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PS Vita Slim will replace existing OLED model

Original will no longer be on sale in EU once "stock is exhausted"

The slim version of the PlayStation Vita will eventually replace the existing model in Europe, Sony has confirmed.

In a press release sent to CVG, Sony has confirmed that once the original PS Vita model sells out, no more will be manufactured in Europe. No plans have yet been revealed to release the model in North America.

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"The PS Vita PCH-2000 series will replace the existing PS Vita PCH-1000 series as stock of the older model is exhausted," it explains.

This means those looking to buy a PlayStation Vita with an OLED display will have to do so before they are completely replaced.

The slim PS Vita has been available in Japan since October and features a smaller form factor. It also has a built-in 1GB memory card and its battery life offers additional one hour of gaming time, raising the total to six hours of gameplay.

However, the most important significant change is the high definition five inch LCD display, which replaces the original Vita's OLED screen.

A number of comparison videos published on YouTube when the slimline Vita was released in Japan appeared to show that the OLED screen produced a slightly better picture than the LCD one.

Sony has officially confirmed the PS Vita Slim will be released in the UK on February 7 priced at around £180.

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