A video interview with
SCEA's director of hardware marketing John Koller has revealed that the new model has a shorter battery life than its predecessor.
"Battery life will decrease by a small amount; it's material, but it's about 20 minutes, maybe 30 minutes,” said Koller. And that's because there's a little bit of a larger power draw with the brighter screen.”
The new handheld is set to go on sale on October 15th for 149.99.