Sony’s Play Station series of gaming consoles has always been a hit, right from the first version of the console. The company then moved on to make the console available in the handheld form, with the Play Station Portable, which a lot of love to play with. The latest edition of this handheld gaming console is the Play Station Vita, which turned out to be kind of a premium device with a lot of features and subscription options which were not, and are not available to the users of the older Play Station Portable.
Sony’s another awesome gaming service is the Play Station Plus, which is a premium subscription which showers you with some really cool offers. For example, you get to play free games that are not available to those who are not subscribed, and also, you get discounts on some select game titles; which is really awesome.
But this Play Station Plus was available only to Play Station 3 customers. Now though, Sony has decided to expand the user base and include the Play Station Vita customers as well. Well, that is a good news to most of us who want to enjoy the power of the Play Station Plus service even when we are on the move, don’t you think so?
So what all will we be getting with this subscription on the Play Station Vita? Engadget lists them as follows: “Instant Game Collection” (free games), “Discounts” (um … discounts), “Online Game Storage” (1GB of cloud storage for game saves and DLC), “Automatic Updates” (auto-start and download/install of game demos and updates), and “Automatic Trophy sync” (which syncs your earned Trophies to PSN).
Well, that is a lot of fun on the move. But there is one let down, “30 days subs are locked to Asia,” mentions Engadget. So what are the subscription options you ask? 90 days for $18 or one year for $50. Not just that, if you are already a Play Station Plus subscriber from your Play Station 3, you are already in by default. You do not have to subscribe again. How cool is that? So, expect the service to come to the US in November.