With all the accumulated evidence over the past few months, this comes as no surprise. But US gamers are a little miffed that they're not included (yet).
Sony has announced that a slimmer, lighter PlayStation Vita will release in the UK next week, on February 7. The retail price is £180 (about $300).
The PCH-2000 model replaces the old PCH-1000 Vita, and the latest iteration is 15 percent lighter and 20 percent slimmer. The unit also boasts a 6-hour battery life for games and 1GB of storage is built into the device as well. The machine's design is mostly the same (albeit with slightly rounder edges) but the biggest change is, in our eyes, an unfortunate one: That brilliant OLED screen has been swapped out for an IPS LED one. Thankfully, though, games will run at the same resolution of 960 x 544.
The slimmer Vita debuted in Japan last year. As for the US, there's no word on when or if this region will get the revamped portable. However, it's not all roses for the UK, as Sony continues to think that Japan is the only country on earth that likes colors. Yep, the Vita 2000 model will only be available in black in England.
Will this help Vita sales? Eh, not without the software, I say.