Sony has officially announced, dated and priced the Playstation Vita Slim for the UK and EU markets. It will release on February 7th for around £180.
The new slimline model has been available in Japan since October and features a smaller form factor and a high definition five inch LCD display, instead of the original Vita’s OLED screen. Cheaper, yes. Prettier, not by a long shot. It also has a built 1GB of storage and increases the battery life by one hour.
Also at the event, held in London this morning, Sony doubled down on the Vita as a indie games machine by revealing the ‘Indie Game Mega Pack’. The first bundle will include the PS Vita handheld, along with Alien Breed, Thomas Was Alone, Velocity Ultra, Men’s Room Mayhem, Coconut Dodge Revitalised, Limbo, Hotline Miami, Total Recoil, Superfrog HD and Floating Cloud God Saves the Pilgrims in HD for €199.99. The second bundle comes with just a 4GB card and a voucher code for all the games for €24.99.
Sad news for US gamers as the slim model as yet to be announced, however it surely cannot be far behind.
According to the press release Sony just sent over, “The PS Vita PCH-2000 series will replace the existing PS Vita PCH-1000 series as stock of the older model is exhausted.” Long Story short, if you still want one of those Vitas with the tasty OLED screen, your luck may soon run out.