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What is the PS Vita, why the PS Vita is set to be around for a good while yet, and why there will be a new PS Vita in 2015. Also: why we won't ever see a PS Vita 2. (See also: PS4 vs Xbox One review.)

Recently we've been asked a couple of times whether we think there will be a PS Vita in 2015 - or if there will ever be a PS Vita 2. In some ways it is a tough question to answer: there is literally no information in the public domain that even hints at a PS Vita 2. But that also makes it easy, and I will say it up front: I'd be surprised if there is ever a PS Vita 2. But that doesn't mean there won't be a new PS Vita this year. And it certainly doesn't mean the Vita is on the slide. Far from it. In this article I explain what is the PS Vita, why the PS Vita is set to be around for a good while yet, and why there may well be a new PS Vita in 2015. But I also opine that we won't ever see a PS Vita 2.

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Playstation Vita 2 rumours: what is PS Vita?

For the uninitiated, the PS Vita is a handheld games console. It is the successor to the PlayStation Portable (PSP) as the portable arm of the PlayStation lineup of games consoles. The PS Vita has been available globally since early 2012, and is in competition with with the Nintendo 3DS. Together those two devices are considered eighth generation portable games consoles. (See also: Best games consoles.)

Playstation Vita 2 rumours: the Vita isn't going away any time soon

The whole idea of a portable games consoles seems kind of weird in 2015. We all carry at least one portable gaming device, often an internet connected one with a powerful GPU, onboard storage and an HD display - it's called a smartphone. (See also: )

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