PS Vita System Software Update v1.81 and Details Incoming

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83w ago - Following up on their PS Vita System Software v1.80 update from a few weeks back, today Sony's official PlayStation Turkey page has been updated to reflect the release of PS Vita System Software update v1.81 tonight.

Download: PS Vita Firmware 1.81 Update (US) / PS Vita Firmware 1.81 Update (EU) / PS Vita Firmware 1.81 Update (JP)

While there is no official changelog posted yet, many believe the 1.81 revision will block the ability to run VHBL through Monster Hunter Freedom Unite using the recent VHBL PS Vita 1.80 exploit for the PlayStation Vita handheld console.

From the site, roughly translated: "PS Vita...
 

Video: PS Vita System Software Update v1.80 Incoming - The Tour

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86w ago - As previously announced, Sony Handheld Consoles Product Planning and Platform Software Innovation Director Don Mesa has posted up a video tour today of the incoming PS Vita System Software Update v1.80 below!

Download: PS Vita Firmware 1.80 Update (US) / PS Vita Firmware 1.80 Update (EU) / PS Vita Firmware 1.80 Update (JP)

To quote: As most of you know we are releasing a pretty hefty System Software Update (v1.80) for PlayStation Vita (PS Vita), which will enhance your experience and also allow you to play PSone Classics on your device.

Before the update becomes available, I wanted to take the opportunity to walk you through some of the highlighted changes and give you a sneak preview of what you can expect.

PSOne Classics

We are...
 

PSOne Classics Hit PS Vita in New System Software Update v1.80

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88w ago - Sony Network Entertainment VP Eric Lempel has officially confirmed today that PSOne Classics will be hitting PS Vita in the new System Software Update v1.80 slated for release later this month.

To quote: Hi, everyone. One of the key announcements coming out of Gamescom today is that the next PS Vita System Software Update (v1.80) is coming your way late August, and will add support for playing PSone Classics on your PlayStation Vita.

I know a lot of you have been looking forward to playing original PlayStation titles on the go.

In addition, you will be able to make various setting changes while games are running and take screenshots of your gameplay.
*It might not be possible to take screenshots in some applications, or in some parts of applications.

Listed below are a few other new features that will be added with the 1.80 update:

Cross Controller

The new Cross-Controller feature will allow you to use PS Vita as a controller to play compatible games on PS3, such as LittleBigPlanet 2. This feature lets you take advantage of PS Vita‚‚ā¨ôs rich features including the touch screen, rear touch pad, six-axis motion sensing system, and cameras.

To access the cross controller feature you need to launch the Remote Play application...
 

PS Vita System Software Update v1.69.1 Arrives, Minor Bugfix Only

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93w ago - Following up on their PS Vita Firmware v1.69 update, Sony has now released PlayStation Vita System Software update version 1.69.1 for those with the handheld console.

Download: PS Vita Firmware / System Software Update v1.69.1 (US) / PS Vita Firmware / System Software Update v1.69.1 (JP)

According to reports, the PS Vita v1.69.1 update only fixes some stability issues and problems when playing the Escape Plan demo and weighs in at 97MB in size.

To quote: "Earlier today a new firmware update for the PlayStation Vita was made available. Firmware 1.69.1 can now be downloaded via wifi, PC, or PS3 to your Vita. The update is 97MB in size and takes about 2 minutes to download, followed by a minute-long install.

Firmware 1.69.1 fixes some stability issues and problems that Vita owners have encountered when previously playing the Escape Plan demo, so that explains why the file size is so small....
 

PS Vita at E3 2012, Minor System Software Update v1.69 Incoming

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97w ago - Sony Network Entertainment VP Eric Lempel is here with some PlayStation Vita E3 2012 details alongside news of a minor PS Vita System Software update v1.69 incoming.

Download: PS Vita Firmware / System Software Update v1.69 (US) / PS Vita Firmware / System Software Update v1.69 (JP)

To quote: Hi, Everyone. If you were following all of the coverage from E3 last week, you know that there's plenty of great content coming to PlayStation Vita.

From the first unveil of Assassin's Creed III Liberation (which will also sport a limited-edition PS Vita bundle) to the announcement of PlayStation All Stars: Battle Royale coming to Vita with PS3 cross-play support, from PSone classics support via a system software update (coming this summer) to new streaming partners (Hulu Plus and Crackle), the content lineup for PS Vita is stronger than ever.

In the coming months, you can look forward to new game reveals and other news for Vita; in the meantime, we wanted to let you know that a minor system software update will...
 











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