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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

New Vita Launch Bundle finally makes 3G model attractive


US retailer Amazon started a promotional offer for the Vita 3G model launch: for 299$, people who buy the Vita 3G get a 8GB Memory card, 250MB of 3G bandwidth, and a free PSN Game. Since a memory card is compulsory for most games, and 4GB is the lowest you can get (and, if you plan to really use the console, it will not be enough), and knowing that most games are about 50$, this looks like a great offer, making the 3G model basically cheaper than the Wifi model.

This is proof that the 3G model is not getting the love that Sony was expecting, but if it’s cheaper, why would you not buy it? My Wifi model with a 4GB card and a crappy game was more expensive than this bundle.
Update: The fine prints reveal that this is not as good a deal as I initially thought it was: the “free” 250MB of 3G bandwidth is activated after your first AT&T plan, which means you have to subscribe to the AT&T offer, which makes that part no so attractive in the end. The game itself is also redeemed only if you subscribe to AT&T. This is still a good deal if you were planning on getting the 3G model, but not so attractive anymore if you didn’t have any plan to subscribe to AT&T with your Vita. Thanks to NitsudR for point this out!

And because it’s Amazon, people who already preordered a 3G model will also be getting this promotion

Ragnarok Odyssey demo downloaded 100,000 times







GungHo has announced that the Ragnarok Odyssey demo, released for the PlayStation Vita on January 19, has been downloaded a total of 100,000 times. To commemorate the achievement, the official Ragnarok Odyssey has been  updated with a new wallpaper.


Vita’s fastest selling game: Hot Shots Golf 6 !!



Hot Shots Golf 6 is the first PlayStation Vita to reach 100,000 copies sold mark according to ASCII Media Works. It currently stands at a total of 107,000 copies sold.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Download your PSP games onto your PS Vita with UMD Passport



 


There have been some rumours going around that PSP owners will be able to import their current collection of games to their PlayStation Vita. This has now been confirmed true as Sony announced the UMD Passportprogram. The process, however, will not be free.

The steps in downloading your PSP games isn’t very tedious either. They are as follows (courtesy of Andriasang):

New releases for the Vita Console





With the PS Vita launch in Japan a success, Sony has announced just what games will be available on launch day for those in North America. Games will retail for somewhere between $9.99-$49.99, with some of those being downloadable titles that can be purchased on the Playstation Network, while others will be regular disk based titles available wherever you purchase your games.



Pros and Cons of Vita !



 





Pros
  • Good quality, large screen (1.2 times to 1.3 times the PSP). Quality is a level close to the PS3 
  • in the graphics the best ever handheld games, great organic EL display.
  • Comfortable viewing of the video (the video can be viewed comfortably smiling. Can not view Youtube at the moment).
  • Menu operation is comfortable
  • Clear sound quality (when wearing headphones, and no feeling like that is a little muffled.)
  • VITA play download games of the PSP. (UMB will not use the PSP basically)
  • As a game machine, the cross key buttons, a great user-friendliness with the two analog sticks.
  • PSP has a more upscale
  • Rich (camera, music, browser, GPS, touch screen applications, gyroscopes, accelerometers, etc.).Portable game machine in the past undoubtedly.


Sunday, January 29, 2012


PS Vita Firmware 1.52 Released


The PS Vita has received another minor system software update. Reading over at the official Japanese PlayStation website is the following with no changelog stipulated. However most reports indicate a fix for the 3G PS Vita SIM card recognition. I'm sure we will see a few more minor updates leading up to the EU/US release next month.


Japanese Translate:


System software version 1.52 for PlayStation ® Vita Update

From January 16, 2012, began to update the system software version 1.52.

To become available and some features of the PlayStation ® Network features, updates the system software of PS Vita (Update) is required. PS Vita also system software, by updating, adding and security can be enhanced many features. Please use the update to the latest version.

The main features in system software update version 1.52
The software system has improved the operational stability.

News: SKFU FW 1.52 Status Confirmed


Developer SKFU has taken the leap and updated his PS Vita to the latest firmware 1.52. Many are anticipating a firmware update that will block the recent exploits/findings achieved by Teck4, Wololo & SKFU. SKFU has confirmed that it is safe to update your PS Vita to 1.52 since all exploits are still functioning.










To Quote:
Ok guys we tested the possibilities on firmware 1.52 for a few days now. What I can confirm is the following:

Tech4's exploit still works
Wololo's HBL still works
everything I research atm didn't change from 1.50 to 1.52
If that is fine for you, there's no reason not to update.

PSP Vita !