PSN Maintenance Enabled Full Regional Compatibility for Japanese PlayStation TV

on October 13, 2014 6:00 PM

If you’re one of the many that could not wait for tomorrow’s North American release of the PlayStation Vita TV, now renamed simply into PlayStation TV, today’s PSN maintenance brought good news.

The latest PS Vita firmware update allowed logging into those sleek white Japanese PlayStation TV units with a North American account, but the PlayStation Store was still deactivated, making the unit, which is heavily based on digital download, nearly useless.

Today’s maintenance enabled the Playstation Store and all related features, meaning that now Japanese PlayStation TVs are fully functional with a North American account, and you can finally start downloading your western PS Vita games on them.

The only surviving differences with the North American units (besides the color, duh) is the inverted layout between circle and X buttons, and the news and activities page, which remains in Japanese.

 /  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.