As spotted and translated by Magic Box, a rumor has been circling Sony’s camp regarding a Playstation Vita redesign. The re-design would be announced in September just before the popular Tokyo Game Show.
This rumor is coming from Japanese newspaper Tokyo Keizai. Here’s the translation from Magic Box:
“Japanese newspaper Tokyo Keizai reported a rumor that Sony is set to reveal a new PS Vita model in September before the Tokyo Game Show. The new model PCH-2000 will have a 6.3″ display manufactured by Samsung (screen size of the current model is 5″), and the resolution will remain at 960 x 554 pixels. The amount of RAM will increase from 512MB to 1GB, to allow more programs to run in the background, the amount of RAM used by games will be unchanged (meaning games are still compatible between old and new models). In addition, the design of the new model will be more in-line with the PS4 design; and the system will launch with new game titles.”
One of the complaints I’ve seen Vita users having is that certain games will disable networking, or certain apps can’t be launched/used in the background while a game is suspended – so upping the memory from 512 to a full gig would definitely alleviate that.
Take it with a grain of salt, as there have been many rumors regarding a redesign of the Vita. However, many have been speculating that the Vita will be redesigned and offered as an optional package in a bundle with the Playstation 4, since the console is heavily dedicated to remote play.