news\ Sep 19, 2012 at 9:35 am

PlayStation Plus coming to the Vita in November


Back in August, Sony confirmed that its subscription-based PlayStation Plus program would be making its way to the PlayStation Vita; however, we didn't know when or what sort of discounts Vita owners would be entitled to. Fast forward to last night's Tokyo Game Show and we now know PlayStation Plus will make its debut on the PS Vita in November.

We still don't know what games or discounts will be applied, but if you are already an existing PlayStation Plus member on PS3 then you will automatically receive those features for your PS Vita at no extra cost. Sony did outline a few of the benefits for being a PlayStation Plus member, but didn't go into specifics.

  • Instant Game Collection: Unlimited access to a regularly refreshed selection of the full versions of games as long as your membership is active.
  • Discounts: Take advantage of exclusive discounts on games and DLC for your PS Vita.
  • Online Game Storage: An additional 1GB of online storage for game saves for PS Vita games and downloaded content.
  • Automatic Updates: PS Vita will automatically start up at a designated time to download and install select game demos and game updates as well as system software updates and start standby mode upon completion.
  • Automatic Trophy sync: Trophy information will be synched to PSN servers automatically via the PS Vita.

At the Tokyo Game Show, Sony also unveiled a new lighter, smaller PlayStation 3 model.

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