PlayStation Vita system software

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PlayStation Vita system software
PlayStation Vita LiveArea.png
PlayStation Vita home screen
Developer Sony Computer Entertainment
OS family Unix-like (based on FreeBSD and NetBSD)
Working state Current
Source model Closed source
Initial release December 17, 2011; 3 years ago (2011-12-17) (as 1.03)
Latest release 3.52 / June 23, 2015; 36 days ago (2015-06-23)
Available in Danish, German, English (United States), English (United Kingdom), Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Russian, Finnish, Swedish, Turkish, Japanese, Korean, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional).[1]
Update method Direct Download
Download via PS3
Download via PC
Game Card
Platforms PlayStation Vita
PlayStation TV
Default user interface LiveArea
Preceded by PlayStation Portable
Official website

The PlayStation Vita system software is the official, updatable firmware and operating system for the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation TV (known in Asia as PlayStation Vita TV).

The process of updating is almost identical to that of the PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4. The system software may be updated by downloading the update directly to the PS Vita over Wi-Fi,[2] downloading the update via a PS3 system,[3] downloading the update via a PC,[4] or installing via a PS Vita game card containing update data.[5] PlayStation TV systems can also update via Ethernet connection. The PlayStation Vita uses the LiveArea as its graphical shell. The PlayStation Vita system software has one optional add-on component, the PlayStation Mobile Runtime Package. The system is built on a Unix-base which is derived from FreeBSD and NetBSD.[6]

The current version of the system software, 3.52, was made available on June 23, 2015.[7]

Compatible media formats[edit]

The PlayStation Vita is capable of photo, audio, and video playback in a variety of formats. The following table lists the photo, audio, and video formats that are supported on PS Vita.

Image formats
Audio formats
Video formats

See also[edit]

Other gaming platforms from Sony:

Other gaming platforms from this generation:

Other gaming platforms from the seventh generation:


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