GAMES CONSOLE MAKER Sony unveiled an upgraded version of its Playstation (PS) Vita handheld gaming system in Japan on Monday, ahead of its release on 10 October.
Looking to persuade those who have pre-ordered a PS4 to spend even more money, Sony unveiled a refreshed PS Vita console on Monday that is lighter and thinner than previous versions. Sony said that the new model is 20 percent thinner and 15 percent lighter than the first generation PS Vita, measuring 15mm thick and weighing 219g.
Beyond that, there's not much to get excited about, although Sony boasted that the new PS Vita model will have longer battery life, lasting an hour longer than its predecessor and bumping total battery life to six hours. The new PS Vita also swaps the previous model's OLED display for an LCD screen, and comes with 1GB of internal storage.
The new PS Vita will launch in six different colours: white, black, blue, yellow, pink and green. It will be released in Japan on 10 October, but there's no word on worldwide availability yet, with a UK release date still a mystery. We've contacted Sony to request more information.
As well as a new PS Vita games console. Sony announced that it will release the $100 PS Vita TV this year. This is a small white box that connects to your TV and lets you play games using the Playstation 3's Dualshock controller, and it will launch with around 1,300 games.
The PS Vita TV will make its debut in Japan on 14 November. µ
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