If you’re looking to make your PlayStation Vita more “stable,” we’ve got just the thing.

PlayStation Vita firmware update version 3.61 is now available via the PlayStation Network, and will bring to your system some stability enhancements; the only notable change we’ve been able to confirm however is the blocking of the recently released Henkaku exploit.

No other enhancements or changes are apparent at this time, so you can pretty much chalk this up to Sony cleaning up exploits and bugs.

Will you be updating, or are you getting a little salty? Sound off in the comments below!

  • Hamzawesome

    I’m gonna stick to 3.60. I can’t sacrifice all these emulators.

  • Kumiko

    As big a vita as I am, I am still not going to update. I just can’t give up on the possibility that we may get ps2 games ported. Lord knows my 13+ years old ps2 might croak at any second, I don’t even play CD based games on it anymore (like one of my first games on it, Zapper). And there’s so many RPGs I would love to play on the go that I never finished during my youth (like Dot Hack)….the ps vita is perfect for this, and if Sony is not gonna capitalize on this, I’m gonna go to the modders.

    Guess I’ll just have to use the bothersome ps3 transfer method to be able to continue buying PS Vita games.

    • Kevin Aaronson

      I bought a refurbished ps tv on Amazon for 30 bucks. I downloaded henkaku within a minute and began playing donkey country with my wife. You dont need to log in to PSN either so no threat of ban. There are methods to install a specific firmware as well so 6.0 is guaranteed. I’m bummed though that I’ll need to upgrade my vita, I’ve almost beat star ocean.

      • Kumiko

        I’m still going to wait and keep my options open. I’ll keep on buying the games I want like I’ve been doing, but I’m not going to download them. If piracy does come from this, I’ll just pirate the games I have and play them that way. If not…..I might consider buying a second vita.

        This is utter crap and it’s going to be disheartening to buy games I can’t play now, not to mention the huge games collection that I have backed up on my PC due to the small vita memory cards that I also can’t play now, but I love the emulators too much to give them up. Screw you Sony.

        On the other hand, there’s already some proof of concept for fan translations (digimon next order was used in the thread I saw), so the future could be very exciting on that font. Phantasy Star anyone?

  • benzene

    I’m not updating now that I know I can undub P4G.

    Fixing Nep’s cringy editing is now feasible too.

    • Reza Gerami

      Undub p4g? Care to elaborate?

      • Noan North

        If you own the the Persona 4 Golden you can download the japanese dub ripped by som japanese guy 😀 then use henkaku and some hombrew apps to play it.

  • Steve Jaworski

    For this reason alone, I have two Vita units. Was lucky enough to get my second OLED after I traded some Ga,exuberant games for it. This is now my home brew unit.

    If anyone can pick up a cheap unit or one from a trade, I suggest the same.

    Makes the update process worry free.

  • leingod

    So when it’s about blocking exploits, now Sony cares about the Vita, huh. No thanks.

  • zelduck

    Who said the Vita is dead?. fuck you very much Sony!

  • Lester Paredes

    Sounds like Sony will only ‘support’ the vita once people figure out how to do what they want with it.

  • Joshua Simpkins

    Screw Sony and their sorry ass update! Stick with 3.60 on both your PS Vita and PS TV! Full on jailbreak with Henkaku is a breeze.

    Sony can eat shit with updates like these. Unless future PS Vita games require a higher level firmware to play them, DO NOT UPDATE!

  • Florin Emil

    I`m not gonna update very soon,i`m staying on 3.60 to see if the emulators are gonna be able to run the games at full speed with great sound.