Everyone is wondering if PlayStation Vita will survive, but perhaps Sony is actually planning a new iteration.
The gaming world is talking about this translated trademark info from Japan. As you can see, it appears to indicate the Vita 3000, which would mean a fresh hardware model.
There's no way of knowing if this is legit and if it is, there's no way to tell if it'll come to North America and Europe. Perhaps Sony will only release the Vita 3000 in Japan due to flagging sales around the globe. Personally, I say they need to focus on getting some software for the damn thing; forget about newer and better hardware.
Hardware was never this thing's problem.