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Official iOS/Android PlayStation App Gets New Update, Adds Augmented Reality

February 23, 2012 Written by Sebastian Moss

To celebrate the release of the PS Vita, Sony has updated the “PlayStation Official App” to v1.31, adding an augmented reality-based Vita ad filled with information for people who don’t read PSLS enough.

Sadly, the app is still officially only out in Europe, but we found a way for Android users in the US and elsewhere to get their hands on it. The update adds a Vita category and, more importantly, augmented reality:

Once updated and loaded, simply hit the “Tap to discover PS Vita” and hover your camera over a PS logo like the one at the top of the page, and you’ll see something like this:

Scroll along at the bottom and it’ll tell you stuff like this, while spinning the Vita:

The app will also treat you to some game trailers, but unfortunately they aren’t augmented.

The update is a nice gimmick at best, and won’t really tell you anything new, but it’s worth updating just to kill a few minutes.