Vita Manual Site Goes Live – New Titbits

Did you know that the PlayStation Vita’s little PS button glows blue when you have new notifications on the console? No, neither did we. But it does. At least, according to the online manual that has just gone live.

That’s just one little snippet of info in the manual, there’s loads of stuff in there we didn’t previously know – including news that the battery can be replaced.


More?  For example, were you aware that you can earn Trophies on the Vita? Of course you were. But did you know that you can synchronise those trophies with the PSN and view them from a PS3? And that there are Platinum Trophies?

It takes two hours and forty minutes to fully charge a PlayStation Vita with an AC power cord and you get three to five hours of game playing from that charge. That translates to roughly five hours of video or nine hours of music.

You can have up to six apps open in the Live Area at once and when you open the seventh, it automatically closes the first.

You can have multiple browser windows open and they slide out like the iOS webpages so you can switch between them.

It’s a veritable smorgasbord of little snippets of information, which will be of varying degrees of interest to different people. If you do fancy a look, the English version of the manual is already live too. That’ll be handy when the import arrives.

Source: PS Vita online manual



  1. Interesting that you don’t have clicky sticks. They can be kinda important in some games… wonder if they’ll just make it a tap the screen thingy though, that could work, split it in half down the middle and it’s nearly the same?

    • Games like Resistance just put a button on the edge of the screen.
      I guess with two touch areas they figured they had enough inputs.
      It’s probably better for durability as well.

  2. Being able to change the battery sounds useful, that gives you 6-10 hours playtime with a spare.

    • I couldn’t find anything about changing battery, I was under the impression it wasn’t usr replaceable. Could you give us a link?

  3. Interesting read, thanks for that!.

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