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PlayStation Plus Update: Instant Game Collection Comes to PS Vita

Morgan Haro's Avatar + Posted by Morgan Haro on Nov 19, 2012 // Community Manager, PlayStation Digital Platforms

This is the week we’ve been waiting for as PS Vita officially joins the PlayStation Plus membership with the Instant Game Collection, which now delivers six PS Vita titles in addition to the lineup of 12 PS3 Games. Don’t forget that in addition to the free games that come with your membership, PS Plus also delivers PS Vita benefits such as discounts, online storage for game saves, Automatic Updates, and auto Trophy sync!

We’ve also got new PS3 free games for members, like the acclaimed Dungeon Defenders, great discounts on amazing games and a bonus PS Plus freebie! Read on to check out all the Plus content hitting this week when the PlayStation Store updates on November 20th.

Don’t have PlayStation Plus? Go to the PlayStation Store on your PS3 or click here to get access.

November 20th PlayStation Plus Update

Uncharted: Golden Abyss (PS Vita)

Free for Plus Members

Uncover the dark secret behind the 400-year-old massacre of a Spanish expedition and follow the murderous trail of an ancient and secret Spanish sect. Undiscovered temple ruins, vast karst caverns of Central America, legendary lost cities, fantastic action sequences, and of course, Mr. Nathan Drake himself bring this complete Uncharted experience to PS Vita.
Gravity Rush (PS Vita)

Free for Plus Members

Gain a new perspective as you take on the role of Kat, a strong-willed girl seeking the means to protect her future in a world that’s crumbling to pieces. Taking gravity into your own hands to deliver devastating attacks, uncover the secrets to your past and explore a mysterious world. One of my personal favorite PS Vita games is yours to play free with PS Plus.
WipEout 2048 (PS Vita)

Free for Plus Members

With PS Vita’s enhanced controls – including front touch, rear touch, and six-axis motion sensors, this entry into the venerable WipEout series is one of the best. Optimized for 23rd century racing, you can compete with up to 8 other players on 10 new tracks. Don’t forget to stay on top of those online leaderboards too!
Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack (PS Vita)

Free for Plus Members

One of the most unique and hilarious PS Vita titles also happens to be one of the best. A side-scrolling puzzle-platformer about an ornery mutant blob that, after being held captive in a lab that can only be described as something out of a retro sci-fi movie from the early ’50’s, escapes into the world and sets out on a path to consume everything. Use touch and the motion sensor functions combined with traditional analog stick controls to defeat the pathetic humans. Eat your way to freedom. It’s that fun.
Jet Set Radio (PS Vita)

Free for Plus Members

Tag, grind, and trick to the beat in SEGA’s hit game Jet Set Radio on PS Vita. Free for PS Plus members the same day it releases; fight for control of Tokyo-to, mark your turf with graffiti, tag walls, billboards, and even rival gang members! Perform tricks and flips on magnetically driven in-line skates, but watch out for the local police force. They’re not nice.
Final Fantasy Tactics (PS Vita, PSP)

Free for Plus Members

Originally released in 1998 on the original PlayStation, this first tactical RPG in the legendary Final Fantasy series, enthralled fans around the world with its unique artistic style and intricate storyline, and it’s certainly one of my top favorites of all time. A sublime strategy experience with an ever engrossing job system, tactical battles, tens of hours of gameplay, and remastered from the original, yours free with Plus.
Dungeon Defenders (PS3)

Free for Plus Members

An addictive blend of Tower Defense and cooperative online Action-RPG, Dungeon Defenders gives players 4 distinctive classes to lead through action-packed combat while upgrading their statistics, gathering tons of loot and inventory items, customizing & upgrading equipment, and developing unique class abilities. Play it online co-op, or splitscreen, free with PlayStation Plus.

Limited Time Sale Offer: Music Unlimited Premium One Year Subscription

80% off the PS Store Special Price for PlayStation Plus members (PS Store Limited Time Sale price: $59.99, PS Plus Price: $12.00)

Music fans with a PS Plus membership: We’ve got an amazing deal on Sony Entertainment Network’s Music Unlimited service. For those unfamiliar, you can use your Music Unlimited premium subscription on a range of compatible devices including PS3, PS Vita, Android phones and tablets, iPhone and iPod touch and any PC. Choose any album or song from a catalog of millions. Never any ads or song skip limits. An annual subscription is valued at over $119, so at practically 90% off Plus members will get an amazing deal of a 1 year subscription for $12. This is a limited time offer so get it on the PS3 or PS Vita Store while you can!
Sonic Bundle: Sonic 1 + Sonic 2

Free for Plus Members

If you haven’t revisited these two Genesis classics in some time, or perhaps even better have never experienced them, you’re in luck! Plus members will be getting this Sonic Bundle which includes Sonic 1 and 2, free. Upgraded for a great look on an HD screen and PS3 Trophies to boot; see where one of gaming’s heroes got his start with this bundle.
Select SEGA Titles (aka more SEGA goodness)

Various Discounts

In case the Sonic Bundle above wasn’t enough, SEGA’s got more great offers on some of their more recent releases including NiGHTS into Dreams and a Hell Yeah Bundle (including the 2 Add-Ons), among other games. Check out the full list below.
Game PSN Sale Price Plus Sale Price
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Complete Edition $19.99 $14.99
Hell Yeah Bundle (Full game + 2 DLCs) $14.99 $10.49
NiGHTS into Dreams $6.99 $4.89
Jet Set Radio $6.99 $4.89
Sonic Adventure 2 $6.99 $4.89
Sonic Adventure 1 & DLC Bundle $4.99 $3.99
Sega Rally Arcade $4.99 $2.99
Space Channel 5: Part 2 $3.99 $2.99
Sorcery (PS3)

20% off for PlayStation Plus Members (Regular price: $19.99, PS Plus Price: $15.99)

Sorcery is a fast-paced action adventure where your PlayStation Move motion controller is transformed into a powerful magic wand, immersing players in a unique fantasy adventure like never before. As the sorcerer’s apprentice Finn, it is up to you to master the arcane arts and defeat the Nightmare Queen. PS Plus members who own Move owe it to themselves to check out this fantastic game at a great price.

That wraps it up for this week! PlayStation Plus will continue to grow and strive to be the best bet for gamers around the world, and your feedback is indispensable in that process.

In addition, with many new features hitting Plus and possible new members as well, we updated our PS Plus FAQ page as well. Visit it if you have any questions about your Plus membership.

PlayStation Plus Update 11-20-2012

Thanks for continuing to make your voice heard, and as usual, I’ll see you in the comments.

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PlayStation Plus Update 11-19-2012 Frequently Asked Questions

  • I pay for Music Unlimited using auto-renew every month. How do I go about getting the special offers?
    With the 11/20 PlayStation Store update, there will be an option to purchase the one-year subscription, so you’ll need to select the one-year subscription package option to get the deal.
  • What time with the firmware update for PS Vita be live?
    It will be live at approximately 9:00pm PST on 11/19. The Instant Game Collection for PS Vita will be available after the PlayStation Store updates on 11/20.

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+ Bygbyron3 on November 19th, 2012 at 4:41 pm said:

I understand Vita titles can’t be played on a PS3 system but games come and go from the instant game collection and unless a Playstation Plus member purchases an expiring title for $0.00 from the the Playstation Store they would have to pay full price for it after it expires.

If a Playstation Plus member does not currently own a Vita can they still purchase all free Vita titles in the instant game collection so they can stockpile free games for when they own a Vita someday?


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+ JohnnyMaxx08 on November 19th, 2012 at 4:45 pm said:

aaaaaaaaaaawwwwww MAN!!!!

3 days!!!! If I only knew about this 3 days ago!! I just bought Uncharted Golden Abyss at full retail price on Uruguai last friday!

In case you don’t know (and I guess most of you don’t), games here down south are very expensive. In Brazil where I live, it costs the equivalent to US$ 95,00. So when I saw it on Uruguai coming back from my honey moon at “only” US$ 65,00 I didn’t think twice.

And now… THIS!!!! -.-

Well.. rage time over… excelent move from Sony! PS Plus was already a worthy service (I’m a subscriber since the first month), and now it just got better. Congratulations to Sony and if you still don’t have PS Plus, you are missing a lot.

Looking forward to what is in store for PS Plus regarding PS4! ^^


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+ davidxraw on November 19th, 2012 at 4:59 pm said:

Not sure what other people would think about this but I suggest changing the games for free way more often on Playstation Plus. It would be nice if we could choose our own games that we wanted to play for free but that is going a little bit further. The list of free games available on Playstation Plus have been there for quite some time now and I would like to see something new much more often. Demos are another thing that I would like to see more of too. There are games that I wish I could atleast try before I buy. I like to think of others before myself and whatever is best for the community then that’s what it’ll be. Thank you for allowing me to post my suggestion.


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+ onslaughtree on November 19th, 2012 at 5:04 pm said:

@247. YES. As long as you are a plus member you just have to hit download on the checkout screen, then back out and the game will remain in your download list of games. So you can always go back and re-download it to your Vita at a later date fo free.


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+ onslaughtree on November 19th, 2012 at 5:10 pm said:

@236. Plus games come and go. Some last weeks, some last months. but as long as you have it downloaded on your download list, and reman a Plus member, you can play them. So if you do not have Plus now and will be getting it by Xmas, I suggest when your about to subscribe to plus, go to the PS+ section and it will show you all the available games as of that day. As long as the games are still free under the Plus section you can just go ahead and download the whole backlog.


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+ sanji_blue on November 19th, 2012 at 5:17 pm said:

I know that maybe my post will never be seen and that is not the appropriate time, but I wish Sony looked more for the Playstation Blog.Share section. So many ideas that could be easily implemented (like this http://share.blog.us.playstation.com/ideas/2010/03/18/sub-account-promotion/ ). There are so many ideas that have been already done, and they don’t even care to put the green banner saying that is already in action.

I have been waiting for this sub account problem to be solved so I can buy a Vita, but it seems that Sony really don’t care anymore.


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+ NotEnoughHeart on November 19th, 2012 at 5:28 pm said:

Is this there thanksgiving sale? Will the prices be lower next week after cyber Monday?


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+ Tsupi_Az on November 19th, 2012 at 5:28 pm said:

Some good old Sonic to play with trophies, can’t beat that. Also the Dungeon game as well and Walking Dead ep. 5 coming too. What a week… Just finishing up on RE5 6 trophies until Plat so I am ready for some new content.


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+ JonJonXD on November 19th, 2012 at 5:31 pm said:

I’ve been waiting for discounts on Nights and Sonic Adventure 2. This is pretty sweet.

Will probably get Jet Set Radio as well just because.

Dungeon Defenders is a great addition as well considering Plus members got a lot of the DLC for free when it first hit :)

This is a great update. I may even check out music unlimited just because it comes in at $1 USD a month.

Why not?

As always, get update!


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+ argelcovarrubias on November 19th, 2012 at 5:33 pm said:

Expecting for the update… just a few hours


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+ SomedayWriter on November 19th, 2012 at 5:36 pm said:

Humm, I don’t have PS vita yet. But, since I’m a PLUS member now, and these are being released for the portable, will I be able to use this instant game collection in my future Vita if I “purchase” them now trough my PS3? I mean, the same PLUS account is enough for both consoles, right?


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    + Morgan Haro on November 19th, 2012 at 7:35 pm said:

    Yes. This is on the Plus FAQ that we linked to on the blog, but you’ll be able to download content to your PS3 and transfer over later. But you will need to continue to be a Plus member of course to access content when you have your Vita


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+ zGrandpaGamer on November 19th, 2012 at 5:37 pm said:

Heh Morgan thanks for clearing the issue about Resistance you are awesome. Besides you no one on this blog answers our questions like you, i think Rey put’s a post on the blog then goes to sleep because he never bothers to reply. But please tell Nic and Sid to check the releases before doing the show, because the annoucement about the Resistance Trilogy got alot of people exited for nothing. Besides that im very exited about the discount’s coming our way tommorow, keep up the great work guy’s and gal’s.


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+ zGrandpaGamer on November 19th, 2012 at 5:44 pm said:

Sorry meant excited lol


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+ Mel_Gibson_bwww on November 19th, 2012 at 5:52 pm said:

great free vita games, i already have them though. But ill definitely check out sorcery for that price, thanks!


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+ Guimace on November 19th, 2012 at 6:05 pm said:

Great update. Happy to be a subscriber. Thanks.


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+ QckslvrSpdr on November 19th, 2012 at 6:11 pm said:

When will we get more vita compatible psn games like zen pinball 2? Like turtles in time, renegade ops, games like that? Ready for these updates, cant wait


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+ talha007 on November 19th, 2012 at 6:26 pm said:

Hey Morgan idk if youll respond to this question since its on the last page but what ever happened to this?http://blog.us.playstation.com/2012/08/01/help-come-up-with-a-new-dualshock-3-design/ we as a community picked the original grey color for the ps1 and you guys said youd post something about the votes on August 16th but i havent seen anything since than is there any update on this?


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+ Axiom_28 on November 19th, 2012 at 6:33 pm said:

Can i download the games on Vita and transfer it on my PS3? My internet at the office is faster than at home.


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+ divineLite on November 19th, 2012 at 6:36 pm said:

Finally, will be definitely a plus when the store alive.
As early adopter of course already play most of the games, they are ones of the best anyways and yhat’s good start for vita plus


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+ EdwardCORE on November 19th, 2012 at 6:37 pm said:

Morgan, yet no news for PSN ports on Vita? Could you tell us if Sony is aware that it would be massively HEALTHY to the system having such selection? Those are games that would fit perfectly on the Vita, games like Jorney, Closure, Limbo, Doubke Dragon Neon, Okami, Soldner-X, Scott Pilgrim, Sonic Adventure 1/2, Marvel Vs Capcom Origins, SF3 and SSF2HD Remix, Unfinished Swan, Daytona USA, Virtua Fighter 5, Mark of the Ninja, Castle Crashers, and all of the other titles would simply boost the Vita library to a new and unprecedented standard. Are there too many technological difficulties preventing this from happening or is it just a matter of licensing the games for the system?


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    + Morgan Haro on November 19th, 2012 at 7:38 pm said:

    From what I understand, it’s no simple matter to just grab the code form these games and copy and paste them on to Vita. They’d require their own dev time and production schedules. Certainly not a bad idea though!


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+ EdwardCORE on November 19th, 2012 at 6:41 pm said:

@261 QckslvrSpdr: +1, it has to happen as soon as possible, hopefully Morgan will give us a feedback on that soon.


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+ chibuki on November 19th, 2012 at 6:53 pm said:

Just to make sure, our PS Plus subscription is for both PS3 and PS Vita correct? As in they’re not separate subscriptions?


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    + Morgan Haro on November 19th, 2012 at 7:36 pm said:

    Yep; one Plus membership for access to all Plus content


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+ Sevyne on November 19th, 2012 at 6:56 pm said:

@266: Yes, your sub covers both PS3 and Vita.

@264: Speaking of that; I would absolutely LOVE to be able to play Shatter on my Vita, so I totally agree with ya.


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+ SpooNManX on November 19th, 2012 at 6:59 pm said:

It’s a bit strange to see Sonic 1 & 2 show up free for the 3rd time now.

Does anyone know if these will be newly repacked under the S E G A V I N T A G E C O L L E C T I O N?

I am hoping because those are done much better (courtesy of M2). They give you 1:1 perfect pixel option
(NO BLURRING!) of any size/ratio of your liking
+ Scan-Line Emulation
+ unlimited save states
+ Jukebox player (plays all Sega Vintage Collection game soundtracks that you own)
+ configurable wallpaper backgrounds
+ instruction manuals
+ game movie creation/saving

I really hope Sega continues releasing these under the guidance of M2’s emulation. They are much superior to the previous releases. I just think the $5 price is a bit much. $2.50 would probably sell a heck of a lot more!


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+ Gorvi on November 19th, 2012 at 7:07 pm said:

And the new firmware is up, I’m almost done with my install. :)


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+ tusunami on November 19th, 2012 at 7:08 pm said:

I’ve always wanted dungeon defenders & music unlimited deal is totally worth it. The sales are excellent as well, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas happy trails to you lalal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ argelcovarrubias on November 19th, 2012 at 7:08 pm said:

The update it’s now live in México


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+ huldrelok on November 19th, 2012 at 7:23 pm said:

Bought a vita for this update, planning on getting a ps3 fairly soon as well. Much much appreciated sony thank you, among all the scumbag companies out there I hope you stay true to quality gaming.


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+ TXCScorpion on November 19th, 2012 at 7:28 pm said:

Gotta say, you guys really impressed this time. So much I’ll be downloading/buying on sale that my ISP might try to throttle my speed. Worth every penny for PS+, keep it up bra’s.


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+ Hochimih on November 19th, 2012 at 7:41 pm said:

Has ps+ kicked in yet for the vita when I go to download a gravity it is still asking for money


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+ jasonxbeast on November 19th, 2012 at 7:42 pm said:

I really wish the plus would allow a free 3 months for every $80 spent on it etc I simply cant afford $50 at one time. Times be hard for us single dads :) I hate doing $20 for stuff that is only $50 for the year but it simply doesn’t fit in my budget. Regardless just throwing that out there. Im excited to get something for my vita.


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+ jhernandez360 on November 19th, 2012 at 7:46 pm said:

Firmware 2.00 now available!!


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+ yupi890 on November 19th, 2012 at 7:55 pm said:

This has nothing to do with the update, but checking the comments and seeing actual responses I have to say it… Morgan you are awesome.


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+ diegohp69 on November 19th, 2012 at 7:55 pm said:

the system update is now live on south america too, finally…


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+ chsnavi on November 19th, 2012 at 7:55 pm said:

I wonder where we should leave bugs for vita firmware 2.0.

Scenario:

When trying to sign in with my gmail account – which has 2 step verification enabled – error code is present and i am unsuccessful.

However, when I create an authorized gmail account password from my account settings in gmail for my psvita login is successful.


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+ palliw on November 19th, 2012 at 7:56 pm said:

so, i can tranfer my plus games from vita to my PC ? cus i only have one 4 gb memory card and i don’t know when i’ll get a better one


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+ lowkee33 on November 19th, 2012 at 7:58 pm said:

I gotta say a big Thank you Sony you have really made owning a PS3 and a Vita enjoyable.I have been a die hard Playstation fan since the PS1 and have had each system since. Every thing just keeps getting better with each unit. The features and games you keep adding are great. I have been on the xbox side for a very short time and never recieved a fraction of what I get from you guys. Thank you for thinking about us,and keep up the fantastic work!


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+ U-E-N-D-I-L on November 19th, 2012 at 8:01 pm said:

psvita firmware 2.00 is now live and installed on my system!


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+ SergioCosmopolis on November 19th, 2012 at 8:07 pm said:

Could someone post a link to the full update features page. I can’t find it. Thanks


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+ SergioCosmopolis on November 19th, 2012 at 8:13 pm said:

When is Flash player support coming?


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+ KnifingGrimace on November 19th, 2012 at 8:15 pm said:

Soooo… Not to beat the dead horse, but I figure now is a good time to ask. The PSP isn’t going to get any new games. It’s nice that we can play a few PSP games on the Vita too, even if it doesn’t include the whole library. Considering that, I think it’s safe to say that PSP system sales are dwindling.

The PSP still has a cavalcade of brilliant titles though. The Playstation 3 and Sony would benefit greatly if PSP games were allowed to be played on the system. It would bring a second wind of PSP game sales on PSN too. As someone who still regularly plays tons of PSP games, I would love the option to play on a big screen.


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+ Linklex7 on November 19th, 2012 at 8:20 pm said:

So, I’ll be able to get Uncharted as well as some other cool Vita games? That’s awesome. I’ve always wanted to try that Music Unlimited program. For 12 bucks, I can’t turn that down. Plus the final episode of Walking Dead? Tuesday is about to become a very awesome day.


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+ Paim123 on November 19th, 2012 at 8:21 pm said:

GTA IV
Fat Princess
Cuboid
Magic Orbz

Would be a good to Instant Game Collection


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+ pablofsi08 on November 19th, 2012 at 8:23 pm said:

Nice offers but I still want to see PS Plus discounts for just released titles.


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+ DavidSchrader on November 19th, 2012 at 8:28 pm said:

Just did the update….Mail app is cool, browser rendering seems MUCH better. NEAR is smoother….overall the whole system just seems snappier..

Excited for tomorrow, proud to be a Vita owner since 12:01 on launch day!!


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+ edward2697 on November 19th, 2012 at 8:45 pm said:

Morgan Haro for the next update can you please tell your team to add assistive touch to the home button because my home button is already getting really loose. It would be very much appreciated if you could.


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+ Manvictor on November 19th, 2012 at 8:50 pm said:

Hi Morgan Haro thanks for your time on answering all the questions twice.I can’t wait till tomorrows store update Viva La Vita


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+ capice2003 on November 19th, 2012 at 9:00 pm said:

Heads up guys the update is live!!!!!!!!!!


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+ DEAD___POOL on November 19th, 2012 at 9:02 pm said:

Simply the best investment a gamer can make.


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+ angelspawn77 on November 19th, 2012 at 9:04 pm said:

amazing update for Vita owners, I bought mine at the perfect time it seems (2 weeks ago, AC bundle). I have a request though, you guys should allow ps3 owners to see when their Vita owning brothers are online, whenever I’m online on my Vita I can see when ps3 users are online and what they are playing, yet they can’t see me? I don’t even appear as online, I am completely invisible for whatever reason. It is under the same account so they should be able to see me as well. Other than that you guys are awesome and thanks for the great update.


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