While NVIDIA, Wikipad, and Archos are convinced that the future of handheld gaming involves Android-based devices — and Sony even offers some PlayStation titles for Android devices, Sony isn’t ready to give up on its PlayStation Vita handheld game consoles just yet.
The company’s latest model is 20 percent thinner, 15 percent lighter, and gets an hour more battery life than its predecessor.
All told, the new PlayStation Vita measures 0.59 inches thick, weighs 7.7 ounces, and offers up to 6 hours of battery life.
The device features a 5 inch, 960 x 544 pixel LCD display, an ARM Cortext-A9 quad-core processor, and WiFi capabilities. It’s expected to launch in Japan in October for about $200 and will be available in a range of colors including white, black, pink, blue, yellow, and olive green.
There’s no word on an international launch date or price.