Sony has told press it’s preparing to make an EU announcement within days. It won’t say what the announcement is about, of course, but its hints aren't exactly subtle. "Following the biggest launch in PlayStation history, join us for an introduction to the slimmest", an invite sent to press reads. That’ll be the PS Vita 2000 for Europe, then.
That’s the slimmer, lighter PS Vita that was released in Japan on October 10 last year. At 19,929 Yen (around £128/$200 USD), the slim Vita is 20 per cent thinner (15mm) and 20 per cent lighter (219g) than the original Vita. It also boasts other hardware changes, such as an LCD screen (replacing the original OLED display), and small design changes including a rounded body and repositioned buttons. If (when) a European release is outed, we expect a US announcement to follow close behind.