Over the past few months, lots of new information about the PlayStation Vita has been revealed. For example, earlier today, SCEE revealed the PSVita’s official box design and information on the launch applications. Below, we have included a summary of other useful information about the upcoming portable console.
- Not all games will require a memory card – PS Vita memory cards will be expensive, but not all games will require them. For example, Square-Enix’s Army Corps of Hell is the first title we know of to sport this cost-effective feature. Obviously, this doesn’t apply to games downloaded from the PlayStation Store.
- 3G downloads will be limited – like the iPhone, the PS Vita will have a download limit when downloading games and applications using 3G. Sony has confirmed that a limit will exist, at least initially.
- Ad-hoc PS Vita / PSP multiplayer will be supported – if you have a PSP title on your PS Vita, some games will allow you to play your mates using ad-hoc multiplayer, even if they are using a PSP. However, it’s unclear is all games will be compatible or only a select few…
- PS Vita will be region-free – Shuhei Yoshida, Sony’s President of Worldwide Studios, confirmed that the PS Vita will be region free, just like the PSP. So those wishing to import from Japan will be able to do so, knowing their PAL or NTSC software will work on the Japanese version.
- Play any PS3 game on the PS Vita using Remote Play – According to a site we found called 4Gamer.net, you can play any PS3 game via Remote Play on the PS Vita. This is still a rumor until Sony confirm the existence of Remote Play on the Vita.