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Sony shows off new, slimmer and cheaper PS Vita PCH-2000

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 09 Sep 2013 22:23 User comments (9)

Sony shows off new, slimmer and cheaper PS Vita PCH-2000 Sony has unveiled a new model of their PS Vita handheld.
The new Vita PCH-2000 is 20 percent thinner and 15 percent lighter than the original model while increasing battery life by one hour on average.

Additionally, the new device will be Wi-Fi-only and be a Japanese exclusive for the time being.

The new Vita will be available in pink, black, blue, grey, lime green, and yellow color options), come with a micro-USB charger rather than Sony's proprietary port, and have 1GB internal storage. To save on costs, Sony has changed the display to an LCD rather than an OLED.

Furthermore, Sony will drop the prices of their memory cards, with the baseline 4GB card dropping to 1,554 yen ($15) and the high-end card, 64GB at 10,479 yen (about $105).

The device will sell for 19800 yen, about $190 USD.

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9 user comments

19.9.2013 23:43

Sounds like an ok move. Not a fan of the screen change though.


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210.9.2013 1:51

Too little, too late.

If Sony had either used standard SD cards (or some other well-represented format) , instead of their silly bullshit proprietary cards from the beginning, OR had the sense to make the proprietary versions comparable in price, the system probably would have been quite successful.

Oops!

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 10 Sep 2013 @ 2:05

310.9.2013 14:10

What a waste!!!

Why didn't they just make this thing this light and thin to begin with. PS Vita had an up-hill climb from the very start when priced at 350.00.........now it's nothing more than a paperweight because nobody games on these things anymore............they game on their phones.

And now no OLED??

Also, how is lessening the price of a 4GB Sony proprietary JUNK memory card to 15 bucks and the 64GB to 105 help???? WHAT A RIP

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 10 Sep 2013 @ 14:20

410.9.2013 15:00

i share one with a friend and keep not using it at all... My biggest issue is the games price, they should be no more than $5 or $10 for blockbusters. I have an arsenal of games on my tablet and android phone, mostly $0.99 but at least 15 were $5 or more, got 4 games for Vita and no more love



510.9.2013 16:21

Originally posted by i1der:
i share one with a friend and keep not using it at all... My biggest issue is the games price, they should be no more than $5 or $10 for blockbusters. I have an arsenal of games on my tablet and android phone, mostly $0.99 but at least 15 were $5 or more, got 4 games for Vita and no more love
Not to be mean, but game development on the Vita cost more ( and far more bigger development teams) than Tablets and Phones, hence the bigger price tag.
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610.9.2013 18:56

No HDMI out no buy.


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713.9.2013 14:36

Originally posted by Bozobub:
Too little, too late.

If Sony had either used standard SD cards (or some other well-represented format) , instead of their silly bullshit proprietary cards from the beginning, OR had the sense to make the proprietary versions comparable in price, the system probably would have been quite successful.

Oops!
Changing from proprietary to standard format will piss of a lot of current owners of the Vita. They made a smarter move of lowering the prices of the cards. And the possible reason why they are high priced in the first is because digital copies of games are cheaper that the hard copies.

813.9.2013 17:03

Originally posted by scopex:
Originally posted by Bozobub:
Too little, too late.

If Sony had either used standard SD cards (or some other well-represented format) , instead of their silly bullshit proprietary cards from the beginning, OR had the sense to make the proprietary versions comparable in price, the system probably would have been quite successful.

Oops!
Changing from proprietary to standard format will piss of a lot of current owners of the Vita. They made a smarter move of lowering the prices of the cards. And the possible reason why they are high priced in the first is because digital copies of games are cheaper that the hard copies.

Did you fail to note that my quote directly states "from the beginning"..?

Furthermore, how does the cheaper distribution costs justify overcharging for proprietary storage? Point of fact, it doesn't, and the Vita's dismal sales numbers bear that out.

913.9.2013 18:29

Originally posted by Bozobub:
Originally posted by scopex:
Originally posted by Bozobub:
Too little, too late.

If Sony had either used standard SD cards (or some other well-represented format) , instead of their silly bullshit proprietary cards from the beginning, OR had the sense to make the proprietary versions comparable in price, the system probably would have been quite successful.

Oops!
Changing from proprietary to standard format will piss of a lot of current owners of the Vita. They made a smarter move of lowering the prices of the cards. And the possible reason why they are high priced in the first is because digital copies of games are cheaper that the hard copies.

Did you fail to note that my quote directly states "from the beginning"..?

Furthermore, how does the cheaper distribution costs justify overcharging for proprietary storage? Point of fact, it doesn't, and the Vita's dismal sales numbers bear that out.
Sorry about that. Guess I missed that part.

But to counter the second part: retail store would either sell the games at a lower price conpared to their digital downloads or sell the memory cards at a higher price to compete with the ps store. Guess which one they choose.

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