Over the last few months, Sony has taken some flack for their number of extremely basic updates to their consoles that seem to add next to nothing on the surface, particularly on the PlayStation 4. Luckily, the PS4 finally received a requested update last week with the addition of 3D blu-ray playback, but the PS Vita has seen zero attention since the last firmware update in April, until now.
Tonight a random firmware update popped up for the PS Vita known as Firmware 3.18. Sadly, this update doesn’t appear to be anything more than the all too often stability updates. A couple hours ago, prior to the release of the firmware, the official PlayStation Twitter account posted the following:
- “PS Vita system software update 3.18 coming soon, improves system software stability during use of some features”
Until an official changelog is released, we won’t know for sure that there is nothing else involved with this update, but you would think that Sony would have teased something more if there was more to the update than meets the eye. Otherwise, we can just assume that it is a basic stability update that might destroy any exploits in the firmware that some have used to hack the handheld.