Sony had announced that PlayStation Plus was coming to the PS Vita back at E3, but never spoke a word of it again until just last week. As Sony promised, the news is finally here, and PlayStation Plus will be available on PS Vita as of November 19th.
PS Vita owners will need to update their system's firmware to v2.00, which will enable the new feature, allowing access to a wealth of savings, including the "Instant Game Collection" that's been so popular on the PS3.
The PS Vita's Instant Game Collection includes the following titles on day one:
- Uncharted: Golden Abyss
- Jet Set Radio
- WipEout 2048
- Gravity Rush
- Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack!
- Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions (PSP)
Just glancing at the list, it's easy to see the immediate value a PlayStation Plus subscription adds, as these are some of the very best titles available for the PS Vita. The addition of my favorite PSP game ever makes the deal all the more sweeter.
But wait, that's not all.
Firmware v2.00 also brings native email support, wireless content management between PC and PS Vita, map buttons to the touchscreen and rear touchpad in PSOne games, and enhanced performance of the PS Vita's web browser.
Not too shabby. Now, if only Sony could actually sell some more PS Vita systems...