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Submitted by KingSongbird 500d ago | news

Why Sony Changed the PS Vita’s Screen

We know Sony are bringing out a slimmer version of the PS Vita, and one of the changes happens to be the screen! Read on to find out more! (PS Vita, Sony, Tech)

Vip3r  +   500d ago
Saves them money. There I said it.
KingSongbird  +   500d ago
It's a safe hypothesis to deduce so, yes.
himdeel  +   499d ago
Maybe now theyll pack one of the new Vitas with the PS4.
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Software_Lover  +   500d ago
Makes them more money
jujubee88  +   500d ago
And people didn't buy VITA when it had an OLED anyways.

Listening to consumer demands is all this move is.
jujubee88  +   500d ago
To expound on that point, the new VITA will retail for $180 (JPY equivalent, about 20 bucks less than OG Vita) and come in multiple colors and with more special editions VITA ever had before. Talk about one HELLUVA a bump to VITA's merchandising appeal!

Not to mention people complained that if they wanted to play just one game, they couldn't without forking money over for proprietary card, well VITA slim has built in memory for people that just want to pick up a physical copy of Persona 4 Golden and just play that.

I know we might be thinking, "Pfft, I didn't want a pink VITA!" or, "What the hell am I gunna do with 1GB of memory?!?" but when you talk about the consumer walking down a Tokyo street, that looks into a store window and see's a VITA slim color they like in the display, they wont need to buy another memory, they can pick up a game..that impulse buy effect is what Sony want.

And this VITA slim answers those questions.

p.s. Sony are Saying VITA TV will come west, but they have not been saying that about VITA slim. Take that as you wish.
jjdoyle  +   499d ago
Yeah. Able to keeps price high with newer model but lowers production costs.
Software_Lover  +   499d ago
exactly
jujubee88  +   499d ago
The new slim model is cheaper than the cheap price cut OLED VITA.

So...
jjdoyle  +   499d ago
it like 2DS though. Nintendo could sell 3DS for $129 as seen in sales prices instead they made 2DS with no 3d screen. still profitable. still lets them keep older prices and still have sales prices when necessary.
4logpc  +   500d ago
To cut costs since no one is buying it.
e-p-ayeaH  +   500d ago
PS Vita TV is the best solution for budget gamers.

Great price + HDMI out + PS4 game streaming
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tubers  +   500d ago
More like PS4 budget gamers and even that can be contradictory in your context (PS4's 400 bucks) and I wouldn't really call that "budget".

A budget gamer IMO is better off with the 200 dollar PS3 with its robust library.

The VTV, IMO, best targets the PS4 and PS3 owners (since they already have the controllers) and Sony is hoping for them to try and get convinced with the VITA platform with a low cost of entry.
DOOMZ  +   500d ago
Ill just get the old one with the better screen...
jspillen  +   500d ago
It's been two or more years since the Vita was designed with the OLED screen. I'm sure it was a combination of reducing costs and the improving technology of the LCD screens.
DOOMZ  +   500d ago
LCD does not compare to OLED...
OldGirl  +   500d ago
Yea if your living in the 70's it might not.
jspillen  +   500d ago
How about the OLED of two years ago versus the LCD of today ?

With that frame of reference I'm sure the gap is a lot smaller.
DOOMZ  +   500d ago
Still no where near as good..
jeffgoldwin  +   499d ago
They dont even make pc monitors in lcd anymore for a good reason (excluding some very low budget $90 or less). LED and OLED are suprerior. Also TV's priced at $1600+ are oled, never lcd. Clearly it is better.

With that said, if it appeals to more people because they can offer a lower price, than so be it. But don't make the false claim that lcd is better or even on par with oled. Also lcd are more power hungry, so hello to less battery life.

Before you label me fanboy, research it yourself. Truth is very well documented on the differences.

http://www.differencebetwee...
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DOOMZ  +   500d ago
Just get the original, its just built better...
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clearelite  +   499d ago
I thought we already went over this.
Belking  +   499d ago
Because no one is buying it.... Sony knows they are in trouble with this hing.
Ragthorn  +   499d ago
In my opinion I love the Original Vita, the slimmer and lighter Vita Slim will appeal to others, but I love my Vita's Weighty feel and Thickness already. Makes it feel like I am holding some serious hardware.

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