PlayStation Plus For PS Vita Starts Nov. 19 With FW v2.00

It will be a huge plus for the PS Vita as Sony’s premium club hits the portable platform next week with many awesome extras in tow.

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Sony is finally delivering on the Tokyo Game Show promise of the PlayStation Vita coming into the PS Plus fold. It begins on November 19 with a new firmware update that also has some cool features arriving for the handheld.

First things first; what many treasures does being a PS Plus subscriber hold for a PS Vita owner? Many of the same premium services its big brother PS3 gets – the typical amenities – cloud save storage, PS Store discounts, and an instant game collection.

Psst… that’s PR speak for free games. Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Gravity Rush, Wipeout 2048, Jet Set Radio, Tales From Space: Mutant Blob Attack!, and Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions (PlayStation Portable) to be specific.

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Those PS Vita games and a rotating selection of others will be added to download and keep in the near future, so long as you pay the required PS Plus subscription fee of either $17.99 for 3 months or $49.99 for a whole year.

Before you can enjoy all that digital goodness though – and a mighty splendid offering it is – you’ll first have to download firmware update version 2.00 that gives the PS Vita a spanking new email app, wireless content transferring between the portable and the PC, and improvements to the web browser.

The PS Vita’s email app allows for multiple accounts and pop-up notifications while the web browser is better optimized for HTML5 and uses more of the system’s on-board memory for better stability. Hmm, I wonder if that means PS Vita users will be able to access it during a paused game without it causing a O.S. crash? I guess we’ll see.

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