A slimmer PS Vita model video games console will launch within the UK on 7 February.
Sony mentioned it might price about the identical because the earlier mannequin.
The agency additionally introduced a collection of child-focused titles for the machine – an space the place Nintendo’s rival 3DS console has carried out strongly.
One professional mentioned that the shortage of a worth reduce was prone to restricted gross sales.
Earlier within the 12 months Sony introduced plans to stream video games from its PlayStation three catalogue to smartphones and tablets.
Nevertheless, the managing director of Sony Pc Leisure mentioned the agency had not but determined whether or not that meant this Vita can be its final devoted handheld console.
“We’ll proceed to watch how the market evolves and can proceed to take heed to what avid gamers need,” Fergal Gara advised the BBC.
“It has a twin position as a standalone gaming gadget and an thrilling accent for the PlayStation four [the Vita can connect to a PS4 and play its games], so let’s examine what behaviour and gameplay sample emerges.”
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Sony mentioned the brand new mannequin was 15% lighter and 20% slimmer than earlier than, and the wi-fi solely model would price about £180.
It additionally good points 1GB of inner storage and boasts longer battery life – claiming as much as six hours of gameplay and 9 hours of video playback – thanks partially to the agency changing the OLED touchscreen with a extra conventional LED model. Early critiques recommend this makes it seem much less vivid.
The corporate spent extra time at its London launch occasion specializing in forthcoming software program than the itself.
The brand new titles embody Invizimals: The Alliance – an augmented actuality title focused at youngsters that makes use of the Vita’s cameras to point out fantasy creatures interacting with views of the actual world.