A Closer Look At The Redesigned PS Vita 2000

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On October 10, Sony will release a lighter and slimmer PlayStation Vita. The PCH-2000 model is 20% slimmer and 15% lighter than the original system. The front screen has also been changed to a high-definition liquid crystal display instead of the OLED screen in the first generation Vita. Sony says the screen is capable of displaying 16 million colors, making it comparable to the OLED display.


PlayStation Vita 2000 has a rounded design. Notice that the button layout has changed too with the start and select buttons underneath the right analog stick.


The new PlayStation Vita has longer battery life that lasts about one hour more. You can charge your system using a standard micro USB cable too. Sony also added 1GB of internal memory to Vita. A nice addition, but you will probably want a memory card if you plan on downloading Vita games.


Sony will have six colors prepped for launch white, lime green & white, light blue & white, khaki & black, pink & black, and black.



Here’s the spec sheet straight from Sony.

Platform name


Model number

PCH-2000 series


ARM® Cortex™-A9 core (4 core)



Main memory




External Dimensions

Approx. 183.6 x 85.1 x 15.0 mm (width x height x depth) (excludes largest projection)


Approx. 219g


(Touch screen)

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

Multi touch screen (capacitive type)

Rear touch pad

Multi touch pad (capacitive type)


Front camera, Rear camera

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

Resolution : Up to 640×480(VGA)


Built-in stereo speakers

Built-in microphone

Motion sensors

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


Wi-Fi location service support

Keys / Switches

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 (+/-)

Wireless communications

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

Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR (A2DP/AVRCP/HSP)

Internal memory card



PlayStation®Vita card slot

Memory card slot

Micro USB port (Type B) (for USB data communication, DC IN, Audio [Stereo Out / Mono In], Serial data communication),

Headset jack (Stereo mini jack) (for Audio [Stereo Out / Mono In])

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