What is this First Edition bundle I've been hearing about?
It's a bundle with a Playstation Vita, a case, a 4 GB memory card, Little Deviants and it's available a week early (Feb 15). In the US it's $349.99 and you'll get the 3G version of the PS Vita. In Canada it's $299.99 and it comes with the wi-fi only version.
Is the PS Vita backwards compatible?
You can play PSP games. PS1 Classics are not compatible at launch.
Is there a discount for buying the games digitally from the PSN store?
There will be some kind of discount. (source
Is there some kind of UMD trade-in program?
Will PS+ members get an additional discount?
There will be no PS+ discounts in the US for Vita at launch. (source
Is the Vita region free?
Yes, but you can only have one account activated at a time and online passes are region restricted.
Are memory cards region free?
Yes, they are. Yoshida have been telling EU users to import 32 GB cards from the US.
How do I download full games on the device?
You can only download games directly with the Vita or transfer them from a PS3. There are currently no other ways.
Can you backup full games from your memory card to your PC using the Vita and the CMA application?
How large memory card do I need?
That's up to you, but here is a helpful list of the sizes of a few Japanese PS Vita games. European games tend to be larger due to multilingual support.
How do I switch PSN account on my Vita?
A: Read this post
TITLE SIZE Japan North America
AR Combat DigiQ 220 MB
Army Corps of Hell 598 MB
Asphalt Injection 724 MB
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend 3180 MB
Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention 1699 MB
Dream Club Zero 2835 MB
Dungeon Hunter 1057 MB
Dynasty Warriors 1485 MB
Escape Plan 842 MB
Everybody's Golf 6 1100 MB
F1 1435 MB
Kyoukugen Dasshutsu: Zennin Shiboudesu 693 MB
Little Deviants 869 MB
Lord of Apocalypse 1427 MB
Lumines: Electric Symphony 722 MB
Michael Jackson Experience 1225 MB
Minna to Issho 168 MB
Mojohng Fight Club 793 MB
Monster Radar 1640 MB
Rayman Origins 932 MB
Ridge Racer 561 MB
Shinobido 2 1057 MB
Touch my Katamari 744 MB
Twitter App 5760 KB
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 1350 MB
Uncharted: Golden Abyss 2777 MB
Virtua Tennis 4 1241 MB
Is it true that most PSP games are incompatible with the PS Vita?
The list Sony posted here
is incomplete. Resourceful NeoGAF members have helped us compile the list below. You can transfer these via a PS3 instead of downloading them from the Vita store. Please notify me if you find any errors in the lists.
Compatible, but not listed by Sony
Currently incompatible titles
Ape Escape on the Loose
Capcom Classic Collection: Reloaded
Capcom Classic Collection: Remixed
Capcom Puzzle World
Castlevania: Dracula X Chronicles
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee
LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
LocoRoco: Midnight Carnival
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
PQ: Practical Intelligence Quotient
Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters
Rock Band Unplugged
Sega Genesis Collection
Silent Hill: Origins
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories
Sonic Rivals 2
Valkyria Chronicles II
Ys I & II Chronicles (works for some) (Explanation here. Hopefully we'll get a fix soon.)
All Neo Geo titles
All PC Engine titles
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops
MotorStorm: Arctic Edge
Phantasy Star Portable
Phantasy Star Portable 2
Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity
SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 3
Twisted Metal: Head On
Ys I & II Chronicles (works for some)
Age of Zombies
Heroes of Sparta
Pac-Man Championship Edition
(manufacturer's suggested retail price)
PS Vita Wi-Fi $249.99
PS Vita 3G $299.99
First Edition - US $349.99
First Edition - Canada $299.99
4 GB memory card $19.99
8 GB memory card $29.99
16 GB memory card $59.99
32 GB memory card $99.99
Starter kit with memory card $39.99
In-ear headset $19.99
Carrying case $19.99
Travel Pouch $19.99
Protective film (2 pack) $9.99
Card case $5.99
Portable charger $49.99
AC adaptor $14.99
Car adaptor $14.99
USB cable $14.99
Games on PSN
HORI hard case $14.99
HORI face cover $12.99
HORI screen protector $6.99
Thrustmaster S.P.F case £19.99
Thrustmaster V.I.P case £16.99
The PlayStation Vita In 2011-2012
Escape Plan $14.99 £9.99
Hustle Kings $9.99 £6.49
MotorStorm: RC £4.79
Super Stardust Delta $9.99 £6.49
Tales from Space:MBA $7.99
Top Darts £6.49
BlazBlue: CSE $34.99
Dungeon Hunter $35.99
HSG: World Invitational $35.99
Little Deviants $26.99
Michael Jackson $35.99
Modnation Racers: Road Trip $26.99
Rayman Origins $35.99
Uncharted: Golden Abyss $44.99
Wipeout 2048 $35.99
PlayStation Vita Screenshots | OS Level Captures
Playstation Vita wallpaper thread | Customizing dat OLED screen
near (Vita App) | Scanning local Vita chums for all dat Game Goods
Find a GAFer to play with @ Google Docs (hidden link, quote post to view it)
Playstation Vita Online Manual
Content Manager Assistant for Playstation (Windows)
Content Manager Assistant for Playstation (Mac)
Welcome to PlayStation Vita
How to Download PSP Titles to PS Vita
Registering access points (used by Near)
How to Switch PSN Accounts on PS Vita
@ YouTube (IGN)
The Ultimate Guide To PS Vita’s European Launch Line-Up
Playstation Vita Buyers' Guide
@ Vox Games
How Sony's Big Gamble With The PS Vita Will Lead Them To Victory
Destructoid LIVE with PS Vita!
European system unboxing video
@ Game Kings
US Vita games unboxing video
@ Playstation Vita Wallpapers
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