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access_time December 20, 2011 at 8:18 AM in News by John Speerbrecker

The Vita is Saved By the Glory of Firmware

The PlayStation Vita has only been out for a few days in Japan and since its release, owners of the new system have been experiencing a few hiccups in the systems operation. With complications ranging from an unresponsive touch screen to abrupt freezing, this is generally not something that we would expect from a new system.

But in the defense of Sony, the first produced systems generally are the ones with the most problems (i.e. 360). What is slightly more interesting is that they already had the firmware ready so either they have an amazing team of engineers that can see the future or these problems might have been found in earlier testing. That means that Sony could have had this fix ready to go so that they would still be able to meet the launch date for the Japanese release.

Ethically speaking, if Sony knew about this problem before the system was released, did they do the right thing by still allowing a “faulty” system to be released?

If this were to happen when the system releases here in the states, I have a sinking feeling that we might just have to take a little bit of legal action to get this practice straightened out.  Just make sure that you don’t sign that EULA that states that we will not be able to sue Sony if they are breaking any laws…..Come to think of it, I need to do that with everyone in the world too!



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