In a press-only event this morning, Sony has revealed that the new PS Vita “Slim” PCH-2000 model will available in the UK on February 7th 2014, with pre-orders starting today. The new PS Vita model was released in Japan last year, and had sold well due to its lower price.
The system will have a recommended retail price of £180, but may be sold with some discount. The new model has a better battery life, 1GB of built in storage, and a LCD display instead of the OLED screen in the original model. The new PS Vita model is 20% thinner and 15% lighter than the original PS Vita.
The PCH-2000 model will only be available in Black for the moment, but its expected that the other colours seen in Japan will be available in the future. Sony has also confirmed that the old model is no longer being manufactured.