PlayStation Vita Update 3.0 Now Live: Adds Themes, Renames PlayStation TV; Full Patch Notes Inside

on October 2, 2014 8:04 AM

Sony Computer Entertainment made the PlayStation Vita update 3.0 available for download on the PSN, bringing the much awaited themes features to Sony’s portable and its PlayStation TV cousin.

Here are the full patch notes:

  • [Theme & Background] Has been added to [Settings]. You can download your favorite themes and customize the PS Vita/PS TV.
  • You can now check the rarity of trophies.
  • You can now attach and send events created in [Calendar] to [Messages] and [Email]. Recipients can save those events in their own calendars.+
  • You can now add Friends and other players to events created in [Calendar].
  • The name of the VTE-1000 series has been changed to “PlayStation TV”.
  • A maximum of 4 wireless controllers can be connected to the PS TV. The number of players depends on the game or application.

And here are a few more miscellaneous updates:

  • Browser: Ability to close all windows at the same time added, improved the display speed of web pages, enhanced compatibility with JavaScript HTML5.
  • Calendar: Now display six elements maximum on the LiveArea. Color for every day of the week can now be selected.
  • Content Manager Assistant: Windows XP and Max OSX Leopard guaranteed compatibility discontinued.
  • Settings: Daylight Savings now supported in Wellington (New Zealand). Added the time zone for Nouméa.
  • Settings: Added several languages to [Devices]>[External Keyboard]. Now other keyboards besides Japanese and English can be connected to the PS Vita and PS Vita TV.

Interestingly, I could also log in with my North American account with my Japanese PlayStation TV (which was previously fully region locked to Japanese accounts), but the PlayStation Store still reports “service unavailable in your region.” Hopefully this will change in the two weeks leading to the North American launch, as the console is pretty useless without the PlayStation Store.

Time to work on selecting an appropriate theme for our portables while we wait for the same feature to be implemented in our PS4 consoles.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.
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