Sony has announced a brand new PlayStation Vita model, the PS Vita 2000.

The Vita 2000 is 20 per cent thinner and 15 per cent lighter than the standard Vita, 15mm thick, and weighs 219 grams.

The first-gen Vita’s OLED display has been replaced by an LCD display, which Sony said will give the device up to six hours of battery life – an extra hour over the first-gen Vita.

The Vita 2000 has 1GB of built-in storage and a micro USB port for charging.

It will launch in Japan bundled with a 90 day Playstation Plus subscription on October 10, for 18,980 yen (NZ$237). There doesn’t appear to be a 3G model.

It will be available in white, black, blue, yellow, pink, and olive green.

Sony also revealed that the PS Vita’s proprietary memory cards will see a price cut of about 40 per cent on the September 10 in Japan, and a new 64GB memory card will be introduced.

Sony also announced PlayStation Vita TV, a new console that brings Vita games to a TV.

New, lighter PS Vita available in six colours