Check out the old Vita OLED screen versus the new LCD model

Okay, this isn't a scientific test but someone took a shot of the old and new Vita side by side in a Japanese store and you can clearly see the extra brightness, vibrant colour and zing of the OLED over the LCD. Other than that though there doesn't seem to be a massive amount of detail difference, although seeing two games moving might show up some infinitesimal motion differences.

I think the new Vita will get happily snapped up by new Japanese buyers without a care for such things. But us first-gen owners know better, and in multi-Vita households, the guest, younger or non-main player will likely always be handed the LCD version for party gaming. Outside Japan, Sony aren't saying, but I guess they'll wait until there's a big name game to sell it with, probably in February next year. What that will be? few know.

Me I'll keep my OLED for as long as she runs, but if you have the funds, a back-up original might be a wise investment before they're swamped by LCD replacements. Anyone thinking of stocking up on OLED models, or does lighter and better battery outweigh the screen?

Sony's Andrew House has described the move to LCD as: "The main reason is that the LCD panel can now realize an image as high quality as that of the OLED panel, and makes it easier to slim down the PS Vita."