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US Vita PSN Store Goes Live

Come on, SCEE.

The US version of the PSN Store has gone live, meaning that anyone with a Vita (there’s currently 40 people near me with one, apparently) can open up the Store app, browse, buy and play.  Now.

Whilst there’s not that much content on there just now, it is open and things are working.  There are some games on there, some demos and some videos, organised much like the Japanese Store is.

Oddly, some older PSP games aren’t yet available for download, presumably awaiting Sony’s updated DRM to kick in.

We’ll let you know (obviously) when the SCEE one opens…

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21 Comments
  1. yogdog
    Member
    Since: Feb 2010

    You’ll be waiting a while for SCEE then :P
    How can they be so incompetent compared to the other branches of SCE? Yes, I know the Vita hasn’t been released here yet before anyone says but even so, you’d think they would at least have the basic framework for them up and ready.
    Let’s not mention how they are for putting games on the EU stores as well (Trine 2, Auditorium HD anyone?).

    Comment posted on 09/02/2012 at 09:16.
    • nofi
      One for all.
      Since: Forever

      The framework is there.

      All of the cartridge based games are done and uploaded, afaik.

      Comment posted on 09/02/2012 at 09:22.
      • yogdog
        Member
        Since: Feb 2010

        Really? Fair enough then, ignore my little rant :)

        Comment posted on 09/02/2012 at 09:40.
      • nofi
        One for all.
        Since: Forever

        Yep, they’ve been there for ages.

        Comment posted on 09/02/2012 at 09:51.
      • shields_t
        Member
        Since: Oct 2008

        Would you mind my asking, what are the limitations of buying an import then, if you can connect to other regions’ stores?

        Comment posted on 09/02/2012 at 10:20.
      • colmshan1990
        Member
        Since: Apr 2009

        The same as PS3, I’d assume.
        US DLC only for US games, while EU games will only take EU DLC.

        Oh, and Vita only supports 1 account at a time.

        Comment posted on 09/02/2012 at 12:10.
      • shields_t
        Member
        Since: Oct 2008

        Yeah, I thought as such.

        I’m just impatient and don’t want to wait until March to get my hands on one – I’m off to NZ and Oz for a month a few days before it’s launched and was toying with a duty free when I get there.

        Comment posted on 09/02/2012 at 12:14.
      • colmshan1990
        Member
        Since: Apr 2009

        You’d have absolutely zero region issues if you buy your games off your normal account.
        Any game from anywhere will work if plug in the cartridge too.
        Only issue is EU DLC for EU games, JP DLC for JP, etc.

        Comment posted on 09/02/2012 at 19:43.
  2. The Lone Steven
    Never heard of him.
    Since: May 2010

    I bet when SCEE opens the EU one, it will be end up crashing within an hour. It’s bound to happen.

    I wonder if SCEE will surprise us and open it tommorrow instead of next year? I wonder if the US vita store will have it’s own seperate update or if it will be tied in with the main store update?

    Comment posted on 09/02/2012 at 09:19.
  3. sparkyscrum
    Member
    Since: May 2011

    So next week our Vita stir should go up? Guessing Sony got the US one up as they get the Vita a week earlier than us with the early access bundle.

    Comment posted on 09/02/2012 at 09:33.
    • sparkyscrum
      Member
      Since: May 2011

      Should not stir. Damn auto correct on iPad!

      Comment posted on 09/02/2012 at 09:34.
      • yogdog
        Member
        Since: Feb 2010

        Shaken, not stirred ;)
        I’ll get my coat…

        Comment posted on 09/02/2012 at 09:41.
  4. Dan Lee
    Common like the rest of us.
    Since: Jun 2010

    plllllllllease open the EU store. Lack of WipEout has brained my damage!

    Comment posted on 09/02/2012 at 10:45.
    • The Lone Steven
      Never heard of him.
      Since: May 2010

      That’s because you headbutted the wall a million times Dan. ;)

      Comment posted on 09/02/2012 at 10:54.
  5. Klart
    Member
    Since: Jun 2010

    SCEE is like that kid that’s always last of the class.

    Comment posted on 09/02/2012 at 10:56.
    • Winkle
      Member
      Since: Nov 2009

      you mean the ginger kid

      Comment posted on 09/02/2012 at 11:37.
      • colmshan1990
        Member
        Since: Apr 2009

        Nah, it’s the blonde who’s last in the class.
        Ginger gets kicked out.

        Comment posted on 09/02/2012 at 12:11.
  6. Jakster123x
    Member
    Since: Aug 2011

    40 people near you have one? That’s actually quite a lot, I think.

    Comment posted on 09/02/2012 at 16:31.
  7. XisTG
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    maybe I got it wrong, but I thought that psp games bought through the PS store could be played on the vita. Will I have to buy them again?

    Comment posted on 09/02/2012 at 16:56.
  8. Gaztee
    Member
    Since: Mar 2009

    Forgive me if I’m wrong, but isn’t the reason the US vita store open because as part of the launch, weren’t those who pre-ordered getting the PSV a week before the proper launch date??

    Comment posted on 09/02/2012 at 17:13.
    • sparkyscrum
      Member
      Since: May 2011

      They get the early edition bundle which gets them a Vita a week early. They could still wait or the normal release as only one type of Vita is in the early edition.

      So if the US gets games a week before the early release consoles, we may next week.

      Comment posted on 09/02/2012 at 17:39.

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