Sony has today confirmed that they will be launching the newly announced PS Vita Slim in the UK from February 7th, with pre-orders being taken for £180, which is £50 less than the current pricing for the PS Vita.

This comes after the PS Vita Slim launched in Japan at the end of last year, and is now 15 percent lighter, 20 percent slimmer and the display now features an IPS LCD panel instead of the previous OLED one in the original PS Vita.

Sony also says that the battery in the Slim will last up to six hours of play, with 1GB of storage on board that allows games to be played without needing an additional memory card.

The UK version will also feature Wi-Fi connectivity with a quad-core ARM Cortex A9 Core processor, SGX543MP4+ GPU, 512MB of RAM, 128MB of VRAM and a 960 x 540 pixel resolution.

It also measures 183.6 x 85.1 x 15mm and weighs 219g, with front and rear cameras, stereo speakers and a microphone for video calling on board.

Pre orders for the Sony PS Vita Slim will start on January 31st.

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