Today at Sony Japan’s pre-TGS press conference, an all-new model of PlayStation Vita was revealed. This revamped Vita is said to be thinner, lighter and have a longer battery life. The OLED screen was swapped for an LCD display, making the portable more affordable. Sony said it was geared towards casual gamers, most likely to compete with Nintendo's 2DS. This model will come in six colors and will be available on October 10th in Japan for 18,980 Yen (or about $190). No European or North American launch date as of yet.
Sony also announced a brand new piece of software: PS Vita TV (shown above). What the heck is it? Well it's essentially an add-on that will let you play your vita games on your TV with your Dual Shock 3 controller. The small device will have a slot for Vita games and Vita memory cards and will be enabled for video streaming services like Netflix or Hulu. It will eventually support PlayStation 4 functions like Remote Play, the Dual Shock 4 and playing Vita game through the PS4 consoles, following an upcoming system update. PS Vita TV launches in Japan on November 14th for 9,480 Yen ($95). No European or North American launch date as of yet for the PS Vita either.