PlayStation Vita Redesign Coming to North America This Spring

Posted Tue Feb 11, 2014 at 07:30 AM PST by
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We are approaching the end of days for the original OLED model.

Sony has finally announced that the PCH-2000 series PS Vita is coming to North America this spring. The Vita redesign is already out in Japan and the UK, and brings with it several notable improvements as well as one major questionable change involving its screen.

From Sony, "The new PS Vita Wi-Fi model is approximately 20-percent slimmer and 15-percent lighter than the original version, with rounded edges to fit comfortably in your hands. The new model comes with 1GB of internal memory built into the system, and its 5-inch front touchscreen has a new high-definition liquid crystal display (LCD), giving you a high quality image that provides the same deep, immersive gaming experience that’s at the core of the PS Vita system."

The new vita also has redesigned secondary buttons as well as much improved battery life. It drops the proprietary ports of the first Vita in favor of micro USB. While Japanese Vitas have come in a gamut of colors, the new North American Vita has only been announced as coming in black.

While the staff here at High-Def Digest favor the original OLED Vita, which has been recommended multiple times over the past several months and looks to be selling out with latest announcement, the new Vita has been announced as part of a great bundle.

The new Vita will be offered in a Limited Edition bundle with 'Borderlands 2' (likely releasing at the same time) and an 8GB memory card. The Vita version of 'Borderlands 2' has some very exciting features. "You can shoot and loot through Pandora with up to three of your PS Vita-toting friends via Infrastructure online play, and you can also cross save your progress with your PS3. As an added bonus, Borderlands 2 for PS Vita includes six downloadable content (DLC) packs: Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate’s Booty, Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage, Psycho Character Class, Mechromancer Character Class, Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 1 and the Collector’s Edition Pack."

The Borderlands 2 Limited Edition PlayStation Vita Bundle, which includes a new, black Slim Vita, 'Borderlands 2' download code, and a 8GB memory card, is priced at $199.99.

Source: PlayStation Blog

Author: Brian Hoss

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