Sony has pushed out a system update for PlayStation Vita, taking the machine up to version 1.52 (or, more accurately, 1.520). The update, which is available now, takes less than a minute to grab (and two to install) and whilst there’s no change-log of sorts listed on the machine, it’s widely assumed that it fixes a 3G related bug.
Crucially, I’ve been having an almost daily issue with my European Vita that prevents the unit from powering on, and this update doesn’t appear to address that. Basically, if it’s left on for a number of hours in standby, when you return to it you need to give it a hard reset, by holding down the power for 30 seconds or so.
Naturally, this closes any games in progress, the main point of standby.
Hopefully this and any other niggles are ironed out before the Vita hits the UK and US in the middle of February. You can read our full review of the console here and we’ll be taking a look at the system’s launch titles over the next couple of weeks. We think it’s a brilliant machine, but let’s wait and see about the games…