New PS Vita model to launch October 10 in Japan
posted on 09.09.13 at 02:17 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Available in Black, White, Pink/Black, Khaki/Black, and more.

Sony is introducing a slimmer and lighter PlayStation Vita Wi-Fi model with one gigabyte of built-in memory in Japan this holiday.

Announced at its SCEJA Press Conference in Tokyo, the PCH-2000 series has a redesigned internal architecture to make the system 20 percent slimmer (15mm) and 15 percent lighter (219g). The original PS Vita’s OLED display has been replaced with a high-definition 5-inch LCD display, and the system uses micro USB for charging and backing up data.

The new model will also have longer battery life to offer four to six hours of gameplay, compared to the current model’s three to five hours, and seven hours of video play, compared to the current five hours.

The system will launch first in Japan for 18,900 yen (19,929 yen with tax) on October 10. It will be available in six colors: “Black,” “White,” “Lime Green/White,” “Light Blue/White,” “Pink/Black,” and “Khaki/Black.”

Accessories for the new model include a 2,100 yen charge cable with stand, several colored 1,575 yen soft cases, a 798 yen protective film, and a new 64 gigabyte memory card for 10,479 yen. Prices of already available memory cards have also been lowered.

Watch a promotion video below. View the first images at the gallery.

Additionally, Sony detailed a number of PS Vita bundles it has coming up, which are also pictured at the gallery. Find that information below.

Gundam Breaker Starter Pack

  • Model Number: PCHL-60001
  • Release Date: October 31, 2013
  • MSRP: 28,076 yen (29,480 yen with tax)
  • Contents
    • PlayStation Vita (PCH-2000 series) Wi-Fi model with Gundam Breaker original design
    • A copy of Gundam Breaker
    • Gundam Breaker-exclusive Gundam Plastic Model HUGC 1/144 Gundam and Mass Production Zak II Set Gundam Breaker Original Color Version
    • USB cable
    • AC adapter
    • Power cord
    • Printed matter

PlayStation Vita x God Eater 2 Fenrir Edition

  • Model Number: PCHJ-10010
  • Release Date: November 14, 2013
  • MSRP: 24,724 yen (25,960 yen with tax)
  • Contents
    • PlayStation Vita (PCH-2000 series) Wi-Fi model with Fenrir Edition design
    • A copy of God Eater 2 USB cable
    • AC adapter
    • Power cord
    • Printed matter
    • Original cloth
    • Original strap

Playstation Vita Otomate Special Pack

  • Model Number: PCHJ-10011
  • Release Date: December 19
  • MSRP: 21,000 yen (22,050 yen with tax)
  • Contents
    • PlayStation Vita (PCH-2000 series) Wi-Fi model
    • Download codes for Hakuouki Kyoukaroku and Amnesia V Edition
    • Amnesia V Star anime DVD
    • USB cable
    • AC adapter
    • Power cord
    • Printed matter

PlayStation Vita Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster Resolution Box

  • Model Number: PCHJ-10009
  • Release Date: 2013
  • MSRP: Pending
  • Contents
    • PlayStation Vita (PCH-2000 series) Wi-Fi model withFinal Fantasy X original design
    • A copy of Final Fantasy X HD Remaster
    • A copy of Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster
    • USB cable
    • AC adapter
    • Power cord
    • Printed matter