Good bye, old friend/lesser handheld.
If you thought the imminent arrival of the PlayStation Vita 2000/Slim in the UK would bring a price cut to the older model, then think again. Sony will be phasing out the old PS Vita, and as such is running out of stock. That leaves very little reason to provide a price drop.
Speaking to VG247, Sony UK MD Fergal Gara addressed the idea of a price drop. “We don’t need to, there’s very little stock in the trade. It’s all but sold out. On this occasion there’s no immediate need to start discounting the old model.”
How long will it remain on the market? “Weeks. In short, if this model wasn’t coming we’d be running out of stock very fast. The timing’s nice in terms of clearing out the old model.”
The PlayStation Vita 2000/Slim releases in the UK on February 7th and will retail for £180. Will you miss the old model? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.