Yoshida: Vita to have external battery option

Friday, 16 September 2011 10:33 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Sony WorldWide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida has confirmed PlayStation Vita will have an additional battery option which will extend the handheld’s charge.

“If you have noticed, we have just announced the peripherals for PS Vita. And one of the peripherals is the external battery. That extends the battery life of PS Vita,” Yoshida told IGN in an interview at TGS.

“So if you’re flying from New York to San Francisco, or vice versa, you have no concerns if you have an additional external battery.”

It comes as it was confirmed by Sony after its TGS presser on Wednesday morning that Vita’s battery life will be 3-5 hours in terms of play-time, with a maximum of nine hours when on music playback.

Vita launches on December 17 in Japan and early next year in the US and Europe.