Second Vita Firmware Patch Released
About a week ago, we learned that very shortly after the PlayStation Vita’s release in Japan, Sony had already issued a patch to try and mitigate freezing problems and other glitches that gamers had been reporting. Today, it seems as though Sony is continuing to work the kinks out, which will hopefully result in a bug-free global release for the system in early 2012.
According to a post on PC World, Sony has released firmware patch 1.51, which is supposed to fix “an issue that affects progress in NEXT Dynasty Warriors.” Of course, it’s also likely that the patch will be smoothing over some of the other problems consumers have been reporting, like the freezing issue.
Nothing would make me happier than a smooth, rock-solid release for the Vita in February, since the device is hella-sexy. And it’s good that they’re getting their problems worked out in Japan before the global release, since gamers in Sony’s homeland tend to be somewhat more forgiving than us American bastards.
Admit it, you guys—we are totally bastards.
But even still, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I’m not sure whether or not Sony can afford too many bugs with their new device. Nintendo’s still clawing their way out of a huge profit loss this year—and Sony’s a much bigger company, and has much bigger problems, and more of them. I’d like to believe that the Vita will put money back in their pockets, but between the high cost of entry and what seems like a buggy launch, I’m watching this whole situation with caution…
Anyway, time will tell as to whether or not these two patches will assuage the concerns of gamers pestered with bugs and left feeling cold from all the freezes.
See what I did there?