Changes to the buttons are some of the more subtle design alterations, with the symbol buttons and d-pad receiving minor cosmetic changes. The rear touch panel is nevertheless glossy though, so your fingers wont notice a change there. The original was by no means a heifer at launch, but in a direct comparison it feels like quite the dead weight. Instead there are a duo of LED lights at the summit of the device to indicate power and battery levels.First ImpressionsThe PS Vita slim, or whatever you wish to call it, has a superior and more user-kind design than the original.
This may not bother those not yet familiar with the PS Vita, but for those who have already come to love the handheld, you may be disappointed with the new screen. The key selling point of the new Vita is its design, as the software and processing power under the hood are close-identical to the last model. Sony PS Vita slim Video PreviewWe had some time with Ben Law, Head of Hardware at PlayStation, who took us through the new features of the PS Vita and their various benefits:PS Vita 2014 – DesignSony has listened to gamer feedback to make the Vita easier and more comfortable to hold for long periods of time. The PS Vita slim has a new soft, matt finish on the rear and the finger grips have been enlarged to help you endure those extended gaming sessions.
Those who already own a Vita will be put off by the new LCD screen and they may well desire to stick with the original if theyre content with it, as the software and processing grunt are nevertheless the same. Even taking a fast glance between the two models, the difference in colour reproduction is discernible, with the new model looking a little washed out in comparison.What is the Sony PS Vita SlimThe new PS Vita is the 2014 edition of Sonys handheld console.To help reduce accidental presses, the rear touch panel has been reduced by around 30 per cent.
From our brief play with summit Vita title Tearaway, the smaller touchpad doesnt affect the way you play whatsoever. And it is nevertheless large enough to feel accessible and convenient without having to stretch your fingers too far. These touches make the new model much more tactile and finger-kind than the former gloss finish. It is cheaper, slimmer and lighter than its predecessor.
It’s slimmer, and has an LCD screen rather than an OLED one. The begin and pick buttons under the right analogue stick are now little and round rather than oval, and the PS home button is no longer backlit. This, combined with the slightly cheaper price, will attract gamers who have yet to add the Vita to their game console arsenal. Probably enough not to upgrade.
PS Vita 2014 – DisplayOur initial impressions of the new LCD display in the Vita are that the colours are not as vibrant or shiny as the original OLED display. It’s a welcome change. The original had none whatsoever, forcing you to immediately buy one of the expensive proprietary Vita memory cards. Although Sony is eager to say it is nevertheless simply called the PS Vita, were determined itll quickly adopt the Vita slim moniker.
Read more: PS Vita slim vs PS Vita original. You won’t be able to fit a full triple-A title into the 1GB internal memory, but it will help jumpstart your Vita experience. 25 per cent of the original Vitas weight has been shaved off to make the latest model feel considerably lighter than the original. Not only will it increase your charging options and lighten your wire load on trips, it also makes the new Vita design look a lot cleaner.
For existing PS Vita owners, those design tweaks make the latest model feel quite different from its predecessor. Even when picking up the new handheld for the first time, the difference is determined. Sony has also equipped the new model with 1GB of internal memory. The best new feature of the PS Vita slim is Sonys abandoning of the proprietary charging port in favour of a microUSB slot.