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New PlayStation Vita Announced to launch on Oct. 10 in Japan

by Sean P. Aune | September 9, 2013September 9, 2013 6:00 am PST

The PlayStation 4 won’t be the only new console update released by Sony this year as the company has announced an updated version of the PS Vita.

The PS Vita – known as Vita PCH-2000, will launch in Japan on Oct. 10 for ¥18,980 (approx. $190 USD) and will feature 1GB of built-in memory, a 5-inch LCD screen (as opposed to the original’s OLED screen) and will be 15 percent lighter and 20 percent thinner. It will also feature a microUSB charging port so at least it will be a bit more universal in its charging capabilities. And once charged you will also see an increase of about an hour on the battery life over the previous model.

The change in screen may be what has led to the considerably lower launch price over the original PS Vita which debuted at ¥24,980 when the system launched.

The new Vita will come in an assortment of colors including black, blue, grey, lime green, pink and yellow. There were also three special editions already announced for the Japanese market including Gundam Breaker, God Eater and Otomate.

As of right now there are no announcements regarding the new Vita launching anywhere other than in Japan.

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...