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PS Vita Slim

Idea 63059 | Posted in , by | September 18, 2012

Make a thinner PS Vita with improved battery life and firmer triggers while keeping the OLED screen and same feel for buttons, but make the pause and select buttons a bit easier to press.




BD-R9  |  September 18th, 2012 at 6:41 pm

This is a duplicated idea, the other idea had -57 votes; non of us want that. The system is fine the way it is.


Kchow23  |  September 18th, 2012 at 11:58 pm

@1 Duplicate of which? and I am not suggesting that they change much at all. Doesn’t hurt if they mix the minor flaws and add improved battery capacity.


itsJose  |  September 19th, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Agreed with Kchow23. Not so much on the slim part, but better speakers, better battery and a bit more of confort when using the rear access pad.


Kchow23  |  September 19th, 2012 at 1:46 pm

I think it wouldn’t hurt for it to be a tiny bit thinner and yeah comfort could be improved also. Moreover, I’d like to see a better type of glass used so it doesn’t get as many fingerprints.


BD-R9  |  September 19th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

The battery gives you 6 hours, or at least 6 hours of gaming. If you’re always online, then it will drain faster. The speakers are just fine; it is the fault of the developers for being stupid, and enforcing low volume. Try playing Burnout: Legends and you’ll notice that the speakers are very, very, loud and are capable of producing good quality sound. Try even playing any Playstation 1 game and notice that the unit can play as loud as a older SDTV.


Kchow23  |  September 19th, 2012 at 3:01 pm

@5 6 hours of gaming? you mean with the external battery or playing PSP and PS1 games with every setting turned off? Quit making excuses… the PS Vita can be improved and live with it.


Kchow23  |  September 19th, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Not everyone agrees with you and you can believe that the PS Vita is the perfect portable… great you are entitled to your opinion! You made your opinion known… now let people who think that it can be improved be heard.


BD-R9  |  September 19th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

Yes, 6 hours, Full Vita Game, Full Brightness, and Full Volume.

I don’t have to speak for myself. I let the last Slim Vita Thread speak for itself with its negative -57 votes.

You believe in opinions, then read the post and do not get mad. Just post back, the reasons why you believe differently.


BD-R9  |  September 19th, 2012 at 11:02 pm

Right now, I am more concerned over the sell of the Playstation Vita. I have paid $249.99 + $39.99 Game + $59.99 and yet sales are slowly coming in. Now it has been hacked, now I am concerned for the developers because they may withdraw or never make anything for the unit. Therefore Sony may either drop the unit, wasting my time and money on the mobile gaming system. Give it 2-3 years and then we will talk about a slimmer mobile unit whenever sales pick up and hopefully more games come out for the current.


Kchow23  |  September 20th, 2012 at 1:58 am

@8 Are you a stock holder to be worrying about how the PS Vita is doing?

1) It hasn’t been hacked to play PS Vita games and it will be eventually so I don’t think that is much reason to be concerned at all since most devices are and they can still do very well.

2)Selling a PS Vita Slim will probably increase sales and improve the device at the same time. A slim model will probably come with a price drop for both the current units and the new one.

3) There is no way that Sony is dropping support for the PS Vita and if they do it would be after 2-3 years of it not bouncing back.


BD-R9  |  September 20th, 2012 at 1:12 pm

No, I am not a stock holder, I am still just a consumer.

It costs lots of money to patent an new idea, the more money to patent the product when completed (Not to mention the money spent to pay those making the unit). Right now, Sony has not made enough profit from the system to support another slim and it’s way to early from the release of the new system already. Why do you think Sony released the slim for the Playstation 3, because they were making profits and they were able to afford the patents.

Obtained From Wikipedia:
In the United States, in 2000 cost of obtaining patent (patent prosecution) was estimated from $10,000 to $30,000 per patent.[18] When patent litigation is involved (which in year 1999 happened in about 1,600 cases compared to 153,000 patents issued in the same year[18]), costs increase significantly: while 95% of patent litigation cases are settled out of court,[27] but when the case reaches the court, direct legal costs of patent litigation are on average in the order of a million dollars per case, not including associated business costs.


Kchow23  |  September 20th, 2012 at 2:58 pm

@11 If you are getting information from Wikipedia then you should really get some better schooling (no offense, but you won’t win arguments with weak sources like that).

The PS Vita Slim would actually come from the reduced costs in hardware and would actually be cheaper to make than the current PS Vita much like the Fat PS3 and the PS3 Slim. The PSP had multiple revisions and they weren’t making a lot of money from it so it is not about the money.


BD-R9  |  September 24th, 2012 at 4:04 pm

The cost of Patents will remain the same.


Kchow23  |  September 24th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

@13 You really think that Sony can’t afford patents? How much do you think they are spending in everything else? Patents are cheap.


Kchow23  |  September 24th, 2012 at 8:52 pm

Moreover, there are a ton of patents that they have never used but have filed. Sony has plenty of money and a Slim or new iteration is coming, so quit whining about the current Vita being perfect because it isn’t.


BD-R9  |  September 25th, 2012 at 5:42 pm

I don’t just ask for unnecessary material like you are. I check the news of the company and there plans. If they’re doing something I like, then I will turn towards their product in hopes that it will make me happy, otherwise; I would just turn around and walk away like the Nintendo Wii U has.

Here is a page you should read:

It states that it has lost 67 Billion yen in the previous year. That is $861,512,800 in US currency, plus the Playstation Vita is weak in sales due to tablets and phones taking business away from the new gaming tablet.


Kchow23  |  September 27th, 2012 at 1:26 am

@16 I don’t understand what that comment has to do with anything. They are losing money from everywhere not just PS Vita.

You said that they can’t make a Slim version because of patents, but I already told you that they can afford patents and have been filing a ton of them that they haven’t used.

Making a Slim version would actually benefit Sony because they would be cheaper to make and hopefully with this idea we get added benefit.

PlayStation is one of the corner stones of Sony as a whole now if you have been keeping up with THEIR news. There is not much to argue here… Just stop trolling this post.


BD-R9  |  October 1st, 2012 at 5:02 am

You mean freedom of speech? Freedom of Expression or are you not in the United States? I have read everything you wrote and simply disagree with your statements or opinions as so have you with mine.

How slim do you want the Vita to be? While my screen is 5″ I would like to see your 3.8″ Model. I don’t know what you mean by slimming the system because it was not fat like PS3. Now lighter, sure but I don’t see your perspective view. What, in your thoughts, would a slim look like (in writtin form)


Kchow23  |  October 1st, 2012 at 1:41 pm

I said that you are free to voice you opinion and that I am free to disagree also, but at this point you are just trolling this post. There is something to be said about being open minded and you have just been making excuses as to the PS Vita being perfect or Sony somehow being unable to support the PS Vita (they already said they are in for a 10 year cycle) and that they aren’t able to afford patents(they file a ton of them that they don’t use most of the time).

How do I know that you are trolling? Well, you just said that you have no idea what this post is about even though it is clearly written in the description and you have written about 10+ comments without bothering to READ it.


Kchow23  |  October 1st, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Also you continually keep changing subjects instead of giving me any sort of response back. Either bringing up new excuses or talking about something else altogether.


BD-R9  |  October 1st, 2012 at 3:49 pm

I just going to quit, because it seems you cannot back up yourself. Plus your trolling, because you calling me troll which in turn makes you hypocrite, which in turn I have to point that out. I also don’t like lowering my maturity by doing so as well.

Let’s say this though:

You want a Playstation Vita Slim, and I think you’re really asking for a Playstation Vita Thin by using the wrong definition, but; regardless I don’t want. Let’s just leave it at that and let this drop.

I just voted no, because I do not want to see it… NOW. Not NEVER.


CrimsonCursed  |  November 20th, 2012 at 2:33 pm

do you not understand that they cant make a slim. its technologicaly not possible.
at where the Vita stands at the momeny, sony is selling at a $60 loss. if they tried to make it slimmer now, the price would drasticly raise.

BD-R9 is right, there is no point for a Slim at the moment and there will not be one for another 2 years when the technology is available.

-1 vote


Kchow23  |  November 25th, 2012 at 5:25 pm

@22 That makes no sense at all, the reason why they make slim models is because they have found ways to make it more affordable and they have already said that a price cut is coming next year.

I never did say WHEN the PS Vita Slim would come out… I just pointed out what I wanted it to have. Everyone knows that a “slim” model will eventually come out, so why not have a say in what needs to be improved.


Kchow23  |  November 25th, 2012 at 5:27 pm

If anything BD-R9 has been rather childish and the last 20 comments showcase that as he has been ignorant to reason.


Cougie  |  December 21st, 2012 at 7:47 pm

Sony has slimmed all of its consoles. They’ll break tradition if they don’t slim the Vita.
I am waiting for a slim version before I get a Vita.


shogrran  |  January 6th, 2013 at 1:36 am

Although I agree that if you make the current design of the vita any thinner, it may look flimsy and actually be flimsy. I think it wouldn’t hurt to add internal memory to the console and make the battery last longer. It wouldn’t make sense for a mobile device to be tied down because the battery just lasts a few hours.


elektrogeist  |  January 11th, 2013 at 7:59 pm

I agree with bd r9 and personally think kchow23 is a tool


Tekai-kun  |  February 24th, 2013 at 9:31 am

I think this would be great because first off, it would most likely either lower the price for the original vita or this model would be less than the original vita, meaning more people would buy a vita therefore Sony would probably be able to allow different types of games and genres to be released for the vita, because of the fact that now more people have a vita, more people will want different types of games and some people will want more games of a certain genre. *cough* anime rpgs *cough*. so in my opinion this is a great idea.


mjc0961  |  February 24th, 2013 at 8:28 pm

You can’t make it thinner with a better battery life at the same time. Don’t people understand how batteries work? The smaller a battery is, the less life it has. If you shrink all the components, INCLUDING the battery in order to make the entire system slimmer, the battery life goes down.

Take a look at 3DS and 3DS XL. Want to know why the 3DS XL has better battery life? Because thanks to it’s larger size, it could fit a larger battery inside.


Kchow23  |  February 25th, 2013 at 3:11 pm

@29 So how do you explain the iPhone 5?



kujiko123  |  April 1st, 2013 at 3:09 pm

The size, to me is fine, but the position of the speakers is terrible. They’re usually covered up by my thumbs when I’m playing a game or using any of the physical controls, and sometimes when I’m just holding the vita.
Otherwise, everything’s fine to me.


Ecks24  |  August 19th, 2013 at 4:55 am

Kchow23 an here is something you would have to learn ok for starters when playing a PSN/PSP/PS1 game does last about 6 hours a Vita game last for about 4 hours no wifi on no 3g on no bluetooth on the other thing is if they were to make a slim vita you are looking at about 25% more money it would cost people just for the fact that the material to make it would cost more for it being slimmer they would need to make the system more wide which no one would really want to have in their pocket cause of the sensitivity to the system if you have problems with the minor details on the system guess what every game console has one


Kchow23  |  December 19th, 2013 at 1:20 pm

This did in fact happen with the new PS Vita in Japan.. so there you go to all the naysayers.