In a hands-on write up from IGN, we get a bit of odd news.

Colin Moriarty over at IGN has scored a hands-on with the new PSVita model (PCH-2000) and has noted in his write up that our favourite handheld’s mystery port appears to have vanished from the hardware list.

“The new PS Vita does away with the “mystery port” atop the old hardware (we still don’t know precisely what it was for), allowing the slot for the Vita card slot to be centered.”

The PlayStation Vita manual shows this port as simply an “accessory port”, but we’ve yet to see any accessories make use of it.



  • Lester Paredes

    Aww man. I was hoping that meant some sort of Component or HDMI output to a TV was in the plans, but now, i guess not. Well, I guess we’ll never know what Sony was thinking (not that we ever do, considering their baffling support of PSP digital legacy games and PS1 Classics selections for the Vita).

    • Kyle Wakeling

      Sorry to say, but it’s not even possible to output video via that “accessory port” – as evidenced by the logic that they wouldn’t need dev units with HDMI if they could output video that way.

      • Lester Paredes

        Probably, but I have seen devices that bring HDMI usability. Such as this one:
        I’m sure they would have used a different port, but a man can dream! Don’t deny a man his dreams, Kyle! No! Bad! Bad Kyle! Go to your room and think about what it is you have done. lol

  • ExcaliburEdge

    I’ve been hoping the acc port would allow a L2/R2 trigger grip to be made. Guess that’s out the window.

    • Lester Paredes

      Holy crap! I never thought of that… that would have been awesome! And a day-one purchase!