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PS Vita System Software Update (v1.65)

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SVP, Marketing & PlayStation Network

Update 4/3/2012: We identified a symptom that users can not play adhoc play in PSP titles if they download the system software, so we have taken down the system software temporarily. The system software will be available to download again soon.

Hi, everyone. The next PS Vita System Software Update (v1.65) will be released soon and will include the following minor enhancements:

  • A “Notification Alert” option will be added to Settings, so you can toggle alerts on or off
  • “After 10 minutes” will be added to the time options under Power Save Settings
  • An Arrow icon will now appear when PS Vita finds new activities in the LiveArea
  • Caps Lock will be supported in the On Screen Keyboard

Don’t forget: there are several ways to update the firmware on your PS Vita:

  • Select “System Update” under the “Settings” menu and download the firmware directly to your PS Vita over Wi-Fi.
  • Connect your PS Vita to a PS3 or a PC/Mac and update via Content Manager.

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MortenLM said:

April 5th, 3:30 pm

Youtube app
PS1 support
See vita trophies on ps3

ShadowRaiserX said:

April 5th, 4:24 pm

i was playing zenonia and the game got stock then i receive this screen an error has occured. (C1-2858-3) . how can i recommend a product to my friends and family , if this is full of bugs. im on 1.66 firmware

dilbig5 said:

April 5th, 5:59 pm


Where did I tell them how to use them? I asked why. Skype is the only feature that isn’t on it yet. Remote Play is already there. A few handfull of games already support it. Anarchy: Rush Hour is one of them. Wanna know how it looks/plays? It looks just a little bit better than a NFS on the PS1. Remote Play shouldn’t have even been a feature, especially since you can’t go that far away from the PS3 to do it. Imagine the kind of lag you would see in bigger games like Battlefield, Skyrim, Uncharted, or even the HD Remasters. It doesn’t do the OLED screen justice. Wanna play remotely, nothing is stopping you.

Again, the only thing advertised that isn’t there yet is Skype. Remote play is there, as are PSP games, but PS1 games were never advertised, just told to be later patch. Why are they still complaining??? They will announce it when they make it compatible. Don’t act like you were the only one to drop alot of money for the Vita. More than half the people here didn’t even want it for it’s most important feature: TO PLAY VITA GAMES. Yay for going backwards instead of going forwards.

dilbig5 said:

April 5th, 6:02 pm


I bought my Vita specifically to play NEW games and to game on the go. Everyone asking about PS1 games are just going to make the Vita go backwards in terms of NEW content. I settled for exactly what I got: A NEW gaming device with NEW games. I don’t buy new hardware to have old software. They like buying a new PC and having Windows 98 on it.

Dessron said:

April 5th, 7:20 pm

It would be great if PS3’s profile displayed stats for Vita games too such as:

– Trophies total (both systems together)(as it is actually displayed)
-On second page: Detailed stats (Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum) in 3 columns, one for PS3, another for Vita and the last for the total of both

fantasyplayer said:

April 5th, 7:35 pm

dilbig5 what you say is wrong.In the last month before launch they killed a lot of the features.If you look at reviews back a year or so,up to that they even had pics of the vita in reviews with the apts on it.And said in reviews it would have them.It was going to make the psp no longer needed.I read all the reviews I could get my hands on about it.Had the money to get one until these features went away in a months time.

fantasyplayer said:

April 5th, 7:44 pm

And by the way this is like buying that new pc and finding out 90 percent of the programs you have don’t work on it.Then to us them you have to use the old pc anyway.

rpgfiend said:

April 5th, 8:28 pm

Please make the auto-dim after one minute of inactivity optional,as it is very annoying and has crapped all over my enjoyment of the Vita so far.


April 5th, 9:17 pm

Cool! But is there a time line for the larger parts of functionality we are missing. Anyone?

Northstar77 said:

April 5th, 9:19 pm

Every update that doesn’t add anything remotely like what was promised gets me a bit worried. PS3 remote play is nearly non-existent. loosing PSP titles instead of gaining them seems very bad. Just some info would be nice.


April 5th, 9:20 pm

+ dilbig5 Agree!

Cruz480 said:

April 5th, 9:23 pm


Northstar77 said:

April 5th, 9:23 pm

@354 I also bought a Vita but there are several PSP titles I own that I want to work since I was told they would. I don’t quite understand giving Sony a pass on features they promise.

rogeriinii said:

April 6th, 12:03 am

I have 1.66….. how’s so???
I updated my vita 2 days in a row, can anyone explain me this??????

MEXRPG said:

April 6th, 7:03 am

@ 353 (dilbig5). See now you are just playing off what you originally said and you’re trying to be polite after calling all of us who are interested in playing PS3 games remotely Stupid.

This is what you said “Why use remote play to play a game on it when you would probably be sitting in front of your PS3 anyway? That’s just kinda stupid”. Man up and don’t try play it off as if you didn’t offend some people.

Oh and FYI… Check out the hacked PS3 and PS Vita videos on Youtube with a guy playing Battlefield 3 and Red Dead Redemption via Remote Play on the PS Vita and the games play flawlessly.

I suggest you do a little more research before you go around calling people stupid and saying thing you obviously know nothing about. The point is still that Sony marketed the remote play functionality with the KZ3 video, something a PSP could never do.

dilbig5 said:

April 6th, 8:21 am


Thanks for agreeing with me. I did say “Why”. “Oh, you got offended by a post on the Internet? You must be new here.” Telling me to man up when you are the one who is that easily offended by literally nothing.

The PS3 was hacked, the Vita wasn’t. They can’t go online with it and it’s only gonna make Sony crack down more on it. And you do realize that his Vita was literally less than 6 inches away from his PS3.

I know nothing about it? I just told you that I used remote play already. It looks like crap, laggy, and kicked middle of a lobby that I was actually surprised to find. They showed that remote play was possible with a Killzone tech demo. It’s all up to the developer to impliment it. Using the same hacked PS3, you could play the games on a PSP, look it up.

dilbig5 said:

April 6th, 8:22 am

*kicked me in the middle of a lobby

MEXRPG said:

April 6th, 10:47 am

@dilibig5. Okay so, something gives me the feeling that you are not going to accept you have disrespected those of us who are interested in using the remote play function for PS3 games.

And as to your point of being offended by a post on the internet because I am new here? Not at all, I am offended because you said it was stupid for us to want our remote pay to work after we spent our hard earned money on a product that was marketed with that specific functionality. I am sure grandma Susie got you your PS Vita after mom and dad said no. Hard earned money, you’ll learn the meaning some day.

MEXRPG said:

April 6th, 10:47 am

@dilibig5. Continued…
It’s funny though, just because there are other jerks on other forums/blogs are offending other people, that makes it okay for you tell others what they should like what you like and if not they are stupid. You must be easily peer pressured by your class mates at your middle school. Everyone’s doing it, right?

Anyway, let’s make a deal.You play your PS Vita games only and I’ll continue campaigning to get all of the features that were promised to me before I decided to buy this product. When I get my legit remote play functionality, I’ll let you know if it is laggy or if it is exactly what I expected but, considering I am the one who will be using it, I can make the choice if it was stupid or not to give it this much importance. Deal?

ShadowRaiserX said:

April 6th, 11:22 am

another problem the ps vita has now ,games are so slow to get dated and release to usa plus the games are too short, example Uncharted too short , now too wait for Gravity Daze/Rush until july , wait persona 4 get too us.

dilbig5 said:

April 6th, 12:39 pm


I paid my Vita off with money I earned from a JOB. Just because you couldn’t afford to buy one yourself doesn’t mean anyone else couldn’t.
You feel offended because you “think” I called you stupid but then continue to assume I’m a child. Where in the world do you get peer pressure from me commenting on this blog? I don’t care if other people are jerks, why should I? If you honestly feel offended by you “thinking” I called you stupid (especially on the internet) then you need a self evaluation. Really stupid of YOU to assume that I am a child (now I’m calling you stupid). Only reason you should even remotely feel offended is because you yourself feeI that way. You can’t talk for everyone.

Funny, I have been playing my Vita games but only feature that was promised and not on it is Skype. LOL you just called yourself a liar: “before I decided to buy this product”. You already told me you bought it. FAIL. Remote Play is already in it, it sucks. Especially since you would be downgrading to a 5in screen.

dilbig5 said:

April 6th, 12:42 pm

And again, why in the world would you drop $300+ to do what you were already doing and downgrade at the same time?

fantasyplayer said:

April 6th, 2:01 pm

dilbig5 you sound very young and unconcerned with anyone other than yourself.When you grow up you will mabe realize that others ideas and concerns are just as important as yours are to you.I know it hard to except that your not the center but,your not.Considering one(you) says one thing and 50(others) says something else.I would tend to agree with the others.And don’t take it personal, I,m not trying to offend you.It,s just a blog.

fantasyplayer said:

April 6th, 2:12 pm

And as said before.Your wrong.You evidently haven’t followed the history of the vita and what it was supposed to be.

rpgfiend said:

April 6th, 2:26 pm

Why is no one upset over the screen dimming after one minute?Why is no one upset that this is forced rather than being an option?

dilbig5 said:

April 6th, 3:46 pm


I understand that the wants of many vastly outweigh the wants of a minority but by the comments of the majority of the people on here, it appears that they want Sony to continue moving backwards instead of forwards. I know I’m not the center and I’m glad I’m not but this is kinda ridiculous. The majority of people on here apparently didn’t even buy the Vita for the Vita, they bought it for stuff they were already playing. Instead of focusing on new content, people want old content. The Vita is supposed to be a new age for dedicated gaming handhelds but people just want to use it as a PSP (something they already had). PS1 games can already be played on a multitude of platforms: PS, PS2, PS3, PSP, and PC’s (even the Xperia Play) and that’s not even mentioning all the people that have modified systems (which some on here have pointed out they do). Leave the new technology to do new things.

dilbig5 said:

April 6th, 3:46 pm

You already said Sony took out alot of features but never said what, I looked it up and no sites have anything regarding missing features except for big time remote play and Skype. If anything, they didn’t need alot of the apps that are on there, like facebook or foursquare. But people like apps, even if they work better on the browser.

fantasyplayer said:

April 6th, 4:33 pm

And there you go again. I remember seeing all the support in reviews as well as many others have said they did also.But I know,your right and all of us are wrong.And just because we like playing all the games on ours instead of only new ones,that they said they would support, where backing up and your the only one in the world that’s going forward.Thanks for showing me and all these whole bunch of people how wrong we are and how right you are.

La_maravich_22 said:

April 6th, 4:33 pm

° Please ps fans needs Kevin Butler again in the next E3 also Guerrilla Games with the new ip and the vita version of killzone , Naughty Dog with Last of Us, Santa Monica Studio with the secret project,Respawn Entretaiment, The last Guardian
° Sony needs to show Bioshock, Assassins Creeds and Call of Duty for vita.
°Sony needs more game for the PS Vita like Monster Hunter, Resident Evil, Phantasy Star, Battlefield, God of War, Infamous, NBA 2K and a Rpg like skyrim
° Drop Price of PS3 and Ps Vita
° A MMO for the ps vita.
° The next console needs a universal party system for all the games.
° Buy at least 2 studio for eclusive development of psn games.
° New PSN Interface for the next console.
° A lot of features for the PSN like Steam.
° Digital Games not at the same price of the disc games.
° Take ideas for the new console onlive services from steam and make a subscription payment program like xbox live but no to expensive.

La_maravich_22 said:

April 6th, 4:34 pm

° Please enable html5 and flash player to the ps vita.
° Youtube Instagram and Skype app for the ps vita.
° Google Chrome web browser to the ps vita.
° Cross chat platform between ps vita and ps3 users.
° Organize the content of the PSN and add a sort list on the download list by year,month,genre.
° Show to the ps3 users when the ps vita users are conected and enable the present data.
° Full integration of the PS Plus features for vita users enable cloud service.
° Improve the Facebook app of the ps vita.
° Release an avatar pack when the game comes out not 3 weeks laters.
° Fix the ps3 browser and make a partnership with google or mozilla to the next gen console. ° More PSN games to the vita and ports of great titles like journey flower nba jam castle crasher magic orbz pacman closure tetris modern combat ect ect.
° Enable to send pictures from the vita to the ps3.
° Buy Quantic Dream and ThatGameCompany.

Sevyne said:

April 6th, 4:59 pm

@dilbig5 How in the hell is adding ps1 classics, more psp games, and remote play moving backwards? Because they are old games? It would be moving backwards if they were taking away Vita game support in favor of these, but obviously that isn’t the case. It’s something that gives you more options. It makes the Vita an all around gaming device it blurs the lines between the many Sony gaming devices and that was kind of part of the goal with the Playstation brand. That goal is a long way off as the Vita feels so fragmented from the rest of the brand.

Not sure why I even bother wasting my time trying to explain this though. You probably won’t understand what I’m telling you and continue to bash people for wanting more choices. Choices that were promised and you can say only Skype was planned all you want, but it isn’t the truth and the majority knows it.

rpgfiend said:

April 6th, 5:00 pm

And there needs to be an update that gets rid of the auto-dimming after one minute.

jayrabbit said:

April 6th, 5:34 pm

Why can we still not download some of the mini’s that are on the list of playable games for the vita?

Squiggle55 said:

April 6th, 10:16 pm

Has anyone in NA ever even gotten a PS+ mini to transfer to their vita? It sounds to me like people in Europe could get their minis onto their vitas, but got an error code when they tried to play them, and update 1.66 fixed it for them. But I have never even gotten a free mini onto my vita at all. So the problem isn’t fixed in NA at all right? Anyone?

BigMacWhitCheese said:

April 7th, 6:35 am

can someone tell me will we be able to play all ps3 games on the ps vita any time soon like bf3 or mw3 or is only going to be a few games like i thought the hole point was that you could play your ps3 games on the go or did ye just lie to us to sell it i hope this is not the case so please sort this out thanks.

Detsuki-G said:

April 7th, 6:59 am


Is auto dimming really a problem? Can’t just tap the screen or press a button?

AlbaTron209 said:

April 7th, 9:51 am

auto dimming is not a problem its to save a little bit of your battery. all you have to do is tap the screen and its bright again. not a problem. them problem is the waiting game for the features that should of been on the vita before releasing so sony wouldn’t have all of us on here complaining. any other bugs should be fixed with next update when they add more features. sony told me that another update is coming soon and skype should be on there as well.

rpgfiend said:

April 7th, 11:37 am

My problem is that the screen dims after one minute.Some cinematics in games are more than a minute.Some strategy games take more than a minute to play out enemy movements.I don’t think it’s irrational to request that we be allowed to at least set the time limit for the auto-dim,like the auto-off function.

rpgfiend said:

April 7th, 11:46 am

Actually the auto-dimming should be linked to the auto-off,so say if you have the system set to turn off after 10 minutes,then the screen dims after 5 minutes.

rpgfiend said:

April 7th, 11:48 am

Really i just hate that the screen dims while a game is being played,it should disable when an application is running.

MEGA_MAN_X said:

April 7th, 9:30 pm

Helllo Sony I would like expres what has me concerened and my other five close friends, and almost all of my playstation network friends own a Vita we are a little angry with you by the way you are working with the Vita, is too slow we still cant download from our Vitas playstation one games(any) and psp, only some, another thing that hanst been released yet are the aplications Skype, whats happening that skype isnt avaible to be downloaded yet, I hope that for this week is avaible and I would like to know why the other new aplications havent been anounced. Please speak with the Mozilla Firefox company so they develop a better browser for the Vita, or if not a Google Chrome, what we couldnt believe and astonished us was that the Vita doesnt have adobe flash player, and in internet you cant do almost anything without adobe flash player, we cant see videos from websites please in the next update add Adobe Flash Player, belive me you will make me feel glad and all my friends.

rodgehindle said:

April 8th, 9:20 am

firstl multiplayer on force unleashed download multiplayer doesnt work keeps asking me too turn wlan as ive a ps vita updated to 1.66 next street fighter max alpha doesnt save fix please.

rodgehindle said:

April 8th, 9:22 am

multiplayer on force unleashe psp version download from store doesnt work because it keeps asking for wlan as ive only a vita now please fix sfight alpha max doesnt save either

SpoonyBard said:

April 8th, 12:30 pm

It turns out, a lot of us want to play our PS1 titles on our Vitas. I purchased Final Fantasy VI solely for this purpose. I was hoping we’d see an update so I could play through FFVI while waiting for LBP Vita.

silverzee said:

April 8th, 12:54 pm

Since the update I have been having problems. The mobile network settings screen is completely blank and no amount of resetting will bring it back. Also it will not shut down properly. The blue light stays on and I have to do a hard reset to get it to turn back on.

GinoMan2440 said:

April 8th, 8:04 pm

Hey, I bought my vita on the premise that I would be able to play Final Fantasy V – X and especially VII and VIII…. I can play neither. I don’t have a PS3 so I can’t play it that way yet. I also bought a psp and Crisis Core and someone stole it and probably sold it off for extra cash so if they add Crisis core, that would be great. MDK and MDK2 would also be nice to play on the vita….. when can we?!?!?


April 9th, 7:33 pm

Hi guys! what happen whit Remote play on PS Vita beacuse i try it to use whit Killzone 3 and wont work
Please I need an answer to my question, because I work hard to buy this console, thanks for your attention.

kmli said:

April 9th, 9:29 pm

Hi PSN Group. thank you for the good job you have done, i update was ok. but we need more for the PSVita. i want to watch video at the youtube. i couldn’t because of Adobe thing. also the browser needs to be able to read most of poupler languges . guys i want to use one device when i travel please. make PSVita the best. i think you can do it. it just the matter of making a good decision. many product for sony. ya i know. please . thank you all

Nhazul said:

April 12th, 8:48 am

Seriously, make the system worth it and give us PS ONE CLASSICS! Such a disappointment.

Osterhoudt said:

April 22nd, 8:41 pm

I got to say so far i am very disappointed in the ps vita i bought it mainly to play ps one classics on it. come to find out it wont be out til God knows when get with it playstation you have a lot of people waiting. If now your going to loose a lot of potential customers and current ones.

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