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Sony Targets Casual Gamers With PS Vita 2000


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#1 of 5 OFFLINE   Kevin Collins

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Posted September 10 2013 - 07:18 PM

Looking to keep their feet in both ponds (hard core gamers and casual gamers -- something MS doesn't really compete in) Sony announced last night at the Tokyo Game Show conference their new version of its handheld game console aimed at drawing in more casual gamers.

 

The new Sony PS Vita 2000 is 20 percent thinner and 15 percent lighter than the current model and adds an extra hour of battery life for six hours total.

 

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The PS Vita 2000 now has a 5-inch LCD touchscreen, which Sony said will offer better contrast and more natural-looking colors than the current OLED display. This seems very odd as OLED is supposed to have better colors and a higher contrast ration.  I wonder if it is really a COGS reduction?

 

The new unit added one gigabyte of storage memory.

 

Interested?  The PS Vita 2000 will be available on Oct. 10, but only in Japan. The price is 18,980 Yen (approximately $190 U.S.).  No word on when it will be available in the US...


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#2 of 5 OFFLINE   Aaron Silverman

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Posted September 11 2013 - 10:22 AM

What exactly makes this more appealing to casual gamers specifically?


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#3 of 5 OFFLINE   Morgan Jolley

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Posted September 11 2013 - 12:55 PM

I think the Vita TV is way cooler.  This is a slightly smaller/lighter/cheaper redesign but the Vita TV is basically a PlayStation version of AppleTV.



#4 of 5 OFFLINE   Jeff Cooper

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Posted September 12 2013 - 10:01 AM

What exactly makes this more appealing to casual gamers specifically?

 

I had the same thought.  It looks to be an upgraded, more powerful Vita. 

 

Casual usually denotes the opposite.


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#5 of 5 OFFLINE   DaveF

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Posted September 22 2013 - 04:50 AM

Sony Targets Casual Gamers With PS Vita 2000

Nope.

 

Casual gamers buy iPhones and iPads (or Android / MS)

 

It's the serious gamers that buy a second, dedicated portable gaming device.


Edited by DaveF, September 22 2013 - 04:50 AM.





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