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PlayStation Vita

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To do:
Document the graphics test mode.

Title Screen

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.


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 version of the home menu music. It is an ATRAC9 file named home.at9 and it is located in vs0:\data\internal\bgm\shell.

This is also true for the music for the near app. The file, named bgm001.at9, is located in vs0:app\NPXS10000

Hidden Copy/Paste Feature

To do:
Add a link to the plugin.

There is an copy and paste feature hidden in the system software. The feature was actually present in very early versions of the PS Vita firmware but starting somewhere around firmware version 1.06, it was disabled for an unknown reason, though it can be re-enabled using a plugin.

PS Vita Unused CopyPaste1.png PS Vita HiddenCopyPaste2.png