The PS Vita firmware update that we posted about this morning? It’s been pulled and delayed by Sony, according to unofficial sources this morning, with Vitas on 1.61 unable to update.
We’re hearing that there was a problem with the code which affected Ad-hoc mode, and thus the system software was taking offline until it’s been fixed.
Certainly, it doesn’t appear to be up just now, at least in Europe.
We’ll update when it’s back up and running, although current end-user response to the patch has been less than entirely positive, with many hoping PSOne functionality would be in.
Update: Sony has confirmed that the update was taken down, telling us it’s due to a “technical fault”.
“For any customers who may have already downloaded the firmware, they can continue as normal,” said a spokesperson.