PS Vita Hatsune Miku Limited Edition, After 6 years

PS Vita Hatsune Miku Limited Edition

PS Vita Hatsune Miku Limited Edition is a beautiful handheld console to own. . .

Sony announced in mid-August 2012 that for Project Diva fans there will be a PS Vita Hatsune Miku Limited Edition. The overall design follows the idol’s appearance on the back, placed in a crystal white color. In addition to the console, they also included a copy of the then-new game: Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA ƒ. They also announced that there will be Wifi and 3G/Wifi models.

Items inside the package are pretty much the same as the common PSV boxes, however, included are additional items such as 4gb PSV memory card, In-game VR card — where it’s a 3D version of the back touchpad design, Miku screen protector decals — (it differs based on release version as I saw from other buyers), Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA ƒ game and lastly the PSV console itself.


The first very expensive limited edition that I have bought… and it will be the last

It started when I tried playing older versions on PlayStation Portable around 2011: -Project DIVA-, -Project DIVA- 2nd and -Project DIVA- Extend, personally I like the first and second -Project DIVA- releases.

And later that year, I saw the promotion on a  popular Japanese website for International visitors. I wasn’t planning to get the pre-order, but rather to buy a non-Limited edition PSV for my birthday. However, as a long-time Project Diva fan, the item looked pretty good, regardless of how expensive it was.

Getting the item was a little bit of a challenge since all pre-orders were already taken. Luckily, a friend of mine stumbled upon a website on the verge of selling out, and we immediately requested a pre-order. As I can remember, it cost $500 including shipping, however, given the high value, the customs fee ended up being double the usual rate.

Good thing, the online shop labeled the entire package to “Used” item, so thankfully the charges were not as bad as they could have been.

Around early September when I got the package, I received horrible news that a customs officer peeled off the screen protector decal. After returning from a long trip, I immediately bought a box cutter and tape, tempting fate to somehow fix the sticker.

With the help of a YouTube tutorial, cleaning and restoring the stick as well as the sticker itself did the trick on fixing the screen protector. Here’s a close-up photo of the screen, although, uneven cuts are quite obvious.

Honestly, MikuVita still looks pretty good, after 6 years of heavy gaming

I’m very surprised that up to this day, my PS Vita Hatsune Miku Limited Edition is still working even after indulging in button smashing games like the Project Diva series, Oboro Muramasa: Rebirth and BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend — the buttons are fine, no signs of lags and the screen protector still sticks.

This even surpasses my Nyko Power Grip’s accessory that I bought two years after buying the PS Vita.

I’m still thinking if I should be replacing the Miku Vita so I can put it to rest but then again it is kinda wasteful if this console ends up gathering dust.

PS Vita Hatsune Miku Limited Edition

 


Links:
[Project Diva Wikia], [h-How much is the LE Today?]

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