The redesigned Vita model is out in the wild, and RedSunGamerTV hosted a livestream showing the unboxing and going hands on with the console. It’s a livestream, so obviously not the best in terms of production, but it gives a good idea of how different the machine looks in someone’s actual hands.
That’s the first fifteen minute video above, which deals with taking the system out of the box and comparing it to the current console. It certainly looks thinner and perhaps even better to hold when compared to the now old 1000 model, with rubber grips.
As for the screen, which is LCD instead of OLED and may cause some concern, it actually looks decent, despite there being quite a bit of glare present. The video below does a good job of comparing the screens on the two consoles, and from that you can see that the original Vita’s colours are a bit better – the new model looks a bit washed out. It has identical software, naturally, and even the startup video remains the same.
There are seven more videos from the livestream, which you can view over on RSGTV’s YouTube channel if you feel so inclined.