throwing it out there.

    BTW, I’ve gotten platinum”s in Final Fantasy XIII-2, Tales of Xillia 2 and Persona 4 Golden.

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  • Now you can guys start working on getting an iHeartRadio app for the Vita. Because Tune In isn’t that great.

  • Please fix the vita icons layout and backgrounds problem when swapping memory cards!

  • If I only visited this blog I’d swear Vita owners were the most grumpy, depressed & angry group of people ever! lol you guys. I def love my vita & I do wish the Vita had been a bigger success but it is what it is. I’m having a lot of fun using remote play w/ my PS4, really cool feature!

  • ありがとう :)

  • monster monpiece/waifu/anime girls/ sexy chicks THEMES, PLZ.

  • Yay, this is a step in the right direction! I will be buying pretty themes. Very good opportunity for artistic entrepreneurs to create/sell Vita themes.

    @60, jimmyfoxhound, your first impression is correct. The Vita is fantastic; I have 2 and would buy another if it came in purple. But even in a culture of complaining, Vita owners take the cake. I think it’s because the average age of Vita players is much younger. So, it’s understandable.

  • Soul Sac/Soul Sac Delta theme, LBP theme, Resistance theme (please), Forgotten Memories theme. I dont want it but im sure ppl would love a Minecraft theme. Sly/Ratchet theme, multiple Christmas themes. Wolf Among Us theme 4 the upcoming vita port featuring Colin, Bufkin, Mr Toad. A Tales From the Borderlands theme

  • @46 Nintendo is at least trying with Wii U. It has no third party support but Nintendo’s teams are releasing a tonne of content on it. Wii U is never going to sell well, but Nintendo is releasing those games so they don’t burn bridges with the consumers that supported them. They’re doing that because they’re going to put out a new home platform.

    Sony abandoned Vita after 2012. There hasn’t been a single commercial for it in North America since that holiday season. First party support on the device doesn’t exist anymore. It’s all poorly made phone and PS4 ports now. You say Uncharted is Vita’s best seller, so how come Sony hasn’t followed up on that? How come the developers of that studio are working on a PS4-exclusive? Because Sony is done with Vita. When TGS goes by and nothing major gets announced that’s when you know. Vita sells more than PS4 over there yet that platform got all of the major announcements. Why? Because Sony is done with Vita. Unlike Nintendo, there’s not going to be a third PlayStation handheld. They’ve got no problems burning bridges with customers they don’t care about.

  • It would be cool if there are free themes for Plus members.

  • SCEJ made the Vita which is why Vita gets japan support at the moment <3 PSN

  • I will be buying the uncharted theme. Please hurry and make a god of war theme.

  • @66
    SCEJ isn’t supporting vita anymore. They have no games coming out later this or next year. Pls understand?

  • Is there other fixes or features?

    1) The Email App is still Broken and useless to me because you are not able to “Mark messages as Unread” – Ive never heard of an email application that cannot mark messages as unread.

    2) WPA2-Enterprise Wifi support. Many college campuses use this, and students cannot play their vita’s online. (Ohio state is one of the largest universities in the world). And its inaccessible for all of us. WPA-Ent2 is a very common security authentication.

    These are 2 extraordinarily simple requests that I have asked for for about an entire year now. I also could have implemented them myself by now if i was part of the System Software development team. These are stupidly simple and stupidly relevant requests.

  • I want some purple themes!!!

  • I hope in the future they put out a Persona 4 theme.

  • If Vita got Japanese support, where are Monster Hunter, Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Resident Evil, Metal Gear, Persona and Dragon Quest? How come there’s no Gan Turismo on Vita? How come Sony hasn’t announced a first party Japanese Vita title this year? How come Gravity Rush 2 is only on PS4?

  • Hope to see themes from my favorite games in the future.
    Soul Sacrifice Delta, Gravity Rush, Killzone, Wipeout, Tearaway and, for the heck of it, Patapon.
    I know a Freedom Wars theme is comming, as seen in the japanese press conference.

  • @71, I’m with you but I doubt we’ll ever see any licensed, 3rd party theme. It would have to be made by the developer and they won’t do it. Are there any Persona avatars, after all these years? No. If there were, I’d be using one. They will be like the PS3 themes, made by entrepreneurs about things like space and hot chicks, etc.

    However, when P4G came out, there was a special CE edition that came with exclusive wallpapers so I have that. And you can always take a screenshot of a game and then make that your wallpaper/starting screen. I did that with the final scene of P4G.

  • actually it is getting much support (here) in japan dont know about the us or eu

  • Love the update!!!

  • Thank you PlayStation Firmware Team for your continued support for Vita. I’ll have to dust off the old Vita and give the firmware update a spin. My PS4 sees more action these days. So i’m more excited for PS4 Firmware update 2.00. Hopefully we will hear more about that update soon. Keep up the good work Firmware Team. I appreciate your hard work.

  • will these themes change the game icons too?

  • @75

    Says who? Where is SCEJ support you were talking about? I follow 2ch and japanese outlets, I’m pretty aware the Vita owners have same thought there that SCE turned its support for west instead of Japan.

  • says my 2 sony friends (CEO) & shuhei yoshida. :)

  • I’d love a Persona 4 Golden theme

  • I would really have loved, this update, if it wasn`t for the fact that I can already customize my Vita to my hearts content already. (minus app icons and toolbar). Would have loved to see a tool being released to the public where users could create their own themes similarly to what happened with the PS3 themes in the past.

  • @60 & @63: I’m with you guys. I just don’t get all the Vita hate as of late. To me, the Vita is the greatest portable console ever made after 3DS. I love playing music and watching vids while playing games at the same time. And I think it’s awesome that we’re still getting games made for it and being brought here, as well as the amazing features like multitasking, remote play, etc. We’re still getting all these things for it, and yet, people here still complain. Perhaps it’s the notion they have that the Vita was ONLY built for console like experiences like a PS3, but as years went on, it showed otherwise, which didn’t sit well with some owners and may have forgotten that at its core, it’s still a handheld. Sure, we got games like Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Tearaway, Gravity Rush, Killzone Mercenary and the like, but when SCEA announced that there will be less games like that and will be getting more indies and Japanese games instead, folks weren’t too pleased with it and just wrote it off as dead and having “no games” and quickly gave up on it. I play my Vita to discover new things and immerse myself in unique experiences, and that to me, is worth something. Each to one’s own, I guess.

  • Still no support for WPA Enterprise? Come on!

  • share play, themes, MP3 support(PS4), youtube app(PS4) etc

  • Pretty sad we probably won’t be getting the tools to make our own. Same with PS4. Gotta love going backwards with newer consoles.

  • How about a MGS5 theme for PS4 ;)

  • Question!

    The system background music can be changed to any music I want or just the ones that will (or not) come with de sys. update?

  • Kaz probably hasn’t thought about Vita in years. The only time Yoshida thinks about is when journalists ask him why it was completely absent from another trade show. Actions speak louder than words and Sony’s inaction says everything that needs to be said.

  • trust me sony is being supported so quit complaining & enjoy the little things

  • free themes for Ps+ members??

  • Sounds good, really looking forward to PS4 2.0 as well.

  • We’re complaining because the little things are the only things Sony feels Vita is worth. I rattled off a bunch of big game series from Japan that have little to no presence on Vita.

  • Muramasa ReBirth is one of my favorite games ever. I’d love some great Vanillaware art on my Vita.

  • Will we be able to create our own custom themes then upload them to the PS Vita and share them with everyone else? Just need to know so I don’t get my hopes up by this.

  • I would like to see themes of:
    Gravity Rush
    Soul Sacrifice (“A Certain Magicians Life” should be the background music)
    Killzone Mercenary
    Littlebig planet
    Final Fantasy (any one of them that are playable on the Vita, so from 1- 10-2, including spin-offs like Tactics and Crisis Core (why isn’t this playable on Vita!!))
    Persona
    Rayman
    Murasaki Baby
    Senran Kagura
    Hyperdimension Neptunia

    I’ll think of more to suggest :)

  • I smell Danganronpa themes inbound for the Vita. That’s for sure.

  • We NEED a Gravity Rush theme! I’m surprised one doesn’t exist now!

  • that is because most of those games japan exclusive.

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