I'll admit, this is a great deal, and it's all the better that it actually comes with a game I would play (as oppose to a sports game, or a shooter), but tell me why I should buy this, and not wait for a resign model?
Well when's Sony going to be coming out with one? They didn't with this years E3 so the most likely scenario is to let if ride out through this holiday season letting the PS4 have the spotlight, then when the PS4's getting an established base introduce a new model or price cut in the spring or at E3. Keep in mind that the Vita itself only launched in February of 2012 and a new model in the next two months would be kind of fast even by Nintendo's standards. With how big a role they want it to play in the PS4 ecosystem I think we'll see one sooner than later but this holiday's unlikely when they need to be all in on getting PS4 out there.
Well, I figured it will probably not be until at least 2014 until if/when a redesign Vita model is released, but I guess I just do not want to spend $200+ on a Vita, only for it to be trumped by a improved model a year or so later. That is why, in part, I waited until the XL to buy the 3DS. Well, that, and I have also found I actually prefer the bigger handheld size.
Also, battery not being user replaceable has me bit concerned, and there's off chance they might fix that with the redesign.