PS Vita Slim Coming West?

According to an invite sent to IGN, Sony fans can look forward to the company’s “slimmest” announcement yet on January 30. Many are speculating this may mean the Western reveal of the PS Vita Slim, a thinner, cheaper version of the PS Vita released in Japan late last year. The Slim is 20 percent thinner and 15 percent lighter than its predecessor, and does away with the current Vita’s OLED display for an LCD one of the same size, a fact that may cause many potential buyers to think twice about choosing the newer version of the handheld.

The PS Vita has seen a rise in popularity since the release of the PS4 due to its remote-play capabilities, so it will be interesting to see what Sony’s next move will be with its struggling handheld. Of course, Sony’s announcement could be about anything, but the announcement of the PS Vita Slim seems to fit the bill.