International electronics manufacturing company, Sony has announced a new version of their handheld gaming system, the PlayStation Vita.
The company also pronounced that the new Wi-Fi only model, which they intend to make it available first in Japan by 10 October this year then spread around the world. The PlayStation Vista will be 15 percent lighter as it will weigh 219g, 20 percent thinner than what is already there and will feature an upgraded battery pack that will allow an extra one hour of battery life, meaning, it will have a total of six hours play-time.
The device will also have a MicroUSB charger and as well as 1GB onboard memory, and will be made available in yellow, pink, white, and grey, lime green and light blue colors. Moving with the technology times, Sony opted to change the Vita’s screen from LCD to a much more efficient OLED.
Sony revealed that users will now be able to buy a new storage size, a 64GB unit, which should retails for around $105
Sony announced a number of weeks ago that the Vita would receive a price drop on the current version, and should retain for around $199, while the 4GB memory cards are falling from $19.99 to $14.99; the 8GB from $29.99 to $19.99; the 16GB from $59.99 to $39.99; and the 32GB from $99.99 to $79.99.
In addition to the price drops on the current model, Sony also revealed that the current PS Vita model will be shipped with a new Play! Game Pack, which comes pre-installed with games and a memory card, as well as 90 days of PS Plus for free.