PS Vita

Why Sony Changed the PS Vita’s Screen

So, we now aware that there will be a newer, slimmer version of the PS Vita coming our way within the near future. A comparison photo was taken of the original PS Vita and its more compact sibling, which was taken yesterday.

So, what are the differences, and why the change? Well, aside from it being  about 20 percent slimmer and 15 percent lighter, the new PS Vita will sport a new LCD screen in place of the original’s OLED screen – which attributes to the new PS Vita’s reduced thickness.

As to why: during a round table interview with Nikkei, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc (SCE) President and CEO Andrew House detailed why the PS Vita’s screen was changed.

“The main reason is that the LCD panel can now realize an image quality as high as that of the OLED panel,” House said.

It was deduced by Nikkei that the PS Vita was given an LCD screen to additionally reduce its manufacturing cost, but no official statement was made on the matter. It would make sense if that were to be true, though.

During the same interview House also revealed the PS Vita TV, which is an associate peripheral that allows for the PS Vita to be played on the big screen using a DualShock 3 controller.

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What do you think of Sony changing the PS Vita’s screen from OLED to LCD? Let us know in the comments!

Chirps to Nikkei and Kotaku. Thank you for reading, and I’ll catch you next time!