A couple more details about PlayStation Vita have trickled out, this time touching on the portable's multimedia capabilities. For those wondering about being able to watch YouTube videos on Vita, Sony is currently in talks with Adobe to add Flash support for the web browser. Implementing Flash might not happen considering Adobe recently stopped supporting Flash for mobile devices.
If you have music and videos on your Vita, you can play custom soundtracks with any Vita game. Just start the music player while you've suspended a game and you'll hear your tunes when you resume playing. As for video, Vita only supports files rendered at 720p at launch. 1080p footage could be supported in the future but it'll end up being scaled down.
So why did Sony opt to make those pricey memory cards for Vita? Sony software development head Muneki Shimada explains the company wanted a single format compatible with the system and usable by anyone, in addition to addressing some security concerns. Shimura described the cards as a storage device to save patches, DLC, and other data, not just something used to save game progress.
PlayStation Vita launches February 22 in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Australia.