New PS Vita to Hit Japan October 10
The new PS Vita was announced at a press conference ahead of Japan's Tokyo Game Show.
Last month there was talk that Sony was planning a revamped PS Vita that would more closely resemble the upcoming PlayStation 4 console. Just one month on, Sony is kicking the second week of September off with the unveiling of a brand new PS Vita handheld gaming console.
The new PS Vita is lighter (15 percent) and slimmer (20 percent) than the previous generation, and features a 5-inch LCD (this is completely different to the 6.3-inch OLED we heard about in August), 1GB of onboard storage, WiFi, and support for microUSB. Sony told attendees at its Tokyo Game Show press conference that this model of PS Vita is supposed to be 'more casual and easier to use.'
This more casual PS Vita is also available in a multitude of different colors. It'll be priced at 18,980 yen when it launches in Japan on October 10. That translates to roughly $190 here in the States but Sony has yet to detail international availability and pricing. In fact, the company hasn't even said if this new Vita will be available in the U.S. What we do know is that the PS Vita just had its price slashed in the U.S., which is often indicative that the product is about to be discontinued or replaced with a newer model. We'll keep you posted on that one.
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