The PlayStation Vita Goes Slim This Spring

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Sony Computer Entertainment America has announced a new slimmer, lighter PlayStation Vita (PS Vita) Wi-Fi model (PCH-2000 series) will be available in North America this Spring. The system will be available in black as part of the Borderlands 2 Limited Edition PlayStation Vita Bundle, which includes the first-person role-playing shooter hit Borderlands 2 with six DLC packs and an 8GB PS Vita memory card, all for $199.99.

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The new PS Vita model comes with a redesigned architecture that is approximately 20 percent slimmer and 15 percent lighter than the original version, with new rounded edges that makes the system even more comfortable to hold. Incorporating a 1GB internal memory card, the new model makes it possible to enjoy games without purchasing a separate PS Vita memory card. The battery life has also been extended to four- to six-hours of game play (from three- to five-hours in the current model) and approximately seven hours of video play (from five hours in the current model). In addition, a high-definition liquid crystal display (LCD) has been adopted for the new system, delivering vivid and crisp visuals that PS Vita games are known for.

PlayStation®Vita PCH-2000 Series Product Specification*

Platform name PlayStation®Vita
Model number PCH-2000 series
CPU ARM® Cortex™-A9 core (4 core)
GPU SGX543MP4+
Main memory 512MB
VRAM 128MB
External Dimensions Approx. 183.6 x 85.1 x 15.0 mm (width x height x depth) (excludes largest projection)
Weight Approx. 219g
Screen 5 inches (16:9), 960 x 544, Approx. 16 million colors, LCD
(Touch screen) Multi touch screen (capacitive type)
Rear touch pad Multi touch pad (capacitive type)
Cameras Front camera, Rear camera
Frame rate : 120fps@320×240(QVGA), 60fps@640×480(VGA)
Resolution : Up to 640×480(VGA)
Sound Built-in stereo speakers
Built-in microphone
Motion sensors Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer), Three-axis electronic compass
Location Wi-Fi location service support
Keys / Switches PS button
Power button
Directional buttons (Up/Down/Right/Left)
Action buttons (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square)
Shoulder buttons (Right/Left)
Right stick, Left stick
START button, SELECT button
Volume buttons (+/-)
Wireless communications IEEE 802.11b/g/n (n = 1×1)(Wi-Fi) (Infrastructure mode/Ad-hoc mode)
Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR (A2DP/AVRCP/HSP)
Internal memory card 1GB*2
Slots/Ports PlayStation®Vita card slot
Memory card slot
Micro USB port (Type B) (for USB data communication, DC IN,
Headset jack (Stereo mini jack) (for Audio [Stereo Out / Mono In])
Power Built-In Lithium-ion Battery: DC3.7V 2210mAh
AC adaptor: DC 5V
Included PlayStation®Vita Wi-Fi model PCH-2000 series x 1
USB cable x 1
AC adapter x 1
AC power cord x 1
Printed materials x 1
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