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The benefits of the subscription for Vita users will be similar to those for PS3 owners -- free games, discounts, cloud storage and automatic software updates as well as trophy synchronization.
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Users will only need one subscription to enjoy the benefits of PlayStation Plus on both the PS3 and the Vita.
At its pre-Tokyo Game Show event Wednesday, Sony has also announced two new colors for the Vita console in Japan: "cosmic red" and "sapphire blue."
Japan's manga fans also have something to be joyful about: PS Vita is getting a manga reading app and a Reader Store with 3,000 manga titles available at launch, scheduled for mid-October.
Finally, a new, thinner version of the PS3 console has also been announced, with availability slated for Sept. 25.
This story originally published on Mashable here.