PlayStation Plus for Vita launch lineup is great

Sony's premium subscription service PlayStation Plus will spread to Vita next Tuesday, Sony announced today. The cracking launch lineup of 'free' games just adds fuel to the idea that, really, you'll be perfectly happy not buying PlayStation games but simply waiting for them to hit Plus.

When Plus hits Vita on November 19, members with Vitas will get free access to Wipeout 2048, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Jet Set Radio, Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions, and Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack, Sony announced.

If you're already a Plus member on PS3, you won't have to pay a penny more as the scheme covers both consoles. If you're not, Plus costs only $17.99 for three months for $49.99 for a year. "The PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection is such an incredible value, providing PS3 and now PS Vita owners with a library of 18 games for less than $5 a month," Sony VP John Koller said in the announcement.