Thinner, lighter PS Vita remodel coming to Japan Oct. 10 [update]


During Sony's pre-TGS conference, a new PS Vita Wi-Fi remodel was introduced to the world. The PCH-2000 is 20 percent thinner and 15 percent lighter than the original Vita, has a more rounded design, and a new LCD screen compared to the existing Vita's OLED offering. The new model will come in black, white, lime green, light blue, pink and khaki.

This remodel, which comes bundled with a 1GB memory card and has six hours of battery life for gaming, is available for pre-order through Japanese retailers right now, ahead of its October 10 launch, coming in at 19,929 yen (including tax), which converts to around $200. Sony Computer Entertainment's press release also notes a new micro USB slot for data backup and charging, along with a new power indicator and notification indicator at the top of the portable.

Update: Our friends at Engadget went eyes-on with the new Vita model, so you can too.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.