In preparation for PlayStation Vita’s Wednesday launch, a new system software update v1.61, will be available to download, if you’re running the PS Vita for the very first time. The new features include:
- A new application, (Maps), has been added to the home screen.
- In addition to photos, you can now take videos using the Photo application.
- You can now publish stories about the products that you rate in PlayStation Store to Facebook.
- In near, players’ information is now displayed on the Discoveries screen. On this screen, a list of the online IDs of up to 100 players that you have encountered, and the number of times that you encountered each player, are displayed. an online ID to display that player’s profile screen.
- The Mac OS version of Content Manager Assistant for PlayStation has been released. The Windows version has also been updated. You can download Content Manager Assistant from here. Refer to the website to find out how to install the application.
If you have already updated your PS Vita to 1.60, 1.61 will improve certain aspects of the system software.
There are a few ways to update the firmware on your PS Vita:
Select “System Update” under the “Settings” menu and download the firmware directly to your PS Vita over Wi-Fi. Connect your PS Vita to a PS3 or a PC/Mac and update via Content Manager.
Via PlayStation Blog