If you have more contacts than a regional directory, then you may be delighted to learn that your PlayStation Network friends list has ballooned to 2,000 slots. Following the latest PlayStation Vita firmware update – and some meaty backend maintenance earlier in the week – the platform holder has boosted its online service’s buddy list ahead of the PlayStation 4’s impending North American launch.

As detailed recently, you’ll be able to see all of your associates on the platform holder’s latest devices, but the PlayStation 3's XMB will be locked to just 100 friends. The firm’s using a fancy algorithm to filter these on the current generation console, which will prioritise those folks that are currently online. Sony’s supposedly working to display all of your contacts inside the majority of existing games, but some titles will be stuck with the previous limit.

We never reached the old cap, so we reckon that we’ll never even come close to the new one. Still, the social gamers among you must be delighted to learn that you'll no longer need to pick and choose between your PlayStation pals. Are you planning an invite spree? Send us a request in the comments section below.

[via community.eu.playstation.com, joystiq.com, vg247.com]