A new PlayStation Vita model could be coming soon as a trademark for a new version of Sony’s handheld has been filed in Japan.
The trademark was leaked on Twitter earlier today and appears to look very similar to the 2000 model, which was introduced in 2013. One major difference appears to be an HDMI port will now be available on the Vita, which could potentially do away with the PlayStation TV now that the handheld could be connected directly to the user’s TV.
The trademark also notes the new Vita is being described as a portable LCD screen game machine controller, which means the original’s OLED display won’t be making a return in this new handheld.
Would you purchase a new Vita if it featured an HDMI port to allow for big-screen play when you’re not traveling? The addition of an HDMI port would be a great addition to the Vita, although we don’t know if that alone would qualify for another $200 out of our pockets.