PS Vita 2.10 adds folders, makes system complete

We're fans of PS Vita here at Shacknews. We like the hardware. We like PlayStation Plus. And we love that it's attracting tons of indie games. But, there's a crucial flaw with the system. Folders. Yes, it may sound ridiculous. But, Vita owners really do want this feature. As your library grows, it would be nice to sort your icons so that Welcome Park doesn't share the same screen real estate as a newly downloaded game. And thankfully, firmware 2.10 adds folders, making the system pretty much perfect. The update will be available later tonight. Here's the full breakdown from the PlayStation.Blog:
  • Create folders to more easily manage your favorite application icons on the home screen, with up to 10 icons in each folder and a maximum of 100 on the home screen (including icons inside the folders).
  • Verify which PS Vita card you are using by looking at the home screen's info bar. You can also save the layout of your home screen icons in the memory card.
  • Added video support allows you to play videos within the browser (memory card required; some videos are not supported).
  • New email enhancements allows you to view HTML messages, add multiple email addresses to your contacts, and easily search your messages using the new search feature.
  • PlayStation Plus members will be able to automatically update PlayStation Mobile format software and upload game save data onto online storage using 3G connection.
  • New "Mute Automatically" option will mute your PS Vita speakers when your headset is unplugged and pause your music when using the music app.


Although Vita is now a complete system, it's unlikely that the allure of folders will prompt newcomers to buy the system. In fact, we think the one thing more compelling than folders is a price drop.