Sony is apologizing this week to Japanese consumers who have bought its new PlayStation Vita hand-held, after some found that their systems were having a host of serious technical problems.
The issues consumers experienced at launch included system freezes and touch screen problems. Some Vita owners reported not being able to boot up their hand-helds at all – even after a full battery charge. One owner posted pictures of the portable with what appeared to be screen "stains" or "spots" on its OLED display. You can see video showing some of the errors on your left.
Hopefully the new firmware update takes care of these problems. On the plus side, Sony won't have to face complaints about these issues when Vita launches in Europe and North America sometime in the first quarter of 2012.