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Sony announces new Vita products for the UK, including PS Vita slim *order now*

Update: You can order the new PS Vita now. All of our bundles can be seen at the bottom of our story.

Original: Sony is having an event this morning focused on PS Vita.

Perhaps the biggest news to come out of this is that the PS Vita Slim has been announced for the UK, at the price point of £180, it'll only be available in black at first and will arrive on February 7. The new PS Vita features an improved battery, 1GB of internal memory and a lighter, slimmer design.

Other news is that Sony will release a new Indie Games Mega-Pack for £20, including 10 titles and a 4GB memory card.

There are two bundles available:

The memory card bundle comes with a 4GB memory card and a PlayStation Store voucher to download 10 games – RRP €24.99.

The PS Vita + memory card bundle comes with a PS Vita system, 4GB memory card and a PlayStation Store voucher to download 10 games – RRP €199.99.

Here are the included games:

Alien Breed
Thomas Was Alone
Velocity Ultra
Men’s Room Mayhem
Coconut Dodge Revitalised
Hotline Miami
Total Recoil
Superfrog HD
Floating Cloud God Saves the Pilgrims in HD

The hardware giant has also revealed that it'll focus on a younger audience too, by releasing two new Invizimals games on PS Vita, along with Pets and of course the LEGO Movie game.

Other new titles which have been said as being on the way are Hohokum, Big Fest, Helldivers, Destiny of Spirits and such as Murasaki Baby, FFX & X-2 and Football Manager Classic 2014. Of course we already know about many of these titles, but it's nice to have a reminder.

The video below gives a better look at the new PS Vita and its box.

Edited On 30 Jan, 2014

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C 3 years ago
Dissapointing its that expensive. Guess ill wait a bit longer
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Joe Anderson (Editor) 3 years ago
Or you could grab the cheaper OLED option? Some great deals on that one.
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Malfious 3 years ago
Think i'll stick to the original for now, seems to work fine as I hardly ever play it.. until FFX/X-2 comes out anyway.
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Dave 'BubbaJai' Aston 3 years ago
Still debating when/if to get one. Would definitely go for the original one - maybe with Tearaway bundle
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
More games would be a better option and not just ports of PS3/4 games. Saying that i am getting Toukiden when it comes out though it does just feel like a Monster Hunter game with giant demons.
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makinov 3 years ago
I love my Vita, but it's size means getting hand cramps after about 20 minutes, a slimmer version will just make that issue worse and for more people. Also, let's face it, the current Vita is hardly a brick. What I will say for those sitting on the fence about any form of Vita, is that it is an excellent hand held. And if you have or are thinking of buying a PS4, that in itself justifies buying one in my opinion, the remote play is just superb! Some games get the Vita integration more than others, but on the whole it makes for a solid playing experience.
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Artemisthemp 3 years ago
PS Vita 2000 price is a flop. You can get PS Vita 1000 with 16 GB memory and 10 games for £149.99, so why pay for 179.86 for PS Vita 2000, which have a lesser screen?
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Price is more cos ,,,,,,, Fuck Logic
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Apnomis 3 years ago
A crazy price for inferior hardware! I predict a massive surge in people on the fence picking up the OLED version with more bundled storage for a cheaper price while they still can. I can honestly say I love my Vita, I got it for my birthday last year and have played with it far more than I was expecting to and there are some really nice games on there. Also retro games (PSOne/PS2) look far better on the smaller handheld screen, as do 2D platform type games (Superfrog and Rayman etc feel much more at home on my Vita than blown up on my 46" HDTV). The screen in general on the original model makes almost any game look stunning. I also think it's just the right weight/size for me, I think making it smaller/thinner would actually make it worse to hold for me. If my Vita ever died I would definitely seek out an original model rather than go for the thinner, more plastic, lesser quality slim model. I could forgive it if they did this to release it at £129 to appeal more to the 3DS crowd or those wanting to pick one up as a second screen for their PS4 without blowing the bank. But £180 is just plain crazy...
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Your use of the phrase "3DS Crowd" sounds to me like you are being patronizing
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Light Heavensword 3 years ago
What is Sony UK doing with the pricing of this. It's priced too high, £150 would have been a bit better, that LCD screen is supposed to be much cheaper to manufacture and the OLED one is cheaper. I've had my Vita for nearly 2 years now, i love my Vita but it needs more exclusives, some of the games look really good on the OLED panel and the LCD probably won't look as good as the OLED. I was looking to replace my Vita and upgrade to this new model because it's a bit worn out and damaged but this seems like a downgrade and it's priced too high...
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Wooder 3 years ago
Bad idea sony, the original is cheaper, more memory and a better screen, I'll stick to the original and for all people who r getting a vita id say get the bigger one
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JoeToots 3 years ago
wooder the original is in short supply though apparently and they'll ebd up stopping producing the orignal.
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RTLF 3 years ago
To the guy who gets the hand cramps, you can pick up some really good attachable grips for cheap on ebay which make it as comfortable as holding a controller. I got one for about £5 and its great
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Daz1967 3 years ago
It is a little pricey but I've seen the PS Vita Slim listed with the same 10 game deal and a 16 GB memory card for the same price on another website so that looks like being better value overall. A 4 GB memory card is not going to last very long if you plan on downloading games and I'd recommend 16 GB as the minimum. I'm disappointed that the white model isn't available at launch as I wanted a PS Vita that isn't covered in fingerprints whenever I've used it. Looks like I'll have to wait for the alternative colours to be released over here, assuming they are going to be released, that is.
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Daz1967 3 years ago
Actually the PS Vita + 16 GB card + 10 games for £185 is listed on this site under the PS Vita section so I've no idea why this News article says it is a 4 GB card. Which is correct? Or is that the bundle that Sony are offering but ShopTo.net have their own with a 16 GB card (which is obviously the far better deal).
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Dead 3 years ago
Not touching that with a bargepole, even if I ignore the hardware downgrade and stupid pricing, there's still not the games to make it a worthwhile purchase for me, and they've done nothing about their stupid memory card pricing.

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