PlayStation Vita gets maps, video recording and Mac compatibility

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vita-top.jpgIt may not even be out in the UK until February 22nd, but the PS Vita will be getting a firmware update as soon as the 8th of February, which will see video recording and map browsing added to the system’s long list of features.

The Vita (which is already in the hands of lucky Japanese gamers) appears to be using Google Maps as its mapping service. However, its functionality will be limited on the Wi-Fi only variants of the handheld gaming device, as only the 3G edition of the Vita will come with GPS hardware built in.

Video recording will be an addition to the Photos app that is already part of the Vita software.

Mac users can also breathe a sigh of relief; Sony will also be releasing a Mac version of the Vita’s Content Manager application, letting Mac users shift digital content from their computers onto the handheld, a glaring compatibility issue at launch.

Gerald Lynch