New PS Vita Is Slimmer, Lighter, More Colorful

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Today, Sony revealed a new PS Vita in Tokyo. It comes in new colors, too.

Sporting a five-inch LCD display, the new Vita is 20 percent thinner. At 219 grams, it's also 15 percent lighter. The new PS Vita comes in six different colors and has a battery life that lasts one hour longer, comes with 1GB memory, and is only available in a WiFi model.

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Illustration for article titled New PS Vita Is Slimmer, Lighter, More Colorful
Illustration for article titled New PS Vita Is Slimmer, Lighter, More Colorful

It will go on sale in Japan in October for 19,929 yen ($200). There's no word yet about an international release.

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DISCUSSION

Finally. So glad they got rid of the OLED. I just hope that the LCD used is IPS. I see stupid people on NeoGAF bitching that they ditched the OLED, but anyone who knows the Vita knows the OLED screen is a big issue with its burn-in and mura effects. I have the new nexus 7 and it shows that an IPS LCD can have great contrast and look amazing.