Japan-based electronics manufacturer Sony revealed its plans on January 30, 2014 to bring PS Vita Slim handheld console for the UK market. The console was launched in Japan in 2013 and the company has confirmed that the new console will hit stores in the UK on February 7, 2014.

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The new console will be priced at £180 for UK gamers and with the latest move, the firm is all set to challenge other consoles in the market, like Nintendo’s 2DS and 3DS handheld consoles which are reportedly selling well, despite the disappointing sales of Wii U. The name itself suggests that the new PS Vita Slim is slimmer than the previous model, the PS Vita. The new device is 20 percent slimmer and 15 percent lighter than the previous model.

The PS Vita Slim has an IPS LCD screen instead of an OLED panel. Sony claims that the battery of the device will last for six hours, which is considerably longer than the original PS Vita. Moreover, specifications of the console also remain unchanged. The new device features a quad-core ARM Cortex A9 Core processor with 512 MB of RAM, with 5-inch touch-screen display, dual cameras and a microUSB charging port.

For now, UK buyers will be able to buy the Wi-Fi-only PS Vita Slim.

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