With Sony’s Gamescom press conference over a day away, rumours about a redesign to the PS Vita has resurfaced. According to Magic Box, the Japanese newspaper Tokyo Keizai is reporting that there could be a Vita redesign in the works, with the launch date expected to be in September – around the time of the Tokyo Games Show.
The rumours suggest the new PS Vita console will have a larger screen – at 6.3″ with the same 960×554 resolution. The RAM will also be increased to 1 GB, presumably to allow better multitasking, but games will have access to the same amount of RAM as the original console to maintain backwards compatibility.
Finally, the portable console will be designed around the PS4, so you can expect angled edges and more of a square design.
DualShockers have looked into it and Magic Box’s source doesn’t actually exist. The rumour doesn’t really make that much sense in the first place, an increase in RAM and screen size (with the already large screen) is extremely odd – and represents something more akin to what Apple would do with announcing the iPhone 5.