Sony announces new colourful Vita for Japan

Pretty colours make everything better, so it’s no surprise that Sony‘s brand new redesigned PlayStation Vita comes in six different shades. The new-look handheld maintains the same overall design as the Vita we know and love, but it’s 20% thinner and 15% lighter, packing a bunch of improvments to battery life and on-board memory.

We’re looking at white, grey, blue, yellow and pink in addition to the classic black – and all versions boast six hours of battery life, and 1GB of on-board memory, saving the drama of having to buy cards. A few buttons have been redesigned, but: The major difference? A LCD display rather than the current-gen OLED.

PlayStation Vita 2000

PlayStation Vita 2000

In a statement, Sony explains:

PCH-2000 series has been developed to be more casual and friendly for a wider range of users… In addition, a high-definition liquid crystal display (LCD) has been newly adopted for the 5-inch front display which is one of the PS Vita’s greatest features.

Thanks to the rapid progress of LCD technology in recent years, the new display provides users with the highest-level image quality, perfect for deep and immersive gaming experience that is at the core of PS Vita.

If you do not want any of these new bells and whistles, the original PlayStation Vita will still be manufactured and supported for the foreseeable future, proving Sony’s attention has not totally shifted to the new hardware.

The PlayStation Vita 2000 will hit Japan on October 10th for ¥18,980 (just over AU$200). But! That’s the problem: So far, Sony’s only confirmed this one for release in Japan. No Western launch has even been hinted at just yet.

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