PS Vita 2000 Embraces Micro USB For Charging
— Shuhei Yoshida (@yosp) October 13, 2013
The proprietary cable is one of the worst things in the history of mankind, right up there with meat glue, paper cuts, and Justin Bieber. Thankfully, Sony has realized this, and the next PS Vita model will enter the exciting world of industry standards.
The PS Vita 2000 will use a Micro USB port for charging, ditching the proprietary cable employed by the debut model. The change was confirmed by a picture posted to SCE Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida’s Twitter account. Seen above, the photo shows the bottom of a new Vita, and a Micro USB port can be seen where the original charging port once lived.
The new Vita, which went on sale in Japan on Friday, is slimmer, lighter, and comes with plenty of new user-friendly features. Along with the shift to Micro USB, the PCH-2000 model has a user-replaceable battery, and 1 GB of internal memory. The proprietary memory cards are still grossly overpriced (Vita cards are still twice as expensive as comparable SD cards), but some improvement is better than no improvement, right?