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Slimmer PS Vita bundled w/Borderlands 2 announced

Jeff Chabot

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Sony has announced a slimmer, lighter PlayStation Vita bundled with Borderlands 2 will hit stores in North America this Spring. The Wi-Fi model (PCH-2000 series) will be available in black as part of the Borderlands 2 Limited Edition PlayStation Vita Bundle, that includes six DLC packs and an 8GB PS Vita memory card. The PS Vita will be moderately priced at $199.99 (a decent improvement from the $249 launch price of the Vita), and will come with a 1GB internal memory card.

The new PS Vita will come with a 4 core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, a SGX543MP4+ graphics processor, and 512MB for the main memory. The design is about 20 percent slimmer and 15 percent lighter than the original PS Vita, with more rounded edges than its predecessor.

Sony says battery life has been extended from three- to five-hours to four- to six-hours of game play, and for video play battery life has been improved from about five hours to approximately seven hours.

The PS Vita has in a way been given a second life with the launch of the PlayStation 4, given functions such as “Remote Play” that allows most PS4 games to be streamed on the PS Vita system over a Wi-Fi connection. The PS Vita system will also support PlayStation Now (PS Now), SCE’s streaming game service that utilizes cloud-based technology.