In preparation for Wednesday’s wide release of PS Vita, Sony are releasing System Software Update (v1.61) for download. If you are just turning on your PlayStation Vita for the first time, this update will add a number of new features to the PS Vita (see below for a summary or check our Firmware v1.60 post).
Firmware Changelog (v1.60)
- A new application, (Maps), has been added to the home screen.
- In addition to photos, you can now take videos using the Photo application.
- You can now publish stories about the products that you rate in PlayStation Store to Facebook.
- In near, players’ information is now displayed on the Discoveries screen. On this screen, a list of the online IDs of up to 100 players that you have encountered, and the number of times that you encountered each player, are displayed. Tap an online ID to display that player’s profile screen.
- The Mac OS version of Content Manager Assistant for PlayStation has been released. The Windows version has also been updated.
You can download Content Manager Assistant from here. Refer to the website to find out how to install the application.
If you have already updated your PS Vita to 1.60, 1.61 will improve certain aspects of the system software. Essentially, update v1.61 is a minor update to improve system stability and fix some early bugs present in the First Edition Bundle.