The newer PlayStation Vita model that was previously released in Japan and Europe is coming to North America within the next few months, Sony has announced.
The slim PS Vita – model number PCH-2000 – boasts numerous changes over the original model. Sony touts that the system is 15% lighter and 20% slimmer than the original Vita, while the enhanced battery extends off-of-charger life to 4-6 hours during average gameplay. Plus, the system includes 1GB of internal memory, and its screen has gone from an OLED screen to an LCD one. The system’s outer shell now has a matte finish instead of the original edition’s glossy one.
The system will be released as part of a bundle that includes an 8GB memory card and a downloadable copy of Borderlands 2. In addition, the voucher for Borderlands 2 includes six pieces of downloadable content for the game: Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate’s Booty, Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage, the first Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack, the Collector’s Edition Pack, and the Psycho and Mechromancer character classes. The system included in the bundle will be in piano black, and will only support wi-fi for online functions.
A specific release date for the bundle has yet to be given; however, Sony states that it will be out sometime this spring.
Source: US PlayStation Blog