New PlayStation Vita coming October tenth: lighter, thinner, extra battery life
If the information is large enough for a Sony livestream (and with an English translation, no much less), then it should be good, proper? Sony has introduced a brand new model of its PS Vita, simply weeks after saying a worth-drop throughout each the US and Europe. (Japan was handled to the low cost again in February.) The Vita PCH-2000 is 15 % lighter and 20 % thinner than the unique mannequin and can add a further hour of life to the battery. The brand new (WiFi-solely) Vita will land in Japan first, on October tenth priced at 18,980 yen (about $one hundred ninety), and Sony is not but able to reveal (and even affirm) availability in different elements of the world. However keep in mind, that price ticket continues to be cheaper than when the unique Vita launched, priced at 24,980 yen.
Additional hardware enhancements (alongside pink, black, blue, gray, lime inexperienced, and yellow colour choices) embrace a micro-USB charger — like your smartphone — and 1GB of onboard storage. Apparently, the display tech has been modified to LCD from OLED, however we’ll need to see it within the flesh earlier than we bounce to any conclusions on efficiency — that is what is probably going chargeable for the drop in worth. Alongside these colours, Sony’s already deliberate for 3 particular version fashions: Gundam Breaker, God Eater (camouflage!) and Otomate. Take a look at the gallery under and skim on previous the break for extra.
To reinforce the brand new Vita’s constructed-in storage, Sony’s minimize the costs of its personal reminiscence playing cards too. From 4GB to 32GB, they have been lowered to between 1,554 yen (about $15) and 6,804 yen (simply over $sixty eight). There is a new 64GB Vita card too, priced at 10,479 yen (roughly $a hundred and five).
As for that unique OLED mannequin PS Vita, it is getting a brand new ‘Play!’ Recreation Pack, which comes with pre-put in video games and a reminiscence card packed in — in addition to ninety days of PS Plus, free of charge. There isn’t any launch date as but for this bundle, nevertheless it’s priced for Japan at 24,129 yen (about $241). The corporate says that it will finally discontinue the OLED WiFi mannequin, however that the 3G/WiFi OLED model will proceed to be obtainable and can discover its approach into comparable low cost bundles sooner or later — make of that what you’ll. Sony’s press convention continues, however we’re hoping to get to check the system afterward. Want us luck.
Replace: No palms-on, however loads of time to stare on the new Vita from each angle.
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- Key specs
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- Recreation format Downloadable, Cartridge
- Touchscreen Capacitive [finger]
- Course management D-pad, Thumb stick
- Movement controls Accelerometer
- Launched 2014-05-06