Buy it refurbished for a great value
Yeah, so this is the older style of vita, no longer sold in stores. It has an OLED screen, which is supposed to be better than the second generation's LCD screen. Having never seen a vita 2 in person, I can only tell you that the screen picture on this one looks great. Also, it is supposed to feel more solid and substantial to hold in your hands than the vita 2. I have heard that the WIFI reception is better in this model than in the vita 2, not sure if that's true. Now onto some disadvantages: The OLED screen will supposedly burn out after a while, needing to be replaced. The USB IN port, where you plug in the charger or connect it to a PS3, PS4 or PC is a weird proprietary SONY port that will not take any kind of standard USB cable. Finally, battery life on the first generation is about an hour less than the vita 2. Oh, and accessories may be harder to get and/or more expensive than the vita 2's. These systems are not the same thickness, and some of the buttons and the speakers are a different shape. That being said, I have almost all of the top rated games and this system is fun. I also love being able to go on the PS store from the vita and browse games, themes, APPS, etc. If you get one, Know that this first generation requires a memory card to save any game data. No big deal, right? Well, the memory cards are proprietary as well- has to be a SONY vita memory card, and they aren't cheap. I was lucky and found one on closeout, brand new in a big box store. Suggest you try that or maybe a pawn shop or thrift store. To sum up, I recommend this system- contact me to find out what seller I bought from.