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New Vita Is Thinner, Lighter, Has LCD Screen and Better Battery

Matt Gardner
Games consoles, PS Vita, PS Vita 2000, Sony, TGS 2013

Sony have unveiled the PlayStation Vita 2000, a new SKU for the handheld, that promises to be 20% thinner and 15% lighter than the original, existing model.

The OLED screen is gone, with an LCD one in to replace it, and Sony are stating that the battery will last an extra hour too. The new odel will also come with 1GB of built-in memory for save files and will charge via a micro-USB port.

Breaking the news at TGS, Sony also reiterated that the price for memory cards will be dropping, announcing a 40% price slash on the 10th of September in Japan, which will also coincide with the release of a 64GB memory card on the same day.

The Vita 2000 has been dated for a October 10th release in Japan and will come in at 18980 yen (roughly $190). It'll also come bundled with a 90 day subscription to Playstation Plus.

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stevenjameshyde  Sep. 9, 2013 at 10:52

Nice, especially if it leads to a few stock-clearing price slashes on the current model

Late  Sep. 9, 2013 at 10:59

If I were getting a ps4 I'd definitely be buying one of these. And the 64GB card, natch.

Kev999  Sep. 9, 2013 at 12:22

remove oled and put in lcd ? lol.

MattGardner  Sep. 9, 2013 at 14:26

remove oled and put in lcd ? lol.

Quite possibly to try and get the costs down, but we'll have to see it running to get an idea of the damage. So SO happy with the screen on my G1 Vita, so much so that it's been the difference maker for a number of multiplatform games - e.g. Rayman Origins

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