Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

WITH INTERNAL MEMORY CARDNew PS Vita Makes Its Debut First in Japan on October 10;
Available in Six Color Variations.

Tokyo, September 9, 2013 -Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) today announced the new PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) Wi-Fi model (PCH-2000 series), featuring a more streamlined form factor and an 1GB internal memory card. The new PS Vita Wi-Fi model will become available first in Japan on October 10, at a recommended retail price (RRP) of 19,929 yen (including tax) in Japan. 3G/Wi-Fi model will continue to be available in PS Vita PCH-1000 series.

PCH-2000 series has been developed to be more casual and friendly for a wider range of users. By completely redesigning the internal architecture, the new PS Vita system is 20-percent slimmer and 15-percent lighter than the original version, making the portable entertainment system even easier to carry. In addition, a high-definition liquid crystal display (LCD) has been newly adopted for the 5-inch front display which is one of the PS Vita’s greatest features. Thanks to the rapid progress of LCD technology in recent years, the new display provides users with the highest-level image quality, perfect for deep and immersive gaming experience that is at the core of PS Vita.

Furthermore, the new PS Vita features are as follows:

Rounded shape to fit comfortably into hands

The new PS Vita system features an enhanced, rounded shape. Coupled with the trimmed down body, users will be able to enjoy game play more comfortably. In addition, the PS button / START button / SELECT button have been modified to a round and convex shape, allowing users to push more easily.

Improved usability

Incorporating a 1GB internal memory card, PS Vita enables users to enjoy games without purchasing a separate PS Vita memory card*1. Additionally, the new PS Vita system features a power indicator and notification indicator at the top of the system which will provide users with various information, such as power status or incoming messages. Furthermore, the new PS Vita system incorporates a micro USB port enabling users to utilize their own USB cable, such as those used for smartphones, for charging or backing up data*2.

Longer battery life

The redesigned internal architecture of the new PS Vita system also contributed to stronger battery duration, enabling it to achieve approximately 4 to 6 hours of game play (current model is approximately 3 to 5 hours) and approximately 7 hours of video play (current model is approximately 5 hours).

Wide array of color variations

The new PS Vita system will come in six different colors of “Black”, “White”, “Lime green/White”, “Light blue/White”, “Pink/Black” and “Khaki/Black” to meet a variety of lifestyle and preferences for all ages.

Prior to the release of the new system, as of September 10th, 2013, the price of the Memory Card for PS Vita will be reduced*3. Concurrently with the launch on October 10, 2013, a new line-up of peripherals will be released including the long-awaited Memory Card for PS Vita 64GB from*3. Additionally, various promotional campaign will run at its launch in Japan, further enhancing the entertainment experience for PS Vita users*4.

SCE will continue to expand the PS Vita platform with this PS Vita PCH-2000 series, together with a wide variety of attractive game software titles.

  • *1Some titles or features may require using a memory card which sold separately.
  • *2Some USB cables may malfunction, and all cables are not guaranteed.
  • *3Please refer to the below chart for lineups and pricing.
  • *4Please refer to the Japanese press release for further details.

PlayStation®Vita PCH-2000 Series Product Specification

Platform name PlayStation®Vita
Model number PCH-2000 series
CPU ARM® Cortex™-A9 core (4 core)
Main memory 512MB
External Dimensions Approx. 183.6 x 85.1 x 15.0 mm (width x height x depth) (excludes largest projection)
Weight 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)
Cameras Front camera, Rear camera
Frame rate : 120fps@320x240(QVGA), 60fps@640x480(VGA)
Resolution : Up to 640x480(VGA)
Sound Built-in stereo speakers
Built-in microphone
Motion sensors Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer), Three-axis electronic compass
Location 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 = 1x1)(Wi-Fi) (Infrastructure mode/Ad-hoc mode)
Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR (A2DP/AVRCP/HSP)
Internal memory card 1GB*1
Slots/Ports PlayStation®Vita card slot
Memory card slot
Micro USB port (Type B) (for USB data communication, DC IN,
Headset jack (Stereo mini jack) (for Audio [Stereo Out / Mono In])
Power Built-In Lithium-ion Battery: DC3.7V 2210mAh
AC adaptor: DC 5V
Included PlayStation®Vita Wi-Fi model PCH-2000 series x 1
USB cable x 1
AC adapter x 1
AC power cord x 1
Printed materials x 1
  • *1The hard disk drive contains space that is available for users and space that is reserved for the system, therefore the actual space that is free for users is smaller than the total space stated in this document.
  • *Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

<Memory Card for PS Vita Price Reduction Chart>

Product Name RRP (excluding tax) RRP (including tax) Product code
Before reduction After reduction Before reduction After reduction
Memory Card for PS Vita 4GB 2,095 yen 1,480 yen 2,200 yen 1,554 yen PCH-Z041J
Memory Card for PS Vita 8GB 3,048 yen 1,980 yen 3,200 yen 2,079 yen PCH-Z081J
Memory Card for PS Vita 16GB 5,238 yen 3,780 yen 5,500 yen 3,969 yen PCH-Z161J
Memory Card for PS Vita 32GB 9,048 yen 6,480 yen 9,500 yen 6,804 yen PCH-Z321J

List of PlayStation®Vita Peripherals

<Memory Card for PS Vita 64GB Product Outline>

Product name Memory Card for PS Vita 64GB
Product code PCH-Z641J
Release date October 10th, 2013
RRP 10,479yen (including tax) / 9,980yen (excluding tax)

<PlayStation®Vita Protective Film (For PCH-2000 series) Product Outline >

Product name PlayStation®Vita Protective Film (For PCH-2000 series)
Product code PCHJ-15018
Release date October 10th, 2013
RRP 798yen (including tax) / 760yen (excluding tax)

<PlayStation®Vita Charger Stand (For PCH-2000 series) Product Outline>

Product name PlayStation®Vita Cable with Stand (For PCH-2000 series) Product Outline
Product code PCHJ-15019
Release date Expected November, 2013
RRP 2,100yen (including tax) / 2,000yen (excluding tax)

<PlayStation®Vita Soft Case (For PCH-2000 series) Product Outline>

Product name PlayStation®Vita
Soft Case Black
Soft Case White
Product code PCHJ-15020 PCHJ-15021
Release date October 10th, 2013
RRP 1,575yen (including tax) / 1,500yen (excluding tax)
Product name PlayStation®Vita
Soft Case Lime Green
Soft Case Light Blue
Product code PCHJ-15022 PCHJ-15023
Release date October 10th, 2013
RRP 1,575yen (including tax) / 1,500yen (excluding tax)
Product name PlayStation®Vita
Soft Case Pink
Soft Case Khaki
Product code PCHJ-15024 PCHJ-15025
Release date October 10th, 2013
RRP 1,575yen (including tax) / 1,500yen (excluding tax)

About Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Recognized as the global leader and company responsible for the progression of consumer-based computer entertainment, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) manufactures, distributes, develops and markets the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system, the PlayStation®3 (PS3®) computer entertainment system and the PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) portable entertainment system. SCEI has revolutionized home entertainment since they launched PlayStation in 1994. PlayStation®2 further enhanced the PlayStation legacy as the core of home networked entertainment. PSP® broadens the entertainment experiences into the portable arena. PS3® is an advanced computer system, incorporating the powerful Cell Broadband Engine and RSX processors. PSNSM, that includes PlayStation®Store, delivers unparalleled online gaming experience to PlayStation users. PS Vita is an ultimate portable entertainment system that offers a revolutionary combination of rich gaming and social connectivity. SCEI also delivers the PlayStation® experience to open operating systems through PlayStation®Mobile, a cross device platform. PlayStation®4, available this holiday season, is the next generation computer entertainment system that redefines rich and immersive gameplay with powerful graphics and speed, intelligent personalization and deeply integrated social capabilities. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, SCEI, along with its affiliated companies, Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC., and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd., and its division companies, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia develops, publishes, markets and distributes hardware and software, and manages the third party licensing programs for these platforms in the respective markets worldwide.

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