I'll start out by admitting I own several PlayStation Vitas. I know how they work, you need about a 16-32gb memory card (sony branded specifically for ps-vita) if you want to download games from the ps store. Yes, those are expensive too. Anyway, to get to my real point-this aqua blue Vita is a GameStop exclusive edition that they must also sell around the world because GameStop is pretty much sold out of them here in the US. The unit I received was NOT new. The box was not sealed (not a big deal), the screen was dusty like it was sitting out on someone's shelf for a few months and the real clue was it already had been linked to someone else's PlayStation account! I find this interesting. Another large clue was it had the latest firmware (3.65) installed. Unless it was made a few days ago it wouldn't have shipped with that from the factory. They're either refurbished units (doubtful) or someone is smuggling them out of Japan and re-boxing them in the United States (to avoid paying export duties or something). My unit is Japanese, but it was set up for English. I could tell because the x and o button commands were swapped when i was setting it up. Luckily, whoever used this before me took decent care of it because I haven't found a scratch on it. It's a really good looking Vita, I love the color. It's unique. I'm not going to ship it back. Just be aware you could be getting a used Vita for the price of a new one here. As usual, your milage may vary!