After announcing that PlayStation Plus would be coming to PlayStation Vita this month, Sony has now confirmed that PlayStation Plus for Vita will be available in North America beginning on November 19, 2012. PS Plus members will receive six titles to play on PS Vita in addition to the 12 games currently available for the PlayStation 3. PS Plus is expanding as part of the PS Vita System Software Update (version2.00), which will add other new features that enhance the overall gaming and entertainment experience on the PS Vita system. I’ve already said that I think that PlayStation Plus is by far the best value in terms of subscription services in gaming and now with the addition of the functionality to the PlayStation Vita, it’s a no brainer. If you own a PS3 or a Vita and you aren’t a PS Plus subscriber, you are absolutely cheating yourself. For parents looking to buy their children either the Vita or the PS3 this Christmas, BUY PlayStation Plus, trust us it will be the best $50 you ever spent.
On day one, PS Plus members will be able to download a selection of hit PS Vita games including Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Jet Set Radio, WipEout 2048, Gravity Rush, and Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack! as well as the PlayStation Portable (PSP) hit FINAL FANTASY TACTICS: The War of the Lions. PlayStation Plus for Vita also provides 1GB of online. There are two membership options available for PS Plus, including a 3 month plan for $17.99 and a one year plan for $49.99. PS3 owners with an existing PS Plus membership will also be able to enjoy PS Plus features and services on the PS Vita system at no additional cost. By purchasing PS Plus for PS Vita you will be able to enjoy the benefits of PS Plus for PS3.
Beyond PlayStation Plus, PS Vita System Software Update (version2.00) will strengthen the PS Vita platform by adding a host of new features and enhancements. Highlights include:
- PS Vita users will be able to check read and send email directly from PS Vita**
- PS Vita users will be able to wirelessly transfer content between PS Vita and PC in addition to browsing folders on PS3™/PC and copying them to PS Vita
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- PS Vita users will be able to assign controller buttons to touchscreen, rear touch pad and buttons with select games on the PS Vita system
- Custom screen mode option for flexible screen size adjustment
- PS Vita users will have the ability to “Tweet” web page addresses