• Ten days ago Sony released the PS Vita, ten days ago, they also released firmware update 1.50, today they release firmware version 1.51, here is a horribly translated quote from the changelog:

    From 27 December 2011 and began updating the system software version 1.51.

    To become available and some features of the PlayStation ® Network features, updates the system software of PS Vita (Update) is required. PS Vita also system software, by updating, adding and security can be enhanced many features. Please use the update to the latest version.

    Standard software while playing PlayStation ® Vita Some symptoms have been identified that affect the game progress.
    We’ve improved the symptoms of this software in the system.
    “NEXT Dynasty Warriors”

    Source Japanese PS .com

    Meanwhile in the other side of the PS Vita scene, PSP Developer Wololo discovered this update this morning, when he connected his PS Vita to his computer in order to transfer some files, in order to be allowed to transfer those files, he was met with a forceful update, no updating, no transfering files, here is what the developer said on his blog:

    Today as I was using the PS Vita “content manager” in order to copy some files to the PS Vita, the content manager refused to start until I updated my firmware to official update 1.510. (This literally happened 10 minutes ago)

    What surprises me is that the vita was disconnected, so I am assuming the update order came from the client on my PC (Update: confirmed. And the Vita refuses to run the content manager if the PC is not connected to the net).

    Read the full story at:
    Wololo’s Blog

    Thanks to 1337mods for the news tip

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  • 40 Comments

    1. rpgguy999
      12-27-2011
      09:48 AM
      1

      ...by updating, adding and security can be enhanced many features...
      I giggled.
      But it must the horrible Google translation.

    2. Mattr92
      12-27-2011
      09:51 AM
      2

      Why would you want such a garbage overpriced device.

    3. GregoryRasputin
      12-27-2011
      09:52 AM
      3

      Originally Posted by Mattr92
      Why would you want such a garbage overpriced device.
      You know i often ask the same question to iPhone users

    4. fahadsul3man
      12-27-2011
      09:58 AM
      4

      Originally Posted by Mattr92
      Why would you want such a garbage overpriced device.
      quit flamin some of us like vita

    5. CrystalWolf
      12-27-2011
      10:53 AM
      5

      I'm guessing that by the time it comes out to the U.S firmware 2.00 will already be pushed to the system.

    6. Thelostdeathknight
      12-27-2011
      11:05 AM
      6

      Did anyone really expect sony to change their behavior?

    7. LilPimpT
      12-27-2011
      11:11 AM
      7

      So, basically, what all this security means..Is likely a dongle (well, memory card) for the vita. DRM'd of course, so you can't use clones. Useless to be reverse engineered, (as what's the point if you can't copy the files, you'd need the card first.) As it sits, ya'll can expect another TRUE-BLUE and JBKING for the PS Vita. It's a painful realization, but it's what's going to happen. Maybe we'll get lucky and get people like the supercard team to make our cards, instead of ******bag pricks who only want money. I doubt it, though. This is seriously a cash-cow for cards.

      Hell, even having the vita's 'keys' would be useless unless we had the keys for the PS3 as well. And even if we did, sony could block it, since you -need- to be connected to the internet. Someone could create a spoof server, i assume, though. Which is likely what the card sellers would do. Or, at least, it'd be the smart thing (assuming it's possible) to do.

    8. abhi98228
      12-27-2011
      11:13 AM
      8

      hope someone makes some hombrew that would run VITA games on PS3 lol

    9. LilPimpT
      12-27-2011
      11:16 AM
      9

      Unlikely. The vita has more power than the PS3, if i recall. Not to mention vita doesn't need to video in 1080p.

    10. VIRGIN KLM
      12-27-2011
      11:40 AM
      10

      Sony is constantly breaking their previous record of how retarded can be.
      I guess I'll skip completelly Vita, not even used. I mean seriously, which company ever release it's first ever software revision for security measures? It's sick. All this proves the inability of a company to care for their costumer's quality of services and all they care is to sell a product that once you buy it, you're stuck with it and it's always-negative-future.
      I am yet to understand how retarded a person can be, not caring and still buy products from Sony, he must be more retarded than Sony, and that's not my opinion, it's a mathematic fact. I see no difference on buying a Sony product and to marry a girl/guy you met yesterday on a club, your relationship is doomed to fail from the start.

    11. synce
      12-27-2011
      11:42 AM
      11

      ^ Vita more powerful than the PS3? How do people fall for such BS marketing?? AT BEST the Vita is a PS2.5. Either way don't count on PS3 playing Vita games, or even Vita playing PS2 games. It's just not powerful enough to emulate them, that's why they have to rebuild FFX

    12. Reaper87
      12-27-2011
      12:22 PM
      12

      Do we know if this FW update blocks the Hello World Exploit? Or is that exploit still kept in the dark from Sony?

    13. alienkid
      12-27-2011
      12:27 PM
      13

      Originally Posted by Reaper87
      Do we know if this FW update blocks the Hello World Exploit? Or is that exploit still kept in the dark from Sony?
      Good Read.

    14. Annelies
      12-27-2011
      12:34 PM
      14

      Originally Posted by synce
      ^ Vita more powerful than the PS3? How do people fall for such BS marketing?? AT BEST the Vita is a PS2.5. Either way don't count on PS3 playing Vita games, or even Vita playing PS2 games. It's just not powerful enough to emulate them, that's why they have to rebuild FFX
      Everyone said the PSP was the PS2.5. Lol.

    15. ChaseHammer
      12-27-2011
      01:09 PM
      15

      unless i acquire a Vita for free or VERY cheap there is not a chance in hell I will buy this thing.

      First the lack of games that are new and not just a pile of recycled garbage port. Second you are REQUIRED to have an internet connection when connecting to a PC to check AND UPDATE to new firmware or it will not allow you to access the system or media.

      What kind of BS is it when the system says no internet connection and shuts off. Heaven forbid lets say a grandparent gives a vita to a kid for Christmas and the family cant afford a monthly internet connection, oh **** kid you cant add anything to the system now.

      All this to stop hacking that is inevitable on all electronics. People arent stupid when it comes to computers now, you cant stop "pirates".

    16. japsander
      12-27-2011
      01:21 PM
      16

      Originally Posted by VIRGIN KLM
      I am yet to understand how retarded a person can be, not caring and still buy products from Sony, he must be more retarded than Sony, and that's not my opinion, it's a mathematic fact. I see no difference on buying a Sony product and to marry a girl/guy you met yesterday on a club, your relationship is doomed to fail from the start.
      if MS brought out a device like the vita then maybe i wouldnt buy it from sony, but im not missing out on a good product just because of my hate for the people who run the company.

      i dont care at all about hacking it. (if it is possible later though i might) i am happy to have it all legit just like i was with my ps3.

      i am buying it for games, no other functions like linux etc so i have no reason to complain as long as games work.

      theres nothing retarded about buying a sony product. loving the company IS retarded, loving their products is not.

      and no, im in no way a sony fanboy but what viable alternatives to a psvita are there?

    17. VIRGIN KLM
      12-27-2011
      01:34 PM
      17

      Originally Posted by japsander
      if MS brought out a device like the vita then maybe i wouldnt buy it from sony, but im not missing out on a good product just because of my hate for the people who run the company.

      i dont care at all about hacking it. (if it is possible later though i might) i am happy to have it all legit just like i was with my ps3.

      i am buying it for games, no other functions like linux etc so i have no reason to complain as long as games work.

      theres nothing retarded about buying a sony product. loving the company IS retarded, loving their products is not.

      and no, im in no way a sony fanboy but what viable alternatives to a psvita are there?
      Then you are not ready to fight for your rights, you shouldn't vote aswell. You don't understand that everything has a cost in this life, easy is not always the answer.

      You/We may not care about hacking it but you don't realise that Sony's moves affects also people that don't hack it, they bring constant inconviniences to everybody because you give them the power to.

      There will be a day that you'll have problems with games aswell or something related to it, like what's been constantly happening latelly with any Sony product, it's their strategy, not your fault.

      Loving the instrument of a murder is loving the assasin. You just don't see it from the right angle of view.

      Fanboyism is not a absolute reason for buying specific products. Also you don't need always to have an alternative to something, there are some situations that the street splits into just two ways, buy or not buy a product. Also 3DS is not that bad if you ask me. Even though I don't consider it a direct alternative to PSVita atleast I see it's potential in so many aspects that will never bother you till the end of it's lifecyrcle, something that is bound to constantly happen with PSVita. Having in mind the price comparison I doubt PSVita is such a worth purchase either way to even think of a purchase.

    18. Chaotictissue
      12-27-2011
      01:56 PM
      18

      I'm just gunna wait till I can find one used. Problem solved. I get the system, Sony don't get s*it.

    19. ZOMBIEKILLAH
      12-27-2011
      03:03 PM
      19

      I will never get why so many Other OS+ users + CFW users would still support these CLOWN'S.This whole security deal with a game + Sony products are so annoying like treating every customer like we are just a number $$ .Come on now there is-> REAL,REAL,WTF REAL forced updates NOW. We complained about this with our PS3 ! This alone is more pathetic I am sad to see many who would support this ,besides hackers who want the vita for a purpose .Like to get us some freedom we deserve & break the BIND with Sony !

      I seems obvious = A connected ps vita ->To you're PC -> Sony = Logs network again + Everything you are transferring to your PS vita = Logs are sent back to see what you are doing ! I never understood these hand held besides being portable. It is nothing compared to a PS3 / XboX /or any other game system just being portable & small do not matter. Having a real size controller to play on a real size TV SCREEN -> A experience that con not be matched or be beat..

      I would not even think x9 to give Sony another dime, for any more products .Damn i pass up buying Sony DVDs ,or anything like this. I only buy used game to stick it to Sony .Yeah right the developer loses money / Just like movies lose money to piracy, PLEASE. People have every right to be mad regardless of hacking it. ( Before we had a choice to not update ) -> Now U will be FORCED TO UPDATE LIKE HAVING A GUN TO OUR HEAD ! OR U CAN NOT DO ANYTHING WITH PS VITA SERIOUSLY WHEN R PEOPLE GOING TO BOYCOTT & QUIT TALKING about doing it.? What happened to all who said, i am not buying Sony's products no more..?

      I have BoyCott them for over 7+ months -> I feels good, i feel good, to buy anything that does not have Sony name on it. ( I AM NO SUCKER -> Especially after i seen what they did to are fellow hacker/friends & other customers in these past years ) When i see a product that has Sony's label on it -> I turn away in->

      Disgust , I feel -> a type of aversion that involves withdrawing from a person or object with strong expressions of revulsion whether real or pretended. It is one of the basic emotions and is typically associated with things that are regarded as unclean, inedible, infectious, gory or otherwise offensive...

      Sony is more obsessed with the pathetic excuse for treating customers like sh1t. As the hide behind the word "PIRACY" Pushing for so much control & no real difference than this SOPA Bill. Not only that ,a corp that is associated with the enemy-> MPAA/RIAA ,etc. I am in disgust, to see people in the scene would still buy it junk .Don't anybody see what this Sony corp is doing here ?

      The more money you give them the more they GET AWAY WITH MURDER !!
      The future will allow Sony to be above the law even more than it is today. I can already see the future with this greedy corp .There hands will be in everything & everybody gets more suckered in .As i sit back & watch this .I think to my self i am no sucker & Sony has nothing on me !!

      PS. I hope some clever hacker hackers the hell out of this ,not to hurt customers to do what is right .It is called freedom !

    20. denero1
      12-27-2011
      03:07 PM
      20

      Right i wont be purchasing this item either fight with my pocketbook :P and save some money gaming is dying slowly anyways with each new gen they get more in more strict and greedy

      day 1 dlc
      locked out content on used games
      firmware updates just for security purposes but no actual benefit for the consumer
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************
      Sony supports SOPA thats enough reason to not support them right there

    21. chuchutranny
      12-27-2011
      03:19 PM
      21

      For what it's worth I've stopped purchasing Sony products directly until (if) they clean up their act. The way they're already treating their customers with the Vita, it's disgusting and I want no part in it. I will happily turn to other gaming devices.

    22. VIRGIN KLM
      12-27-2011
      03:27 PM
      22

      [MENTION=163760]ZOMBIEKILLAH[/MENTION]
      Exactly my point that people seem to not get, well, I try to set it without swearing but it seems that swearing is the less you can do in such situation.
      Also I had exactly the same thought some minutes ago, SOPA and Sony are exactly the same thing.
      Our world would have been better if Sony would dissapear once and for all from the planet or some people from Sony would get fired, they have to understand that they are ruining their reputation, it's a serious damage for the company.

    23. Azztec
      12-27-2011
      03:37 PM
      23

      QUOTE "Today as I was using the PS Vita “content manager” in order to copy some files to the PS Vita, the content manager refused to start until I updated my firmware to official update 1.510. (This literally happened 10 minutes ago)

      What surprises me is that the vita was disconnected, so I am assuming the update order came from the client on my PC (Update: confirmed. And the Vita refuses to run the content manager if the PC is not connected to the net)."


      sounds about right. lets make the vita flop like it deserves to. Sony are only good at forcing their updates on people regardless of their wishes then acting like the updates are an option, well they are only an option if features are available through their choice of not updating, which is once again ( like ps3) not the case.
      let vita rot in the warehouses.

    24. japsander
      12-27-2011
      05:01 PM
      24

      if people are so against sony, why do they still own a ps3 or anything containing sony components?

      i bought my ps3 for the functions it had at the time and i demand to be able to use it as such and theres nothing sony can do or say that will change that. i bought an open system and i will carry on using my open system and **** anybody that dares to try stop me.

      the vita is obviously closed. i see that, i accept that, and i will buy it as such. whats wrong with that?

      im not saying the company is right in certain matters, especially the way they handled otheros but the vita IS NOT the ps3. they have not removed any purchased features from it so why boycott it?

      microsoft piss me off with their abundance of security holes in windows but it doesnt stop me from buying an xbox

    25. GregoryRasputin
      12-27-2011
      05:09 PM
      25

      Originally Posted by japsander
      they have not removed any purchased features from it so why boycott it?
      Its only a matter of time...

    26. afernando17
      12-27-2011
      05:21 PM
      26

      I'm tired of Sony and their useless updates.

    27. jaskaho
      12-27-2011
      05:37 PM
      27

      We should call this site psvitahax because there are no front page to the new goings on of the ps3 like the other sites this used to be my favorite stop

    28. GregoryRasputin
      12-27-2011
      05:41 PM
      28

      Originally Posted by jaskaho
      We should call this site psvitahax because there are no front page to the new goings on of the ps3 like the other sites this used to be my favorite stop
      No need to repeat yourself, if you don't like the PS Vita news, don't read it.

      Regarding the PS3 scene, there is no news, you have some backup manger update for a drm dongle and more drm tb releases, that isn't news.

    29. jaurk
      12-27-2011
      07:04 PM
      29

      So block SONY servers in the host file, so the content transferer wont know if there's an update, and if it does know, find where it stores that infotrmation and make a tool which deletes it.
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************
      Oh, okay, it must be connected to the internet at allll times.
      :|

    30. specie8470
      12-27-2011
      08:19 PM
      30

      Originally Posted by synce
      ^ Vita more powerful than the PS3? How do people fall for such BS marketing?? AT BEST the Vita is a PS2.5. Either way don't count on PS3 playing Vita games, or even Vita playing PS2 games. It's just not powerful enough to emulate them, that's why they have to rebuild FFX
      I beg to differ Persona 4 Golden is supposed to be adding more cutscenes and an extra chracter they would have to take out alot for the PSP version like they did for Persona 3.

    31. GregoryRasputin
      12-27-2011
      08:38 PM
      31

      Originally Posted by synce
      ^ Vita more powerful than the PS3? How do people fall for such BS marketing?? AT BEST the Vita is a PS2.5. Either way don't count on PS3 playing Vita games, or even Vita playing PS2 games. It's just not powerful enough to emulate them, that's why they have to rebuild FFX
      PS Vita has more ram than the PS3, in fact, it has more ram than the PS3 and PS2 combined....

    32. rorymullan
      12-28-2011
      02:48 AM
      32

      Originally Posted by GregoryRasputin
      PS Vita has more ram than the PS3, in fact, it has more ram than the PS3 and PS2 combined....
      Ram != Power.
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************
      Originally Posted by specie8470
      I beg to differ Persona 4 Golden is supposed to be adding more cutscenes and an extra chracter they would have to take out alot for the PSP version like they did for Persona 3.
      Porting a game and emulating the system are two different things. Persona 4 is being ported to Vita, the ps2 is not being emulated.

    33. fahadsul3man
      12-28-2011
      06:02 AM
      33

      vita has Memory 512 MB RAM, 128 MB VRAM and it supports cross game chat too

    34. GregoryRasputin
      12-28-2011
      06:08 AM
      34

      Originally Posted by rorymullan
      Ram != Power.
      .
      Of course, ram has absolutely nothing to do with power, all these systems can run without any ram, they just add it to make the device look pretty....

    35. fouzi
      12-28-2011
      06:18 AM
      35

      that F up

      im not gonna buy this **** till it got hacked

    36. rorymullan
      12-28-2011
      10:00 AM
      36

      Originally Posted by GregoryRasputin
      Of course, ram has absolutely nothing to do with power, all these systems can run without any ram, they just add it to make the device look pretty....
      Adding ram to a computer does not increase the power of the computer, it is just memory. It holds the processes that are running so that the cpu can gain access to them quickly. Bar a massive bottlekneck caused by insufficient ram it has **** all to do with power, that is determined by the cpu.

    37. GregoryRasputin
      12-28-2011
      10:35 AM
      37

      Originally Posted by rorymullan
      Adding ram to a computer does not increase the power of the computer, it is just memory. It holds the processes that are running so that the cpu can gain access to them quickly. Bar a massive bottlekneck caused by insufficient ram it has **** all to do with power, that is determined by the cpu.
      That's what i said, computers don't need ram, we just install them for the bling bling "omg look at that homies Corsair, im gona have to get me some Kingston, with the gold trim.."
      In fact i don't have any ram in my computer, i wear it as a belt.

      Seriously though, you cannot state that ram has nothing to do with power, a processor can process, but the more ram you have the better, for instance, the PS3 cannot do cross game chat, due to ram restriction, where as the PS Vita can...

    38. rorymullan
      12-28-2011
      12:09 PM
      38

      Originally Posted by GregoryRasputin
      That's what i said, computers don't need ram, we just install them for the bling bling "omg look at that homies Corsair, im gona have to get me some Kingston, with the gold trim.."
      In fact i don't have any ram in my computer, i wear it as a belt.

      Seriously though, you cannot state that ram has nothing to do with power, a processor can process, but the more ram you have the better, for instance, the PS3 cannot do cross game chat, due to ram restriction, where as the PS Vita can...

      Everything in a computer is not installed simply for performace, ram is memory and is installed for short term quick access storage. That is its function. Adding more RAM will make multitasking better and large processes easier to handle as the computer will be able to store evrything in RAM and not access the hardrive, it will not increase the overall performance of the computer however, assuming the amount of RAM is not a bottlekneck.

      edit: you where right about the cross game chat.

      edit: I see some people metioning a 3ds hack? havent heard anything about this?

    39. jonique
      12-28-2011
      12:56 PM
      39

      that F up

      im not gonna buy this **** till it got hacked
      Word

    40. David562
      12-29-2011
      03:20 AM
      40

      I don't see how this is a useless update. The Vita was plagued with glitches when playing games, and this fixes them.