PS Vita 2000 goes lighter and slimmer

The update to Sony's Vita line will be 20 percent lighter and 15 percent thinner than the current console and comes with 1GB of onboard storage.

PS Vita 2000
The new PS Vita 2000. Sony

Sony Computer Entertainment has announced an update to the PS Vita handheld console.

Called the PS Vita 2000, it will be 20 percent lighter and 15 percent thinner than the current console and comes with 1GB of onboard storage. Sony says the new Vita will launch in Japan on October 10 at a retail price of 18,980 yen (US$190). It will come in six color options. The current Vita now retails for S$399 (US$312).

At the Sony press conference today in Tokyo, the company also announced that it will be launching a 64GB memory card for Vita as well as several new games including God Eater 2, Gundam Breaker, Final Fantasy 10 and Phantasy Star Nova. There will also be limited-edition bundles of the Vita with some of the upcoming games. Sony expects about 100 Vita titles by the end of the year.

This story originally appeared at CNET Asia under the headline "Sony announces new PS Vita.

 

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