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The Tokyo Game Show didn't just give us a chance to check out nearly three dozen games, it also gave us our first look at what Sony says is the final design for their PS Vita.

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The changes between those first images released of the Vita and these final ones are pretty subtle, but if you're into design or just have a bit of a crush on Sony's upcoming portable, here's a chance to pick them out.

I've included mostly-similar comparison shots of the original design images and the final designs for both the mostly identical 3GS and Wi-FI versions of the portable. Let me know if you spot any changes I missed.

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Original PS Vita Home screen

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Final PS Vita's Home screen shows a crisper set of icons.

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Original PS Vita front

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Final PS Vita front

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Original PS Vita underside

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Final PS Vita underside. They've added a headphone icon next to the jack. It's hard to tell, but it looks like those twin thumbsticks might have been tweaked as well.

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Original PS Vita left

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Final PS Vita 3G left. This shot gives us a better look at one of those sticks. It's definitely different looking than the original version we saw.

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Final PS Vita Wi-FI left

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Original PS Vita right

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Final PS Vita Right Here's a view from the other side. Again the thumbstick looks slightly different.

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Original PS Vita top

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Final PS Vita 3G top. Another look at those sticks, but also you can see they've added a PS Vita logo here.

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Final PS Vita Wi-FI top

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Original PS Vita back

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Final PS Vita 3G back. It might just be the lighting, but those pads on the back to help with holding the device look slightly changed.

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Final PS Vita Wi-FI back

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Original PS Vita touch panel

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Final PS Vita 3G touch panel. It looks like that touch surface has grown a bit. The camera looks a little different, but it's likely just the lighting.

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Final PS Vita Wi-FI touch panel

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