Model 2000 PS Vita To Lose Proprietary Charging Cable
Chris Hadley / 10 months ago
Since its release back in late 2011, Sony’s PS Vita has like many other Sony built devices stuck with having to use their own proprietary charging cables. This has left many user a bit disheartened however when they’re in the need to charge their devices and there are only ‘common’ charging cables to hand.
Thankfully though it seems like Sony have come to their senses with using common charging methods and when revealed at this years Tokyo Game Show, the new Vita, also known as the model 2000, was seen to use the more commonly found micro-USB port on its lower edge for both power and data handling.
With so many devices, from smartphones to cameras using this type of charger these days, it’s a logical move for Sony to make, enabling the new consoles users to use third-party chargers to keep their units running whilst on the go. Through a translated twitter message, Shuhei Yoshida – the President of Sony Worldwide Studios wrote “You’ll be happy to know PS Vita 2000 can charge with a smartphone charger with micro USB”. This message was accompanied by the image as seen above with the new slimmer and lighter hand-held device.
For now there is no word as to when the new Vita will make its way over to Europe but as sales are expected to have started late last week in Japan, we may be looking around the latter part of the year, just after the launch of the PS4 for the new system to hit our shelves locally.