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Sony Pulls Vita Firmware Update due to Technical Fault

Sony has removed the latest update for its PlayStation Vita handheld console, stating that it was down to a "technical fault." The 1.65 update was designed to bring about a few minor changes to the system, enhancing certain features.

"PS Vita system software update 1.65 has been taken down temporarily due to a technical fault," explained the official PlayStation Blog (opens in new tab).

Apparently though the issue won't cause any problems for those who have downloaded it already.

"For any customers who may have already downloaded the firmware, they can continue as normal. We will notify you once the latest system software update is available to download again."

The 1.65 update was intended to allow for the disabling of alert messages for when friends sign in or perform other activities. There were also tweaks to power saving options, an activity icon for LiveArea and the addition of a caps lock for the on-screen keyboard.

Does anyone ever use caps lock?

There's also a new percentage bar when installing games, as reported by NeoGaf users (opens in new tab).

No word on what the technical fault with this update actually was, but presumably it wasn't something too problematic or Sony would have issued a much more stern statement for the early adopters. One would hope at least.

Dipping his toes into almost everything that could be labeled 'nerdy' in his free time, Jon has been writing about technology for over half a decade. While mainly focusing on PC hardware thoughout this time, today he's more varied, covering everything from gaming to general electronics, industry perspectives and consoles. As well as writing for different sites, Jon enjoys wargaming, reading and PC gaming, hoping to balance out these geeky pastimes with fire spinning and MMA.