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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.

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bothebo810d 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!

Neonridr810d 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.

Lowsnamebrand810d 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.

TomShoe810d ago

I'm waiting for the standalone version, but I want this. Bad.

Neonridr810d ago

well Borderlands 2 takes up 5 of the 8GB anyways, so that card is not going to last very long.

Mr Pumblechook810d 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.

-AND YET THERE IS STILL NO EASY WAY TO OUTPUT VIDEO TO TV OR CAPTURE FOOTAGE.

Conzul810d 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.

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Matt666810d 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

JoGam810d ago

Sold Out? DAAAMN. I'm too late. Need that slim.

HumanAfterAll810d 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.

BattleTorn810d ago

After much consideration, I chose to get the OLED model a few months ago

Conzul810d ago

Eh, I'd try to snag an OLED. Those things are gonna be collectors-grade pretty fast.

I mean, EEEEW:
https://www.youtube.com/wat...

Neonridr809d 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.

GT67809d 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

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3-4-5809d 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.

Rodney25809d ago

and cheaper memory cards

ShwankyShpanky809d ago (Edited 809d ago )

Got mine from Amazon yesterday (preordered end of March). This thing is the tits!

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buffalo1066810d 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

Lowsnamebrand810d 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

SilentNegotiator810d 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.

NerdBurglars810d ago

thats actually an interesting point. would be hard to sell this business model to Sony but it is interesting all the same

SilentNegotiator810d 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.

dodgemoose810d 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.

SilentNegotiator809d ago

Divebombing third party support didn't stop them from selling a bunch of PSPs at the end of the 7th gen.

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ShwankyShpanky809d 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.

mogwaii810d ago

Hasnt this also got a inferior screen compared to the normal version?

NerdBurglars810d ago

yep it has the same lcd screen that isnt as good as the originals oled screen

BattleTorn810d ago

Which is precisely why I didn't bother waiting for the Slim to reach NA, I prefer the OLED over LCD

Fixay810d 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

Cam977810d ago (Edited 810d 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).

dodgemoose810d 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_Farts810d 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.

Cam977810d 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_Farts810d 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).

mogwaii810d 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.

Inception810d ago

There's enough games for vita right now

farhad2k8809d 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.

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