New third-gen PlayStation Vita may include HDMI port

According to a recently leaked trademark filing, a new PlayStation Vita is in the works and may include an HDMI port.


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.

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    April 20, 2015 9:50 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, New third-gen PlayStation Vita may include HDMI port

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      April 20, 2015 9:59 AM

      It better

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      April 20, 2015 10:03 AM

      OLED screen vita or bust!

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      April 20, 2015 10:08 AM

      I would like to see more great Vita exclusives first, as a reason to buy this new Vita.

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        April 20, 2015 10:13 AM

        yeah really. i'm interested in the hardware but there seems to be no reason to own it outside of PS4 streaming.

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          April 20, 2015 10:37 AM

          indie games. That's the reason to own a Vita.

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            April 20, 2015 11:00 AM

            And I've actually grown to play and love indie games b/c of the Vita, but that's not really what I want, or why I bought one. Bought mine when stuff like Gravity Rush and KZ Mercenary was coming out...and now all I see on the 'Coming Soon' list of vita games are these weird looking JP titles that make my head spin. I just want to know what I will be playing on my big screen with this new version of the Vita, because it won't be Danganronpa or Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed.

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              April 20, 2015 11:10 AM

              Understandable. I bought mine specifically for the indie games. I travel a decent amount, and $170 + game cost is a great purchase to be able to play really good ports of all these games, some of them super repeatable like Spelunky.

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      April 20, 2015 10:10 AM

      It would be nice if it included R2 and L2 triggers and the sticks could be pushed in (R3 and L3) to better support games streamed to it from a PS4.

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        April 20, 2015 10:26 AM

        Yeah, I would love basically an oversized ps4 controller but replace the trackpad with a its sized display. It would be perfect

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        April 20, 2015 10:41 AM

        That and L3 R3 buttons. I'd love to not compromise controls to play remotely on vita. It's all I use it for.

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        April 20, 2015 4:44 PM

        This right here

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      April 20, 2015 10:37 AM

      I can't believe Sony doesn't just give up. What a lame system. :/

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        April 20, 2015 11:09 AM

        Pretty sad, huh? I so wanted it to be good. It had such potential. 3DS is just so much better, all because of the games.

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          April 20, 2015 11:22 AM

          I did too. I bought one hoping it'd spur more development, but didn't happen.

          I'm enjoying my new 3DS XL though, so thanks! :D

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            April 20, 2015 12:34 PM

            what do you play on your 3DS XL? last game i bought was majora's mask but haven't started it yet since i'm still trying to beat Grim Fandango on vita and also have hotline miami 2, titan souls and eventually axiom verge when it comes out. I'd also rather play Shovel Knight on vita's nicer screen than on 3DS' so I waited. Those games are all out on other platforms but all of those games are so lo-fi it feels like a waste to use up my rare console/TV time to those instead of a AAA.

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      April 20, 2015 12:23 PM

      I wish all handhelds featured HDMI out.

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      April 20, 2015 12:29 PM

      i'd consider upgrading from my original if they included bumper and triggers for better remote play.

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        April 20, 2015 12:56 PM

        yup. i'd upgrade from my slim for real buttons.

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      April 20, 2015 4:19 PM

      Instead of HDMI out I'd like to see some talk of DLNA stuff. Plugging in cables isn't really forward thinking. It's also odd to think I'll tether an HDMI cable to another screen when there's one in front of me?

      I guess I just see it as a silly point to talk up, but there's nothing wrong with a Vita refresh.

      I'm still holding out for an Xperia game device.

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        April 20, 2015 4:38 PM

        Maybe it will work like a Vita TV and let you use a DS4 or DS3.

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          April 20, 2015 5:26 PM

          Which is fine, but the thing itself is a controller. That's why I find it odd.

          It does make couch co-op gaming a more pleasurable affair for what that may be worth.

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      April 20, 2015 4:34 PM

      Sony is doing strange things. Still pushing hardware revisions while the software languishes.

      Also, the (current) Vita sucks to use the joysticks. Too low on the system, can't grip and comfortably use the sticks. Pls fix kthx.

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      April 20, 2015 4:43 PM

      I'd be way more interested if they dumped the proprietary memory card. Fat chance of that though.

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      April 21, 2015 6:19 AM

      I need a lot more than just an HDMI port if Sony is going to dupe me into buying a Vita again. I need TRIGGER BUTTONS, ANALOG STICK BUTTONS, and REMOVAL OF THE USELESS BACK TOUCH. I could care less about the OLED display. In otherwords, I want Sony to finally make a handheld that at least measures up control-wise to the DualShock 3/4, meaning that I want a direct control analogue to the experience I get on the home consoles, otherwise I'm not interested.

      Last year I became convinced Sony was giving up on the Vita and traded it away towards a PS TV to allow me access to the Vita, PSP and PSOne classic games I already own and the ability to play them with a REAL CONTROLLER on a display at home. PS4 Remote Play over a wired connection was a welcome and surprising plus, and the recent button config options via the new accessiblity options were a brilliant update. But even then the PS TV/Vita has fallen far short of what the platform could be, and features are being stripped away as the platform slowly dies. Soon the Vita will only be good for Remote Playing PS4 titles, so if that is the handheld's fate, Sony should at least make the next (and likely last) revision of the Vita a version that properly emulates the DS4 instead of the gimmicky and inadequate incarnation that exists right now.

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      April 21, 2015 4:57 PM

      I want to buy a vita, but the games just don't interest me.

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