PS Vita Slim US Release Date News: Find Out When Console Will Hit America! Plus $199 ‘Borderlands 2’ Bundle [VIDEO]

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Sony announces PS Vita Slim bundle coming to US. PlayStation Blog

Sony has announced via the PlayStation Blog that the company would finally be bringing the PlayStation Vita Slim to the U.S. market. The announcement also revealed that North America would also be introduced to a “Borderlands 2” Limited Edition PS Vita bundle this Spring. The bundle is said to include the new PS Vita Wi-Fi model (PCH-2000 series) in black, the first-person role-playing blockbuster “Borderlands 2,” with six DLC packs and an 8GB PS Vita memory card all for the low price of $199.99

The differences from the current generation PS Vita is that the new Vita Wi-Fi model is approximately 20 percent slimmer and 15 percent lighter than the original version. It is more comfortable in your hands due to the rounded edges. The new model comes with 1GB of internal memory and comes with a slot for PS Vita memory cards. The new PS Vita also features a five inch front touchscreen with an LCD screen. Also, the battery life of the new PS Vita system has increased to 4-6 hours of game play.

PS Vita Borderlands 2 bundle PS Vita Slim Borderlands 2 bundle PlayStation Blog

The new PS Vita Slim utilizes the unique functions of the console to make “Borderlands 2” a new experience for gamers! The game utilizes the PS Vita system’s unique front touchscreen and rear touchpad feature so you can easily zoom and pan on maps, manage inventory, inspect items, and more. Gamers can also play with friends via infrastructure online play and you can also cross save your progress with your PS3.

If you’ve lived under a rock and have no idea what “Borderlands 2” is than here is the games description. A new era of shoot and loot is about to begin. Play as one of four new vault hunters facing off against a massive new world of creatures, psychos and the evil mastermind, Handsome Jack. Make new friends, arm them with a bazillion weapons and fight alongside them in 4 player co-op on a relentless quest for revenge and redemption.

The official release date has yet to be revealed but we do know the PS Vita Slim model will be available this Spring! It is also uncertain if all the colors that were announced for the model will be coming over as well, but we are still pretty excited. Among the console release news and bundle, Sony also released a video showcasing some new games coming to the PS Vita Slim this Spring as well including “The Wolf Among Us.” Check out the PS Vita Slim video below along with a trailer for “Borderlands 2.” 


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William Cannon

William Cannon is a Tech and Entertainment writer for Latin Times. Cannon joined the Latin Times team April 2013 and holds a B.A. in Convergent Journalism from MSU Denver. William is an avid gamer who drops slanderous profanity while playing games, a foodie that believes in four unhealthy meals a day, a hat afficianado and a techie.