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Some PlayStation Vita games allow users to jump out to the built-in "near" application to upload unlocked items, like kart parts in ModNation Racers: Road Trip, or scores, like lap times in Wipeout 2048. These items work with the GPS sensor in the Vita, meaning any Vita user in the vicinity can grab these items--called "Game Goods" by Sony--and import them into their copy of the game.

Near also allows users to see which games are popular in a specific area and which games are getting played the most via a leaderboard and a "buzz" ranking.

Game Goods

These are examples of what items and/or information can be passed between Vita owners through Near.

Hustle Kings

  • Avatars and pool cues

Little Deviants

  • Bonus mini-game

Lumines: Electronic Symphony

  • Avatars and Skins (songs)

ModNation Racers: Road Trip

  • Kart parts

Rayman: Origins

  • Relics and ghost times

Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen

Super Stardust Delta

  • Soundtrack Unlocks

Touch My Katamari

  • Challenges to earn special candy

Treasures of Montezuma Blitz

  • Gems

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

  • Character trophies

Uncharted: Golden Abyss

  • Rare bounty items through the "Black Market"

Unit 13

  • Temporary HVT intel (Still need specified # of stars to unlock permanently)

Wipeout 2048

  • Lap times

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