New content is available on the European PlayStation Store this week, with 12 new PS4 games, two new PS3 games and one new PS Vita game. New games include Wasteland 2: Directors Cut, Back to the Future: The Game – 30th Anniversary Edition and the first episode of Minecraft: Story Mode.
Following suit with Europe, SCEA have released the PlayStation Store download chart for September 2015, showing the top downloaded games and content for all PlayStation platforms. The top three PS4 games for September are exactly the same as Europe, with Destiny: The Taken King beating MGSV and FIFA 16.
September 2015 saw many new big games released on the PS4 and PS3, so last month's top selling PlayStation Store chart comes as no surprise. On the PS4 and PS3, Destiny: The Taken King was the top selling title according to SCEE, followed by FIFA 16 in second on both consoles.
Sony has announced that maintenance is scheduled to take place next week for approximately 2 hours. The PlayStation Network and associated services will be unavailable between 04:30 GMT to 06:30 GMT on October 14th 2015. In North America, this maintenance window falls on October 13th 2015, between 21:30 PDT to October 13, 23:30 PDT.
While the PS Vita is a great portable console, it hasn’t had much success around the world. In the four years that it’s been available, it’s faced heavy competition from the Nintendo 3DS, and gaming on portable devices such as mobile phones. In fact, Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida says that because of the latter, a successor to the PS Vita is unlikely at the moment.
Sony has announced that it is terminating support for Facebook on the PS3 and PS Vita. Full support will be withdrawn at the start of next year, but the application for the PS Vita and PlayStation TV has already been removed from the PlayStation Store as of September 15th 2015. Support will continue for the PS4 so you can continue to upload videos and screenshots.
Sony has released a new Firmware update for the PS Vita, updating the system software to v3.52. The new update is mandatory if you wish to access the PlayStation Network or play online. Unfortunately, the update is simply a patch to improve system stability.
If you are looking forward to your favourite PlayStation franchise coming to the PS Vita, then you’ll be disappointed with the latest news from Sony. Sony’s Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida has said that no Sony first party studios are working on games for the PS Vita.
Sony has released a new minor firmware update for the PS Vita, updating the system software to v3.51. This update fixes system stability issues when using certain features, and is required to access the PlayStation Network.
New content is available on the US PlayStation Store, with four new PS Vita games added. New games include Element4l and Stealth Inc. 2: A Game of Clones. You can also find new PlayStation Now rentals.