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PlayStation Vita Slim Bundle Confirmed for US Release This Spring, Includes Borderlands 2

At a PlayStation Media Preview Event today (which is where Anthony is right now!), SCEA’s John Koller held a State of the Business Address.
- PSLS (Borderlands 2, PS Vita, PS4)

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DarkLordMalik  +   509d ago
Bundling it with Borderlands 2 is a smart move. Hopefully they also bundle it with Minecraft.
dbjj12088  +   509d ago
Yeah, plenty of playtime in that one game alone.
TomShoe  +   509d ago
Yusssss. This new Slim better be below $170, and there better be a memory card price drop as well.
rambi80  +   509d ago
minecraft bundle that is actually marketed to the target audience could be huge
JoGam  +   509d ago
Im Grabbing the Boardlands bundle
3-4-5  +   509d ago
This is the news I've been waiting for.

I've been wanting to get a Vita, already have my list of games I want and the order I'm purchasing them.

I've just been waiting to hear about the slim and the release date but this extra awesome news makes that choice that much easier.

Was going to try and beat all my PSP games before I bought a Vita, but I don't think I will be able to in time.

Can't wait to play this. The First Borderlands was awesome, and the thought of BL on handheld is cool as well.
dedicatedtogamers  +   509d ago
Bundling it with Minecraft would be a smarter move.
HighResHero  +   509d ago
What? This is awesome! I may be buying a second Vita.
hellzsupernova  +   509d ago
are they coming in colours? or just black?
HighResHero  +   509d ago
In the video the bundle seems to come with the black one. They should bring several colors though because clearly we want them and it would be a smart marketing decision. At least a few colors. Then they could release more later. Either way they prices will hopefully go down on the imports because I'm not paying $250 plus.
TrendyGamers  +   509d ago
Cool. Hopefully it's $199.
HighResHero  +   509d ago
That would be really special.
dbjj12088  +   509d ago
Best price point for Vita imo right now.
DarkLordMalik  +   509d ago
It is $199 with Borderlands 2 and 8 GB card, all in a bundle.

Edit: Not sure about the card part
"The redesigned "slim" PlayStation Vita, the PCH-2000 model, will be released in North America this spring as part of a $199 Borderlands 2 bundle, announced Sony's John Koller during a press event in Los Angeles this afternoon."

"According to Koller, vice president of marketing for Sony Computer Entertainment America, the PS Vita version of Borderlands 2 will feature four-player cooperative play and cross-platform compatibility with save games from the original PlayStation 3 version of the game. It will also include six downloadable add-ons that Gearbox Software has released to this point. "
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Cryptcuzz  +   509d ago
Source please?

That would be awesome if true. Hopefully more exact bundles are made, but with different types of games that would attract a wide range of potential buyers.
SoundGamer  +   509d ago
"the new PS Vita Wi-Fi model (PCH-2000 series) will be available via the Borderlands 2 Limited Edition PlayStation Vita Bundle this Spring. The bundle will include the new slim PS Vita system in black, the first-person role-playing shooter hit Borderlands 2 with six DLC packs, and an 8GB PS Vita memory card – all for $199.99 (MSRP)."

Dasteru  +   509d ago

You need a source link to the page you are already on? curious.

Try reading the article.
dedicatedtogamers  +   509d ago
It is. Actually, it's less. The system + game + 8G memstick is $199. I imagine the stand-alone system will be $170 or $180.
PSN-JeRzYzFyNeSt  +   509d ago
now were talking.. i might just have to pick one up
Mikey94  +   509d ago
I heard these new vita aren't as good as the ones now the Screens are now Cheaper LCD instead of LED. Kinda disappointing as I'm planning on getting one when I get a PS4 but now I don't know.
lsujester  +   509d ago
The screen isn't quite as good, but everything else is better.
ICANPLAYGAMES2  +   509d ago
I don't think it will be a huge downgrade, I don't know on that size of screen, but I'm guessing the trade off will be longer battery life.
Clover904  +   509d ago
Yes, battery life is estimated one hour of extra, but I believe an IGN test had two extra hours of life. And as for the screen, the colors don't quite pop as much, but it's only noticeable if you hold the two variations of Vita side by side. Buttons are easier to push, and the rear touchpad is redesign to prevent users from accidentally touching it. The pros seem to outweigh the one minor con.

btw, the screen size is the same.
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SirBradders  +   509d ago
Why don't you go to the shop and see for yourself.
dedicatedtogamers  +   509d ago
It's a tradeoff. The LCD apparently has a bit less bleeding/ghosting of colors compared to the OLED. Honestly, never had any issues with the OLED screen, but if the new LCD bothers you that much, an OLED Vita is $199 retail price...
Foolsjoker  +   509d ago
Sweet. definitely going to pick up BL2.
dbjj12088  +   509d ago
Yup, I'll own it on PS3, PC, and Vita now.
Sanquine90  +   509d ago
Oke , awesomeness however i really want to see some gameplay of borderlands 2... Scared this is going to blow up in my face again ---> Resistance burning skies and Call of duty black ops declassified
Cryptcuzz  +   509d ago
At the very least the gameplay should be enjoyable, if you'd enjoy playing Borderlands 2, since it is a port. So you shouldn't be shocked about expecting the game to play a certain way, only to find out its totally different then what is expected of a Borderlands game.
acharlez  +   509d ago
bothebo  +   509d ago
Good move Sony now advertise it and release it at $200
Kane22  +   509d ago
the bundle will be $200 and it comes with an 8GB memory card.
ftwrthtx  +   509d ago
I'm not sure if I'm a fan of the Vita Slim.
GdaTyler  +   509d ago
It's still sexy. I heard some people actually prefer the LCD screen over the over saturation in the OLED. I am personally all for OLED, but LCD is pretty nice too.
PixelKnot  +   509d ago
This is an pretty good bundle.
If I haven't already owned a Vita now, it's definitely a day one buy.
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Outside_ofthe_Box  +   509d ago
When is that PS4 bundle coming?
D-riders  +   509d ago
porkChop  +   509d ago
So Borderlands 2 Vita isn't too far off from being released. Then why have we still not seen a single screenshot or gameplay video? Hopefully it's a decent port for those that are interested.
Wedge19  +   509d ago
This is a great game to get people to buy a Vita. Hopefully this helps Vita sales and reception even further.
Braid  +   509d ago
Bundle it with whatever you like, I know I'll stick with my fat, yet the superior version of the Vita with a crystal clear OLED screen.
MightyNoX  +   509d ago
I love my OLED Vita but had they made a Minecraft bundle, I would have picked up 2 for my nephews. Actually, I'm going to do that anyway but it still would have made things simpler.
STK026  +   509d ago
Just make sure to release more than one color. Please, I presume the black version is pretty much guaranteed, but I'd like the white/lime version to make it to North America as well.
PrinceOfAllSaiyans  +   509d ago
This kind of sucks for me because I wanted to get a Vita in May for my birthday. But I want an OLED Vita. But come May they may all be gone. But that 8GB memory card with Borderlands 2 is tempting. Please let it come with a physical copy of the game. I really hate when they give you digital.
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KillerPwned  +   509d ago
This will be when I buy one for my PS4.
ShwankyShpanky  +   509d ago
I hope they don't take too long for an un-bundled version, or hopefully they'll show up on Amazon or eBay sans BL2 for $170-180. I've already played BL2 inside out.
plmkoh  +   509d ago
Yes, but the $199 price tag still includes 8gb memory card. If you don't want the game or the card, easily sell them for $60 bucks then get the Vita for $140.
knifefight  +   509d ago
Hm, I've already got 2 Vitas, but I am sure excited about Borderlands~ ^_^

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