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[PlayStation®Vita] Updated 10/01/2013

PlayStation Plus is now available for the PS Vita. If you are already a PlayStation Plus member on the PS3, you can automatically be able to enjoy the PlayStation Plus features for your PS Vita at no extra cost.

PlayStation Plus features for PS Vita include:

  • Instant Game Collection: Unlimited access to a regularly refreshed selection of the full versions of games as long as your membership is active.
  • Discounts: Take advantage of exclusive discounts on games and DLC for your PS Vita.
  • Online Game Storage: An additional 1GB of online storage for game saves for PS Vita games and downloaded content.
  • Automatic Updates: PS Vita will automatically start up at a designated time to download and install select game demos and game updates as well as system software updates and start standby mode upon completion.
  • Automatic Trophy sync: Trophy information will be synched to PSN servers automatically via the PS Vita.

How to purchase

You can purchase PlayStation Plus several different ways

On your PS Vita

  1. Simply go to the PlayStation Store and type PlayStation Plus in the search field.
  2. Choose the subscription length you desire and tap "Buy Now."

On your computer

  1. Visit the browser-based version of the PlayStation Store, here.
  2. Click the subscription length you desire and on the next page, click "Subscribe."

On your PlayStation 3

  1. Simply go to the PlayStation Store and type PlayStation Plus in the search field.
  2. Choose the subscription length you desire and click on "Buy Now."

In retail and online stores

You can purchase 1, 3, and 12-month subscription cards from both brick-and-mortar and online outlets such as GameStop, Best Buy, Target, Amazon.com, and more.


Instant Game Collection

The "Instant Game Collection" is a promotion that gives free PlayStation 3 and PS Vita games to PlayStation Plus subscribers. New games are rotated in every month. As long as you "purchase" the game while it's free, you will have access to it as long as you're a PlayStation Plus subscriber.

The latest games available in the collection are listed here.


FAQ

Q: I’m already a PS3 Plus member. Do I need to buy a separate membership to get Plus on PS Vita?
A:
We’re happy to say that it’s one Plus membership to access all Plus benefits across these two devices. It’s not simply an introductory offer, it’s the way it is as far as Plus access on both PS Vita and PS3.

Q: Will there be more PSP, PS mini, PS one Classic games offered for the PS Vita Instant Game Collection?
A:
We’ll be looking at what the best mix of game content type is going forward. For now, we’ve decided to focus mostly on PS Vita exclusive game content, with a dash of PSP content. But this can change at any time.

Q: What mode does my PS Vita need to be in for it to auto-update at the time I’ve designated that to occur?
A:
Your PS Vita needs to be in Sleep Mode. It must not be powered off, but can’t be in gameplay or in use as well for the auto update to occur.

Q: I’m just downloaded the digital version of a game I had in physical format but I can’t seem to access my game save from the game. How do I access my save content?
A
: Some games may require the game card inserted into the PS Vita to access the save data. However, as a Plus member, you can upload that game save data to the Online Game Save area. Then re-download it to your PS Vita. From there you should be able to access that save data from the digital version of the game.

Q: Will I be able to upload PS one Classics, PSP Game, and PS mini save game data to the Cloud Storage?
A:
This service is only for PS Vita Game Save Data. Other game types that may be playable on PS Vita cannot be uploaded to the Cloud Storage.

Q: Is the 1GB Cloud Storage for PS Vita games shared with the 1GB for my PS3 Games?
A:
The 1GB Cloud Storage for PS Vita is exclusive to the PS Vita and not shared with the PS3. So upload away with confidence that it won’t affect save space for your PS3 games.

Q: If I have a PS3, but don’t have a PS Vita yet, can I download the PS Vita IGC content to my PS3, and then play it later when I get my PS Vita?
A:
Yes. As long as you’re a Plus member, you’ll be able to access downloaded PS Vita content on your PS3 when you get a PS Vita. Make sure you select “Download” from the PlayStation Store, and it will also be available to you to download in the future if you’re concerned about HDD space on your PS3.

Q: If a PSone Classic or PS mini is ever released free for Plus members in the future, does this mean it will work for PS3 Plus members as well?
A:
Yes. If the content is playable on both systems, and is free for Plus members, all Plus members will be able to enjoy it on the console of their choice.

Q: With all the new content, will the PS Vita be updated to hold more ‘screens’ of content? Currently I can only create ‘X’ number of pages to hold the ‘bubbles’.
A:
This is something we are aware of, but there is no change to the max number of pages you can create on PS Vita at this time.