Sometimes things happen for a reason. We were just about to pen a speculative article regarding tomorrow’s previously teased slim PlayStation announcement – but it seems like a popular retailer has let the cat out of the metaphorical bag. UK outlet ShopTo has deployed a newsletter confirming that the ‘New PS Vita Slim Console’ will be revealed and available to pre-order tomorrow. Case closed.
While the message is predictably vague, it’s almost certain that this is referring to the same hardware revision that launched in Japan last year. For those out of the loop, the substantially smaller system comes with 1GB of onboard storage and a slightly beefier battery life. Unfortunately, it also waves a fond farewell to the original unit’s illustrious OLED display.
The redesign launched alongside six colours in Japan, so it’ll be interesting to see if these make their way overseas. We’re also curious whether the platform holder will take the opportunity to drop the device’s price, seeing as it was only just officially reduced at GamesCom in August. Thankfully, we won’t have to wait too long to find out, as all will be revealed during a swanky press event in London tomorrow morning. Are you hyped? Shed a stone in the comments section below.