Upcoming PSVita Slim Unveiling in the West? Possibly.

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  1. Foxi4
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    IGN received an invitation from Sony and although it's vague, I think everyone knows what they have in mind:​
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    Seeing that the PS4 was literally just released and the PS3 had its Slim and Super Slim editions already and getting any slimmer would probably mean they'd have to release the PS3 Anorexic Edition, this can only mean one thing - PSVita Slim.​
    What's so exciting about the PSVita Slim? It's 20% thinner, 15% lighter, comes in 6 colours, has improved battery life, 1GB on-board storage, goes away with the OLED screen in favor of an LCD one and most notably, it's simply cheaper.​
    So is this mystery announcement about the PSVita Slim? Who knows - we'll have to wait until the 30th to find out... until then, we can speculate, dream and ponder how much better our PSVita's could be if only they were yellow... or grey... or pink. :unsure:

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  2. Snailface

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    dat OLED good riddance

    About time that overrated screen tech gets swapped out for better battery life, lifespan, and price. :) Goodbye blotchy black screens, we'll miss you. ;O;
     
  3. Gahars

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    Yeah, trying to get people to care about the Vita by making it "slim." What, is the original Vita (a system of size, thank you very much) just not good enough for you people?

    Ugh, so typical. Your fat shaming disgusts me, Sony.

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    *When used with barely any backlight in complete darkness when displaying dark colours and at an angle

    Okay. I like my OLED better still, but whoever prefers LCD, the time for your glee is near (I think?). :)
     
  5. Dork

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    Funny how this new Vita just motivated me to get the old Vita before they were replaced. I wanted the OLED.
     
  6. Hop2089

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    I'll keep the 2 Vitas I have, also Vita TV>this because that patch for the PS4 controller compatibility will come by the time this is out. The games I play on Vita play better on a proper controller.
     
  7. Nathan Drake

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    I still love my Vita as it is. That OLED is damn gorgeous, I have no issues with controls or hand positioning on the Vita, and it just feels right. I'll respect that OLED has a definite limited lifespan, and that can take appeal down a notch. With that in mind, I may one day pick up a Vita Slim for the sake of making sure that my Vita lasts for the long haul.
     
  8. ChaosBoi

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    Been holding off on buying a Vita for this eventual release. Still wondering what I should get because I'm not gonna buy a new system just to play three games (one of which I've already played through a friend's).
     
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    The "PSVita haz no gaems" joke has really gotten stale - the system has a good library of titles at this point in time, I'm sure you'll find something to your liking. ;)
     
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    I want the yellow one, but I bet they play it safe and only release white and/or black here.
     
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    Yeah, probably - at least early on. We'll probably see other colour varieties later, as per usual, but we'll definitely see them on storeshelves eventually, just like it was the case with the PSP. After all, a broader colours range attracts customers - "little Tommy really likes the colour blue so he wants a blue system" and so on. :P
     
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    Interesting to note that both Sony and Nintendo started using lower quality screens in their cheaper/more compact handhelds revision. Whether you think 3D and OLED are great features or just gimmicks, not having those makes the 2DS/SlimVita lose much of their appeal imho
     
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    The only thing that really interests me about the new model is that it finally does away with the godawful proprietary USB connector. An extra gig of storage isn't anything worth getting excited about, and I've never had any real issues with the size or battery life. I understand moving to a cheaper screen but having seen a few comparisons (and granted, I haven't actually seen it in person) I don't really think the LCD panel looks quite as nice.

    I think a better use of Sony's money over in the states would be giving publishers an incentive to localize more games. I'm amazed we're getting stuff like Sorcery Saga, Danganronpa, Demon Gaze, etc. given the way the system's been selling, but I'd still like to see a few of the games that aren't going to be localized like the Tales ports/remakes. Another discount and a more colorful model aren't really going to move a lot more units than they have been, whereas I think a bigger library would.

    Also, the wording makes me doubt that they plan on introducing the Vita TV, and if they don't do it with the Vita Slim, they probably never will.
     
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    I can't wait, I haven't felt the weight of the regular Vita yet since I've never seen one in person (small town, so nobody has a vita, hell even 3DS's are rare) but imo light is better.

    'dat Danganronpa release too.
     
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    In the case of the PSVita Slim, it's "cheaper" but not necessarily "lower quality" - the screen has the same pixel density and is a bit brighter, so it's not of poor quality, or so I heard. Same with the 2DS, really.
     
  16. zeello

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    I know what is happening!

    It will be Vita 2000... WITH OLED
     
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    Sony is taking a good step forward in its mobile gaming industry, although the special memory cards the Vita uses are still pricy per GB compared to other existing memory cards, this is a good-start none-the-less. I simply ponder, is 1 GB of internal memory any good for games, its main purpose/goal?
     
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    This kind of makes me wonder why sony even bother with conferences. They do all this teasing and trailer-ing (yes, that's a word now!) that by the time they finally come around to a public announcement, they'll have pretty much nothing new to add.

    Must be fun working for sony PR...

    Sony guy: ey guys. Wanna come over? We've got a slim announcement to make. :)
    IGN: *to the world* OMG! The vita slim is coming to Europe! Finally! It's about time. :D
    Sony: erm...well...I can't really confirm that. It's...we're having this announcement meeting, so...
    IGN: *ignores this* It's 20% thinner, 15% lighter, comes in 6 colours, has improved battery life, 1GB on-board storage, goes away with the OLED screen in favor of an LCD one!
    Sony: so, erm...shall I give you the time and location of our press conference?
    IGN: Shut up. Can't you see we're busy doing video reviews?!
    Sony: ok, ok. No problem. Carry on. :)

    <later>

    Sony: *looks at pretty much empty conference room* wow...I thought this conference room would be packed. Where is everybody?
    Lone guy in audience: beats me. I'm just the sucker who is sent out to confirm what everybody knows. This IS about the slim, right?
    Sony: well...yes. But...
    Lone guy: and that's it?
    Sony: erm...we ARE working on other things, but...
    Lone guy: *gets up and leaves mid-sentence* thanks, mate. See ya next time there's some confirmations needing to be done...
    Sony: aren't you interested in the PRICE???
    Lone guy: naah...with all the stores' fee, import costs and all that, we're more comfortable speculating things. Say...is there a buffet in this joint?
     
  19. Nathan Drake

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    The 1GB is good for maybe one or two small games (maybe stuff like PS1 classics), but otherwise, it's primarily just convenient because if you primarily buy physical games, you don't really need more than that for the saves. Pretty much any Vita game is going to break that 1GB limit though, so for downloading Vita games from the PS store, or even some PSP games, that 1GB won't do you any good.

    As for the price of the memory cards, that is still trying to make up money for the fact that the Vita itself sells at a loss. Combine the price of the memory card, and suddenly you're able to offset that loss by being the only company making these pricey memory cards. Maybe once the new Vita comes out, it will begin to allow for memory card prices to drop, especially if they decide to phase out the OLED version of the system, but we won't know for sure until that time comes.
     
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    I would have bought it if it had a 6 inch screen.. but for now there is no reason to upgrade from my psvita...