If you’ve followed the Vita hacking scene over the past 2 days, you’ve definitely noticed that “stuff” has been going on.
Christmas has come early! :)
Should say explode, implode sounds like it was destroyed.
Ladies and gentlemen, the REAL reason Sony abandoned AAA 1st party support on the Vita...
And if the Vita is fully unlocked understandably so. No one has time or money to waste making games only for people to hack the system and let them be downloaded for free. At the same time wasn't that the point of the new memory cards to make pirating harder, and if it becomes an open hack, they might as well start allowing microSD.
Then why make the device in the 1st place? It's Sony's system and of all the publishers in the world, they're the ones that have the responsibility to support it. They can't assume that everyone that bought their system is a pirate. Also did anyone really believe that Sony's proprietary cards would stop the Vita from being hacked? If hackers want to hack any device, they'll eventually find a way to do it. It won't take long for all next gen consoles to be hacked too.
Isn't the 3ds hacked too ? and that thing sell pretty well ?
There's also a better/simpler way to get these games on your Vita. Buy them on your PS3, then copy them to your Vita. All of them have a digital release too.
Vita games are not affected and the Vita system itself still isn't vulnerable. Sony did not abandon the Vita because people can run PSP games and emulators on it, are you mad?
This. The PSP can easily be hacked, which then allows one to download a .ISO of a video game on the platform and play it for free. Kernal exploits on the Vita allow one to also download a PSP .ISO on the Vita and play it for free, but it doesn't work for native PSVITA games.
Booo this is not the reason at all. Psp was one of the most easily hacked systems ever but games kept coming because of sales. Vita is unfortunately not selling well it's a circle they don't makes games because it doesn't sell and it doesn't sell because they don't fully support it. This may take away but relative few use these exploits that only work with the psp side. I for one am not giving up playstation plus deals sales and Psn support for games I could have natively on my 50 dollar psp.
Yeah, it wasn't the crappy sales or anything....
This doesn't allow Vita game piracy. You can only run homebrews on most of the exploits and the eCFW just allows PSP/PS1 ISOs. No Vita game piracy at all. Research before you talk mate.
Probably not, right? The real reason seems to be that it's not selling that much and that they have another console called the PS4. Still, though. I'd like to see more Sony support for the Vita.
Or any at all for that matter. After Natural Doctrine and Freedom Wars we're cashed out. Sony went MIA
@jholden3249 Gravity Rush 2 is on its way. If it's not cancelled or being made for PS4, that is.
Actually this can boost hardware sales which the Vita desperately needs. Sony needs to sell Vitas first before devs are jumping on their handheld. If Sony is not supporting their device with AAA games then maybe hackers can boost its hardware sales...
Yes because a leak that happened years after the Vita was launched is the TRUE reason the Vita was destined to have no support...
Iphone have jailbreak . But did it fail ?. No , because the hardware is heavily supported in software.. This doesn't effect the vita even a little bit , in fact it bring more hardware sales. Apple are smart , they are taking advantage of the jailbreak. Jailbreak bring new innovative features and then they just steal it and put it in update. So if sony smart too they will do the same. It's their fault if the vita fail. They need to make some sacrifices if the sales isn't moving well. That's the only option. If someone brought me an option to hack the vita i will do it, at least they will give me a reason to use my vita which i don't know where it is right now lol . Otherwise , small games ain't for me and the features are not enough because it have more promise then it's current state..
You can't really compare a hacked console with jailbreak. Main goal of console hacking is pirating games. Main goal of jailbreaking has always been improving the os with more features and customizing. Not saying piracy is not a problem on smartphones but it's not the sole reason why jailbreaking exists.
Are you high? Or simply didn't bother reading the article. The PSP was hacked since like 2008 and there's been plenty of support for the system. BTW; aren't people on PC claiming that people that hack games on PC below 10%? If that's the case, why would it different on a handheld? We're just taking about mods for games, something possible on PC.
And if PC hacking was nearly as huge as the console people claim, why is it that PC games generate more annual revenue than console games?? People have this habit of looking at the physical game sales on Vgchartz and other sources when the fact is roughly 92% of PC game sales are digital.
@AndrewLB Not to disagree with you, but PC gaming generates more money because it have way more titles, many of which are small free games supported by ads. If you go comparing a multiplat, consoles generally are responsible for more copies sold than PC (although there are exceptions). And VGChartz? Anyone who takes that seriously is a morom, period.
Vita has only been exploited to play old psp/ps one games. This has been the case for a long time. No vita game backups are playable so how does this have anything to do with 'abandoned AAA 1st party support on the Vita'?
I dont know what to feel
Oh, cool! Please make articles about it and draw attention!
Oh, and they should up the heat to make it get even more attention. It's so obvious when articles like this just get approved and in like 15 minutes, it's up to 200 degrees.
What is this exploit for anyway? To get psp games running for free on the Vita? Any Vita games being exploited?
Emulators + PS1 and PSP piracy.
Basically what @Deep-Throat said. Which isn't that bad, since one can easily do this on a PSP, or on their PC by downloading a PSP emulator. PSVITA games cannot be exploited yet.
Hackers will eventually get caught and people who download illegally risk losing their account. So it's stupid. Who cares about old psp games anyway.
Folks, these aren't hacks. They're just exploits found in games to allow users to install PSP cfw to fully access the PSP os that's emulated on the Vita. The Vita's system/OS is still extremely secure.
This is all PSP games, thank goodness. But this is EXACTLY why the memory cards for the Vita are expensive and proprietary.
It's why they're proprietory, but has nothing to do with how expensive they are.
The only reason I use the exploits is for translation patches. It is annoying when a publisher stubbornly refuses to localize certain games. Since the Vita is region free you just import the game and download a translation patch. They have been revealing these exploits one at a time so Sony wouldn't patch them all at once. This is actually a BAD thing for the Vita hacking scene to those who miss this probable final opportunity in a long time.
Still an amazingly technical, useless device.
just because your Xbone can't do remote play, doesn't mean the Vita is useless!
Someone by the name of badz149 has a secret crush on the xb1!
yeah, I wish!
Why is it always when someone says something negative about Sony, these fanboys will start to bash Microsoft?
you don't have a say if you like something and use it a lot and then somebody just come out and say it's USELESS especially when that certain somebody is a clear competing brand biased? I don't like the Xbone, I don't like the Wii U but never once and never will I say that any of them is USELESS!
@Skylar Yeah, people shouldn't be able to voice their opinions, everyone should automatically agree that the Vita is useless and never have an opposing view when some trolls Sony.
bads149. HAHA HAHA That was funny xD
@gootimes Umm... What? He is bashing other console because someone bashed his console of choice. This article doesn't even have anything to do with Xbox One.
I personally wouldn't mind some PSvita mods. It's not like i was doing anything else with mine anyway. The psp hacking scene is what made me keep using mine even to this day
Some of the comments in there... Good Lord. Few fairly vindictive people in there.
Finally a reason to own a.. vita?
You have been making useless comments since you became a N4G member barely a month ago... keep loosing bubbles!
So what I take from it. - It is a PSP hack, that can run some PSP games thus far and some Mini's/PS1 games - Only works on current firmware, so eventually Sony will patch it out. Thus the continuous battle will continue until no more firmware patches are released.
No, it's more complicate than just FW "stability patches" of the past. More data got "leaked" then ever in the history of both PSP and VITA hacking scene. It's the stockpile of data blowing up for these guys! Although, Sony will need a long time to bring the TNT (probably delaying the FW update). We'll see how this plays out, but people should be wary about upgrading past current 3.18 from here on out if they want to keep these features.
Ok sony, theyve done it, please lower the price of memory cards.
Maybe hackers will revive the Vita, since sony doesnt even try
Sorry but Sony just announced over 100 games that are coming to the Vita. I think Sony is supporting the system pretty good. All these hackers have done is hurt the gamers. This will freak out other developers from making new games for the Vita. If Sony stops supporting the Vita this will be the reason why not poor sales.
And how many of those don't appear on other platforms? How many of those are simply ports of indie games? How many of those are actual AAA releases? How many are exclusives, let alone first and second-party? That aside, if unlocking the handheld (and only by way of allowing for PSP games to be emulated) is the reason for the Vita failing, then why hasn't this been true for the 3DS? How come the Vita has been failing essentially since launch? How come that is virtually nothing done in the way of marketing for the system? That's because your comment is nonsense. You just hate dealing with the fact that Sony has a stinker on their hands and that they are the ones largely responsible for it.
Too bad they use all of their conferences to promote the ps4 or the vita as a remote play The game devs are already scared, as the vita sells so bad they don't even profit from sales
News flash.. Sony releases exploit to hackers to boost Vita sales. Possible?
can sombody point me n the direction of umm.... you know....
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