PS VITA redesigned(not fake)!!!
Posted 9/20/13
It looks better than ever!!! Slick and slim(probably)!!!



Please post your comments, Thank you!!!
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Posted 9/20/13
Still no games...or haven't been localized.
I still have hope for the vita at Tokyo Game Show. But the Vita slim does looks nice.
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Posted 9/21/13
It's 20% slimmer and has 1gb onboard memory. Sadly, I suspect that's where the good points end.

Sony have a bit of a history of updating their hardware with vastly inferior builds. Take a look at the original PS3 or PSP, and then the later iterations. The materials tend to feel cheaper, the system much more fragile.
The current Vita feels a lot like the original PSP. The frontispiece is a completely smooth, all-in-one design. The weight is actually quite nice - the original PSP feels like a quality system. The later models felt awful. Plasticy, tacky and nowhere near as nice. The all-in-one design was removed in favor of a cheap 'window' effect, and the buttons felt more fragile. The only thing that improved was the screen itself (although the PSP 2000 suffered from an awful 'scan line' effect) with more vibrant colors.
Sadly, the new Vita suffers in that department too. The OLED display has been replaced with LCD. There's already a few comparison videos from TGS on Youtube. You can see that the new Vita's colors aren't as vibrant or 'warm' as the original, with a washed-out look to them. Probably fine unless you put old and new systems side by side, but then the difference is readily apparent.
From the look of the picture above, it looks like they've gotten rid of the smooth frontispiece too. The rectangle around the screen (which the original Vita doesn't have) probably means the screen is separate from the plastic housing, which saves money for Sony but isn't as nice for the consumer. Apparently, the nice blue glow from the Playstation button is missing in this new version too. :(
Still, Vita IS a great system. I live in a four-Vita house and personally I play on Vita more than any other system, including consoles. I just wish Sony would actually improve systems when they bring out a new build, instead of just cutting corners. Making a cheaper feeling system isn't going to endear it to the gaming public, and with the Vita already struggling badly, corner cutting could hurt sales even further.
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Posted 9/21/13

FumblesRX78 wrote:

Still no games...or haven't been localized.
I still have hope for the vita at Tokyo Game Show. But the Vita slim does looks nice.



Vita actually has a bunch of terrific games. Sadly, many of them are ports. That said, Persona 4: Golden is the definitive version of one of the best JRPGs out there.
Gravity Rush is an amazing experience, unlike anything else. (They just announced a sequel at TGS too!), Killzone is astounding for a handheld FPS, Little Big Planet is the BEST version of the series, Virtue's Last Reward is really, really good... and there's a stack more.
The localization thing is a real issue though. Games like Phantasy Star Online 2 and Project DIVA f really should come to the West. That said, you can download PSO2 free from the Japanese Playstation store, and Project DIVA f can be imported (you really don't need to be able to read Japanese to play it).

I really, really love the Vita. It's the best handheld I've ever owened - and I've had them all, going way back to the original Gameboy and Atari Lynx!


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Posted 9/21/13


I wish I felt the same way but my Vita is collecting dust, I was a fool who bought P4G expecting a change.
But Like I said I hope the Vita gets a boost after Tokyo game Show.
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Posted 9/21/13

FumblesRX78 wrote:



I wish I felt the same way but my Vita is collecting dust, I was a fool who bought P4G expecting a change.
But Like I said I hope the Vita gets a boost after Tokyo game Show.


Yes, it's a fair point. I've heard a lot of people with the same complaint. Personally, I really like the smaller indie games, and there's a lot of them on Vita - it's becoming a great machine for them. It certainly needs more AAA games. I'm really looking forward to Tearaway, but beyond that there's not much on the horizon in terms of major Western releases.
Unfortunately, TGS hasn't really improved things. Monster Hunter was announced for Vita, but it's that awful subscription-based MMO iteration, which is already five years old and not even the Japanese care about it.
Also, Sony are putting most of their efforts and resources into the PS4 release now. It seems they see the Vita as more of an 'add-on' to the PS4, with the remote play option. I do love the Vita, but I suspect that this time next year, it may be completely dead. They really should have released a cheaper version with 16gb of onboard memory, negating the need for memory cards. I think that's the only way they're going to shift units at this point. :(

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Posted 9/21/13 , edited 9/21/13
This vita is not meant to be an improved model. It's meant for budget spenders. That's why the screen is downgraded. The price cut is basically the loss of the OLED and less materials used to make it a little lighter.
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Posted 9/21/13

zipzo wrote:

This vita is not meant to be an improved model. It's meant for budget spenders. That's why the screen is downgraded. The price cut is basically the loss of the OLED and less materials used to make it a little lighter.


But my understanding was that the new model was going to retail for the same price as the existing one (which has already been discounted in both Japan and the US). Is this not the case?

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Posted 9/22/13

InfiniteRegress wrote:


zipzo wrote:

This vita is not meant to be an improved model. It's meant for budget spenders. That's why the screen is downgraded. The price cut is basically the loss of the OLED and less materials used to make it a little lighter.


But my understanding was that the new model was going to retail for the same price as the existing one (which has already been discounted in both Japan and the US). Is this not the case?



Uh...you are correct. I was inaccurate. It does seem that they even plan to discontinue the OLED "original" model.

I ended up selling my Vita a bit ago because of a huge drought of games, and I made sure to check out all the releases coming out within the next year or so and there was still nothing. My Vita had basically became a paper weight. If and when something comes out that I will play, I'll just buy the new model when that happens.
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Posted 9/22/13
What I am still waiting for is the crunchyroll app for the vita.
I need this app now please.
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Posted 9/23/13
Meh. The remodel stinks. Loss of OLED? No thanks. Plus the start/select, while probably easier to push, look stupid. And the PS button made to match those (works fine on the current model) looks ugly too. I will say that the rear touch pad looks better with the 'PS' logo on the back in the middle. Much better than what the current models have. 1GB internal memory is nice. No accessory slot... though it's not like that has any use on current models.

I also hate how the screen was put on the system. It looks really lazy and the Sony in the corner annoys me.

As long as they never get rid of an OLED model, I'm happy.
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