This model was made to be “a more casual and easier to use model” of PS Vita, one that’s thinner, lighter, and that comes in different colors. It’s 20 percent thinner and 15 percent lighter than the standard Vita model, and is more “affordable,” packing a 5” LCD display in lieu of an OLED screen. Battery life has been increased by an hour, as well.
Interestingly, it also has built-in storage, albeit only a single gig’s worth.
Sony also revealed an all-new memory card for PS Vita, one that allows for up to 64 GB of storage.
This new model of PS Vita will be available in all six colors (some new, some old) on October 10th in Japan for 18,980 Yen (or about $190). It’s unclear if and when this model will be made available in the west.