Official Sony Vita SDK

Edit on Github | Updated: 23rd September 2022

Introduction

A Torrent with 52.61GB of content was anonymously leaked online in May 2019 containing pretty much all the Official Playstation Vita Software Development Kit files.

It was split into 2 main folders:

  • PlaystationPartners (1.54MB) Documentation for
  • psvita (52.60 GB) - the main SDK files

PlaystationPartners (/PlaystationPartners)

The Playstation Partners folder is not particularly interesting, it is just legal information about becoming a registered Playstation Partner.

Size Name Notes
1.1M PlayStation_GDPA_Japanese.pdf PLAYSTATION GLOBAL DEVELOPER & PUBLISHER AGREEMENT (Japanese)
410K PlayStation GDPA v1.03 (clickthrough).pdf PLAYSTATION GLOBAL DEVELOPER & PUBLISHER AGREEMENT (English)
6.4K PRIVACYPOLICY.TXT Same as TOS.TXT
6.4K TOS.TXT The Terms of Service for Playstation Partners Registration Portal
586B FAQ.TXT PartnerHome Frequently Asked Questions such as GDPA questions

Main PS Vita SDK (/psvita)

The Main PS Vita SDK folder has been neatly organized into a number of different categories which makes it much easier to just get the content you are interested in.

Name Size Notes
Docs 993.71 MB Contains all the documentation for the entire SDK in both English and Japanese
Software 209.67 MB Contains the SDK Manager along with the SN Systems DBS plus VC extensions
PUPs 13.56 GB Playstation Update packages for the DevKit and TestKit hardware from version 1.680 to 3.650
Engines 4.79 GB Contains the Unity, PhyreEngine and live2d Cubism SDKs
SDKS 33.07 GB Contains 3.300/3.500/3.550/3.570 SDKs plus the Photon PSVita SDK

Software (/psvita/Software)

Name Size Notes
SDK_Manager-2_8_2.exe 61M  
SN-DBSv2.5.6.60.exe 41M  
SN-DBSv2.5.4.2.exe 41M  
SN-DBS-VC-Extension-2017v1.0.20.0.exe 7.0M  
SN-DBS-VC-Extension-2017v1.0.21.0.exe 7.0M  
SN-DBS-VC-Extension-2010v1.0.20.0.exe 6.4M  
SN-DBS-VC-Extension-2010v1.0.21.0.exe 6.4M  
SN-DBS-VC-Extension-2012v1.0.20.0.exe 6.4M  
SN-DBS-VC-Extension-2012v1.0.21.0.exe 6.4M  
SN-DBS-VC-Extension-2013v1.0.20.0.exe 6.4M  
SN-DBS-VC-Extension-2013v1.0.21.0.exe 6.4M  
SN-DBS-VC-Extension-2015v1.0.20.0.exe 6.4M  
SN-DBS-VC-Extension-2015v1.0.21.0.exe 6.4M  

Docs (/psvita/Docs)

Most of the files are contained in the root of the Docs folder in an unorganized mannor, but there are two subfolders:

  • PhyreEngine - Extracted content from PhyreEngine_3.21.0.0_EnglishDocs.zip
  • TrainingVideos - contains an mp4 and flash videos about optimizing games for the Vita

Note that in the table below we have not included the Japanese files unless no english version exists, to avoid duplicate content.

Size Name Notes
215M DevStation12_Programming_Slides.zip  
130M NGPGameDesignDay2011.zip  
82M VITA_DevCon_2011_Slides.zip  
46M PhyreEngine_3.21.0.0_EnglishDocs.zip  
42M DevStation12_Network_and_Submissions_Slides.zip  
33M DevStation12_Business_Slides.zip  
15M 24658.mp4  
13M Vita_Network_Presentation_PDFs.zip  
6.0M VITA_Tuning_Workshop_2011_Slides.zip  
3.7M SystemSoftware_Themes_Overview_20141219.pdf  
3.7M Unity_logos.zip  
2.6M SN-DBS_Documentation-2.5.4-English.zip  
2.5M SN-DBS_Documentation_2.5.6-English.zip  
2.0M PS_Vita-TestCase_for_TRC1.7_e.pdf  
1.1M PS_Vita-TRC1.7_e.pdf  
827K PS_Vita_Testcase-1_7-CHM_En.zip  
658K PSN_Service_Setup-Guide_e.pdf  
426K In-game  
412K PS_Vita-TRC1_7-CHM_e.zip  
166K SCEE_Virtual_Currency_Policy.pdf  
161K SupplementarySubmissionForm-1_10-20121212.zip  
159K Cross-Title-Commerce.pdf  
127K SCEE  
89K Demo_to_Full_Game_Upsell.pdf  
51K SN-DBS_ReleaseNotes_e.htm  
18K SN-DBS-VC-Extension-2012-ReleaseNotes-E.htm  
18K SN-DBS-VC-Extension-2010-ReleaseNotes-E.htm  
17K SN-DBS-VC-Extension-2013-ReleaseNotes-E.htm  
17K SN-DBS-VC-Extension-2015-ReleaseNotes-E.htm  
15K SN-DBS-VC-Extension-2017-ReleaseNotes-E.htm  
12K faq.txt  
7.4K PSTVDev.txt  

Training Videos (/Docs/TrainingVideos)

This folder contains both English and Japanese training videos related to optimizing games for the Playstation Vita.

It contains a single MP4 video called Lesson1.mp4 which lasts 6minutes and 38 seconds and talks about requesting and configuring Playstation Network (PSN) services for Vita games. It is quite an interesting video for people who have never seen the secret Vita Developer Network website (DevNet) that was only available to registered developers.

It also contains around 100MB zip files for Japanese and English flash content called PS_Vita_Tutorial_Videos_SDK_1800_E.zip.

These Videos are split into two sections with the following contents:

  • Introduction
    • Setting up Your Development Environment
    • Controlling Development Kits
    • Battery Monitor, Controller Capture and Screen Capture
    • Performing Distributed Builds
  • Razor
    • Capturing CPU Traces
    • Analyzing CPU Traces
    • CPU HUD
    • Exporting CPU Trace Information