PlayStation Plus, the subscription service that supplies PS3 owners with a steady stream of free and discounted games, will become available to Vita owners from this November. You'll only need the one subscription for both consoles, so if you already use PlayStation Plus the Vita service will be free to you as long as you remain a member.

Like the PS3, the Vita will get an Instant Game Collection — a rotating selection of full games to download for free, though no titles have been announced yet. There'll also be the same cloud storage functionality for game saves, automatic trophy synchronization, and the ability to schedule game and software updates at set times even when you're away from the system.