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PS Vita could succeed with more PS3 integration

PS Vita could succeed with more PS3 integration

Sony's PS Vita could get a good boost from integration with the PS3 console. With casual mobile gaming becoming popular, the dedicated next-gen gaming portable didn't get quite the reception it was hoping for. But if it can enhance the PS3 gaming experience or somehow work in tandem with the console, it could offer a gaming experience like none other.

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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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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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PS Vita lacks game/web multitasking; single PSN limit

PS Vita lacks game/web multitasking; single PSN limit

Sony's PS Vita handheld with ship with limits on multitasking preventing web browsing while a game is running in the background, as well as on how many PlayStation Network accounts can be used with a single unit, new information ahead of the console's launch has confirmed. The company confirmed to AV Watch that, at least at launch, although gamers will be able to temporarily leap out of their current play and check their friends list, music and Twitter, they won't be able to browse the web.

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PS3 system software update 4.0 to land this week

PS3 system software update 4.0 to land this week

It's time for a new software update for your PS3 to land. According to the Official Playstation Blog, the PS3 will be updated to software version 4.0 this week. Exactly what day that update will land isn't offered, but it has to be in the next couple days. Sony says that the update is to prepare for the launch of the PS Vita in Japan.

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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 unveils new UMD Passport for PS Vita

Sony unveils new UMD Passport for PS Vita

The launch of the PS Vita is getting close for Japan even though it won't hit the US until next year. Gamers that plan to purchase the Vita that have a big library of UMD games from their previous PSP will be able to sign up for the UMD Passport program. Before you get too excited, this isn't a way to port UMD games over to the PS Vita.

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Sony accepting apps for PlayStation Suite dev program closed beta

Sony accepting apps for PlayStation Suite dev program closed beta

We talked a bit about the PlayStation Suite program back in September when we first caught wind of the new dev program. The point of the PS Suite program is to allow the developers to make games and other apps that will run on the coming Vita portable console as well as Android devices. The PlayStation Suite SDK will allow the games to be played on Android devices that aren’t Sony branded as well.

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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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Some PS Vita games will require a memory card to save

Some PS Vita games will require a memory card to save

The launch of the PS Vita is getting close and we already know all the details on the new portable game console. We know that the console gets a 5-inch AMOLED screen that is touch sensitive. The console will sell for $249 in WiFi only and $299 with 3G inside as well. We were already not too happy that the PS Vita would require a specific memory card format that would not work with other devices.

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PS Vita hits North America and Europe February 22 2012

PS Vita hits North America and Europe February 22 2012

The PlayStation Vita will go on sale February 22, 2012 in North America and Europe, Sony has confirmed, two months after the console arrives in Japan. The handheld - which features a 5-inch OLED touchscreen - will be priced at $249 for the WiFi-only model, and $299 for the 3G/WiFi version.

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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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