Sony Announces Slim PlayStation Vita, Borderlands 2 Bundle for U.S.
February 11, 2014 8:46 AM
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Slimmer console has improved battery life
Sony has announced a new bundle that will include the new “slim” PlayStation Vita and Borderlands 2. Sony hasn’t given an exact launch date for the new bundle, but did say that it will be available in the U.S. this spring.
The bundle will include the new PCH-2000 series PS Vita, the Borderlands 2 video game, six DLC packs for the game, and an 8GB PS Vita memory card for game storage. The bundle pack will sell for $199.99.
The PS Vita included in the bundle is 20% thinner and 15% lighter than
. The slim PS Vita also comes with 1GB of internal storage and a 5-inch touchscreen.
The slimmer portable device promises 4-6 hours of game play per battery charge compared to 3-5 hours with the original. The new console is also good for up to 7 hours of video playback per charge, up from five hours with the current console.
Borderlands 2 on the PS Vita will use the front touchscreen and the rear touchpad. The six DLC packs included in the bundle are Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate’s Booty, Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage, Psycho Character Class, Mechromancer Character Class, Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 1, and the Collector’s Edition Pack.
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RE: Looks good
2/11/2014 11:00:38 AM
You're actually incorrect on the lack of games. As of 2-3 weeks ago (I checked recently) there were 212 Vita game releases in NA. The system won't hit 2 years old until 2/28.
As a comparison, the 3DS had 170 NA games at its 2-year mark (3/27/13.) The PSP had 253 games in NA at it's 2-year mark(12/26/06), so the Vita is trailing a bit there...but still, a difference of 41 games isn't that bad and the difference will be smaller when 2/28/14 hits.
The Vita's lack of games is more perception than anything else. A big part of that is the switch to digital; as Sony revealed yesterday, about half of their games sales for the Vita are on PSN. There are quite a few games that never get a retail cart release at all. If you're just browsing in B&M stores then yes, it'll appear that the Vita doesn't have much. That's not really the case, though.
RE: Looks good
2/11/2014 11:04:37 AM
For the numbers I sorted by the NA column for Vita and 3DS, and only counted games released within the 2-year window after the system release. For PSP there's not a region-specific date column so I had to manually scan through that column. Due to this there may be slightly fewer than 253 games in the case that I accidentally forgot to exclude a few games without the NA value.
RE: Looks good
2/11/2014 3:24:24 PM
I think most of these are older re-releases. I think they should definitely continue this too though.
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