Shuhei Yoshida Confirms that You Can Charge the New PS Vita 2000 With Any Smartphone Micro USB Charger

on October 13, 2013 9:52 AM

The new PCH-2000 replaced the old proprietary port with a proper Micro USB port, but does that mean that you can just leave its own charger home and use the standard Micro USB charger from your smartphone instead?

It’s not even mentioned in the manual, but according to SCE Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida you can, as he clarified today on Twitter.

Basically it says “You’ll be happy you’re using a PS Vita 2000, because it can be charged with any Micro USB smartphone battery charger.”

As a note of color, the hashtag he uses is pretty funny, as it translates with #Chargeismylife. I can definitely agree with that. When I went to Gamescom in August I forgot the energy plug adapter for German outlets (like a complete newbie), and the first day before I could grab one at a local store was absolute hell.

Anyway, it may be a small thing, but details like this definitely improve the quality of a product.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.