Mat Smith writes "How does that cheaper screen fare against its predecessor's sparkling OLED?"
"And can you play it for more than five hours?
"Keep reading, folks: we've got some good news and some bad news."
Its great for people who haven't yet bought vita. But not so much for early adopters.
I think so, too. Does this mean Sony plans to discontinue the OLED version? If that's the case, people should buy one NOW. The OLED screen is really, really nice looking and the system will become a collector's item if they stop making Vitas with OLED screens.
Yes. OLED's will sooner or later be out of production fully. Maybe not next year but, it will come to end now that new models are coming out.
sad but true.. Shops all around Japan seems to be doing a clearance sale for the OLED, I will definitely not sell mine. It's too beautiful!!!
There's no idea when this model will be released outside of japan. Sony also said they plan to produce both vitas side by side.
*In limited quantities* Basically, starting sometime in the future (maybe even now) the people that run the shops in Japan can only order 3G/Wifi/Deluxe VITA packs. Which retail for around 300 USD. So, OLED version is officially being widdled down until eventually Sony wont make them anymore.
How would it not be great for early adopters? What does it do/not do for them that makes it a negative?
I've got the original but I do still want one of these...
I'll probably get one but I'm definitely keeping at least one Vita PCH-1000.
Yeah me too, I love my Vita!
Massive improvement in battery life, plus cool colours make me want to wait for this vita. Decisions...
psv 2000 is the clear choice. better ergonomics better battery life 8-12 hrs 1 gb of internal memory less expensive lighter weight lcd tech is more mature than oled lcd consume less power lcd perform well under direct sunlight the yellow tinge disappears at max brightness settings smaller back touch pad better back grips btw this is how reviewers should analyse hardware-objective and precise. great job engadget!
i think ill stick to my original nothing on the new model really jumps out at me to really get one
Yeah the battery might be better but the screen can't hold a candle to the oled, well correct me if I'm wrong but I'd rather have a better screen then battery...
Sony has said multiple times that this Vita is for CASUAL consumers. The same people who dont understand or care about the type of screen on their devices as long as it looks good to THEM. The fact that the OLED screen means so much to you implies that this Vita was never intended for you in the first place.
Agreed. I'm betting the target audience or casual buyer doesn't even know the difference or that there's been a change.
At first I thought that no one knows what is a VITA though lol.. No offense, VITA owner here (Loving the OLED still)
"We will say this: the quality of the LCD in the new PlayStation Vita is miles beyond the watery, shady screens of your PSP. Still, is it for the better?" I'm stick rocking the PSP and the screen looks good. If its true that the Vita 2000 screen is better than PSP then I wouldn't mind having Vita2K.
I want my VITA already. . now I've decided to wait simply because these new models could be announced for EU/US soon. urgh!
I was also disappointed with the OLED change. However, having played demos on the 2000 demo stations I can tell that the difference is minimal unless you put them next to each other. The new model feels so much sleeker and the colors are really cool :( still deciding if I will upgrade :/ But you can't really go wrong with the new model.
I'm actually happy about the change. The OLED they used for the vita was so blotchy that it was distracting in darker scenes. That was my only gripe with the vita. LCD corrects that issue. I'll pick one of these up the moment they are available. Plus, you get more accurate colors to boot. I loved that white/green(-yellow?). Looks nice.
It's soooo beautiful I'm almost crying ='( The white/banana and white/light blue are a perfect fit for girls ! Gonna offer one to my GF on christmas :)
is there any way I can import one to the EU?
Try Play Asia ?
This is why im buying the new version over my current vita now. The batt life in my Vita is garbage. just over 4 hours and its dead. "Last year's Vita gave us around four and a half hours of gaming and Sony has promised at least an extra hour on the new model. In practice, we got up to eight hours of continuous gaming, and that's with brightness at 50 percent, WiFi on and several downloads during testing. This rocketed up to more than 12 hours when we played through less-intensive PSP and PS1 games. That's substantially better run time than we saw on the first Vita, and it beats Sony's own estimates, too; a pretty respectable run, we'd say. While we didn't time it, more casual use lasted around two days, and you can expect video playback to last roughly half a day. Regardless of whether you're thrilled to see LCD replace that OLED screen, we think the battery savings are worth it."
8 to 12 hrs of battery life.. That's actually impressive compared to what they said in TGS!! The battery life is tempting me to get another VITA, but OLED is nice!!
I really love my OLED on my vita its the only thing that rivals my Galaxy Note's screen I hope the LCD isn't much of a downgrade because i doubt my Vita will last forever and im here to stay Sony!!!!
The two big improvements that I love are the better battery life and the standard charging port. I really like the idea of being able to use a micro-usb charger instead of having to rely on the proprietary cord. As for the screen, whatever. I jump between the screen on my phone, my Vita, my TV, my PSP, and a 3DS. All of them are different resolutions and different types of screens. It takes a second but once I start playing, I adjust and it's fine.
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