The Japan Sony Press Conference is still ongoing as I write this but the PS Vita part of it has just concluded.
Here’s what they’ve shown:
New PS Vita 2000 series. Thinner and lighter and presumably cheaper, it looks exactly like the original PS Vita but it now sports a cheaper LCD screen (original uses a glorious OLED screen), comes with 1GB memory, and will come in 6 different colors at launch. It will also be bundled with a 90 day PlayStation Plus subscription.
PS Vita Greatest Hits Line. Just like the PS3, select PS Vita games will be sold at a cheaper price point.
Cheaper memory cards and a new 64GB card. I need this.
Soul Sacrifice Delta anounced for March 2014. “This is a brand new version with brand new elements and brand new items which gives the unique flavor of Soul Sacrifice.” says creator Keiji Inafune. Mmmkay.
Phantasy Star Nova announced. This is a non-MMO version of Phantasy Star Online 2. It’s playable offline and 4-player online co-op ala MonHan.
Special Edition PS Vita Bundles Final Fantasy X and X-2 HD. Self explanatory.
Pretty exciting stuff. And because the PS Vita is region free, you don’t need to wait for a western release if you really want these.