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Sony issues update and apology for PS Vita freeze and touch screen issues

Sony issues update and apology for PS Vita freeze and touch screen issues

Sony's much anticipated PlayStation Vita portable gaming device has just launched in Japan over the weekend and the company has already issued an apology along with a software update. New owners have been reporting problems with unresponsive touch screens and system freezes, among other issues of which users have begun tweeting and posting their experiences in videos to YouTube.

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GameStop’s PS Vita memory card pricing not official

GameStop’s PS Vita memory card pricing not official

Despite Sony's PS Vita not being available until February of 2012, GameStop has already posted pricing for the device and its various components back in November. However, gamers reactions to the high prices of the memory cards may have resulted in Sony's recent claims that the GameStop pricing isn't official yet and that gamers should stay tuned for more details.

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Nintendo 3DS users get free Boingo Wi-Fi access

Nintendo 3DS users get free Boingo Wi-Fi access

Nintendo and Boingo forged a partnership that will offer Nintendo 3DS users free Wi-Fi access at 42 airports in North America where Boingo provides wireless hotspots. Unlike the yet to be released PS Vita, the Nintendo 3DS does not offer a cellular version and has relied on Wi-Fi connections for surfing the web, downloading games and videos, and to access the Nintendo Zone for promotional offers, coupons, and game previews.

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Sony says PS Vita allows multiple PSN accounts

Sony says PS Vita allows multiple PSN accounts

Following reports earlier this week that Sony's upcoming PS Vita was limited to only one PSN account, Sony has responded to clarify that the device can actually support multiple accounts. But there's a catch to that. Sony revealed that each PSN account is tied to the PS Vita's memory card and thus to have multiple accounts you will need to have multiple cards.

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GameStop reveals PS Vita accessories pricing

GameStop reveals PS Vita accessories pricing

GameStop has unveiled all the pricing information for Sony's PS Vita next-gen portable along with the pricing of its official accessories. Those include various capacity memory cards, USB cables, docks, car adapters, and a starter kit. However, the device isn't set to launch in the US until February 22 of next year.

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Sony PS Vita browser won’t support Flash at launch

Sony PS Vita browser won’t support Flash at launch

According to a report from Japanese publication Weekly Famitsu, the web browser on Sony's next-generation portable gaming device, the PlayStation Vita, will not support Adobe Flash at launch. It will support cookies, JavaScript 1.7, and some HTML5, but Flash didn't make the list. Also not supported are Game Archives that include classic PlayStation One games.

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PS Vita to have 3G download limits and system-specific memory cards

PS Vita to have 3G download limits and system-specific memory cards

Sony has confirmed in a recent interview with ASCII that it's upcoming PS Vita portable gaming console would have 3G download limits and that its proprietary memory cards would be system-specific. Although not completely unexpected, it's a bit surprising that the device will require a completely new memory card format that will not be compatible with any of Sony's other products.

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Sony PS Vita up for pre-orders on GameStop

Sony PS Vita up for pre-orders on GameStop

The Sony PS Vita is now available for pre-orders at GameStop, where it's listed with a release date of December 31. The next-gen portable gaming device, originally codenamed the NGP, was officially unveiled during E3 2011 and is expected to launch first in Japan on December 17.

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Sony To Offer PSP Bundle With Madden NFL 12 And Need For Speed Shift

Sony To Offer PSP Bundle With Madden NFL 12 And Need For Speed Shift

Sony's PlayStation Portable will soon be available in a special bundle called the PSP Entertainment Pack. So, if you've been wanting to get a portable gaming console and you're not patient enough for the next-gen PS Vita, then at least wait until August 30, when this PSP deal hits store shelves. The bundle will include the PSP itself plus two games and a 2GB Memory Stick Pro Duo for a total of $159.99.

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Sony PS Vita May Not Ship Until January 2012?

Sony PS Vita May Not Ship Until January 2012?

Sony's PSP successor, which has long been dubbed the NGP for next-generation portable was finally unveiled at E3 2011 as the PS Vita. It promises to bring PS3 console quality games to handheld and was slated for this fall just in time for the holiday season. However, recent reports from online pre-orders through Amazon suggest that the device may not ship until January of next year.

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Sony Answers All Your PS Vita Questions

Sony Answers All Your PS Vita Questions

One of the major announcements kicking off this past week's E3 2011 conference, was Sony's unveiling of the next-generation portable (NGP) now known as the PS Vita. The new portable gaming device boasts front and rear cameras as well as a unique integration of front and rear touch panels into its gameplay among several new features. Pricing and general timeframe for availability was also revealed. But if you still have more questions, Sony has posted up a long FAQs to answer everything or at least what it can say for now.

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Sony NGP Select Games Get Early Preview

Sony NGP Select Games Get Early Preview

Just earlier today, Sony confirmed that the NGP handheld will be backwards compatible with all those PSP games you've purchased in the past. The company also decided to do an early preview of select NGP games during its private event at the Sony Pictures soundstage in LA.

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