PSVita Slim; some things you should know…

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In the last twenty-four hours we’ve received both some good and some bad news about the new PSVita model.

The PlayStation Vita PCH-2000 “Slim” model has been talked about quite a bit recently, and while we’ve found faults and benefits before here are some newly surfaced ones.

First of all, the bad news; for all those hoping to add that 1 GB of internal memory to the amount of space they have on their memory cards – sorry, but not this time. When a memory card is inserted into the Slim model it lets you know that the location of save data is changing from internal to added storage, and that the internal isn’t accessible with a memory card inserted. Also, it lets you know that in order to transfer data from the internal memory to a memory card it must format the memory card. While this isn’t likely a big deal, it’s a bit disappointing to those who believed they would have that extra storage – it seems that for now it’ll only be beneficial for those who want to try the Vita straight out of the box.

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Now to the good news; for all those who were disappointed that the original Vita didn’t have a removable/replaceable battery (even though it sort of does, though it’s not as simple as it should be) the new PCH-2000 model will have the battery options you want.

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What do you think, does this yin and yang packet of news make it more or less appealing?

Let us know in the comments.

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  • ravalixx

    Well have to admit the battery seems good at least :D at least they give that option

  • Yuuki

    you can replace the battery in the same manner, only difference is that it isnt described in the wester manuals(i think i have seen it in the japanese ones trough).

    That you lose you waranty trough it is crap in my opinion since you dont destroy any waranty seal in doing so.

  • Mauricio Quintero
  • XtemmA2

    I wonder if the internal memory storage would still serves as temporary data storage too (e.g. youtube) even when the external one is inserted.

    • Kyle Wakeling

      No, that’s what they mean by data. Internal memory is inaccessible while a memory card is inserted.

      • XtemmA2

        right, i missed the “inaccessible” part. i guess this model can be perfect for people who wants to go with physical copies only.

  • ExcaliburEdge

    The extra gig of storage was the only thing that had me considering the new model. It’s official, I’m staying with OG.

  • Baran Altuncu

    Not interested at all, still love this OLED screen.

  • MG7317

    I wonder if the internal memory is just a 1Gb card sitting in an internal slot… It would be cool if it could be replaced.

  • Mando44646

    I really like all the changes to the new Vita, except for losing the OLED screen I’ll never upgrade unless Sony gets smart and brings in back in a 3rd version of the system

  • Buckybuckster

    Too bad about the internal memory constraints. Still think it will do well to increase Vita sales.

    I think I’ll stick with the original unit. Gamespot did a side by side comparison and while the clarity of the Slim was great, the trueness of the colors were slightly amiss. There’s no questioning the OLED’s ability to provide the superior visuals.

  • bigbudda

    so happy they made the start and select buttons bigger.