Shuhei Yoshida, the president of Sony Worldwide Studios announced via Twitter yesterday that the PS Vita 2000 Will charge with a micro USB.
The tweet reads "You will be happy to know that the PS Vita 2000 can charge with a smartphone charger with a micro USB".
Past models have required a special charge cord, made by Sony. However, many electronics, not the least of which are smartphones, use micro USB to charge. Allowing customers to charge their handhelds with their smartphone chargers is a very good move that I'd like to see other companies take.
The latest PS Vita comes in six different colours and is 20% lighter than the current model. It also has 1GB of onboard memory, where previously there was none, and an LCD screen to replace the old OLED, effectively making the consol more affordable. The PS Vita 2000 was released in Japan on the 10th of October, and is currently priced at ¥18,980 ($190 USD/£120). Prices of the previous Vita have been cut in August, dropping from $250 to $200 in the US, with similar price cuts globally.
So tell me, what do you think about this change? And what will you charge first, your phone or your Vita?