New PS Vita Apps Today Include Crunchyroll, NHL GameCenter LIVE

It’s going to be a good day for anyone with a PlayStation Vita who’s looking for some new apps to download, as Sony has announced that these apps will be added to the PlayStation Store later today when it updates in North America:

  • Crunchyroll – Watch the latest and best selection of Anime from Japan, including Naruto Shippuden, Attack on Titan, Kill la Kill, Hunter × Hunter and many more, as early as 1 hour after Japanese broadcast.
  • NHL GameCenter LIVE – Instantly stream live out-of-market games in HD quality with your NHL GameCenter LIVE subscription.
  • Qello – You can now watch your favorite artist’s full-length performances in HD whenever and wherever you want. Qello Concerts streams the largest collection of HD concerts and music documentaries right to your PS Vita, including popular artists such as Coldplay, Linkin Park, Nirvana, Bob Marley, Beyonce, and so much more. With Qello, the concert never ends!

As for the near future, here’s some more apps that will be releasing in Spring 2014 for the PlayStation Vita:

  • Gaiam TV – From energizing yoga and fitness classes to inspiring documentaries and cutting-edge programs, Gaiam TV takes you beyond the boundaries of mainstream media to reveal new perspectives for our changing world.
  • Hulu Plus (March 25th) – Hulu Plus offers unlimited instant streaming of current hit shows like Family Guy, The Simpsons, Modern Family and Brooklyn Nine-Nine as well as original series including The Awesomes and The Wrong Mans for $7.99/month with limited advertising.
  • Redbox Instant by Verizon (March 25th) – Redbox Instant by Verizon is offering new subscribers a free month of movies. Subscribers can stream from a library of Hollywood hits on PS Vita and receive four DVD or Blu-ray rental nights every month for new releases at the Redbox kiosk. You can also purchase or rent the latest movies on demand in the digital store.

Nowhere was it mentioned that these apps wouldn’t be available in Canada, but since apps sometimes only launch in the US, we’ll just have to wait and see which regions they’ll be out in when the PlayStation Store updates.

Sony also promised that there would be even more apps coming to the PlayStation Vita later this year.

Will you be downloading any of these apps when they’re released? Did you find it weird that Sony’s promotional image for these new apps is the PlayStation Vita 2000, considering it’s not out yet in North America? Let us know in the comments below.