PlayStation Vita Firmware Update 1.6 Releases In Japan This Week

By Darryl Kaye on February 6, 2012, 5:24AM EDT

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan has announced that PlayStation Vita firmware version 1.6 will be releasing in Japan this week, and that it adds some major features to the console.

One of the main features is the new "Map app". It works essentially like Google/Bing maps, with the ability to view satellite imagery, as well as planning routes for walking and driving. It will also be possible to use the Vita's photo app to take videos.

Sony also revealed plans to make their Content Management Assistant available on Mac OS. Currently it only works when connecting your PlayStation Vita to a PC.

The update is planned to release on the 8th of February in Japan, and it's unclear whether Western version of the PlayStation Vita will these changes loaded in upon its launch on the 22nd of February.

Source: Andriasang

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