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Second-generation PSP Vita will lose proprietary charging port

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 15 Oct 2013 1:33 User comments (7)

Second-generation PSP Vita will lose proprietary charging port

Sony PlayStation executive Shuhei Yoshida has confirmed that the upcoming PSP Vita 2000 model will lose Sony's own proprietary charger.
In its place will be a standard microUSB, which should allow for easier charging (and cheaper replacement chargers).

Sony has been moving towards standardized ports recently, on their smartphones and smartwatches.

The PCH-2000 model is so far only available in Japan.

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7 user comments

115.10.2013 02:06

Thanks for joining 2008

215.10.2013 02:06

Oh I thought it was talking about the original PSP's. I thought the new one was just the PSVita? I was thinking why does it matter what they're doing with the old ones.

315.10.2013 07:50

Also should be noticed the screen is smaller and no longer OLED

415.10.2013 08:58

Meanwhile, in Cupertino...

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 15 Oct 2013 @ 8:59

515.10.2013 09:22

They NEED to dump the proprietary memory if they want these to succeed. Until they move to standard Micro SD's they'd make a killing on these.

615.10.2013 13:52

Sony needs to dump proprietary EVERYTHING on products that are irrelevant when compared to all other choices.......like a Vita.

I've never seen anyone using a PS Vita. Crap, garbage and a waste of money for most!!!!

About as useful as a screen door on a sub.

715.10.2013 14:40

Originally posted by jookycola:
They NEED to dump the proprietary memory if they want these to succeed. Until they move to standard Micro SD's they'd make a killing on these.

Honestly, this is the one thing keeping me from owning one. I'd even settle for a mod or adapter. Anything. I just refuse to spend any money on their crummy, exorbitantly priced memory cards.

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