PS Vita 2000 LCD vs PS Vita 1000 OLED: Check Out a Five Minutes Long In-Depth Video Comparison

he internet has been ablaze with discussion both in Japan and in the west on the change from the OLED screen of the PCH-1000 PS Vita and the LCD screen of the new PCH-2000 unit. A video Shows a five minutes long in-depth comparison over multiple games.

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LOGICWINS1711d ago (Edited 1711d ago )

Fantastic comparison! I know people say u cant compare two screens via another screen (I watched via my Galaxy S4) but the difference is VERY apparent. Colors are more accurate on the OLED Vita. The LCD Vita has this weird green hue in certain situations.

1:53 is the smoking gun. Compare the white on both screens. That alone ends the debate in regards to which screen offers the most accurate representation of the game.

BUT the new Vita will likely last longer as it will consume less power, is slimmer, and lighter. Maybe good for people with smaller hands.

ErcsYou1711d ago

i noticed the blues looked a lil green on the lcd too but the whites looked better on the lcd. Also noticed the the OLED would show orange but the LCD would show yellow. Ill take either one to be honest.

LOGICWINS1711d ago (Edited 1711d ago )

The guy who shot this also moved the camera around to show the viewing angles. The OLED was the clear winner again. I dont think this version of the Vita will come to the US as it wouldnt do well. Vita 2000 is meant for impulse buyers in a country where handheld gaming devices are as common as smartphones. Hence for people who dont do research before buying and will buy something based primarily off of aesthetics.

In the US, portable gaming devices arent as popular and the Vita is one of the least popular handhelds at that. So the few people that do want a Vita in the West will do research and come across videos like this.

Not going to lie. In the parts that had Nathan Drake, they both looked pretty good. But the OLED excelled in most cases. I can see how someone whose never been exposed to the OLED version would like the LCD version.

ErcsYou1711d ago

i noticed the viewing angles too. OLED won that one hans down. I disagree ( without using the disagree button ) about the US getting it. The OLED version will likely be discontinued in the near future and Vita excitement is raising as we get closer to Nov 15th. If it can hit a $179 price range people will buy it just to use it with their PS4. Vita software is another story though. Most US gamers want the PS Vita TV too but not to play Vita games, most want it for the streaming ability.

GribbleGrunger1711d ago (Edited 1711d ago )

I'd have to agree with that, Logic. I think Sony are aiming this at Japan and emerging markets, especially emerging markets like China (although you wouldn't necessarily call that an emerging market. It's more like a dormant market at the moment).

I think it will make it's way outside of Japan but only as a trial run to see how accepting people are of it's new form factor and different colour saturation (I don't think viewing angle will make any difference to be honest). They're likely to keep the OLED version on the market in Europe and America and rely on the PS4 integration to help boost sales.

If it does do pretty well in the West, they're going to have to offer a decent price difference to incentify impulse buyers though: Perhaps $150 for the LCD version and $199 for the OLED version, with the LCD version dropping further in price much quicker. This is going to be a bit of a nightmare to advertise!

They're also likely to offer a VTV+PS4 bundle to the West in order to boost the sales of Vita games and so encourage more support from third parties, which 'should' have a knock on effect for all three units.

LOGICWINS1711d ago (Edited 1711d ago )

ErcsYou, you might be right. At $180, Sony may be going after the uninformed casual market looking for new gaming handheld to complement their 3DS or to upgrade from their DS. Since so few people in the US even know what a Vita is, Sony could discontinue the OLED Vita and introduce the redesign and it would be like the OLED Vita never existed.


Id be smart of Sony to keep the OLED version in the West and experiment with different colors, Im still waiting on that Red Vita KZ Mercs bundle lol.

And yeah, a $150 LCD Vita and $200 OLED would be a challenge to advertise. They might have to name the new Vita "Vita mini"

viveks861711d ago

I opened the comment box and realized ErcsYou, Logic and Gribble covered everything I wanted to say. Nothing more to add! :)

3-4-51711d ago

The OLED makes the colors look " True ", where as the LCD adds a yellow tint to it.

The Blue's look amazing on the OLED but kind of greenish on the LCD.

Either way, both good screens but the Original Vita with the OLED screen is just a better screen.

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CandyCaptain1711d ago

I think it's not so much that the colors are more accurate on the OLED Vita, as it is the games were designed around that screen. OLED screens have huge blue sub pixels. To compensate for the fact that they have the shortest lifespan. So on the vita original screen games' colors were adjusted as such. (Otherwise everything would be blueish.) When you run that same game on a completely different type of screen, you're gonna get issues like this.

The yellow white screen was pretty telling. But even so I'd say the original screen is better. Larger viewing angle, better color saturation(nature of the oled), and better blacks. Only downsides are the mura effect and the limited life span of the screen.

Even so, from previous comparison pics between the two, I'd say the lcd loses some detail, the image just isn't quite as sharp.

Though since my brother broke my oled 3g vita, I might get the revision. Mainly cause I know the lcd screen has a lower chance of dying, vs guaranteed oled death. (Though that wouldn't have saved it from how he broke it anyways.) Just that if I'm gonna be using it a lot, I want it to last a while.

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AbortMission1711d ago

You're scaring me with the "guaranteed oled death", what the hell do you mean? Are we talking about 2 years? 4 years of OLED screen life?

I don't want my Vita 1000 to die!

LocutusEstBorg1711d ago

The camera completely changes it's capture parameters dynamically while recording to accomodate the different screens. There is absolutely no way to compare them in the same video, let alone on another screen.

colonel1791711d ago

OLED wins hands down! I would have never believed that Sony would take away the OLED screen in a redesign. I thought that it was the selling point of the vita (as hardware). I don't get why Sony has been downgrading their systems since the PS3. If you look at the PS2, every version got smaller, but at the same time they were an improvement of some sort. The same with the PSP (except PSP Go IMO).

But with the PS3, and now the PS Vita, every remodel has been a downgrade in some way. The PS3 now doesn't even have a slot-load drive. It looks way too cheap to be a PS3 (it looks more like a cheap toy) The first slim, while still good, it was also a downgrade). Now the PS Vita gets a downgraded screen.

I know it is to cut costs, but aren't things supposed to get cheaper, so that they are allowed to cut the price, instead of replacing stuff for cheaper materials and components? It's a shame. I don't even want to imagine how a PS4 slim is going to be if this trend continues on Sony's part.

ZodTheRipper1711d ago

I actually thought that it depends on the situation - some pictures had much more Color on the OLED Vita while some scenes had more accurate and sharper colors on the LCD Vita. OLED wins in the end but the improvements on the new Vita make me regret buying mine last month ...knowing this, I probably would have waited for the new one - I also prefer the Vita in white :D

clearelite1711d ago (Edited 1711d ago )

Any word on when that sexy white Vita is coming to the US/EU, etc.?

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OlgerO1711d ago

I Think that both screens look pretty good. obviously the OLED is a little better, but the LCD looks beautiful as well.

josephayal1711d ago

LCD is absolutely the future

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