PS Vita Slim Model - PCH-2000 (Glacier White) £130 @ Play-Asia
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PS Vita Slim Model - PCH-2000 (Glacier White) £130 @ Play-Asia

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Found 22nd May 2016
New PS Vita slim in the beautiful white version, not available in Europe, best looking Vita imo...

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Recently announced at Sony Japan's Pre TGS conference, the PlayStation Vita PCH-2000 is the newest iteration of Sony's flagship handheld. When compared with the original PS Vita, the physical differences are immediately obvious, as the PCH-2000 model is 20 percent thinner, 15 percent lighter and comes in multiple colours. The OLED screen has now been replaced with a 5 inch LCD display - Sony confidently stated that this new screen will still deliver the beautiful graphics found native to the system.The original dedicated power/transfer cable has now been replaced with a micro USB, allowing convienience of use as well as portability; the original power adapter stays with the original PS Vita. With regards to actual battery life, the PS Vita PCH-2000 boast an extra hour for 4-6 hours of active use. More importantly, and perhaps the biggest difference of all is the initial price; the new PS Vita is actually cheaper than the original model even after the price drop of the latter - hopefully fans of portable gaming who have not purchased a Vita can finally take advantage of the proposed 100 Vita titles by the end of 2013.Though admittedly a slow start, Sony hopes to revitalize the Vita brand, especially at a crucial moment just before the launch of the PlayStation 4. For gamers, this attractively priced console is the perfect way to take advantage of all the future cross play Vita/PS4 possibilites if not to just to own one of the most powerful handhelds ever created.

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Didn't know it came in white.nice find

Think Asian Vita's still come with swapped X & O buttons don't they...

might be a major annoyance to some...certainly was for me on an Asian PSP i Owned

Yeah buttons are reversed.

Region lock?

superfreddy

Yeah buttons are reversed.



​If you watch the video, buttons are clearly NOT reversed.

Original Poster

Region lock?


Region free

Uridium

Think Asian Vita's still come with swapped X & O buttons don't … Think Asian Vita's still come with swapped X & O buttons don't they...might be a major annoyance to some...certainly was for me on an Asian PSP i Owned



​Any idea why they would reverse them? would be awkward for me to but see no point in it

kay1992

​If you watch the video, buttons are clearly NOT reversed.



​Yeah they are... The O is the action button and vice version. They are located on the console the same but X does what O does and O does what X does on the EU model.

That LCD screen sucked I got my OLED back which is a shame as the slim build felt really nice but it wasn't worth having over all the contrast and colour gone.
Edited by: "stupot76" 26th May 2016

​Any idea why they would reverse them? would be awkward for me to but see … ​Any idea why they would reverse them? would be awkward for me to but see no point in it



I believe it is because the standard in Japan IS to have the confirmation button as O and the cancel/back button as X so perfectly normal for them and ours would seem reversed to them. Imagine it's been like that since the days of the PS1 so they have gotten used to it just as we got used to our system.

Not really much of an issue as once you enter a game it makes no difference, it's only in the system menus, which, on a games console you wouldn't spend that long in anyway....

Looks horrible with the black frame around the screen.

playstation was once Nintendo and they have their accept button as A and back as B and B is where x is and A is where O is

Ever since they ditched PSM the Vita has sucked.

I know very little about these things but would there be a lot of import tax you have to pay on this?

Any idea if there's any delivery charge on this? I saw this on eBay for £139 delivered the other day?

playstation was once Nintendo and they have their accept button as A and … playstation was once Nintendo and they have their accept button as A and back as B and B is where x is and A is where O is



Everything about this is wrong, everything.

I'm pretty sure you can change the confirmation button from O to X in the settings menu.
Otherwise, get used to pressing O.
You got used to pressing X, now get used to pressing O.

crackdealer635

I'm pretty sure you can change the confirmation button from O to X in the … I'm pretty sure you can change the confirmation button from O to X in the settings menu.Otherwise, get used to pressing O.You got used to pressing X, now get used to pressing O.



You can't change it. There'd be no complaints if you were able to

ST3123

I believe it is because the standard in Japan IS to have the confirmation … I believe it is because the standard in Japan IS to have the confirmation button as O and the cancel/back button as X so perfectly normal for them and ours would seem reversed to them. Imagine it's been like that since the days of the PS1 so they have gotten used to it just as we got used to our system. Not really much of an issue as once you enter a game it makes no difference, it's only in the system menus, which, on a games console you wouldn't spend that long in anyway....



​makes sense. i remember ffvii been reversed for select and back!! be awkward for games like cod for crouching but wouldnt play cod on vita, worse game ever!!

I don't think the buttons would be swapped for games - Japanese import games use O for confirm and X for cancel on my UK Vita. Imagine it would just be menus.

Even if you buy one now, you're not allowed on Vita island

Do people still play that?? haha

Im sure import tax would be on this aswell.

i was considering getting the neon orange model last week, if it was at this price I'd probably bite

Im sure import tax would be on this aswell.


Yeah that's what I was wondering too although I read that if you use the cheapest shipping method there's less chance of customs checking it.

What's the difference between the pch-2000 & pch-2006 models?

I have a Vita that is a Japanese Import (Lime Green). So thought this could help some people :):

- X and O buttons are swapped. O is action whereas X is cancel.
- The PS Vita is region free
- You can customise 'Button Assignments' on the latest firmware, therefore, you can swap the X and O if needs be.
- Certain games have the controls hard coded into the game itself. As an example, I swapped the buttons and games such as Persona 4: Dancing All Night you press X on the Vita itself, O registers in the game, which is incredibly annoying in rhythm games. Conversely, you could load up a game (without swapping button assignments) and the controls would be perfectly normal as you would play them on a UK Vita and game. Again, Persona 4: Dancing All Night, the controls are normal, as if you were playing on a UK Vita. Therefore, the X and O is only swapped on the main Vita menus.

I hope this helps, any confusion I'd be happy to clear up!
Edited by: "IAmZingy" 22nd May 2016

The swapped buttons are only for the manu. If you play PAL games the buttons will be normal. X = enter/select O = Back/Cancel.

The lcd screen is fine, the system however is DEAD. These should be around £70 by now.

Great system, it's still getting games, just a certain type of game though, like Zero Time Dilemma in June. For niche JRPGS and visual novels it's fantastic. I still need to pick up the Danganronpa sequels before they shoot up in price even further.

'hopefully fans of portable gaming who have not purchased a Vita can finally take advantage of the proposed 100 Vita titles by the end of 2013'


Can't wait!

Love my vita. Had it a few years now. A must for any gamer.

​Any idea why they would reverse them? would be awkward for me to but see … ​Any idea why they would reverse them? would be awkward for me to but see no point in it



Yeah its always been like that since the PSOne days. Always thought it was just a preference thing with the Japanese prefering confirmation to be 0 and cancel to be X instead of the other way round.

Videogamesplus.ca don't do import fees if you ordered Vita or anything from there

I'm sure Play Asia would do import fees right?

I believe it is because the standard in Japan IS to have the confirmation … I believe it is because the standard in Japan IS to have the confirmation button as O and the cancel/back button as X so perfectly normal for them and ours would seem reversed to them. Imagine it's been like that since the days of the PS1 so they have gotten used to it just as we got used to our system. Not really much of an issue as once you enter a game it makes no difference, it's only in the system menus, which, on a games console you wouldn't spend that long in anyway....



This is exactly right. The universal Japanese symbol for proceed/OK (AKA maru) is a circle. Since PlayStation is a Japanese product, it is technically the western configuration that is the backwards one and not the other way around.

Keep in mind though that, like Uridium said, booting western games on this thing will still use the normal X/Circle configuration within those games and it can occasionally be confusing. I play a lot of Japanese and Asian games on a UK PS4 and often make the mistake of pressing circle instead of X and vice-versa.

The swapped buttons are only for the manu. If you play PAL games the … The swapped buttons are only for the manu. If you play PAL games the buttons will be normal. X = enter/select O = Back/Cancel.



IMHO that's worse though. I would prefer it if the games used the default setting for the system as at least then it would be consistent.

- You can customise 'Button Assignments' on the latest firmware, … - You can customise 'Button Assignments' on the latest firmware, therefore, you can swap the X and O if needs be.



If that's true then that's super useful. It would be nice if the PS4 had that feature as well.

If that's true then that's super useful. It would be nice if the PS4 had … If that's true then that's super useful. It would be nice if the PS4 had that feature as well.


PS4 had custom Button Assignments since ages ago

youtu.be/otJ…1HM

PS4 had custom Button Assignments since ages … PS4 had custom Button Assignments since ages agohttps://youtu.be/otJ13JX-1HM



X)

My own fault for not checking. Thanks, I can just switch my console over to the Japanese X/Circle configuration now.

X)My own fault for not checking. Thanks, I can just switch my console … X)My own fault for not checking. Thanks, I can just switch my console over to the Japanese X/Circle configuration now.


A tip after you do the button assignments and whenever you wanna switch to default and back again hold PS button and goto the bottom there'll be a checkbox option to enable or disable custom button assignment you have set, much quicker than always going to settings etc
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