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PlayStation Vita

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PlayStation Vita

Developer: Sony Computer Entertainment
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Released in JP: December 17, 2011
Released in US: February 15, 2012
Released in EU: February 22, 2012
Released in KR: February 11, 2012


DevMessageIcon.png This console has a hidden developer message.
MusicIcon.png This console has unused music.
TextIcon.png This console has unused text.
Carts.png This console has revisional differences.


The PlayStation Vita was Sony's second handheld console, and the successor to the immensely-successful PlayStation Portable.

While it enjoyed success in Japan, it was overall a commercial failure, with one contributing factor being the high price of its proprietary detachable storage (for instance, a 32GB Memory Card cost $120, half the price of the system itself).

Hidden Developer Message

Present at 0x00007630 in secure_kernel.enc/secure_kernel.enp:

Congratulations! At lash you get the plaintext of the Ps Vita Secure Kernel!
I'm confident that you never see this message though, ha-ha.

This message was added somewhere between firmware versions 0.995.070 and 0.996.070. The last sentence was removed somewhere between firmware versions 0.996.090 and 1.000.071.

Unused Text

Present in second_loader.bin at 0x00016A0.

Donate2Fukushima

This was added in firmware version 0.996.070, and removed in 1.000.071.

Early Music

In firmware 0.099.070 there is a slightly different home music than what was used in the final release the file is ATRAC9 and is called home.at9 and is located in vs0:\data\internal\bgm\shell

There is also a slightly different near app music than what was in the final release in the file called bgm001.at9 located at vs0:app\NPXS10000