We already knew from a leak last night, but Sony confirmed at an event this morning that the PS Vita “slim”, or the 2000 will launch next week in the UK and will be available to pre-order from retailers tomorrow.
It has been priced at £180 and features a LCD screen, 1GB of internal storage whilst at the same time being 20% lighter and 15% thinner. It also has improved battery life.
The new version released in Japan last October with six different colour variations, although it seems we will only have the standard black version over here.
Hopefully that RRP will be driven down by the gaming stores, as we simply cannot see the logic ourselves in releasing a new revised unit – which was supposed to offer a lower entry point (at least in Japan) – for a far higher price point than can already be found elsewhere. The plight of the Vita has already been well documented and the OLED screen is incredibly striking, we can’t see how a unit which appears to be inferior with a higher price is going to restore fortunes, but then we aren’t gaming analysts.
We haven’t been told about the 64 GB Memory Card, a North American release nor what is happening with the Vita TV. We will bring you news on this as soon as we have it.
What did you make of the news? Dissapointed? Happy? Wondering about the Vita TV? Let us know in the comments.