Sony have announced this morning that the redesigned PlayStation Vita Slim will be releasing in the UK on the 9th February for £180. This is the "Slim" announcement which Sony teased last week, as most people expected. The new model is 20 percent slimmer, WiFi compatible and will come with a 1GB memory card. In addition, the OLED screen is replaced for a cheaper LCD screen, which means the battery life is also improved over the original model (which Sony hopes to replace entirely when the current supply is sold).
The Vita has been having a rough time lately being comfortably outsold worldwide by the 3DS, and although a new model may not be helpful in the long run, it should at least allow people who were on the fence about the console to take the plunge. In addition, a lower entry price could encourage some PS4 users who want to game on the go to invest in the system using the remote play functionality of the system.