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Submitted by NerdBurglars 647d ago | news

New Slimmer, Lighter PS Vita Model Out Today

The day has arrived – the new slimmer, lighter PlayStation Vita model is now available at retailers across North America. Pick up the new model today as part of the Borderlands 2 Limited Edition PlayStation Vita Bundle, featuring the first-person role-playing shooter Borderlands 2 with six DLC packs and an 8GB memory card, all for $199.99 (MSRP). This is a limited edition bundle, so don’t miss your opportunity to pick up the new PS Vita model today. (PS Vita)

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bothebo  +   647d ago
It's sold out on Amazon and Gamestop so hopefully the hardware change will reinvigorate demand and bring some AAA games to the Vita!
Neonridr  +   647d ago
The original model was more than adequate, so not sure why this newer model will spike sales. It's nice you are getting a game and an 8GB card with it though, the 4GB card is basically useless and shouldn't exist. I have a 16GB card and with all the PS+ stuff I have gotten over the past couple of months it is almost full.
Lowsnamebrand  +   647d ago
I only have the 8 GB and I've been OK until I got ffx HD and my girlfriend said "I want to play X2" and there went half my space on that diaster of a game.
TomShoe  +   647d ago
I'm waiting for the standalone version, but I want this. Bad.
Neonridr  +   647d ago
well Borderlands 2 takes up 5 of the 8GB anyways, so that card is not going to last very long.
Mr Pumblechook  +   647d ago
Over 28 months have past since the Vita was first launch.
A revised model has been released.
The Vita TV has been released in Asia.

Conzul  +   646d ago
Yeah I really want to throw my Vita gameplay to my bigscreen TV.

I'd be replaying Gravity Rush and Uncharted in a heartbeat.
Matt666  +   647d ago
To be fair you can download some ps1 classics onto there if your not happy with the current ps vita line up. For example you could download Crash Bandicoot 1-3 and RE1-3
JoGam  +   647d ago
Sold Out? DAAAMN. I'm too late. Need that slim.
HumanAfterAll  +   647d ago
Yeah actually I was discussing this with all of the others who pre-ordered on the product forums of Amazon. They didn't give most of us delivery dates until a few days ago and none of them were release date delivery. It's either the 7th or the 8th. Some people have even said they won't get their's until next week.

That's when I checked Amazon and saw "Ships in 2-4 weeks" So they must have had a rush of pre-orders. I'm glad I pre-ordered back in February or I would be of of luck. I would suggest trying to get one as soon as they come back into stock because who knows how long it will last.
BattleTorn  +   646d ago
After much consideration, I chose to get the OLED model a few months ago
Conzul  +   646d ago
Eh, I'd try to snag an OLED. Those things are gonna be collectors-grade pretty fast.

I mean, EEEEW:
Neonridr  +   646d ago
@Conzul - yeah you can really notice the difference when watching those side by side. The only plus from the Slim model I can see is they fixed the Start and Select buttons. On the OLED model those buttons can be so annoying to locate and press when you are playing in the dark. Glad to see they made them bigger and raised them more off the surface.
GT67  +   646d ago
Slim playstation vita at 199.00 and psp 3000 price still at 199.00 on Amazon what gives Sony???? by now psp 3000 should be at 65.00
3-4-5  +   646d ago
I completely forgot the Slim was releasing today.

I debating waiting, but I bought an OLED in Feb, and I love it.

If it doesn't take off, at least it will remind everyone just how Beautiful the OLED screen is.
Rodney25  +   646d ago
and cheaper memory cards
ShwankyShpanky  +   646d ago
Got mine from Amazon yesterday (preordered end of March). This thing is the tits!
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buffalo1066  +   647d ago
ill never understand sonys ignorance when it comes to storage space for the vita. The 8gb card included is good and all but considering we can buy 128gb sd cards now its incredibly frustrating that we are getting so ripped off for these custom memory sticks they are providing us with. It might be making life a bit harder for hackers but at the end of the day they are screwing the gamers. The hackers will win eventually
Lowsnamebrand  +   647d ago
I understand your logic but if the vita is anything like the ps3 its gonna be quite awhile, and vhbl is bringing us nowhere closer, doesn't seem like many hackers have interest in the vita sadly
SilentNegotiator  +   647d ago
But to be fair, they probably couldn't win. Either they would go into the 8th gen with a handheld fanbase full of pirates or a small userbase.

They would have been better off with the pirates, though; at least then they could sell hardware.
NerdBurglars  +   647d ago
thats actually an interesting point. would be hard to sell this business model to Sony but it is interesting all the same
SilentNegotiator  +   647d ago
"would be hard to sell this business model to Sony"

Especially when they insist on having the most powerful handheld and taking a loss.
dodgemoose  +   647d ago
'They would have been better off with the pirates, though; at least then they could sell hardware.'

... and then it would have had literally no support from game developers.
SilentNegotiator  +   646d ago
Divebombing third party support didn't stop them from selling a bunch of PSPs at the end of the 7th gen.
ShwankyShpanky  +   646d ago
The card pricing sucks, but considering all my PS+ freebies, I probably won't actually buy a game for quite a while, and they've gotta make money somewhere, so I don't hold it against them too hard.
mogwaii  +   647d ago
Hasnt this also got a inferior screen compared to the normal version?
NerdBurglars  +   647d ago
yep it has the same lcd screen that isnt as good as the originals oled screen
BattleTorn  +   646d ago
Which is precisely why I didn't bother waiting for the Slim to reach NA, I prefer the OLED over LCD
Fixay  +   647d ago
Go for the OLED version if you want a PSVita, the screen is amazing. However i've heard the slim is much more comfortable to hold, so it may make sense to go for comfort over teh screen lol

Also the inbuilt memory on the slim can only be used for game saves etc and not for games, in case any one doesn't know
Cam977  +   647d ago
Seriously don't buy one there aren't enough games right now, you'll see in 6 months time. Not to mention data management is atrocious and the system had piss-poor support (leggy games being released, no thanks).
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dodgemoose  +   647d ago
Gotta say I disagree with regards to games. Not going to suggest it has lots of stuff coming, because it hasn't - basically jack all in fact. However, it's got enough titles under its belt to last a new owner quite some time.
Puppy_Farts  +   647d ago
You must finish a game per day, because I have a bunch of games I still need to go through (Muramasa, Dragons Crown, Arkham Blackgate, Gravity Rush, Uncharted, Tearaway, Peronsa, Killzone, FFX/X2...I can keep going) , a lot of PSN and a ton of PS1 games I never played.
Cam977  +   647d ago
Nope I have a load of PS1 and PSP games with MGSHD, Uncharted, Assassins Creed and Littlebigplanet - an I not entitled to an opinion aha? I say that because the system has nothing on the horizon that interests me and for sony's latest handheld, from what we've come to expect, that's absolutely atrocious. I was looking to hack my Vita for PSP home brew but even that is very difficult to do, I don't play it often enough because there are very few games so it's effectively a paperweight to me. All I play now is honestly GRAND THEFT AUTO PSP as I've finished all my Vita games and played them afterwards to extend their life, even got myself a few platinum trophies.
Puppy_Farts  +   647d ago
Cam977: You are entitled to your opinion, but to say that the system doesn't have "enough" games is a little crazy. I am SWAMPED. I wish I could hack my PSP but I'm so computer illiterate, I really don't know how. I understand, I'm just counter-pointing you with the fact that I am drowning in games. I don't disagree that MORE games should be available (specifically, high-profile).
mogwaii  +   646d ago
The ONLY reason id buy one is for the ps4 remote play but even that is a bit gimmicky and i feel i would soon get bored of that, would rather play on my 55" tv than a tiny screen.
Inception  +   646d ago
There's enough games for vita right now
farhad2k8  +   646d ago
I've owned a VITA since day one back in 2012, since then I've played Uncharted, Wipeout, Gravity Rush, Little Big Planet VITA, Resistance Burning Skies, Unit 13, Tearaway, Killzone Mercenaries and soon I'll be playing Borderlands 2. The console has been fantastic, and those games I have listed are only the exclusives, games such as Terraria, Guacamelee, FIFA, Hotline Miami, FEZ, Limbo, The Walking Dead, SF x Tekken, CoD Declassified, MGS Collection, Mortal Kombat and MANY more multi-plat games have given me HOURS of enjoyment, it's a fantastic little portable console.
TXIDarkAvenger  +   647d ago
I want to buy one but all I see are ports. Not necessary a bad thing, but I'd like some more exclusive games.
BattleTorn  +   646d ago
Killzone, Uncharted, and Resistance of Vita are all superb
Inception  +   646d ago
Demon Gaze, Tearaway, Gravity Rush, Soul Sacrifice, Uncharted: GA, Freedom Wars, KZ: Mercenary, Over My Dead Body, and YS Celceta are some exclusive title for Vita. Even for port like Persona 4 Golden and Muramasa Rebirth it has amazing quality and exclusive content compare to their console version.

Seriously, don't make yourself dumb mate. This days you have internet in the palm of your hands, but can you check it first before saying "all i see are ports"?
TXIDarkAvenger  +   646d ago
The Vita has been out for 2 years. If your saying its game library is great, your out of your mind. I said more exclusives, I didn't say it has no exclusives.

Seriously, don't make yourself dumb mate. Read what I posted. If you think Vita's library doesn't need to be any better, your insane.
Inception  +   646d ago
I read your post carefully and you only wrote "All i see are ports. I want more exclusive games"

1) You got internet in the palm of your hands. So the part where you said "all i see are ports" is ignorant and dumb.

2) I never said vita library don't need more exclusive. In fact i agreed it needs more exclusives. Maybe Dissidia 3, GTA whatever City, MG Acid 3, or KH BBS 2 are day 1 for me. But for now the line up are enough to satisfied me for a whole year. Like i mention in my 1st post, games like Demon Gaze, Freedom Wars, Over My Dead Body, or Tearaway ARE NOT PORTS. It's the opposite of you who said "ALL I SEE ARE PORTS".

So please mate, don't make yourself dumb because i owned a vita and you not.
TXIDarkAvenger  +   646d ago
"but I'd like some MORE exclusive games."

Implying that I acknowledge Vita has exclusives, I just want more to justify the purchase. By more, I mean I want more exclusive AAA games. BTW, I've done my fair amount of research. Vita owners say the same thing. Just look at the comment section for the top article here "Sony: “We Have to do Something Different to get AAA Games on Vita”". I don't know why I'm getting disagrees, practically saying the same shit.
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DCfan  +   646d ago
Hazama is not that ignorant bro.
ninjahunter  +   647d ago
I wonder if its possible to swap out the screen for the old OLED one. Modders, get on it.
rivencleft  +   647d ago
Hmmm I may have to go pick one up, nice small package and borderlands definitely helps!
HumanAfterAll  +   647d ago
Yup and mine arrives tomorrow after a long 3 month wait. My GOW Collection and Tearaway already arrived so now I just have to wait for the system itself =D
lonelyplayer  +   647d ago
great! it's a very good system btw. I'm pretty sure you'll love it
XiSasukeUchiha  +   647d ago
:) Sony is coming back from the slums!
Gigus  +   646d ago
Thats awesome and all but how about new vita memory cards with a reasonable price tag? I seriously don't understand why these proprietary memory cards are so damn expensive.
Bytor  +   646d ago
Just opened it and its sweet light solid not much bigger than a galaxy 5'S cant believe how good it looks.
CallDaCheeseBox  +   646d ago
Imported mine from Japan a couple months ago, I feel cool. Lol
HugoDrax  +   646d ago
I just bought the crystal white oled three weeks ago. I also am a fan of ps plus, I just downloaded Soul Sacrifice for free :-) Seems like every vita game I want to buy, I find at an extremely discounted price. Or I get it as a ps+ member.

I got Tearaway for $10.00 and KILLZONE for $15.99, both new last week. Keep the games coming Sony..

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