New Lightweight Vita Model Announced

Monday, September 9th, 2013

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PS Vita PCH-2000 white

Sony dropped a bomb on the video game industry today with its announcement of the PlayStation Vita TV, but that wasn’t the only Vita-related news to come out of Japan this morning. A new, slimmer version of the handheld system was also announced.

This new Vita (model PCH-2000) looks as if it was made to appeal to a wider range of gamers. It’s lighter and thinner than the standard model (by 15% and 20% respectively) and boasts a battery life of six hours. It also comes in a variety of colors, including white, light blue, green, pink, khaki and black.

PS Vita PCH-2000 colors
PS Vita PCH-2000 colors PS Vita PCH-2000 colors

Other changes to the hardware include an LCD screen (replacing the original’s OLED screen) and a built-in 1 GB memory card.

The new model will go on sale in Japan on October 10th, retailing at ¥18,980 (roughly $190 USD and €143). There’s no announcement yet about a release date outside Japan.

What are your thoughts on the redesign? Was your favorite color included in the lineup? If you don’t have a Vita, does this (or the announcement of the PlayStation Vita TV) influence your decision to buy? Let us know in a comment!


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Former Contributor: Content Manager- Situated in sunny Florida, Angela spends plenty of time watching anime and playing video games. RPGs and survival-horror are her go-to genres; but if it's weird or different, she's willing to give a shot. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a BA in Creative Writing and now puts her skills to good use writing about the nerdier things in life, including news and game reviews for Operation Rainfall.