In addition to the redesigned PS3, Sony had a fair bit of Vita news to share: following handheld tradition, the Vita will be getting two new hardware colors this Fall (in Japan, at least) Red and Blue. More exciting than that though was the announcement that the Playstation Plus premium service would finally be extending its benefits over to Vita owners.
Details on what free content or discounts will be offered have yet to be revealed by Sony, but here’s what we do know: All PS+ account holders on PS3 will automatically be enrolled in the Vita PS+ at no additional cost, and the price for enrolling in the service remains the same: $18 for 3 months, or $50 for a full year. Sony is promising is the same bonuses on Vita that PS3 owners get: free games and themes, discounts on certain titles, and access to beta’s and early demos. PS+ also allows users 1GB of online storage for cloud saves per system.
Playstation Plus will launch on Vita on October 3rd.