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PlayStation Vita firmware update v3.50 seemed like a bit of a non-event for Sony's handheld format, removing more features than it added. However, as part of a presentation at the Unite Tokyo 2015 event – as spotted and translated by NeoGAF member Parakeetman – the platform holder revealed that the new patch enables 30 per cent additional memory for usage with games.

What does this mean? Well, we're not engineers so we can't say for sure, but it sounds like the Japanese giant was reserving a portion of the platform's memory should it decide to implement new hardware intensive features in the future. By giving that power back to developers, it means that studios will now be able to push the system a little harder than before. Of course, they've got to actually make some new software first...