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The PS Vita 2000 is going to hit the shelves in Japan on October 10th. However, there is no news as to when it will be available in other countries. The PS Vita has been having an uneventful existence right from the days when it was released in 2012. Sony is not giving too much priority to its hand held gaming device it seems.
With the launch of the PlayStation 4 in the offing, Sony is trying to put in some life into its PS Vita. The first sop was in the form of a price reduction. The PS Vita is now available in the US for $199.99. Sony has just unveiled the PS Vita PCH-2000 which is scheduled to be released in Japan on October 10th. The latest version of the Vita gaming console is touted to be 20% lighter and also 15% thinner than its predecessors. It will also feature 1GB of storage space and it features the standard Micro-USB port and not the Sony’s proprietary charging/data port.
Sony says, “The new PS Vita system features an enhanced, rounded shape coupled with the trimmed down body, users will be able to enjoy game play more comfortably. In addition, the PS button / START button / SELECT button have been modified to a round and convex shape, allowing users to push more easily.”
The display has been changed from the OLED in the past to an LCD Screen. The screen is said to be better than its predecessor with superlative image quality. The new gaming console version also boasts a better battery backup of 4 to 6 hours and will carry a price tag of US $190.
.Sony has not said when the devices will hit other parts of the globe after its launch in Japan. Looking at the changes it seems that Sony would like to make amends to its mistakes committed while designing the PS Vita. The device is slimmer and lighter so there has been some cost cutting. Also there is no cumbersome proprietary cable to charge the device. The device now also has a better battery backup of 5 to 6 hours as compared to 3 to 4 hours in the earlier versions.