Sony Australia has just announced that the new slimline PS Vita will be released in Australia.
The PCH-2000 model of the PS Vita is Wi-Fi only and will feature a 1GB internal memory card. It is 20% slimmer and 15% lighter than the original and will hit stores 4 June and sell for AU$269.95. According to Sony the new Vita will feature better battery life and improved usability, allowing users to charge using a mini-USB cable.
The new Vita, as you may already be aware, ditches OLED screen of the original PS Vita for an LCD display. While I see the OLED screen as one of the Vita's greatest selling points, Sony doesn't see the new LCD screen as a downgrade, claiming that the "rapid progress of LCD technology in recent years... provides users with the highest-level image quality that is at the core of PS Vita".
The new PS Vita has been available in other territories for a while now, nice to see it heading to our shores.