Sony Hopes To Make Firmware Updating Less Torturous On Vita

The bane of Sony's current systems is the way in which they update their firmware. They're updated often, and you have to install them, meaning impulsive gaming sessions sometimes become boring installation sessions instead.

It's a problem the company is looking to fix with the release of the upcoming PlayStation Vita. Speaking with Game Informer, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida says "I agree, it's very annoying when you only have one hour in your busy life to play a game, and when you have to spend 30 minutes out of that one hour to update the hardware."

"So it's not necessarily the frequency of how we update, it's like you said — intrusiveness — of the current processes that we have on PS3 and PSP. I cannot talk about specific plans, but we are very aware of the issues, and we'd like to address those issues on PS Vita going forward."

Background updating would be fantastic. Failing that, bundling updates up so they're less frequent would be appreciated.

Sony's Shu Yoshida Talks Vita, PSP Lessons, And Nintendo [Game Informer]

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    "bundling updates up so they’re less frequent would be appreciated"

    Speak for yourself, i would rather that the updates didn't containt every file necessary to write the entire OS and instead only include the changed ones. That way if you missed 3 PS3 updates for example it might be a 15MB download as opposed to a 300MB download. Perhaps releasing "Full" updates once a run of regular updates reaches 300MB.

      My thoughts exactly. On PCs you can get both incremental and combo updates. Those who use Windows, the terms are updates and service packs.

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