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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bothebo1321d 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!

Neonridr1321d 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.

Lowsnamebrand1321d 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.

TomShoe1321d ago

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

Neonridr1321d ago

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

Mr Pumblechook1321d 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.


Conzul1321d 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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Matt6661321d 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

JoGam1321d ago

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

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BattleTorn1321d ago

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

Conzul1321d ago

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

I mean, EEEEW:

Neonridr1320d 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.

GT671320d 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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3-4-51321d 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.

Rodney251321d ago

and cheaper memory cards

ShwankyShpanky1320d ago (Edited 1320d ago )

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

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buffalo10661321d 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

Lowsnamebrand1321d 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

SilentNegotiator1321d 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.

NerdBurglars1321d ago

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

SilentNegotiator1321d 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.

dodgemoose1321d 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.

SilentNegotiator1320d 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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ShwankyShpanky1320d 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.

mogwaii1321d ago

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

NerdBurglars1321d ago

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

BattleTorn1321d ago

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

Fixay1321d 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

Cam9771321d ago (Edited 1321d 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).

dodgemoose1321d 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.

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mogwaii1321d 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.

Inception1321d ago

There's enough games for vita right now

farhad2k81321d 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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