First PS Vita bugs and hardware issues exposed
The PS Vita is Sony’s newest piece of hardware, its release was faster than many expected. Maybe too quick as some Japanese users have discovered. Many users are reporting, software issues. The unit freezing up on them, unable to turn off the Vita and unresponsive touch screens. Some even have hardware OLED screen issues. (I’ve only seen one case so far) Its seems normal this age for new hardware and software to have minor teething issues. Its odd that Sony’s beta testers never struck these software issues and that they would have been patched before its release. But I guess they didn’t have 350,000+ beta testers units running like now.
It seems to be a small number of users that are having many issues reading various Japanese online news source. However it all too common it seems that the PS Vita can lock up and freeze on people. So we can expect to see a firmware update in the next couple of days. PS Vita Firmware 1.51 anyone?
When the machine is in its regular operational state, if you press the power button, the Vita should shutdown. If it does not shutdown then, Sony’s PS Vita help page said to try the following: keep holding the power button for 20 seconds until the front screen goes dark. Then, press the power button for five seconds to turn it back on. That apparently should work, and according to the Rocket News writer, it powered down his Vita. However, he repeatedly experienced the bug while playing Shin Sangoku Musou Next online.
These aren’t the only issues, though. Online, some PS Vita owners are also reporting that they cannot boot up their PS Vitas, even though the handhelds have a full charge. There could be an explanation for this, and Rocket News has a walkthrough, that consists of questions to determine if the PS Vita owner held down the power button long enough or if the handheld is simply in standby mode.
The good news from all this? By the time the PS Vita is released outside of Japan to the rest of the world it should be bug free. Sony have two months to get the firmware and software bug free.
And here is a few user video examples of issues. Just search on Youtube there are many more!
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