Mike Nagae talks about a “casual yet fresh” design.
What provided the impetus for a new range of colours and some subtle design changes to Sony’s new PlayStation Vita 2000. Speaking to Weekly Famitsu, head of the design project at SCE Mika Nagae stated that, “We wanted the new Vita to be accessible by anyone, regardless of age or gender. So I discussed things with the designers, trying to come up with casual, yet fresh and unique colors we could use. The colors have been pretty basic up to now, but the new Vita is trying to change that image by taking a different approach to coloring.”
Apparently this meant making the speaker holes more “cue”. “In addition, the speaker holes have also been rearranged into this kind of flower shape which I, at least, think is cute.
“The shape of the buttons has changed as well; the buttons jut out a bit more, making them easier to push and control. Of course, the weight and fit of the system is still suited for gameplay, and it still feels the same as before to control. It’s something that I hope people can try out for themselves”.
The 1 GB memory will certainly help those start gaming early, but he Nagae recommends getting a larger memory card for those who download games regularly. Currently, the PS Vita 2000 is scheduled to release on October 10th.