PlayStation Plus Coming to PS Vita

Sony is doing all it can this week at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany to breathe new life into its latest hand-held, the PlayStation Vita. Earlier in the week it announced that it would give consumers a free copy of a Vita game when they purchased a select PS3 game, and announced that an upcoming firmware update would make PlayStation Classic games compatible on the hand-held.

The latest announcement concerning the PS Vita reveals that the handheld will soon have access to PlayStation Network's premium subscription service PlayStation Plus, and better online game save cloud storage support – for Plus members. By purchasing a membership to PlayStation Plus, PS Vita users will be able to use services "available exclusively for members" such as free games, access to betas, discounts, and more. The company will also change online game saves storage amounts from 150MB in the cloud for PlayStation 3 to 1GB for Plus members.

You can read more about it on the PlayStation Blog. But if Sony really wants to move PlayStation Vita systems, they should think about making it cost less than an actual new PS3 costs. A new PlayStation 3 retails for $249.99 at GameStop, while a new no-frills Wi-Fi PS Vita will cost you $249.99…

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