Sony has released Firmware update v1.51 for the PlayStation Vita to fix the freezing bugs experienced by some users. The Japanese PlayStation website doesn’t mention specific details for the update, except that it may be required to play certain games and when accessing PlayStation Network features.
PlayStation Vita has only sold 72,479 units in its second week since launch, which is a rather disappointing figure after more than 320,000 units were sold in the first 48 hours since launch. In comparison, the PSP sold 101,121 units, while the 3DS shifted a staggering 482,200 units in the same seven days.
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As you all know, PlayStation Vita launched in Japan last weekend, and now SCEA have confirmed details about the North American launch on February 22nd 2012. We have the list of official PS Vita software launch lineup for the U.S. and Canada, and well as pricing details for the official memory cards and accessories.
Sony has announced that the PlayStation Vita will come with a few extras when it launches in February 2012 in Europe and North America. The PlayStation Vita will come bundled with six AR Play Cards and a voucher code to download three AR games, all for free.
Sony has confirmed the recommended retail prices (RRP) for PS Vita game cards, that’s boxed copies of games that you buy from physical retailers, as well as official prices for the memory cards and accessories for the portable console. The console will have a fantastic line-up for launch, available at a range of prices between €29.99 and €49.99.
This bit of news is likely to cause disappointment to players who tend to purchase second-hand games. On the PlayStation Vita, trophies can only be unlocked for the first player that uses the game. If you purchase a second-hand game, all the game data on the card needs to be reset before the second player can earn trophies.
Sony has managed to sell a total of 321,407 PlayStation Vitas on December 17 (the day it was launched in Japan) and 18, according to Japanese video game magazine Famitsu [JP]. This pretty solid number means that big S has sold about 46% of its initial shipment of Vitas (which is rumored to be around 700,000 units) in 48 hours.
- Gex (£3.99/€4.99)
- Pandemonium (£3.99/€4.99)
- NeoGeo (PS3)
- World Heroes (£7.19/€8.99)
Downloadable Games (also available from PS3 Storefront)
- Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 (Digital) ($19.99)
Game Demos (also available from PS3 Storefront) (free)
- Cars 2: The Video Game PSP Demo