Vita firmware update 2.60 released

Improves usability, enables users to hide Trophies activity

Sony has released Vita firmware update 2.60.

It has been designed to improve usability in a number of ways, such as allowing quicker uploading and downloading of cloud saves. It also enables users to completely hide Trophies activity or limit access to friends.

The change log can be viewed below, courtesy of Exophase.

  • You can now easily upload and download your saved data using online storage. Select the PlayStation Plus icon on the LiveArea screen for each application.
  • Some items have been added to the menu that appears when you press and hold the PS button.
  • [Devices] has been newly added under [Settings], and [Bluetooth Settings] has been moved under [Devices]
  • In addition, the usability of many features has been improved.

Last week, a Sony executive acknowledged that Vita continues to underperform at retail.

The platform holder declined to offer specific Vita data in its first quarter financial report last week, instead bundling together Vita and PSP sales, which came in at just 600,000, down from 1.4 million in the same period a year earlier.

Sony's latest hardware sales guidance remained unchanged from its May outlook, with the firm still expecting to sell a combined total of five million handheld systems in the year ending April 2014.