I thought for sure Sony would announce at CES that the new LCD screened PS Vita 2000 would ship in America soon. I figured that the Vita's 2 year anniversary is next month, seems like a great time to introduce the second model but no. They even used regular Vitas in all the Playstation Now demos. What gives? The redesign handheld hit Japan months ago and I'm holding off on buying a Vita because I want the better battery life and the LCD screen. (less chance of OLED burn in)
The only thing I can think of is maybe they plan on bundling Minecraft once it hits Vita on the Vita 2000. Since the Vita 2000 has 1GB built in and Minecraft is like 100MB or less on consoles then they could ship Minecraft digitally and not even need to include a memory card with the system. This could be a great way to sell the system for $179-$199.
So when do you guys think we'll see the Vita 2000 in America? I was hoping late February at the latest but they didn't even acknowledge it at CES.