PS Vita 2000 ultimatum with LCD, not OLED

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We thought that a PS Vita price cut at GamesCom would be the main activity that the handheld would see in 2013, but it looks like we are pleasantly wrong on that one. Sony has surprised everyone by unveiling a brand new iteration of the PS Vita, which will either be known as the PS Vita 2000 by its official name or simply the PS Vita 2.

The new PS Vita is going to be heading to Japan very soon, with Sony already confirming a release date of October 10 and a price of 19,929 yen – around $200 for those that are interested. Main differences with the current PS Vita will include a lighter weight by 15 percent and a thinner design by 20 percent.

There will be a free 1GB memory card bundled with the console and color options will be plentiful in range of six bright colors to choose from.

However, there’s a big but with the new PS Vita and that comes in the form of display screen. The PS Vita 2 retains the 5-inch size, but Sony has opted to put a LCD based screen on the PS Vita 2000 this time, replacing the luxurious OLED-based display on the current model.

This downgrade may not be a major factor to most consumers who are still satisfied with an LCD screen, but if you have had the chance to get intimate with the OLED display, you’ll know yourself just how glorious it really is.

Plenty of bright colors for the new Vita

Plenty of bright colors for the new Vita

We also have to mention how original adopters will feel about the move. Those who haven’t bought a Vita may be delighted about the PS Vita 2, but now those who have the first model may be happy that they perhaps have the version with the best display screen.

How do you feel about the new PS Vita 2000? Do you think a downgrade to LCD screen is a major disadvantage compared to the first PS Vita or not?

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  • Jacob Kral

    I’ll stick with the current vita, no reason for anyone who already owns one to pay to downgrade.

    A vita go would be interesting though (if it still took vita physical cards, i will never be digital only, huge rip-off) since unlike the psp, the vita isn’t really pocketable..