news\ Dec 27, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Japan gets Sony DVR system for PS Vita for free

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For the second time today, Japan gets something cool and North America gets left in the dust. Not only did Sony release its PlayStation 3-compatible digital recording system to the PS Vita, but they released it for free. And North America? Sony didn't announce any plans to bring the system to North America. Son of a...

The external digital recorder named "nasne" can be accessed through the PlayStation Store. Since all of the different names can get confusing, torne (pronounced "TOR-neh") is the name of the interface software, and nasne (pronounced "NAS-neh") is the external digital tuner/recorder. Users in Japan who download "torne PlayStation Vita" can use their Vita as a remote interface for nasne. What this does is allow users to wirelessly stream, record, and copy programs to the PS Vita. 

torne PlayStation Vita is free until February 27, 2013. After that day, it will cost 800 yen (about $9.32). In North America it will cost... oh yea, we aren't getting it here!

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