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Sony Issues Invites Hinting at 'Slimmest' Product Launch

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What's Sony got up its sleeve for next week?

Back in the fall, Sony announced a new version of the PS Vita. This new, lightweight PSP charges via MicroUSB and is basically a revision of the PS Vita design. It’s a full 20 percent thinner and cheaper to boot. Unfortunately, when Sony unveiled the device, it was for a a Japan-only release and the company had little in the way of information about an international launch.

 

Fast forward a few months to the new year, and it looks like we may see this new PS Vita after all. Several news outlets have received an invitation to a breakfast briefing next Thursday, January 30. Featuring the tag line ‘Play on…’ the invite reads:

“Following the biggest launch in PlayStation history, join us for an introduction to the slimmest.”

While it’s possible Sony is prepping a PS4 Slim, it’s unlikely. The PS3 Slim didn’t debut until the regular PS3 had been on the market for three years. Three years after the Slim hit the market, Sony gave us the Super Slim. It’s doubtful Sony is thinking PS4 Slim already. So, the general consensus is that Sony is finally prepping for the launch of the PS Vita Slim, also known as the PCH-2000, outside of Japan. The invites were sent to both U.S. and European media (including media in the UK), so it could be a pretty big launch.

We’ll keep you posted.

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    doomtomb , January 25, 2014 6:18 AM
    cell phone
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    bdcrlsn , January 25, 2014 6:33 AM
    Is this for their Vita TV?
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    beamthegreat , January 25, 2014 2:23 PM
    I read it as slimiest product ever
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    eklipz330 , January 26, 2014 6:01 AM
    Isn't a step backwards though? They take out the oled screen, that's a big minus
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    IndignantSkeptic , January 26, 2014 7:40 AM
    It's bad enough that technology advances are so slow, so actually going backwards really angers me.

    Also, I thought OLED screens used less electricity than LCD screens.
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    Nefos , January 26, 2014 8:00 AM
    just a question:
    Why?
    I went on game store, to check what VITA games do they have
    there are only a handful of games that I would play, and they are usually just the Vita version of PC/multiplatform games.
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    Nolonar , January 26, 2014 4:16 PM
    Quote:
    Back in the fall, Sony announced a new version of the PS Vita. This new, lightweight PSP charges via MicroUSB and is basically a revision of the PS Vita design.

    Are you sure you didn't mean: "This new, lightweight Gameboy [...]" instead? ;) 
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    invlem , January 26, 2014 6:44 PM
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    just a question:Why?I went on game store, to check what VITA games do they havethere are only a handful of games that I would play, and they are usually just the Vita version of PC/multiplatform games.
    Indeed the biggest problem with the Vita platform is the complete lack of decent games for the handheld... If you want a dedicated handheld gaming platform Nintendo is still the best bet. (Seems like its the only thing they can still do really well)
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    d1eSeL580 , January 27, 2014 7:29 AM
    The Vita is semi relevant now since it works well with the PS4. Sony is also bringing Borderlands 2 to the vita and a few more AAA titles. If they want it to be successful they'll have to start spending money on advertising for the Vita like they did for the PS4 or this relaunch will be a failure.