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Sony: We won’t make PSP mistakes with PS Vita

Sony: We won’t make PSP mistakes with PS Vita

Sony has admitted it made a mistake with how PSP games were handled, dropping the ball when the PS3 arrived, and insists that it will not make the same mistake the the PS Vita. ""In the past we launched PSP and then shifted our attention to PS3 when that came on the horizon, which we now concede was a mistake" Sony worldwide studios president Shuhei Yoshida told the official PlayStation blog, "so with PS Vita we are working on this huge range titles and planning ahead for a constant supply of excellent games."

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Sony moves 321,000 PS Vita portables in first two days

Sony moves 321,000 PS Vita portables in first two days

We have been hearing a lot about the Sony PS Vita over the last few months leading up to its Japanese launch. The little portable console will launch here in the US in early 2012. In Japan, the launch has already come and Sony is reporting robust sales of the device. We had heard previously that the console had sold out in pre-orders in Japan.

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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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PS Vita details surface on Trophies, remote play, and more

PS Vita details surface on Trophies, remote play, and more

Sony's PS Vita has already sold out in pre-orders for its December 17 launch in Japan, but it won't be heading to the states until February 22. Nonetheless, we can indulge in new details on the device that have been revealed in the English version of the console's user guide, which Sony has made available online. Main things to note are the way Trophies are earned on the PS Vita, how backups are saved, and the Remote Play feature.

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Sony PS Vita sells out in Japanese pre-orders

Sony PS Vita sells out in Japanese pre-orders

The Sony PS Vita is launching first in Japan and inside Sony's home country the little Vita portable has been up for pre-sale ahead of a lunching in time for Christmas. Sony will launch the Vita inside Japan officially on December 17, which is this coming Friday. The Vita has been up for pre-order for a while now inside Japan and Sony has made an announcement.

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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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