New Vita Confirmed For Japan: Thinner, Lighter, Colorful
Well, there's no knowing yet if US consumers will see it, but we have to assume the new model will show up at some point.
During the company's pre-TGS press conference, Sony announced a new PlayStation Vita model for Japan. It will be 20 percent thinner, 15 percent lighter, and it will feature built-in memory that amounts to 1GB. Users will also get an additional hour of battery life, bringing the total to six. And in looking at the new iteration, it seems the OLED screen is gone and the unit will include a 5" LCD screen.
Furthermore, the new Vita will be available in six sweet colors: Pink, white, brown, light blue, black and yellow. Sony also revealed that they'll soon drop the proprietary Vita charger, shifting to a micro-USB type. Prior to the conference, we had heard that Sony intended to reduce the price of all memory cards, and that will indeed be happening in Japan. As many gamers, journalists and analysts have said in 2013, Sony needed to do something to keep the Vita afloat. And maybe this is it.
9/9/2013 11:07:23 AM Ben Dutka