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The new PlayStation Vita Slim will launch in the UK next Friday, February 7 for a suggested retail price of £180, Sony has announced.

The PCH-2000 model is 20 per cent slimmer and 15 per cent lighter than the original Vita, and a new, rounder design for a selection of its face buttons.

It also features 1GB of on-board memory and an improved battery, increasing battery life from 3-5 hours of gameplay to 4-6 hours.

However, it drops the original Vita's OLED screen, replacing it with an LCD that is reported to be of a lower quality than the previous display, and will be released as a Wi-Fi model only.

There's no news on whether the range of colours currently available in Japan will make their way over to the UK either, with only the black model confirmed for a UK launch.

If you'd rather pick up an OLED model, get on it quick: Sony says that the original model will be replaced with the PCH-2000, with the current console being phased out completely once current stock is exhausted.

For a closer look at how the new model compares, take a look at the video below.

Source: Sony Press Release

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pblive

If you're looking for a new 64GB card for the Vita I can recommend Nippon-Yasan.com. It's about £60 for a card there.

Apologies for sort of spammy link, but I was quite impressed with them.
Posted 12:52 on 31 January 2014
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GeorgeOglee

that's actually a really nice price point, although i'm completely contempt with my 3DS at this point. Maybe i'll purchase the Mega Pack of the original next christmas when it's much cheaper or something!
Posted 06:04 on 31 January 2014
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BritishWolf

still got my original OLED. On it now actually, get the original would be my advice
Posted 12:47 on 30 January 2014
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essex1212@ Neon-Soldier32

Hmmm I really need to switch to Halifax, get £100 just for that!
Posted 11:42 on 30 January 2014
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Bretty

Ridiculous pricing.

Slimmer and lighter is great but not when the console itself feels cheaper (and looks cheaper). If you are going to do that (much like the 2DS has) then you must charge less.

OUTRAGE!
Posted 11:41 on 30 January 2014
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Ecosse

Had my Vita since Christmas, the screen on the current one really is lovely.
Posted 11:27 on 30 January 2014
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Neon-Soldier32

After debating with myself for a while whether to get a Vita or 3DS this has decided for me. I immediately ordered one with thee 10 games, 16GB card and starter pack for £140 from play.com (with 10% Halifax cashback and 2.5% TopCashBack, cashback) making it £122.50 for the 'old' Vita - better than the new one in terms of screen anyway!

Plus it'll be an excellent companion for a PS4 when I get one, I'm not saddened at all by the decision to get one. Now the hunt for a bigger memory card is on...
Posted 11:22 on 30 January 2014
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essex1212

Pointless logic, at least bundle a year of PSN+ with it.
Posted 11:14 on 30 January 2014
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9193bb

£180 the vita has just been sent out to die I got my media molecule bundle with 16gb memory card lbp vita and tearaway for £169. I'm a Sony fan but sometimes they can be really stupid
Posted 11:13 on 30 January 2014
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