Crystal White PlayStation Vita Comes On In June

By Spencer . May 7, 2012 . 10:03pm

PlayStation Vita is getting a brighter shade of color for the summer. Sony Computer Entertainment Japan will release a Crystal White model on June 23 for 29,980 yen ($375) with 3G and 24,980 yen ($312) with Wi-Fi connectivity only.


And if you don’t have a pair of matching white headphones you can get Crystal White headphones for 2,980 yen ($37).

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  • Yes. I’ll get this one!!!

  • The_Real_Oyashiro

    The dirt would show up so easily on that. I already feel sickened by my hands after playing my black Vita now.

    A white Vita would probably make me become OCD. So dirty, Must get it clean.

    • But fingerprints wouldn’t be an issue.  I have the white iPhone and I never see fingerprints like I did with my old black one.  

      • I agree with John. And anyone smart enough would consider to put any kind of protection on their Vita anyway, may it be just the screen, or the whole front.

    • xXDGFXx

      Stick the madcatz armor on it and it’ll be fine… except for the dirt that slowly gathers in the crevices.

    • Hemppa

      Skin oils, scratches and stuff are probably much more visible on black than white. I also don’t think these devices gather that much “dirt”, it only gets into into the bigger cracks after long time and should be easily cleaned.

      • The_Real_Oyashiro

        After owning a white psp, i know dirt will be more visable on white Vita. Im not so much talking fingerprints, but more about actall dirt abd grim.

        • But how much dirt and grime is on your hands at any given time though, unless you’re like a miner or mechanic

          • The_Real_Oyashiro

            your hands handle money, open doors, touch and interact with everthing around… how clean do you think they are On average? 

  • puchinri

    It looks quite pretty. I’m still excited about my purple 3DS though. But if I get a Vita, I totes know what color I want~.

  • MrKappa

    Coming out with different color systems is the easiest thing they can do but I will bet that 3 years from now there will be no more than 4 colors for this system.(excluding special editions)

    I never got why they didn’t just launch will a variety of colors.

    • Because the big three aren’t-and probably never will be that smart. There are a lot of people that hold out for a color they’d like, instead of buying at launch. 3DS anyone?

      If only Sony, Nintendo, and to some extent– Microsoft would just catch onto this and release in a variety of color… all likelihood is that they would get more launch sales.

      • I believe that they still think that colours are “just for kids”. At least PS3 has that red one coming out in some areas.

  • Hope they bring this color

    I like having handhelds that aren’t just black

  • Smashlampjaw

    Now they just need some games with that, hopefully at e3…

  • Blesmi

    Still waiting for silver to match my sexy silver psp.

  • Very fitting, considering white represents DEATH in Japan.

    • XiaomuArisu

      Well the original psp had a slow start to.Almost all of the games in the beginning were ps2 games on a little screen.So give it some time,its like the 3ds if you buyed the 3ds first day you would have a expensive dustcollector.

  • Herok ♞

    Really if Vita wasn’t my first black handheld I would be bothered by this, but instead of making colors for something that doesn’t need any more they could make games, I own 3 games for it BBCSE(could have got that on my PS3), touch my katamari(could have got the series on my PS3) and Motorstorm RC(Could have gotten on my PS3) so I really don’t like the pattern here, the only 2 games I am excited for are Ragnarok an Gravity Rush, but beyond that I am underwhelmed.

  • The video says june 28, the text, june 23, which one is right?

  • RmanX1000

    Still prefer black consoles and handhelds. Stupid white 360 being a outcast of color ><

  • AzureNova

    Freaking finally! This is what I have been waiting for! Now I will finally get a Vita once they localize this color, and my Gravity Rushing can begin! Also, its very tempting to just import the Limited Editon Miku Vita as well lol. =^_^=

  • I’ll buy one of these and proceed to play all of the outstanding Vita games like

  • I wish they could localize all the colors they got in Japan here in the states.

    I’d really like to have the orange or green one

  • Sweet! Now, if we could only get some games…

    • jujubee88

      That part of your mind wont accept that the VITA has games, bud. 

  • Nosajk

    umm… will they release this in USA? cause im planning to buy one, for some reason im tired or consoles on black, white looks more slick

    • thebanditking

       I wouldn’t bet on it. Statistically even when Sony is outselling their competition they have not released alternate colors in NA (if thats where your from). The PSX never came in anything but Gray and PSOne was standard off white. PS2 which was dominant platform last gen only saw White and Silver its entire time on NA shelves and the white was limited to the sing star bundle.


    I’ve been asking around since I found out the PS Vita can’t connect directly to TV screens. So I wanted to know if it can connect to your PS3 and THEN play on a TV screen?

  • Palmer Nyako

    Color reboot+price drop = Sales.
    Color reboot+[rice drop+holidays=more sales.

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