According to some internet rumors, Sony could be planning to announce an upgraded New PS Vita Model very soon. These Rumors now have some backing with the findings of a newly filed Sony patent which Patent Bolt published.
According to GamerXchange, Sony could be planning to release an upgraded model of the PS Vita this year.
The supposed new model will be 4G, and a FW update will be released along the device with tons of new and requested features, including new ways to organize apps in folders. Also, the site sources suggest that a price cut on memory cards will be made.
Although the credibility of this report comes into question by myself and my colleagues, these are the details nonetheless, said SIMPLY G From GamerXchange
• A new 4G LTE model of the PlayStation Vita will be replacing the 3G model sometime this year. According to the source, this will be the so-called “price drop” that has been rumored for the Vita as the new model will retain the $299 price point for an upgraded system.
• The Wi-Fi version will still be available on the market for $249
• To go along with the 4G model, a significant firmware update will go live bringing in a lot of requested features including new ways to organize apps in folders.
• The new model may be unveiled along with the rumored PS4 this month at PlayStation’s February 20th event or at E3, but will not hit the market until later in the year.
• A price cut on memory cards will be made. No details on prices.
A recently published patent application from Sony, and spotted by Patent Bolt, suggests that the new PS Vita model could also include an HDMI port:
Sony’s patent application was originally filed in the US in Q3 2012 but months earlier in Japan. The photo above was taken from Sony website on February 7, 2013. It’s juxtaposed to Sony’s patent figures 1 and 2 which expose the new ports. In comparison, we see the new ports clearly.
So if true what are your thoughts? The Vita as had a rocky start, will a new updated model be welcome? For me it is the cost of the memory cards and the way Sony have screwed us over with there 1st party memory cards only.