PlayStation Vita Slim Coming to North America via $200 Borderlands 2 Bundle
Ever since the PlayStation Vita Slim (also known as PS Vita 2000) was announced for Japan back in September of last year, gamers in other parts of the world were wondering if and when they could get their hands on one. Two weeks ago, it was confirmed that the PS Vita Slim would be coming to the UK (released this past Friday) and today it was finally confirmed that it'll be coming to North America this Spring.
The official announcement came during a Los Angeles press event and eventually on the PlayStation Blog, where Sony's John Koller stated the PS Vita Slim Wi-Fi model "will be available via the Borderlands 2 Limited Edition PlayStation Vita Bundle this Spring" for $199.99. The bundle comes with the PS Vita Slim, a digital download code for Borderlands 2, and an 8GB memory card.
Whether the PS Vita Slim will also be sold separately was not revealed, nor was the fate of the original model. While this is certainly great news to North American gamers that were interested in the PS Vita Slim, it's also great news for existing Vita owners, as we now have a Borderlands 2 release date of this Spring. In addition to the PS Vita Slim and Borderlands 2 announcement, Sony also posted a bunch of other Vita news today, including Vita release dates for the God of War Collection (May 6) and Sly Cooper Collection (May 27), and confirmation that Murasaki Baby, No Heroes Allowed: No Puzzles Either!, and Invizimals: The Alliance are on their way to Vita in North America. This is certainly a good day for both existing and future Vita owners.
Source: PlayStation Blog