Sony Computer Entertainment Australia today announced that following its successful launch in Japan on the 10th of October 2013, the new slimmer PlayStation Vita Wi-Fi model is set to launch in Australia on June 4th.
The new PCH-2000 series takes portable gaming to the next level. By completely redesigning the internal architecture, the new PS Vita system is approximately 20-percent slimmer and 15-percent lighter than the original version, making the entertainment system even easier to carry. In addition, a high-definition liquid crystal display has been newly adopted for the 5-inch front display which is one of the PS Vita’s greatest features.
Thanks to the rapid progress of LCD technology in recent years, the new display provides users with the highest-level image quality that is at the core of PS Vita enabling a deep and immersive gaming experience. There has never been a better time to purchase a PS Vita as most games available on the recently released PlayStation 4 are accessible on PS Vita through Remote Play. With Online Multi Play, users can also connect with friends and enjoy all of the social gaming experiences they know and love through PSNSM.
The new PS Vita slim may be a bit of a hard pill to swallow however, with a suggested price of $269.95 for Australian gamers, a rather higher price in comparison to Nintendo's 3DS and 2DS handheld lineup. The new model will also come included with a 1GB memory card, though users going digital will find that this is rather useless and will need to shell out some serious dollars for their proprietary memory cards.
"SCE Aust. will continue to expand the PS Vita platform with this PS Vita PCH-2000 series, together with a wide variety of attractive game software titles and value for money bundles such as the popular Mega Packs."