Is a new version of the PlayStation Vita on the way?

It looks like a third revision of the PS Vita hardware might be heading to market.

Now, keep in mind that this is a flat-out rumor for the moment, so don’t get too excited just yet, but it looks like a significant upgrade to the PS Vita might –might– be on the way. According to an eagle-eyed NeoGAFer, Sony filed a trademark request on April 1st for a “controller for portable LCD screen game machine”.

So what makes this so intriguing? Flatly put, and among a few other upgrades, it looks like there may be a planned inclusion for L2 and R2 buttons on a new PS Vita. I’m sure I don’t have to tell you how awesome that little change would be for Vita games, and also for those who like to stream their library from the PS4.

Again, don’t get too excited just yet. Adding in a pair of extra buttons would be fantastic additions, but there’s no firm proof that they’re working on that other than a few diagrams that may or may not show the new controls. At the very least though, it’s a tempting prospect, and one that, if true, I’m sure we’ll be hearing a lot more about come E3 in June.

Source: MCV

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