The Vita will have “less intrusive” updates

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I love my PS3, but even the most ardent PlayStation adherent would have to admit that the console’s once regular – and regularly large – updates are a pain. Sure, they’ve gotten better and much less frequent in recent times once Sony cottoned on the fact that incremental updates are possible, and we’re no longer download 100Mb + updates every second time we switch our PS3’s on, but they still take longer than they rightfully should.

Sony’s learn its lesson, it seems, and the PlayStation Vita’s firmware updates are promised to be far less intrusive.

“It’s very annoying when you only have one hour in your busy life to play a game, and when you have to spend 30 minutes out of that one hour to update the hardware,” SCE president Shuhei Yoshida told GameInformer, regarding thde devices security and firmware updates.

“So it’s not necessarily the frequency of how we update, it’s like you said – intrusiveness – of the current processes that we have on PS3 and PSP. I cannot talk about specific plans, but we are very aware of the issues, and we’d like to address those issues on PS Vita going forward.”

It’s refreshing to see Sony itself admit to its past firmware foibles – but even better to see that they’ve learned from them.

Last Updated: September 20, 2011

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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