Sony announces thinner, lighter PS Vita at pre-TGS press conference

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Today at Sony Japan’s pre-TGS press conference, the company announced a new model of the PS Vita with a 5 inch LCD screen, 1 GB memory built in, and 1 hour longer battery life.  It’s been reported that the new PS Vita will be approximately 15 percent lighter, 20 percent thinner, and include a micro-USB charger.  The new model will be available in six colors:  White, grey, lime green, light blue, yellow, and pink.  It has been announced for release on October 10th in Japan for 18,980 Yen (around $190), but Sony hasn’t confirmed whether this new model will be made available in the west.  According to Sony, the new model was designed to reach a broader, casual market of gamers.  The company also revealed a new memory card for PS Vita which allows up to 64 GB of storage.

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