New Sony Vita Model announced with New Vita Games

Sony held a pre-TGS press conference today announcing a new hardware revisions as well as some new games.

The new PS Vita will be lighter by 15%, and thinner by 20%. It’s also removed the OLED screen and will now have a 5″ LCD. They have increased the battery life by 1 hour, and have added 1GB of internal storage.

It’s going to be available in six colors on October 10th in Japan and will cost 18,980 Yen (about $190). No word yet on if this model will make it overseas to North America.

Also announced was PS Vita TV. It will allow you to play Vita games on your TV with a Dualshock 3 controller, it has slots Vita cartridges and Memory Cards, and you can stream services such as Hulu and Netflix. It will launch on November 14th in Japan for 9,840 Yen (about $95). There will also be a bundle with a PS Vita TV unit, an 8GB Memory Card and a Dualshock 3 controller for only 14,980 Yen (about $150). As expected, there was no release or date or price announced for the west.

Finally Sony announced some new games such as Soul Sacrifice Delta and Phantasy Star Nova for the Vita.

This was a huge announcement prior to TGS so now I am really excited for the show to see what else will debut. What do you think Sony is saving for the show?

Written by: the_nmac - News Contributor

  1. #1 by EdEN on September 10th, 2013 [ 216026 Points ]

    These will probably stay as “Japan-Only” releases for a while since Sony will have its hands full with the PS4 release over here.

  2. #2 by xDeFcoN_2FasT4Ux on September 10th, 2013 [ 2160 Points ]

    Sounds cool, but I can’t play hand held games anymore, I get motion sickness oddly enough. Sounds great though

  3. #3 by kennygk on September 10th, 2013 [ 26128 Points ]

    Weird that they took of the OLED screen, I thought that was one of the main technological advances with it. I’ll probably wait until the price drops a lot or until I get a PS4 to get this.

  4. #4 by the_nmac on September 10th, 2013 [ 62053 Points ]

    I think removing the OLED was a cost cutting measure to hopefully sell cheaper and sell more of them. This is something where i could see people chasing down the gen 1 units for quality purposes.

  5. #5 by Ceidz on September 10th, 2013 [ 57890 Points ]

    Yea, the removal of the OLED screen is the most surprising aspect. This must chop down the cost to manufacture the device, thus making the product less expensive.

  6. #6 by jaspion3d on September 12th, 2013 [ 125 Points ]

    I want to know if now will support 4G/LTE!!

  7. #7 by Tosh on September 16th, 2013 [ 104939 Points ]

    It would be nice if the PS Vita TV came to other regions.

  8. #8 by the_nmac on September 16th, 2013 [ 62053 Points ]

    because of the possibilities for the PS4 i hope so too. It could act like a ps4 in any room via remote play. The Ouya and other android cheap consoles would be doomed.

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