PlayStation Vita - News

July2022

  • News Killzone Shadow Fall PS4 Servers Will Shut Down, Three Other Games Too

    Being turned off next month

    Guerrilla Games has announced the online servers of Killzone Shadow Fall, standalone co-op mode Intercept, PS Vita game Killzone Mercenary, and PSVR title RIGS: Mechanized Combat League will all be turned off on 12th August 2022. This will leave only the singl

  • Guide Best PS Vita Games

    PS Vita's best games, ranked and rated

    What are the best PS Vita games? First released on 15th February, 2012 in the United States, with a European launch following on 22nd February, 2012, the PS Vita represented Sony’s second attempt at a portable PlayStation platform, following the success of the PSP, which sold over 80 million units worldwide...

  • News This Is the Closest You'll Ever Get to a PS3 Devkit

    Early PS Vita devkit also showcased

    Here’s a fascinating video from Linus Tech Tips: a PS3 development kit pulled apart and showcased in all of its enormous glory. The giant 2ft behemoth was used by developers to create games for Sony’s last-last-gen console, and the clip even includes development build footage of titles like Life Is Strange,...

June2022

  • News Do You Really Love the PS Vita? Now You Can Get One Framed

    Or a PSP, if you're old-school

    The PS Vita was dealt a pretty unfair hand. Launched at a time when the handheld market was facing stiff competition from smartphones, Sony's last portable had power, ability, and some great games – but it simply couldn't find the mass market penetration it needed to succeed against Nintendo's 3DS (and even that...

May2022

April2022

  • News PS Vita's Worrying PS Store Issues All Resolved

    Working as intended again

    Update: Sony has promptly solved problems with the PS Vita’s PS Store, which worryingly suggested that content was “no longer for sale”. As of the time of reporting, service has been resumed, and is operating as intended again. Original Story: PS Vita’s built-in PS Store is busted, and there’s been no word from...

  • Video How Telltale Nailed The Walking Dead's Opening Scene

    A quiet start to the apocalypse

    Telltale’s The Walking Dead is 10 years old this week (welp!) and we’ve been reminiscing on its fantastic post-apocalyptic story. Within a span of just five episodes, players around the world came to love the wholesome father/daughter relationship between survivors Lee and Clementine. There are a lot of memorable...

  • News Classic Games Including PS1 Curiously Expiring on PS3, PS Vita

    Seems to be a bug

    It looks like Sony has yet another bug to plug. Fans returning to the PS1 Classic re-release of Chrono Cross on PS3 and PS Vita this week – presumably propelled by the recent PS4 re-release – have discovered that a PlayStation Network bug is rendering the legendary RPG unplayable. And it’s not an isolated incident: while...

March2022

February2022

January2022

  • Poll We Want You to Rate Your Favourite PS Vita Games

    Help us build a definitive list

    Can you believe that the PS Vita is almost ten years old? Next month, Sony’s impossibly pretty handheld platform will double its digits, and we’re hoping to mark the occasion with a list of the Best PS Vita Games – as decided by you! We had a lot of fun polling you on the PS3 recently, and now we’re eager to...

  • Poll What's the Best Uncharted Game?

    Drake decider

    Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection, which remasters Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy for PlayStation 5 and eventually PC, is now less than two weeks away. Maybe you can't wait to return to the adventures of Nathan Drake and Chloe Frazer, or maybe you're planning to experience them for the first time...

December2021

  • News The PS Vita Is Now 10 Years Old

    Initial Japanese release was a decade ago

    Ah, the PlayStation Vita. A beautiful handheld gaming device with oodles of potential, Sony's successor to the PSP was — and still is — a cracking little machine. While most of us didn't get our hands on one until February 2012, it was originally released in Japan on 17th December, 2011 — 10 whole...

  • News PS5, PS4 Users Are Still the Biggest W*nkers in Gaming

    PS Vita usage drops massively

    PornHub has today shared its 2021 Year in Review stats, revealing that PlayStation users are once again the ones using their systems the most to beat it. In fact, traffic to the site actually increased by 17.6 per cent compared to 2020 from PS5, PS4 consoles. Overall, PlayStation makes up 60.6 per cent of overall...

November2021

October2021

  • Video 5 Ways PS Vita Was Ahead of Its Time

    Sony's handheld system switched it up

    With developers working tirelessly to take advantage of its unique feature-set, the PS Vita should have been a portable primed to succeed. Looking back, though, Sony’s second handheld never felt like it realised its full potential. It all started with that beautifully bright OLED screen, of course, presenting...

  • Guide PS5 Backwards Compatibility: Can You Play PS3, PS2, and PS1 Games on PlayStation 5?

    Classics

    Can you play PS3, PS2, and PS1 games on PS5? Sony has talked a lot about the importance of PS5 backwards compatibility, but is the PlayStation 5 backwards compatible with PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation 1? As part of our PS5 guide, we’re going to tell you whether PS5 is backwards compatible with PS3, PS2, and PS1 games. You...

  • News PS3, PS Vita to Remove PS Store Payment Methods

    You'll need to top-up your wallet elsewhere

    Sony will keep the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita storefronts open, as previously promised, but it seems that the compromise is that it will remove most funding methods from the devices natively. What does this mean, then? Well, from 27th October you won’t be able to purchase games using a credit or debit...

July2021

  • News New PS Vita Releases Pegged for 20th July as Sony Ceases Submissions

    One last hurrah

    While the PS Vita storefront will remain open for the foreseeable future – following a dramatic U-turn from the Japanese giant – Sony is sticking to its original plan of ceasing to accept submissions for the handheld’s PS Store from 20th July, meaning a final batch of new releases will deploy tomorrow. A couple of indie...

  • News With the Steam Deck Announced, This Is What a Next-Gen PSP Could Be

    Alternate universe

    Sony is, quite clearly, done with the handheld market. While there’s no question Nintendo has enjoyed enormous success with its hybrid hardware Nintendo Switch, the previous portable PlayStation failed to capture the imagination of gamers – even if the PS Vita is considered something of a cult classic these days. But...

  • News PS Vita Trends on Twitter as OLED Screen for New Switch Is Revealed

    The handheld that could

    Here we are once again reminiscing about the PlayStation Vita. Sony's second handheld gaming platform never really caught on like the PSP did, but the gizmo continues to prove how it was ahead of its time. Case in point is today's news from Nintendo, where it has confirmed an updated Switch model will sport an OLED screen. It...

June2021

  • News PS Vita Messages Wiped and Functionality Disabled

    Closed communication

    PS Vita’s Messages app has officially shutdown today, as per a prior announcement by Sony. It means you can no longer communicate with your friends or potentially even invite them to online games. Furthermore, any historic messages you may have had saved on your system will be wiped from the format itself – although you’ll...

  • News PS4, PS Vita Games Can Be Purchased for As Little As £0.16/$0.19 on PS Store Right Now

    How low can you go?

    PS Store prices have been falling harder and faster than ever before, but the latest round of indie deals on Sony’s storefront has brought with it some of the lowest prices we’ve ever seen. Right now, you can pick up games for as little as £0.16/$0.19 apiece – we’re talking back of the sofa stuff. Obviously, many of...

May2021

  • News New PS Vita Games Will Sadly Cease This Summer

    Despite the PS Store remaining open

    Sony will cease accepting PS Vita software for submission this summer, as despite reversing its decision to remove the portable’s storefront, it will still enforce policies that will effectively bring an end to new releases. Despite nearing its 10th anniversary, titles have continued to deploy on the device with...

April2021

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February2021

January2021

  • News New Releases on PS Vita's Store Updated for First Time in Eons

    It's been almost a year

    For the first time in almost a year, Sony has updated the new releases segment of the PlayStation Store on the PS Vita. For those of you who haven’t touched the forgotten format in a while, you may not know that the ‘Latest’ section has been abandoned for 10 months, meaning although new software has been deploying on...

  • News Official Killzone Website Shut Down, Some Services Affected

    Clans in Shadow Fall inaccessible

    Developer Guerrilla Games has retired the official Killzone website, meaning it is no longer accessible in its original form. A redirect to PlayStation.com has been set up in its place alongside a quick message from the Dutch team. It reads: "The official website for the Killzone franchise has retired. Going...

  • Guide Is It Worth Buying a PS Vita in 2021?

    The state of play for Sony's handheld

    Is it worth buying a PS Vita in 2021? Sony’s well-liked handheld may have been a commercial flop, but it continues to retain an engaged audience almost a decade after its original Japanese release. So, what is it like playing a PS Vita in 2021? Are there any upcoming PS Vita games worth paying attention to?...

December2020

September2020

  • Random Here's Super Mario 64 Running on PS2

    And on PS Vita

    With the release of Super Mario 3D All-Stars looming large, we suppose a scrappy PlayStation 2 port of Super Mario 64 isn’t all that interesting in isolation. Except, from a pure curiosity perspective, it is. The gameplay footage embedded below is riddled with texture bugs that make the title almost unplayable, but the homemade port...

July2020

June2020

  • News Persona 4 Golden Fans Remain Hopeful of a PS4 Port

    Throw us a bone, Atlus

    Former PlayStation Vita exclusive Persona 4 Golden was announced and subsequently released for PC this past weekend, bringing with it one of the very best JRPG experiences around. It's great to see the Atlus classic no longer stranded on a tiny handheld screen, but given the developer's relationship with Sony, we thought there...

  • News Killzone: Mercenary Online Servers Haven't Actually Been Turned Off

    False alarm

    Over the weekend, you may have read reports that Sony had turned off the multiplayer servers for PlayStation Vita exclusive Killzone: Mercenary all of a sudden. Players reported that they were unable to connect to online matches, with one particular user questioning customer support staff on the topic. They apparently confirmed that the...

January2020

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August2018

  • News Pato Box Punches Out a PS4 and PS Vita Release

    Duck and weave

    We're sure you've been thinking to yourself, "Wait a minute, the PS4 doesn't have a boxing game starring a man with a duck's head". Well, we've got some great news for you: Pato Box has been announced for both PS4 and PS Vita, and it's arriving very soon indeed. This odd game is an action/adventure boxing title inspired by the...

March2014

September2012

July2012

  • News Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Lands 16th November

    Christmas presence

    SEGA's announced it'll launch Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed on PS3 and PS Vita in Europe on 16th November 2012. The air, land and sea racer features famous faces from favourite franchises like Panzer Dragoon and Jet Set Radio, set to return on PSN later this summer of course. Will you take SEGA's latest racer for a...

  • Game of the Month June 2012 - Gravity Rush

    Straight to the top

    Sony's fantastic physics-bending Gravity Rush hit Vita in late June and easily walked away with our Game of the Month award. As our Gravity Rush review explains: It's a game that defies expectations almost as frequently as the physical properties it’s built upon. A surreal narrative is complemented by genuinely...

June2012

  • Store Update 20th June 2012 (Europe)

    No Tombi!

    There's no Tombi! for Europe this week, but Sony says it's working on it. In the meantime, here is what's available for you EU PSN account holders. PS3 Games: Air Conflicts: Secret Wars [Air Conflicts: Secret Wars review] Out of fierce battles great heroes are born… It is 1939: the Second World War has broken out and troops everywhere...

April2012

  • Store Update 17th April 2012 (North America)

    The House of the Dead opens its doors again

    Two games and a new app for Vita and a Move-enabled shooter are the highlights of this week's PS update for North America. Let's dive right in. PlayStation Plus: Free Downloads: Frogger ReturnsFull Game Trials: Dead Rising 2: Off the RecordNHL 12Free Avatars and Themes: THE

March2012

  • News Phantasy Star Online 2 Confirmed for PS Vita

    Pioneer 2

    SEGA's revealed that it's bringing Phantasy Star Online 2 to PlayStation Vita. The sequel to the Dreamcast original was announced last year for PC, but as part of today's Game Heaven promotional event SEGA's confirmed it'll come to Vita in 2013. The game also looks like it'll support cross-platform play with PC gamers, as the video below...

February2012