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Sony Updates Pulled PlayStation Vita 1.65 Update with 1.66

Sony has released an update for the PlayStation Vita Firmware upgrade, bringing it to version 1.66. Yesterday's 1.65 release was pulled soon after release, with Sony citing a "technical fault" as the reason.

The new update doesn't appear to be much different, though it has a fuller change log list and no mention of technical issues. Some of the features said to be included in this update mention tweaks found by users in the 1.65 one, though this is the first time Sony has mentioned them officially.

They include:

An installation progress bar for applications

  • The [System Music] setting in Settings > [Sound & Display] now affects BGM in PS Store, near and Sign-Up screens as well as the Home menu.
  • When searching for location data, users now have the option to ‘Retry' and ‘Cancel' when a failure occurs.
  • The display time of notification alerts has been reduced from 5 seconds to 3 seconds.
  • Functional improvements have been made in the following games and applications: Unit 13, Gravity Daze, near.

A few other minor improvements and tweaks have also been made, listed in the PlayStation technical help forum (opens in new tab).

Commenters of the update are claiming that it fixes issues a few had where newly downloaded games couldn't be played. The only one on the official forum thread also states that 1.66 is "full of win," so public opinion is high it seems.

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