Sony have announced a new PS Vita model at their pre-TGS press conference this morning, which has the same internals as the current PS Vita model, but has received a cosmetic make over, and will be available in six colours. The new model, called PCH-2000, is 20% thinner and 15% lighter and will be available in lime green, light blue, pink, white, beige and black.
The console will come bundles with a 1GB memory card, but Sony will also be introducing a new 64GB memory card, while dropping the price of existing memory cards to make them more affordable. The new model will be releasing in Japan and Asia on October 10th with pre-order opening up soon, and will retail for ¥19,929 (approx £128). The new 64GB memory card will retail for ¥9,980 (approx £64).
The new PCH-2000 sports updated Start, Select and PS buttons, which are easier to press. The console will also have a better battery, giving gamers around a hour of more gameplay. The console will also charge via a standard USB Micro cable instead of the proprietary cable used in the existing console. One downside of the new model is Sony ditching the OLED screen in favour of the cheaper LCD screen.