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.
The first details of the trophies available for Uncharted: Golden Abyss on the PlayStation Vita have been leaked. As expected, the game will include the coveted Platinum trophy and many of the trophies will be similar to the previous PlayStation 3 titles (see below to see what we mean!). You can expect a large number of treasure and combat related trophies if the previous titles are anything to go by.
Yes – like the PS3, the PS Vita supports trophies with compatible games. Some games even include the coveted Platinum trophy. Trophies can be synched to the PSN, and you can view or compare PS Vita trophies on a PS3.
Information about trophies you have earned is saved on the PS Vita system. You can only earn trophies on the first PS Vita system that you start a game on. You cannot earn trophies for that game on other PS Vita systems. If you sign up for PlayStation Network, you can save information about the trophies you have earned on PlayStation Network servers. When you play the game on a different PS Vita system, if you sign up for the same PlayStation Network account, you can earn additional trophies on that system.
You can save trophies for up to 100 games on your PS Vita system, but if you sync your trophies with the PlayStation Network, you can save a lot more trophies.
Sony has been thinking about adding Trophy support to the PSP for some time now, but they are trying to tackle some technical difficulties – the biggest of which is the piracy issue. According to President of Sony Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida, “It’s under discussion, but there are some technical challenges.” Recently though, rumors have begun once again. The LittleBigPlanet PSP box clearly shows “Trophies” as one of the features of the game.
The PlayStation 3 received trophy support over a year ago, bring more replay value to games and also rewarding gamers by completing special feats. We think trophies were a great addition to PS3 games, and its about time it comes to the PSP. More often than not, we find ourselves playing games purely for the trophies, and we’re not alone. There are many trophy whores out there.