A new slimmer, lighter PlayStation Vita (PS Vita) Wi-Fi model (PCH-2000 series) has arrived in North America, Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) announced. The system is available in black as part of the Borderlands 2 Limited Edition PlayStation Vita Bundle, which includes the first-person role-playing shooter hit Borderlands 2 with six DLC packs and an 8GB PS Vita memory card, all for $199.99 (MSRP).
The new PS Vita model comes with a redesigned architecture that is approximately 20 percent slimmer and 15 percent lighter than the original version, with new rounded edges that makes the system more comfortable to hold. Incorporating a 1GB internal memory card, the new model makes it possible to enjoy games without purchasing a separate PS Vita memory card (some titles or features may require using a memory card, which is sold separately). The battery life has also been extended to four- to six-hours of game play (from three- to five-hours in the current model) and approximately seven hours of video play (from five hours in the current model).
In addition, a high-definition liquid crystal display (LCD) has been adopted for the new system.