PlayStation®Plus Coming to PlayStation®Vita on November 19, Delivering an Instant Game Collection to Portable Gamers in Time

  PlayStation®Plus Coming to PlayStation®Vita on November 19, Delivering an
 Instant Game Collection to Portable Gamers in Time for the Holiday Shopping

PS Vita System Software Update version2.00 to Strengthen the Platform with the
Addition of PlayStation Plus and Other Benefits and Features

PR Newswire

FOSTER CITY, Calif., Nov. 13, 2012

FOSTER CITY, Calif., Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Sony Computer Entertainment
America LLC (SCEA) today announced that PlayStation®Plus (PS Plus), the
premium membership from PlayStation®Network (PSN), will expand its Instant
Game Collection to include support for PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) in North
America beginning on November 19, 2012*. PS Plus members will receive six
titles to play on PS Vita in addition to the 12 games currently available for
the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) system, all for less than $5/month (based on a 12
month membership). PS Plus is expanding as part of the PS Vita System Software
Update (version2.00), which will add other new features that enhance the
overall gaming and entertainment experience on the PS Vita system.


Currently available for the PS3™ system, PS Plus offers members even more
benefits with the release of PS Plus for the PS Vita system at no additional
cost. Members can take advantage of the Instant Game Collection, which
includes unlimited access to a regularly refreshed selection of downloadable
games with an active PS Plus membership*. On day one, PS Plus members will be
able to download a selection of hit PS Vita games including Uncharted: Golden
Abyss™, Jet Set Radio™, WipEout 2048, Gravity Rush™, and Tales From Space:
Mutant Blobs Attack! as well as the PlayStation®Portable (PSP) hit FINAL
FANTASY TACTICS®: The War of the Lions™*.

"The PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection is such an incredible value,
providing PS3™ and now PS Vita owners with a library of 18 games for less than
$5 a month," said John Koller, vice president of marketing home consoles and
portable platforms, SCEA. "Ultimately, we know that gamers choose platforms
based on content, and with the addition of PS Plus and a stellar lineup of
exclusive games launching for the platform by this holiday season, now is the
perfect time to purchase a PS Vita."

In addition to an Instant Game Collection, PlayStation Plus will offer members
exclusive discounts on games and downloadable content, early access to betas,
and automatic updates for both games and the latest system software.
PlayStation Plus also provides online storage of up to 2GB for game saves (1GB
on PS3™ and 1GB on PS Vita).

There are two membership options available for PS Plus, including a 3 month
plan for $17.99 and a one year plan for $49.99. PS3™ owners with an existing
PS Plus membership will also be able to enjoy PS Plus features and services on
the PS Vita system at no additional cost. By purchasing PS Plus for PS Vita
you will be able to enjoy the benefits of PS Plus for PS3™.

Beyond PlayStation Plus, PS Vita System Software Update (version2.00) will
strengthen the PS Vita platform by adding a host of new features and
enhancements. Highlights include:


  oPS Vita users will be able to check read and send email directly from PS

Content Management

  oPS Vita users will be able to wirelessly transfer content between PS Vita
    and PC in addition to browsing folders on PS3™/PC and copying them to PS

Settings for PSone classics

  oPS Vita users will be able to assign controller buttons to touchscreen,
    rear touch pad and buttons with select games on the PS Vita system
  oCustom screen mode option for flexible screen size adjustment

Web Browser

  oEnhanced performance of the web browser along with improved support of
    HTML 5 and JavaScript
  oPS Vita users will have the ability to "Tweet" web page addresses

For full details on System Software Update (version2.00), please visit when the
update becomes available:

For more details on PlayStation Plus, please visit:

With the benefits of PS Plus and the biggest and best software titles
available such as Assassin's Creed® III: Liberation, EA SPORTS™ Madden NFL 13,
Need for Speed™ Most Wanted, LittleBigPlanet™ PS Vita and PlayStation All
Stars Battle Royale™, PS Vita delivers unmatched value as the only way to
experience console like gaming while on-the-go.

About Sony Computer Entertainment America
Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC continues to redefine the
entertainment lifestyle with its PlayStation® and PS one® game console, the
PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable)
handheld entertainment system, the ground-breaking PlayStation®3 (PS3™)
computer entertainment system and its online and network services the
PlayStation®Network and PlayStation®Store. Recognized as the undisputed
industry leader, Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC markets the
PlayStation® family of products and develops, publishes, markets and
distributes software for the PS one, PlayStation®2, PSP and PS3™ systems for
the North American market. Based in Foster City, Calif., Sony Computer
Entertainment America LLC serves as headquarters for all North American

All games featured are trademarked and copyrighted properties of their
respective publishers and/or licensors. "PlayStation", and the "PS" Family
logo are registered trademarks and "PS3","PSP" and the "PSVITA" logo and the
PlayStation Network logo are trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
"SONY" and "make.believe" are trademarks of Sony Corporation.

* Instant Game Collection will be available after PlayStation®Store publishes
on November 20
** Currently available for Gmail and Yahoo! users only

SOURCE Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC

Contact: Karen Spearrin, +1-650-655-6024,,
Maya Butler, +1-650-655-1673,
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