The lights are on
As of this weekend, Sony's PlayStation Vita handheld is out and in the hands of Japanese gamers. Unfortunately, those early adopters are likely to be hitting a few speed bumps on the road to next-gen handheld gaming.
Cheap Ass Gamer founder CheapyD posted the video below on his YouTube account. In it, he attempts to tie his PlayStation Network account to his Vita only to be told that he has to download a system update...that the system seemingly won't allow him to download.
Eventually, CheapyD discovered that he had to tell the system that he didn't want to use his existing PSN account, create a trial account, download the system update, and then switch over to his real PSN account. If that seems like an inconvenient, unintuitive, painful process, it's because it is. Then again, having a system update already out this early is pretty weird in and of itself. Here's hoping Sony tweaks things before the Vita launches in North America in February.
That is a backwards way of doing things. I still am excited to see what people think of the Vita though. I might have to sell a bit of my soul for the money to get one of these!
lol thats stupid they should definately change that
How weird, the dummy account seems redundant if it's to preclude modded/pirated units.
This is probably standard procedure in Japan.
The vita is still going to be amazing. It will probably be fixed though by the time it comes out in February.
Well there is a glitch that's why North America has everywhere else
I would try to make some remark about how the 3DS is better but I know that most people wouldn't care, then buy a get it working, and continue to diss Nintendo.
Eh. I guess now it's a good thing I'm not gonna have money for the PSV at launch. Maybe when I finally do all the kinks will be worked out.
OH! THAT GUY JUST PUNCHED NEXT GEN GAMING RIGHT IN THE FACE!
I hope they fix that by february 15
Wow, good thing they have two months to fix this before I can get it. Feel bad for those Japanese gamers having to go through this, but they're less lazy then us anyhow so it evens out.