Who actually wants a bigger PS Vita? ⊟
Off the top of my head, I could list a half-dozen wish-list items people have for the PS Vita — at the top being more marquee games, cheaper hardware, and non-proprietary memory cards — and a bigger screen isn’t one of them. The system’s 5” OLED display is already huge and gorgeous.
But the rumor going around this morning, printed in Japanese newspaper Tokyo Kezai and translated by The Magic Box, is that Sony will unveil a larger portable with a bigger screen right before Tokyo Game Show in mid-September:
"The new model PCH-2000 will have a 6.3" OLED display manufactured by Samsung, and the resolution will remain at 960 x 554 pixels. The amount of RAM will increase from 512MB to 1GB, to allow more programs to run in the background, the amount of RAM used by games will be unchanged (meaning games are still compatible between old and new models). In addition, the design of the new model will be more in-line with the PS4 design; and the system will launch with new game titles."
[Update: The Magic Box has since crossed the rumor off its site, calling the report’s source into question.]
Who knows if this is true — I wouldn’t be surprised if we hear a lot more rumors about an overhaul for the handheld in the lead-up to TGS. But if it is, and if the other wish-list items aren’t really addressed, this looks like a PSP-Go level misunderstanding of what consumers want, and a disservice to the PS Vita’s current indie renaissance.
Credit to Perorist for the pic.
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