A new PS Vita is on the way, just in time for all those folks who just bought one to get pretty hacked off. It’s going to be sporting a few new bits of hardware. Like an LCD screen to replace the OLED screen on the current model. Here’s a comparison of the two.

The Vita pulling a Cremora ad (It’s on top!) sports the old school OLED, while the bottom, newer Vita has LCD. Looks a bit green to me. Hiro 1998 uploaded the following photos on Twitter, showcasing the two consoles:

VITA Screens (2)

VITA Screens (1)

Personally, I think the older screen is better on the eyes. OLED just looks sharper, more colourful to me, even if it is a bit hard to see. But to me, that little difference is a make or break point in selling the console. Speaking to Nikkei, Sony’s Andrew House explained why the Vita made a screen change:

The main reason is that the LCD panel can now realize an image as high quality as that of the OLED panel.”

House also said that an LCD screen made it easier to take some junk out of the trunk of the Vita.

Spatial reasons? I can believe that. Quality though? I ain’t buying it. And of course, it doesn’t hurt to mention that LCD screens are cheaper than OLED ones.

Last Updated: September 12, 2013

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was reviewed on PC

32 Comments

  1. Hang on, since when is OLED worse than LCD?

    Or am I missing something?

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    • Tarisma

      September 12, 2013 at 13:07

      Now clearly. It looks worse to me

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    • John on trial

      September 12, 2013 at 13:27

      I was just thinking that

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    • FoxOneZA - X-Therminator

      September 12, 2013 at 14:41

      Apparently Sony’s latest triluminous “LED” screens are all the rage in their towers.

      Clearly Sony can do no wrong.

      Reply

  2. oVg

    September 12, 2013 at 13:07

    I am tempted. FFX FFX-2 would be perfect on a handheld. Now give me some more RPGs like Dragon Quest 8 and the TV thingy then I am SOLD.

    But it has been out for awhile and just not many games that tickle my fancy. More of a Wii U for the PS4 than anything else.

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    • Umar Final Fantasy 15 Hopeful

      September 12, 2013 at 13:16

      Dude, Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward is flipping awesome, been jamming for 16 hours so far. I am so into this game, it’s all I think about. Plus there is Persona 4 and Muramasa Rebirth as well as 2 Atalier games for the RPG nuts. Mixed with PSN + , Vita is a winner…I’m not biased, I swear

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      • Tarisma

        September 12, 2013 at 13:17

        Wait well were on this topic best android RPG that is not FF3.

        I’m finding myself spending way to much time at airports

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        • Admiral Chief of Rivia

          September 12, 2013 at 13:19

          Puzzle Forge. Man that game is fun!

          Reply

          • Umar Final Fantasy 15 Hopeful

            September 12, 2013 at 13:20

            Puzzle quest is really good too

        • Umar Final Fantasy 15 Hopeful

          September 12, 2013 at 13:20

          Obviously Chaos Rings, CR 2 is the bestest, I spent 24 hours on that game lol Drake Rider is okay, bit repetitive. Final Fantasy Dimensions is not half bad either. Adventure Bar story is really fun but the game I am loving now is Might and Magic Clash of Heroes

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          • Tarisma

            September 12, 2013 at 13:20

            Done. Chaos rings it is!!!

          • Umar Final Fantasy 15 Hopeful

            September 12, 2013 at 13:22

            Chaos Rings 1 is a bit slow and repetitive but has the better story imo

        • John on trial

          September 12, 2013 at 13:29

          Air traffic control

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    • Tarisma

      September 12, 2013 at 13:16

      I can only agree with you the VITA is slowly building a worthwhile library

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  3. hairyknees

    September 12, 2013 at 13:10

    I think the older screen actually looks better? 😡 (also I have an old Vita, I MIGHT BE A LITTLE BIASED, LEAVE MY BABY ALONE!)

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    • Admiral Chief of Rivia

      September 12, 2013 at 13:13

      Heh, Dota and Vita slut?

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      • hairyknees

        September 12, 2013 at 13:14

        Mostly Dota 😛 slowly getting into other gaming again! Slowly being the key word ^_^

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        • Admiral Chief of Rivia

          September 12, 2013 at 13:18

          Liar 😛

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          • hairyknees

            September 12, 2013 at 13:19

            I finished the new Tomb Raider last month and Alan Wake this week 😛 PROGRESS!!!

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 12, 2013 at 13:19

            Hah, saw you jammin AW. You enjoying?

          • hairyknees

            September 12, 2013 at 14:28

            Yeah 🙂 was awesome! Gonna play the DLC soon 😀

    • Umar Final Fantasy 15 Hopeful

      September 12, 2013 at 13:17

      I love my baby too, OLED looks better!

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  4. Devourer of Small Bunnies

    September 12, 2013 at 13:25

    Nope. I like me some OLED. Then again a thinner cheaper PSV might be the right move in getting the console to move out of stores and into hands. That being said. The kicker is the initial investment. If the new Vita’s are going to be made cheaper, surely the consumer should be getting the kick back from it?

    Make a Vita sub 1.5k and you will start seeing them fly.

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  5. oVg

    September 12, 2013 at 13:28

  6. JS

    September 12, 2013 at 13:39

    OLED is the superior tech in terms of image quality. LCD is going to be used to cut costs. Who claimed LCD on Vita would look better?

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    • FoxOneZA - X-Therminator

      September 12, 2013 at 14:43

      Doogie Houser 😛

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      • JS

        September 12, 2013 at 14:44

        That little know it all…

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    • Marc O Polo

      September 12, 2013 at 17:52

      planning on getting a Vita as a xmas present to myself… definitely wanna get a OLED one… cant imagine them dropping the price that much in SA anyway

      Reply

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