A handheld gaming console released in 2011 by Sony. Formerly referred to as Sony's NGP (Next Generation Portable), this device features front and rear touchpad capability, a 5-inch screen, six-axis motion control and WiFi network reception. Some models are also 3G network reception enabled.

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Are all PSN PSP games compatible with PS Vita?

It is well known the PS Vita is not backwards compatible with any UMD-based PSP games, as it uses a different, not compatible storage media. Sony also confirmed that PSP games purchased through PSN's ...
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Can the PS Vita play multiplayer games with the PSP?

I'm familiar with the PS Vita's Cross-Play games, which can carry your Vita progress over to your PS3, or vice versa. This got me to wondering if it was possible to play any of the PS Vita Store's ...
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Is it possible to use my PS Vita as additional PS3 controller?

As the title states: can I register my PS vita as an additional controller to an PS3 system? I want to play split-screen games without buying a new controller. I've already searched around the web. ...
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Why is my PSVita not charging through the USB port on my PC?

I want to charge my Vita via my PC's USB port. When I connect it, it hooks up to the PC and I can transfer items back and forth, but it does not charge. I looked around and saw a few posts saying ...
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How does PS Vita work with PS1/PSP games?

What do PS1 and/or PSP games look like on the PS Vita? Do they fill the screen? Also since the PSP has only one analog stick, for PSP games like Monster Hunter where they used the PSPs face buttons ...
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Is it possible to pair a PS Vita to a PS4 Remotely for remote-play?

I recently bought a PS4 and have been looking into buying a PS Vita for remote play while I am on business trips. However, before I was able pull the trigger (pun intended) and go buy a Vita, I was ...
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PS Vita Import / purchase overseas

I'm travelling soon and am considering buying a (much cheaper there) Playstation Vita to bring back home. Will I have any issues using an imported Vita at home? Will I be able to: configure it to ...
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How can I move my PSP game saves onto my PS Vita?

I have an old PSP and a PS3 and PC. I have a bunch of PSP game saves for PSN games (patapon ect) that I would like to move over to my Vita because they work on the Vita. How can I move my PSP's save ...
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Are 'transfarring' or cross-game saves region free?

Several games available on both the Vita and PS3 allow you to sync your progress between platforms, for example, the MGS HD collection for PS3 lets you 'transfar' your MGS2 & 3 saves to the Vita ...
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Does the Vita's backwards compatibility with PSP games extend to PS1 games?

Specifically, those purchased legally through the PSN Store. It seems like it should, but I can't find a definitive answer anywhere.
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Trophies in pre-owned Vita game

When I go to start a pre-owned game, I am met by this ominous warning: You cannot earn trophies in this application. Do you still want to start this application? Only the first player to use ...
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What accessories are used with this mysterious accessory port?

So, I got a PS Vita recently. As I was poking around trying to figure out how everything worked, I noticed this odd, unmarked port on the top of the system. It's only labeled as "Accessories ...
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Do I have to manually check for updates?

I noticed there's a manual button to check for updates on the Live Area for games. If a game update is out will launching the game check for updates or do I have to manually check for updates? Do PSP ...
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How do you know the PS Vita is charging?

Mine seems not to charge. I have tried with the charger in different plugs and do not see any indication that it is charging. Same thing when connected via USB.
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Where are Vita saves stored?

I want to borrow some Vita games off a friend, I was wondering if I might need to worry about overwriting his own saves. With PS3/PSP games I know saves are stored on the device itself (since the ...
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Will I have to purchase a cross-play game twice?

I'm pretty excited about the the idea of continuing my PS3 save game on the go with the PS Vita. This is one of the deciding features for me when it comes to whether or not I will invest in one of ...
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PS Vita Wi-fi and tethering

I have an Android phone able to provide 3G data connection over WiFi Tethering, and I would like to know if the WiFi version of PS Vita is able to use it to play online and access leaderboard features ...
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How to deactivate a pre-owned PS Vita?

How would I deactivate PS Vita (3G/WiFi) without knowing anything about previous holder? I live in UK, and I suspect that system was sold with O2 contract.
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Does Sony Cross-Buy apply for physical copies of games?

I just read about Sony's newly announced crossbuy feature. What I could not retrieve from the articles is if this feature is only for online bought games or also for games that have been bought in a ...
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What does “The LiveArea screen has been refreshed” mean?

When I come back to my PS Vita occasionally it will have 1+ notifications that "The LiveArea screen has been refreshed", usually for the Videos and Store apps. What does this mean? Does some setting ...
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Can PS Vita memory cards be switched between consoles?

If I had a PS Vita and a memory card with games/saves on it tied to a PSN account, is it possible to put that memory card into a different PS Vita and still access the same content without any ...
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Purchasing PSVITA game / and its digital counterpart

I purchased Uncharted and Rayman as my first two games for the Vita. Already I find it annoying to have to keep going back to my bag to get the game I want to play, whereas if I just installed it or ...
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Can I use ps plus in another country?

I was wondering if I join PS Plus in the US, will I be able to play downloaded games when I'm in another country? also, will I be able to purchase game or renew PS plus in another country? Thanks
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Look at ebook or website during playing a Vita/PSOne game?

I just bought Final Fantasy VII on the PSN with my Vita and would like to play a 100% Complete game. Therefore I need to look at the FAQ every so often. Sadly I couldn't find an ebook reader for the ...
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Downloading games to PSVita from other stores than the Japanese

Is it possible to download PSVita games to an imported device without using a Japanese account? That is, before its launched in EU for example.
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PSP to PSVita PSOne Classic savefile: Cannot access the memory card

I've read that for transferring a PSP save to Vita, you must copy the folder of the game you want from PSP/SAVEDATA to the PSGAME folder where you set the PSVita's ContentManager to be. So I tried ...
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Can you sync PSVita trophies from a NTSC Game with a PAL Account

I know that a PSN Account is tied to the memory card which means if you wanted a NTSC (US) and PAL (UK, Aus) PSN Account you would need 2 memory cards. With that said, in terms of trophies, can you ...
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Is there a place where i can download the PSVita Content Manager Installer that does not require a net connection?

The computer which I have all my images on and has the most space to store a few backups doesn't connect to the internet so I need to find a version of the installer which works totally offline. Now ...
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Zen Pinball 2 PSVita, tick button?

I downloaded the Plants Vs Zombies table for Zen Pinball 2 on the PSVita and I think it's great fun (if a bit easy!). Does anyone know what the round button with a tick on it signifies that pops up ...
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How much time do I have to recharge the PS Vita's battery before I lose my progress?

The PS Vita has a very neat feature to avoid data loss due to a drained battery. When its battery level reaches a critical low, it'll forcefully enter a low-power state, during which time it'll ...
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Is it possible to download and transfer PSN games to PSVita from PC?

Is it possible to download PSN games (PSVita, Vita-compatible PSP games and minis) via PC software (i.e. Media Go) and then connect Vita with the PC and transfer Vita-compatible games (either by using ...
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Playstation Vita hardware specs

Do you know which are the full hardware specs of Playstation Vita? Are that specs already frozen and officially available?
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Are all PS Vita games downloadable?

I'm looking at the PS Vita to play some games. I usually play handheld games on my iPhone 5. So here are some questions: Are all the PS Vita games available for download from Sony's website, a la ...
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Play PSOne games with analog sticks on the PSVita

I'd like to use the analog sticks of the PSVita when playing PSOne games but don't know how to do this. Does anyone have an idea?
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Most convenient method to switch between PSN accounts to access PS Vita content from different Playstation Stores?

I have a Japanese PSN account, as well as a US PSN account. On my PS3, I get the best of both world since I have access to Japanese Playstation Store as well as US Playstation Store. I can purchase ...
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Does the PS-Vita support PSP games

Is the PS-Vita backwards compatible with PSP games? Some games I would like to play include Final Fantasy 7: Crisis core, Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier, Coded Arms, Tekken: Dark Resurrection, and ...
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Why am I unable to transfer Resident Evil 2 from my PS3 to my Vita?

I recently purchased FFVIII, Alundra and Resident Evil 2 from PSN and downloaded them on my PS3 with the intention of transferring them to my Vita to play on the move. When I enter the content ...
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What is the use of the traveled distance in the Near application?

The Near app shows I've traveled quite a bit with my PS Vita, but what is the use of the distance traveled? Will it unlock stuff at certain distances? Is there a friends ranking?
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Backing up saves to computer (while subscribed to PS+)

After much searching, I managed to find my saves in the Content Manager, but only under "Online Storage" (PS+). The heading for PS Vita System → Online Storage is "Saved Data (PS Vita)". When ...
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How can I tell whether Vita game save data is on the cartridge or the memory card?

It's kind of strange that this isn't consistent between all Vita games. How can I determine where a game saves its data (and therefore whether it can be backed up and restored)? Is it game data ...
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PS Vita doesn't wake back up

I'm having problems with my Vita not waking back up from a long sleep. I play my Vita for a few mins a day and then leave it sleep/charging for long periods (I never turn any of my hardware off). I ...
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Is there a way to quickly copy games between PS Vita memory cards?

I've spent 5 hours last night downloading Atelier Totori Plus (and thus why I hate digital distribution), obviously I don't want to go though that again (with the constant fear that it's going to cut ...
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Do non-microphone standard stereo headphones work with PS Vita?

Do stereo headphones without microphones work with the PS Vita?
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What do the different PS button light signals mean?

I have a PS Vita and I keep it in sleep mode on my desk most of the time. The PS button light is off most of the time, but I see the PS button turning on often. I know orange means charging, but ...
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Can I hide PS Vita friend notifications?

The notifications that pop up when your friends come online are very disruptive. Is there any way to turn off the notifications while remaining signed in? I didn't see any such option in the Friends ...
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Can I get a PAL physical copy of Ragnarok Odyssey?

Ragnarok Odyssey is about 1.5 GB to download, I've been looking for a physical copy of it but everywhere I look they point out that it's a NTSC copy, while I normally wouldn't mind since the Vita is ...
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Can a PSVita download DLC for a PSP?

My main PSP which is the original model however it wont connect to my wireless network cause it seems to be incompatible with the WPA Security on it, I'm planning on getting a PS Vita and from what i ...
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Problems connecting my PS Vita to internet with my router

Im trying to connect my PS Vita to internet with my router, but Im having lot of trouble. The connection to the router seems to work ok, but internet is not working. When I run the "Internet ...
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Transferring Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 from Vita to PS3

I purchased Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 from the PSN for the PS Vita. I've read that I can access DLC stuff for this game from either the Vita or my PS3. What I was wondering is, can I also transfer ...
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Does PSVita remote play let me use it as an additional controller?

I recently bought the Remote-Play enabled Pixeljunk Eden, and since I have one PS3 controller and one Vita, I was wondering how exactly remote play works (I'm interested in trying Eden's co-op). Does ...