SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT AUSTRALIA TO INTRODUCE NEW SLIMMER, LIGHTER AND MORE PORTABLE PLAYSTATION®VITA WI-FI MODEL WITH INTERNAL MEMORY CARD

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SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT AUSTRALIA TO INTRODUCE NEW SLIMMER, LIGHTER AND MORE PORTABLE PLAYSTATION®VITA WI-FI MODEL WITH INTERNAL MEMORY CARD 

SYDNEY, 16th May 2014 – Sony Computer Entertainment Australia (SCE Aust.) today announced that following its successful launch in Japan on the 10th of October 2013, the new PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) Wi-Fi model (PCH-2000 series) is set to launch in Australia. The new PS Vita Wi-Fi model, featuring a more streamlined form factor and a 1GB internal memory card will become available in Australia on the 4th June, 2014, at a recommended retail price (RRP) of AUD $269.95.

The new PCH-2000 series takes portable gaming to the next level. By completely redesigning the internal architecture, the new PS Vita system isapproximately 20-percent slimmer and 15-percent lighter than the original version, making the entertainment system even easier to carry. In addition, a high-definition liquid crystal display (LCD) has been newly adopted for the 5-inch front display which is one of the PS Vita’s greatest features. Thanks to the rapid progress of LCD technology in recent years, the new display provides users with the highest-level image quality that is at the core of PS Vita enabling a deep and immersive gaming experience. There has never been a better time to purchase a PS Vita as most games available on the recently released PlayStation®4 (PS4) are accessible on PS Vita through Remote Play. With Online Multi Play, users can also connect with friends and enjoy all of the social gaming experiences they know and love through PSNSM. Furthermore, the new PS Vita features are as follows:

Rounded shape fits comfortably into hands

The new streamlined PS Vita system features an enhanced, ergonomically rounded shape. Coupled with the trimmed down body, users will be able to enjoy game play more comfortably. In addition, the PS button / START button / SELECT button have been modified to a round and convex shape, allowing users to push more easily.

Improved usability

Incorporating a 1GB internal memory card, PS Vita enables users to enjoy games without purchasing a separate PS Vita memory card or any added peripherals*1. Additionally, the new PS Vita system features a power indicator and notification indicator at the top of the system which will provide users with information, such as power status or incoming messages. Furthermore, the new PS Vita system incorporates a micro USB port enabling users to utilize their own USB cable, such as those used for smartphones, for charging or backing up data*2.

Longer battery life

The redesigned internal architecture of the new PS Vita system also contributed to stronger battery duration, enabling it to achieve approximately 4 to 6 hours of game play (current model is approximately 3 to 5 hours) and approximately 7 hours of video play (current model is approximately 5 hours).

SCE Aust. will continue to expand the PS Vita platform with this PS Vita PCH-2000 series, together with a wide variety of attractive game software titles and value for money bundles such as the popular Mega Packs.

*1 Some titles or features may require using a memory card which is sold separately. Internal memory card and PS Vita memory card cannot be used together

*2 Some USB cables may malfunction and all cables are not guaranteed. 

PlayStation®Vita PCH-2000 Series Product Specification

 

Platform name PlayStation®Vita
Model number PCH-2000 series
CPU ARM® Cortex™-A9 core (4 core)
GPU SGX543MP4+
Main memory 512MB
VRAM 128MB
External Dimensions Approx. 183.6 x 85.1 x 15.0 mm (width x height x depth) (excludes largest projection)
Weight Approx. 219g
Screen

(Touch screen)

5 inches (16:9), 960 x 544, Approx. 16 million colours, LCD

Multi touch screen (capacitive type)

Rear touch pad Multi touch pad (capacitive type)
Cameras Front camera, Rear camera

Frame rate : 120fps@320×240(QVGA), 60fps@640×480(VGA)

Resolution : Up to 640×480(VGA)

Sound Built-in stereo speakers

Built-in microphone

Motion sensors Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer), Three-axis electronic compass
Location

Keys/Switches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wireless communications

 

 

Internal memory card

Slots/Ports

 

 

 

 

 

Power

 

Included

 

 

 

 

 

Wi-Fi location service support

PS button

Power button

Directional buttons (Up/Down/Right/Left)

Action buttons (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square)

Shoulder buttons (Right/Left)

Right stick, Left stick

START button, SELECT button

Volume buttons (+/-)

IEEE 802.11b/g/n (n=1×1) (Wi-Fi) (Infrastructure mode/Ad-hoc mode)

Bluetooth® 2.1 + EDR (A2DP/AVRCP/HSP)

1GB*1

PlayStation®Vita card slot
Memory card slot
Micro USB port (Type B) (for USB data communication, DC IN,
Headset jack (Stereo mini jack) (for Audio [Stereo Out / Mono In])

Built-In Lithium-ion Battery: DC3.7V 2210mAh
AC adaptor: DC 5V

PlayStation®Vita Wi-Fi model PCH-2000 series x 1

USB cable x 1

AC adaptor x 1

AC power cord x 1

Printed materials x1

   

*1 The hard disk drive contains space that is available for users and space that is reserved for the system, therefore the actual space that is free for users is smaller than the total space stated in this document.* Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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