Trading off to trim down the New Vita is a step in the right direction
2 weeks ago
Summary: I had the original Vita and I never really enjoyed playing it. The battery life was short and it felt uncomfortable, in my opinion, to hold. When I saw these Japanese Vitas on IGN it peaked my interest but I already had a Vita that I didn't really like. After hearing reviews about the longer battery life, lighter and easier to hold new Vita I made the decision to trade my old Vita into Amazon and use the gift card for this one.
Summary: It came WAY earlier than I expected! I was afraid it wouldn't get to me before I left for school but I got it within four days! And this is an import! I was so happy and I am completely satisfied with this purchase. It even came with a letter in the box, so my first Vita purchase felt extra special. Thank you so, so much!
Summary: If you are on the fence for a Vita, you should just get it. This Japanese one, a previous model, a US version, White, Black, Pink, Blue, whatever... Totally worth it. I play it all the time and use it everywhere. Got this because I couldn't find a decently priced US version so I figured if I was going to pay extra for one I might as well get one that is different than everyone else's black only ones.
Summary: As a owner of the previous model I am not disappointed with this redesign in anyway. I had my black vita for nearly a year now and it has served me well. too bad I got it and shortly after a newer model was announced. once I heard of its OLED to LCD downgrade I didn't want to upgrade. Then again this was a new opportunity own a newer vita. since the color scheme is limited to boring black in the US I chose this beautiful light blue/ white and ordered it.
Summary: Definitely lighter than the original model and a slight edge on battery life. The screen looks a little different and is a bit easier to view in stronger light than my old one. I also very much like that it uses a micro USB now instead of the proprietary cord for charging and moving data to my computer.