Rumors of 4G Vita, FW update, and price cut. Patent shows “Next Gen” Vita design

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182 Responses

  1. aimoore says:

    rage quit!

  2. DJ BROTHERSON says:

    Sony must be on dog food

  3. etertay says:

    still waiting for the hulu app…

  4. soad26 says:

    They really need to cut prizes in this stupid men cards. Anyway, the HDMI, new USB port, and the new power socket is soooooo unnecessary. I believe the vita’s mysterious accessory port can be a HDMI, connection for PC, and many more.

  5. Brendan Beckmann says:

    I’m not going to lie – if there is a 4G Vita on the horizon with HDMI capability, I’ll trade in my current 3G/Wi-Fi Vita and get a new one.

    I really hope they can add something else that’s truly NEW to it, though.

  6. compil3r says:

    I was just about to buy a unlocked 3g Vita to avoid updating my Wifi one (with Uno exploit), if this 4G update is coming, i’ll gladly wait.

  7. GOD_of_LORD says:

    Ra-ra-ra-ra-ra-ra-rageeeee QUIT !!!

    😉 I was about to sell my Wifi Vita to buy the 3G one….

    Now I’ll wait.

  8. Dan says:

    What? Price cut on memory card?
    #$#%$^ I just bought 32G card for $77.
    I should’ve waited.

  9. EJ says:

    a remake would be fine, but wouldn’t mind a change of power button/volume on top, since that is pretty annoying when I am carrying it and accidently hit it. As for the software change…just release a patch to other Vita owners, I’d love the folders. This better not be the only thing they’re going to reveal Feb. 20th, I’ll definitely rage then, ha ha.

  10. empc says:

    pinches weyes de SONY , QUE COMAN CACA

  11. Jmqm says:

    Hopefully they release the new model for WiFi only too? Quite excited for the folders, idek why, and for the HDMI input 😀

  12. Jmqm says:

    Why do I always have bad character pictures :S LMAO

  13. Jmqm says:

    SEE WHAT I MEAN?! LMAO

  14. Jmqm says:

    OMFG The characters noticed I was raging :O

  15. Soldier says:

    How much would it really have cost them to have had 4g in the original one? HAHAHA, Sony is a joke!

  16. Skars says:

    A separated save file from game file would be a good feature.

    Just like it was on PSP and PS3, easy to copy, transfer and backup. All fast.

    Backup on vita is a pain.

    Can’t do a clean install of my games, cuz the save is linked to the game install.

  17. HDMI ¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¿puerto¡? sony ahora si apesta no comprar una ps4 después de dos años ya que si compras algo de sony cuando sale, las revisiones de hardware son casi un hecho de cada modelo aparezca un modelo slim o super slim, ultraslim.

  18. solidsnake says:

    Well, what good is new hardware without good software?
    Their are so many devices out there that have much better software and are sold at affordable prices.
    I am going to get one of those nvidia shield dohickeys because it appears to be able to do everything and then some. Being able to stream your BIG pc games to a handheld device sounds like a dream. I will never get out of bed again if I can play a game like skyrim on the shield from my pc to my bed.
    I think the shield will blow all other devices out of the water. Why I havent heard more talk on this subject is strange to me. Or its too good to be true?
    Anyway. Vita needs great Apps and Great Software! This is what makes people crave a device.
    You can have a giant tank, but if its not mobile then you have giant paperwait.

  19. mad8vad says:

    I see devkit on FIG 2

  20. hikarux3 says:

    that the developerkit on FIG2!

  21. IgnusArmagadan says:

    I love my Uno exploit, but I’d give it up for the HDMI port and regular USB connection, lol. I’m sure another exploit would surface later :)

  22. gunblade says:

    And i was jus going to get me anader vita guess this 3 g staying on 1.81 probly get the new model still need a comercail 3 g though think gamestop got sale then games would be nice ……

  23. razor says:

    Isn’t that the devkit version ?

  24. gunblade says:

    Location player? Ps3 2014 nasme us realse ? Oauya got on amazon still got fo that if anything vita memory .sony bluethooth wifi harddrive would be nice.

  25. ps3y2kvirus says:

    Thanks JD8531 for the awesome article, I wonder what port #59 is and if they are going to put a better flipping camera in, other than that totally upgrading from 3g to 4g. Hopefully att contract will not continue and it will be unlocked.

  26. gunblade says:

    So then the ps4 controls have heart rate zombie attck

  27. razor says:

    From the pic, I don’t think they would add 9 leds on the front panel..only the devkit version had this

  28. gunblade says:

    2012 was rush ordered think they fixed the duel screen thouch response so the hdmi port normal size nice. Better sound card.Graphxichs card?

    • gunblade says:

      Ooh i bought the 3g relase date bundle n got a free memory card still didnet activate my free game so i got a camercial 2012 realse still nice . Wish was still on that 1.30 .new product sheems nice so i jus Plug the vita to the ps3 port and its the tv and the controler for the ps3

  29. gunblade says:

    3G discont new model 4g unlocked network maybe hoping us only got atnt but would like to play like the camercial ps3 games

  30. gunblade says:

    Eight more days or sumthing anything from microsoft on there 2013 industial product realse expo surface was nice

  31. gunblade says:

    Wished by no sumhow portable gaming was more like battle net head set n yugioh 3d grapihcs progecter but the time enery was an isssue sumhow even with solar n wind jus saying

  32. EIREXE says:

    Isn’t the devkit?

  33. gunblade says:

    Head phones .hdmi .mini usb and a 6v power port psp with sony ericson kind port phone thing psp go kind thing, ports kind thing for the 2013 offichail realse model does it have the psp go bluthoth think i saw bluthoth with the dev models that mean if i upgrade to new pc i can dev my own vita games then old pc games

    • gunblade says:

      New models internal memory? Is tranfering music photos n videos done on its own port if there is a mini usb or how is data storage n tranfer manage heard it was differnt for the dev versions and the port thats on the 2012 models was jus for more mother board
      40pin acces

  34. Guest says:

    Can people stop shoving that PSV in everyone’s mouth? It’s a dev kit!

  35. gunblade says:

    Last i heard i think dev kits was 50,000 and the thing came with two models vitas extra vita replacement units was like think 20,000 i guess think they came in two packs one test model n one that was more for camercial realse withthe game port n one had a large port the the pc unit and one had the ports of the 2013 models i think think ifu payed for the devkits u get more of a develoment plan but i heard they were monthly or anualy plans or sumthing

  36. gunblade says:

    So the 2013 models is the regaler retail model for thedekkits so it is the devkit version of the vita jus not the developer model its the camerchaIl model. Or sumthing.. Or is it.

  37. gunblade says:

    So sony not races with a feb 20 thing so they japs or sumthing right on good to no i guess my niggahs r prety coool i think it is black history month or sumthing n bob marley cool though he came from afrika or jahmaka or sumthing wich is hot

  38. gunblade says:

    Um jus praying fo android and ios sapport or sumthing for bluthooth n mobile gaming network maybe or sumthing skype on the 2013 models .better phone systhem like an actual phone maybe like the galaxy note, cameras, internal storage, internet browser (flash or html) atleast sumtype or online video play n online flash games real realms n that pirate online would be a nice online loud start dont have to be to much of a data load still on 3g or 4g mobile broudband

  39. man_of_power05 says:

    To go along with the 4G model, a significant firmware update will go live bringing in a lot of requested features including new ways to organize apps in folders.

    this is where i call ***. sony doesn’t care about what its customers want

  40. gunblade says:

    Sumhow but dont no wy miss my 3g iphone s atleast that thing had unlimited data and everything god figer n network storage all day and yet dont no wy atnt n tmobile could not be atntt-mobile would still name wise not be an issue but the data tranfer n data rate plans atleast in the us would be nice but we do have criket n helo but nation us wise not must an issue but if u think most 4g n 4g or mobile broud band in the us is still not much unlimited data last i cheack but speed was nice i guess still last phone was the iphone not much of android till sumwhat now.

  41. gunblade says:

    Well i guess atntt-mobile with verrisen 4 g lite light as an international company would ne nice sum how us citizen wize wo do we or the goverment end up taxing or does sumhow that still work for the us or sumthing maybe chArge them electic and bround band bill or commincation taxes i guess would ne nice to get health coverage for all the radio waves around me sumhow. If they fixed the international markets wouldent thet help the inthernation community an help stabilized the econome so if the tree would nation power russia china and the us fix the markets with more international trade and camercial markets buy maybe like. Realy i guess a more internaational trade.? But world wise the ero or eroupe had issue asia was prety good african and the middle east was on it. And north and south amarica was alright think mostly power was the issue of russia china n us mainly nucler was a thing but wind and solar wasent must since coal n water power plants was cheaper n put out more power at the time

  42. clicks says:

    W-what is this feeling…
    I’m excited about something… from Sony? But this is the Vita!

    Certainly the 4G model doesn’t have my heart aflutter, but the idea of renewed support for the system along with much asked for changes and memory card price drops has given me some hope for it’s survival.

  43. Currently drinking pepsi says:

    Wait, so we with the hdmi port we can now play our ported hd ps2 and ps3 games on our tv/monitor… and they think this will ship units?, 4G LTE yeah, i suspect they might add text message support or phone calls even though it has skype…. still, i already pay for a phone and non of those features are an advantage over the current Vita, which at the moments greatest appeal is playing PSP games, rage.

  44. Bob says:

    Make the cards cheaper than SD and make the Vita not so buttfuckingly huge and ugly and I’ll bite.

  45. Leires says:

    Ugh..What annoys me most about the HDMI upgrade is that there’s not going to be any ‘trade in your old vita and get the new one with an HDMI 80% off’..My vita is in good condition, heck, near perfect. The only things that are going to have anything close to this is stupid places like gamestop with their TRADE IN A VITA GET 50$ TOWARDS THE NEW ONE. ugh. I just want HDMI out. I’ve wanted that so damn badly. I’d give up the uno exploit for it. But i don’t want to pay another 200$ -just- for an HDMI port. ._.

  46. wartaf says:

    nice, but maybe they should make also an accessory cable for HDMI so the older vita version can also use HDMI

  47. gunblade says:

    64gb cards fills fast think on the psp on that still had ten gigs for music videos n picture camera storage on the vita for recoringvideos on the vita wasent that great 30 minute videos took up sum space on a eight gig card .vita games can could hold eight gigs to sixteen or sumthing i guess but most was at four and two assassins creed and uncharted took up sum space

  48. j.g.k says:

    More games. PS vita was a huge disappointment. I really regret buying it.

    1. Almost nothing good in PS vita games catergory.

    2. 2-3 games which are good are very expensive. I mean, C’mon! they have the same price as PS3!!! *** is wrong with Sony.

    3. Memory cards are also very expensive.
    ————–

    Now = Cover + Memory card + 2-3 vita games = same price as the orginal ps vita.

    I would like to see it different in future console.

    • Mart says:

      I really don’t see how PSVita is a disappointment in the games category, it certainly is better than the 3DS with the constant Mario/Zelda/Kirby rehash…

      If I look at Metacritic and the list of reviewed games, PSVita looks better. Sure, some games might not be your kind of genre.

      The prices of games, agreed. A handheld game shouldn’t be more than 30 to 40 bucks. AND the PSN digital store ones should cost around 20 to 30 bucks because there are no costs made for production of the cards, cases, shipment costs, no storage costs and no profit for wholesale and retaileshops either.

      • HIMFan says:

        I unfortunately thought that I’d like my Vita more than my 3DS, but the Vita is rather disappointing. I’m holding out though for the eCFW TN-V. That will be my saving grace that I can just use it as a PSP with a big screen. Because the Vita really is lacking games. At least I have rehashes to play on my 3DS.

      • Edzo says:

        im with you. i like the vitas lineup of games a lot more than 3ds. my 3ds hasnt been used in months and my vita gets used every day

      • ??? says:

        Ummm…what? There’s been 2 Mario games, a remake of OT, and no Kirby games for the 3DS. I love how you ignore games like Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance, Kid Icarus Uprising, Fire Emblem Awakening etc etc. lol, “constant rehashes”. I guess if they made made another Little Big Planet for the Vita, it’ll have constant rehashes of LBP/Killzone/God of War, right?

    • Yes says:

      Out of curiousity, in which country do you live where the Vita games cost the same as the PS3 games?

    • bob says:

      1. No good games? Gravity Rush, Uncharted, Assassins Creed:L, Ragnarok Odyssey, Persona 4, MGS HD, LBPV, Super Stardust Delta, NFS, Dokuro, and the list goes on…

      2. same price as ps3? really? PS3 games are around $60 while Vita games are around $40

      3. yeah it is

      1 and 2 tells me that you are lying and do not own a vita and is just trolling.

      • HIMFan says:

        Gravity Rush is impossible to play, Uncharted is shorter than 3, I hate Assassin’s Creed, Ragnarok Odyssey got boring real quick, Persona 4 is good, MGS HD is missing a game and not technically HD, LBPV is the same as the other ones, Super Stardust Delta is good but I can’t get the effin DLC to work, NFS I beat on my PS3, and idk *** Dokuro is. So out of the list I only enjoyed MAYBE 3 of those games. Something needs to happen, and quick, dropping $10 off the price would be better too.

    • Yukon says:

      In order for me to get this, they have to bring GTA san andreas too it.

    • E says:

      I am so tired of ppl complaining about the Vita. it is a Monster of a device. Yes, we all acknowledge that at RELEASE it did not have many games but now there are plenty of really great games to choose from (sadly those of us in the U.S have still not seen the even bigger list of games they have in Japan). Yes, it needs more but give it time. As more and more [major] developers see the success of the vita and its games more will come. Also, new Vita games are about $20 cheaper than new PS3 games so not really sure what u were talking about there. The major gripes i would say that i do have with Sony (not the Vita) is the INSANELY expensive [proprietary] memory cards. Hopefully this price cut will be significant enough that we broke college students can actually afford to get a higher memory card (like a 32gb), because 4 and 8 gigs is like NOTHING lol.

  49. gunblade says:

    Front Camera got moved. gamecard port same . Think but not sure theres no (acesery port) or did that get moved. Does it have the system lights like the dev model sum how that still makes me want a dev kit. psp go had internal storage and it needed a camera.3D camera on the psp was a must but nintendo pushed after the lite n the dsi models n touch screen now days the inthing fire emblem think iam getthing a 3ds xl was still 199 last i cheack but since the new hdmi model not due two sum months think i got enought to get it wen it does come out saying its around two fifty or tree bills but tree bill would have to probly hoping be a bundle much like the first vita realse

  50. Kyu says:

    Sony y u no make use of the upper port of the current Vita model

    This was a d1(k move,giving us older model owners the middle finger…I want this hacked more than ever now :@

  51. psVitovic says:

    on the pictures you can clearly see that the device on the design is the DEVKIT that *** already has… so it’s not the consumer version or anything, but the story about the new version of psVita is still real… like all sony playstation products, there will be PSVita Fat and PSVita Slim…

  52. playstation says:

    Ps vita is a worth of 250$ we pay for a great quality console which has got so much horse power, same Online functionality like PS3 even more, High end smartphone browsing, Social network, Entertainment with Audio and video. Its still in early stages with just one year and already lots of Good games are there but don’t have wide options for every kind of gamer, however the future looks so much better by seeing the games like Soul sacrifice, Killzone, Tearaway, PS3 ports quality etc., in a OLED portable screen on the go. The memory card prices are higher which will come down from 20th announcement. The people who regret buying vita are just stupid as they don’t see its technical value and the future it holds with PS3 and PS4 along with Gaikai streaming.

  53. Vicked says:

    Its only the Dev.kit PS Vita nothing else… -____-‘

  54. Yes says:

    I hope for Sony’s sake that 4G isnt more expencive than 3G regarding production costs. Otherwise i see no big need for them to produce a 4G model. 4G still has too high ping for online play as far as i know.

    I’m hoping to see a 64GB card that is priced at max $100. Then i will buy it :)

  55. playstation says:

    Even more we have PS+ service which is providing games to play at least 30 games per year for a charge of 49$ for the people who can’t afford to buy many games and also they are giving some free games for PS Mobile and Minis recently along with Some Great discounts on the games with many offers which is not there in any other place than Playstation. I say Ps+ and Vita is a worth more than what we pay. Plz i request everyone to consider quality over quantity becoz playing a great game is equivalent to worth of 10 games of mediocore.

  56. StanSmith says:

    That pic looks just like a Dev console. I highly doubt you will see the Vita with a USB port. It’ll be too easy to hack of that happened. They want to keep it unhackable as long as possible and giving it a USB port wont do that so I doubt it’ll come to the retail version.

  57. Nani says:

    A increase in RAM size wud be better , wen ever i open a game and skype it says to close the other. Mobile phones offer more RAM than vita does.

    Might be Vita is running fast coz of VRAM and Graphic Chip Installed.

    Whatever, New Vita in market is Heart breaking for those who counted pennies earned n bought the present one .

    • playstation says:

      And 250$ is heart breaking but buying High end mobiles every year by many people is a good decision. We buy Vita only once for using upto 5 Years and also have PS+ serive which provides services for budget people with free games at 49$ per year and also a change to get the games at Great discount. What else you need?

  58. playstation says:

    @Nani, does mobiles phone offer the Core gaming which you get on PS vita and also OLED Screen for this Price tag of 250$ with Quad Core Processor and GPU? Does Mobile Phone allows you to Play PSP Games and also PS3 Game Ports. VIta is meant to be Portable Gaming Console at first proving extra features like High End Phone provides except Multi Tasking but it will be improved sooner just like Update 2.0 did by allowing us to use Browser while Playing Games. Don’t compare High End Mobiles which cost More than 300$ and also wont provide future proof for the software support whereas Vita does for at least 5 years and sony will continue it to 7-10 Years to life time.

  59. All PS VITA games today are Suck!!! Only NBA2K13 can make the VITA Useful

    • playstation says:

      May be you are not a Playstation gamer at all. You can enjoy those PSX, PSP, PS3 and Vita Games in a OLED Screen. Its going to pump great games in this year and also for the next 5 years for a product of worth 250$.

  60. zakaiya says:

    Didn’t they already have this on the dev vita’s you showed a few months back, with a black matte finish?

  61. oO Flowzila Oo says:

    The original Vita is failing… Why make new one?

  62. max says:

    yah a new way to spent a mony for unhackable console & a hi price games to us. i am a OFW here on saudi and many of us wanting to see the hacked version of vita, some of us are disappointed some are enjoyed some liking to trow the vita on a garbage bag & you can’t just transfer any video music on this console w/out internet by the way thanks to our open CMA developer for giving us this wonderful open CMA.

  63. Rusty_Train says:

    id buy it, out right as well, keep my wifi vita for homebrew

  64. gunblade says:

    Six months no psn on the vita funny hoz that one

  65. gunblade says:

    Werd the thing i see would have been nice if the vita had dual game port slots with eject power down egect but internal drive would do but i planed to buy aloot game cardtriges for the vita but powering down the unit before taking out the game was a thing for mobile atleast from gameboy colar

  66. Stranno says:

    TV output … here we go.

  67. kuagelo says:

    The only thing I want in my Vita right now is the ability to access different PS Store regions without reformatting (EXACTLY like how the PS3 does it) the system nor the card. Not interested in new hardware, thank you very much.

  68. StepS says:

    I honestly think this is false. Patent Bolt probably have no clue at all about DevKit models, and now they’re shouting about a patent they aren’t even sure about.
    Wow.

  69. YcO96Ps says:

    lets see…
    what would be nice on a new Vita model?
    -Better start/select buttons
    -better cameras (0.3MPX is REDICULOUS)
    -Tv out
    -better front camera placement
    -removable battery
    -And have the system buttons under the screen like the PSP had
    And thats just from the top of my head 😉

  70. NoOne says:

    I want better analogs in the new model because my left analog is getting loose.

  71. DQEight says:

    I’m going to rage so hard if the next vita gets an hdmi out port and they dont make an adapter for the first one. Especially after dropping money on my vita. It happened to me with the PSP Phat too, just got one and BAM slim version with tv out.

  72. mexi says:

    I took my ps vita back to best buy after about a month of owning it. I dumped 120 dollars into psn cards and purchased what I thought was every good psv game. I am disappointed with all the released games as well as what’s on the horizon. Sony has disappointed me with the software and games for this console. I even purchased ps+ and didn’t even care to wait for it to expire, that’s how much this console means to me.
    I bought it mainly because it was a beast. 1 gb ram, quad core processor, 5 inch screen, etc. But I just purchased the new Optimus g and it out matches the vita, it’s .3 inches smaller (screen) but it has a much higher pixel density and looks outstanding. It has a 1.5 ghz quad core processor, 2 gb ram, and runs android which can’t even be compared with the vitas os. The vita in my opinion is just getting trampled and bound to for failure as its already becoming outdated.

  73. gregdaleg says:

    if i traded in my 3G psvita at gamestop so i can upgrade to the new WIFI model what would be the price difference due to me downgrading from cellular to wifi like $100?

  74. ironchefion says:

    i will pick this up if true

  75. otropom says:

    its very disapointing….already a new ps vita project but still an enormous lack of games !! personnally i’m borred of this and this is a good reason for me to sell my vita before it will cost almost nothing

  76. Jim Lahey says:

    OMG EVERYONE IS SO STUPID!!!! THAT IS NOT A NEW VITA!! THAT IS THE FREAKING DEV KIT YOU MORONS!!!!

  77. daniel says:

    i just sold the psvita dev. to my brother, cuz i couldn`t hack it before (i will help him to hack) because the point is, that i can`t handle a console that just run so good my PSPgames bought from store, like 4-5 good but EXPENSIVE vita games, and if we talk about the lack of emulators, apps, homebrews, its like “damn we got a nuclear missil, but our radar just not work” so, all about sony vita is about complaints of custommers, and the waiting for many, many games as the psp as sony promised us…

    i believe that, someday i will play the PS2,PS1,PSP classics and a bunch of emus and apps on a versatile really NGP console, but we still waiting for it

    • Hasselhoof says:

      I want everything, and right now too. Is there really not enough content out there for you? Seems crazy with new games coming out all the time.

  78. Hasselhoof says:

    I absolutely love my VITA and at my job I constantly get stuck out of the office without anything to do but sit in my car for 20-25 minutes waiting on my next client meeting. I am having so much fun getting to play some great games.

    I highly recommend one, and honestly the price point is what it costs for great technology.

    And the memory cards are so high to incentivize retailers to actually carry a device that features digital content. The memory cards are more than 50% retailer profits, I researched it back before the Vita came out. Because I couldn’t understand the high price.

    All-in-all it’s a great device with a lot of potential for the future. Hopefully, more people keep trying it and we can continue to build a community for developers to be enticed by

    I love what I’ve got and I’m excited for 7 games coming out in the next months. Versus 8 games I’ll get on my PS3. Halo DLC on my Xbox, and Starcraft: Heart of the Swarm for my PC.

    Great Games Galore !!!

  79. John_Scott says:

    looks exactly like the dev vita 😛

  80. daniel says:

    enjoy some comments

  81. vextype-0 says:

    it has not even been out that long….dame i got a bad feeling about fabruary 20th

  82. silkyskeeter says:

    This is not good news at all. Basically, if these rumors are true, Sony will completely turn their backs on the early adapters. Because if there is ANY hardware change that means that the future games may cater to those hardware changes, leaving everyone that doesnt get the new model out in the cold with no games to play. But IDK how much I believe of this rumor as the “so called” new model closely resembles the dev model. And as far as the 4G rumor, who really cares. Most ppl that bought a Vita have the Wifi only model, as there is very little apps that even warrant you having the 3G for. (sadly I was dumb and got the 3G model and used the service for a month to test it out and to get a free game but barely used it so I never renewed) But I very seriously doubt that will happen, as the Vita is a failure to begin with. I very seriously doubt Sony is stupid enough to alienate their, small as it is, install base. But Sony has proved me wrong before… so we’ll see.

  83. GlueGun says:

    unless sony sells with a dev kit included
    then people will stop competeing about high prices.
    first comes 4GB oh okay now i see a 8 WOW price FUCKEN DIFRANTS!.

  84. GlueGun says:

    complaining*

  85. ironysteeth says:

    If that folder thing goes through, I would love it! I like downloading scanlations of manga, Translations of light novels. IF they put even a txt file reader and let me make folders, I can then use my vita for 99% the work load my psp is used for. And the screen on the vita is so big and bright, It would of course be my platform of choice to read manga and light novels. Stupid that sony even required such simple activities to even need them to be homebrew. I guess they just dont know their audience that well.

  86. Word says:

    I hope its not the new gen because they don’t even have accessories for the accessory port yet.

  87. jake says:

    Poor sony….They’ve fallen down and can’t get up….

  88. Mark says:

    Is it really that that they will be announcing? :( bummer I was hoping for a Gaikai announcement. They need cloud gaming on the Vita to make it a big game changer and the 4g model that might be coming out better be the solution to cloud gaming for Sony. It will bring big bucks for sure. But please allow to not market justto one company like AT&t. Give people options and you will see the money flowing.

  89. newrcc says:

    all right, dont forget about that: SONY Its business!

    vita 2013:”nice! more buttons, new face, more fast!”
    vita 2014:”very nice! six core… new face, batter games!”
    vita 2015:”OMG, 3D screen, new revolutionary buttons, water proof, good!”
    vita 2016:”Unbelievable!!!! dual screen, 40gb cardgames (powerfull graphics), 5 cameras with 20 maga pix!! Ops, i need buy to play new games… goodbye old vitas =/”

    LETS “SELL” SONY VITASSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!
    Ops, LET’S “PLAY” SONY VITASSSSS!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!

  90. baistosh says:

    i hope PSVita will show games in 2013 besides this model, its almost a year now and nothing interesting is coming, hope they will add PS2 games in PSN to purchase!!..

    besides introducing HDMI,usb port blahblahbla..

    they should incorporate R2 and L2 buttons as well,

    • Alex Atkin says:

      None of the changes here break compatibility with the original Vita.

      Incorporating L2 and R2 would mean games which aren’t compatible with the original Vita, so I don’t think they would be foolish enough to do it.

      Besides that, how on earth would they fit on?

      While I would love to have HDMI output on my Vita, the biggest issue I have with mine is the network constantly disconnecting and then not working, and needing a bigger memory card as my 32GB is full and with PSN+ its going to stay that way.

      • Diablo050189 says:

        I don’t see a problem with L2 and R2 buttons. in fact, I would like L3 and R3 buttons back also. I know u can use the back touch pad as 2 and 3 buttons for ps1 games and stuff but half the time i accidentally touch the back pad while just resting my hands on the vita and accidentally do stuff I’m not trying to(like randomly pulling out weapon in resident evil while trying to run from nemesis which makes u stop in place and get killed)

        • gunblade says:

          Lucky if u got grande lunchs jus go out with a bang.

        • Kyu says:

          It is the same reasoning with Ninty not including a second analog on 3DS XL (except that Ninty has also provided a way to implement a second analog to normal 3DS).Now,L3 and R3 implementations would indeed break the game compatibility completely,as it would be nearly impossible to implement this in older models.

    • Theredbaron says:

      I was thinking something like that. I couldn’t see why they would be so nice as to throw in a “real” USB for use stupid users. Only Devs are cool enough for that.

    • karamo2482 says:

      OMG i was just about to flip out i just got mine and there is no way i can be thinking about a new model already. I’m from JA and the vita cost $33,000 here so i would be saying damn i bought one that can’t do this and can’t do that so thanks for the heads up

  91. Rettomus says:

    Sony, just add a PSP-game support and I’ll buy your Vita then~

  92. squiggs says:

    about time that they allow folders on the vita i am out of spaces on my vita and i am afraid of what happens if i install something else

  93. Pirate Cat says:

    This would be rage inducing, but I like to think that most of the other comments are right and this is just a dev unit.

  94. The Kick says:

    Let me guess…If this is a new model, it will take different memory cards. After they forced people to buy their overpriced cards! ***! The vita is the worst console i’ve ever purchased because it CAN be good. Sony is just stupid. Im going back to my Gameboy Color, lol.

    • JC3Fresh says:

      who said anything about a new memory card? he just mentions that there will be a price cut which is for the memory cards it already has

  95. TheTokBokz says:

    Well one things for sure, the PS4 wont be called PS4 due to the number 4 being seen as bad luck in japan (or something like that)

    • stOneskull says:

      nah.. i think they will totally ignore the superstition.. it makes much more sense to just call it PS4.. and there will be a few games ending in 4 for launch.. like Uncharted 4 and Killzone 4

  96. Noquarter says:

    Damnit! I wanna like the vita…but…It’s ugly, too big, buttons are too small for my tekken needs and NO TEKKEN!!!!!!!!Make the buttons bigger, look more like the psp slim, add external controller capability and I’m sold. No Tekken, no vita for me I’m afraid!

  97. josh says:

    I hope they make an update that will let you play all psn games, like gotham city imposters, dungeon defenders, etc.
    They also just need to make an hdmi cable that plugs into the accessory port, and an update to let you play video out.
    Finally they need skylanders for the vita. the portal can also plug into the accessory port if needed.

  98. mer2329 says:

    i would like to see:
    – dual memory card support (like the the photofast for the PSP but on board)
    – HDMI on the top of the unit (due to the way cords are made)
    – no special system flag to play games on the TV (like the remote play flag in the sfo files for the PS3 games ) [guarantees complete game library support]
    – any accessory that actually uses the accessory port on top of the system (its currently a waste of space) (diagrammed as port 1 [not visible])

  99. HerperOfManyDerps says:

    Wait, lol isn’t that just what the psv dev kits are ’cause it looks exactly the same..

  100. faezbarca says:

    Lol…My money gone like heck bcoz i bought vita3g…And now sony announce 4g version….lol2.. If sony make price cut to memcard or vita,I hope they give free game or apps to earlier buyer lol.. I buy 32gb memcard at insane prize…CMON $ony..!!!

  101. Danny says:

    I’m buying this, and I’m a day 1 PS Vita buyer. :}

  102. bob says:

    sony, just give me a slim nexus 7 size and resolution tablet with memory card / or mini bluray and built in ps4 controller with ps4 interface, I know you guys can work with amd gpu and Samsung for the 8 core micro cpu, I know u guys can do this, I believe in u guys :)

  103. bob says:

    better yet just get a custom micro 8 core cpu from intel and just port the ps4 into a brand new portable that will work with project Morpheus, please make a lot of us happy, the ps vita is a joke for hard core gamers, you guys could make this totally different from the ps vita and just make this a ps4 portable :) , also if you use a slightly bigger size portable you can easily fit a full size bluray.

  104. Thaelos says:

    I’d just be happy if they made sure to fix the blo0dy button stuff ups. I’ve only just bought my standard edition vita. And already it won’t play games like it should. It’s fine on the home screen and stuff like that. But, as soon as a game loads up. Say goodbye to using all, but the Power, volume and PS button.

    I’ve trawled the internet for a while now… There’s like. A whole three phukn options. 1) reset, format, reboot, rebuild the libraries. And hope to heck it fixed that shiddy problem.

    2) pull the back cover off. and go phuk Rsing around under the hood.

    Or

    3) go pay $ONY to p1ss fart around with your console for phuk knows how long. and pay nearly the cost of a new unit in the process.

    It’s bullsh!t. If they just tested the *** out of the console first. Us users wouldnt have to suffer the greased mollasses help and support. Or find our system’s gone and set itself on fire. thanks to some cheap skate decision localised around the chargers.

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  106. Yes says:

    Pity that the Vita games are more expencive than the PS3 games there :\ Where i live in Europe, i havnt seen a Vita game being more expencive than a new PS3 game.

  107. Negrodamus says:

    Wow, how stupid of us to think it’s a next generation Vita, just because the patent describes it as a “Next Generation PS Vita” Fukstick

  108. i lol says:

    No its not stupid fxck, I has a 64gb men card in me phone so suck it. :)

  109. newrcc says:

    heheheh, we need to dream! Its free! O_O

  110. Thrawn says:

    Ummm my cr5400 for the psp 3000 is currently holding two 64gB micro sdxc, that sums em up to a total of 128gB, mountable and accessible.
    So the max cap of 32gB for the vita is only due to sony not producing higher values, as they are probably using their factories which made the memory stick micro m2.
    And something for the info, the current proprietary memorycard is much more likely to be ident to a m2 (used in the psp go) than a micro sd.

  111. stOneskull says:

    i think an HDMI port would be very nice to have.. although i wouldn’t buy a new model just for that.. hopefully the expansion port can be multi-use later on

  112. Withy14 says:

    I sure hope so. If they release this 4G they should as well release some “docking” station for the accessory port which would include USB and HDMI at least (not sure about that parallel pipe though).

  113. Withy14 says:

    Just kiding – they released the PS Vita TV which is according my opinion pointless. Well for the price it seems good however you can play only selected games on this console (if you will be able to play all of them) than it might be worth buying.

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