The PlayStation Vita launched today in the U.S. and Sony already has a couple of nice apps out for the device.
We already reported on the Vita having Netflix support right out of the gate. The functionality is nice and may be the fastest that Netflix has come to a game console yet.
The other apps that are free to download for Vita users are Live Tweet and Flickr. For those who may not know what these two apps are, let the PlayStation blog fill you in:
LiveTweet is a bespoke Twitter app that allows you to find and follow users, compose Tweets, Retweet and view updates from your friends, favorite celebrities and industry experts – all via your PS Vita system.
Upload your best photos to Flickr and start sharing them with friends worldwide. Join new groups, create personalized photostreams and tell your own story online. Flickr is home to billions of inspirational photos – why not give yours a new home, too?
These apps aren’t the only things that early adopters can look forward to today. The Vita also saw a large amount of digital game releases with exclusive PSN content as well as digital versions of retail titles already available. The majority of the digital versions are also cheaper than their retail counterparts so any Vita owners may want to take advantage of the discounts.
The games released today are Hustle Kings, Ben 10 Galactic Racing, Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen, Touch my Katamari, Plants vs Zombies, Army Corps of Hell, Dynasty Warriors Next and Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack.
A high-profile release that many Vita gamers may want to pick up today is Escape Plan. The game officially launched last week for the super early adopters to rave reviews. Check out the trailer below:
The Vita is already getting a huge amount of support for Sony, more so than most game consoles receive. We’ll see in the coming months if Sony’s investment will pay out for them.