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New PS Vita Slim arrives in the US with Borderlands 2 bundle

After going official in Japan and the UK, the new PS Vita Slim handheld is making its way stateside. Dubbed PCH-2000, the console is a refreshed model that currently only offers Wi-Fi connectivity. Sony plans to make it available for purchase through the Borderlands 2 Limited Edition PlayStation Vita Bundle that goes on sale this spring.

So what’s new in the PS Vita PCH-2000?

The revised handheld was announced back in September along with the Vita TV mini console for the Japanese market. The device comes with a modified form factor which provides a slimmer and lightweight design. Sony has managed to get the width down 20% and decrease the overall weight by 15% compared to the original. Also, the 5-inch OLED screen has been replaced with an LCD panel. Most importantly, the battery life has been increased by an entire hour, now providing you with up to 6 hours of continuous gaming.

PS Vita PCH-2000

Here are the PS Vita PCH-2000 specifications:

While the design has been modified, the key specs remain the same.

– Quad core Cortex A9 processor
– 512MB RAM
– 1GB internal memory
– 5-inch 960 x 544p LCD
– Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR connectivity
– 183.6mm x 85.1mm x 15mm dimensions
– 219 grams weight

Price and availability:

The new slim PS Vita PCH-2000 is priced at $199.99 and it will be available this spring through the Borderlands 2 bundle. The package comes with an 8GB memory card loaded with the said game which has been tweaked to make use of the console’s touchscreen and rear touchpad. You also get 6 DLCs for free. More details on the bundle and the game can be found at this link.