During a pre-Tokyo Game Show 2013 press conference, Sony has announced a brand new version of its PS Vita handheld, said to be twenty percent thinner and fifteen percent lighter than the current model.
The new PS Vita, called the ‘Vita 2000,’ will be out on October 10th in Japan and cost 18980 yen (+/- $190) in a range of six colours, and will come standard with a 1GB storage built into the system for save games, and the option to charge off of a micro USB port.
The Vita 2000′s battery, Sony says, will last hour longer than the current PS Vita but at a cost: The wonderfully rich OLED screen powering the PS Vita will be replaced by an LCD screen for the Vita 2000.
In addition, Sony announced that memory card prices for the PS Vita will be dropping in Japan to the tune of 40% from September 10th, while a 64GB card will also become available from that date onwards.
Vita 2000 – TGS 2013 Trailer
Would you be interested in a new-look PS Vita, except without that fantastic OLED screen?