Sony PS Vita Slim a possibility?

According to the Sony Lead Designer the PS Vita would have had a mainly metal construction, but due to engineering restrictions we have the PS Vita we see today

 

Designer of the Sony PS Vita Takashi Sogabe has spoken out about his desire to have a thinner product when they were creating the PS Vita suggesting that if the means were available perhaps Sony would consider a smaller version.

Talking to CVG Sogabe confirmed that in his original plans he would have gone with a more metal construction, of course that would have brought up the price and also interfered with the antennae.

"As a designer, I wanted to use metal rather than plastic, but because there are a lot of antennae in the body, we couldn't use metal."

"Maybe it will become thinner in the future, but the engineers would have to come up with a means to do that. The main effort for me was to make this product happen."

He goes on to talk about the ongoing battle that all designers face with engineers in which the balance between cost, usability and also design can find a happy medium.

So while it's certainly not on the cards at the moment, it's encouraging to know that they've been considering it as a serious option.

What changes would you like to see on the upcoming Sony PS Vita? Let us know via the comments box below...

Source: CVG

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