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According to Sony Computer Entertainment America, a new version of its PlayStation Vita is soon on its way.

Just announced by the company, the PS Vita 2000 will be a slimmer and lighter version of its existing PlayStation Vita and will be available in North America this Spring. The system will be available in black as part of the Borderlands 2 Limited Edition PlayStation Vita Bundle, which includes the first-person role-playing shooter hit Borderlands 2 with six DLC packs and an 8GB PS Vita memory card for two hundred dollars.

The new PS Vita model comes with a redesigned architecture that is approximately 20 percent slimmer and 15 percent lighter than the original version, with new rounded edges that makes the system even more comfortable to hold.

Incorporating a 1GB internal memory card, the new model makes it possible to enjoy games without purchasing a separate PS Vita memory card. The battery life has also been extended to four to six hours of game play (from three to five hours in the current model) and approximately seven hours of video play (from five hours in the current model).

In addition, a high-definition liquid crystal display (LCD) has been adopted for the new system, delivering vivid and crisp visuals that PS Vita games have become known for.

"PlayStation Vita is poised for a strong year, and introducing the new model is just the start." SCEA
John Koller said. "With an array of great games like MLB 14 The Show and The Walking Dead Season Two adding to PS Vita's huge catalog of games, as well as our strong indie lineup and the ability to play PS4 games through Remote Play, now is the perfect time to be a PS Vita owner. In addition, PlayStation Now will expand the gaming library further by allowing PlayStation 3 titles to be streamed to PS Vita when the service launches later this year."

Sony's first-generation PlayStation Vita launched in North America in February 2012.

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