Monday, 28 May, 2018

Sony to cease Vita physical game production

PlayStation Vita Stardew Valley PS Vita release date confirmed
Velma Reese | 16 May, 2018, 15:20

PS Vita had some incredible titles, if you still have one around do checkout Tearaway, Gravity Rush, Danganronpa 1&2, Hotline Miami, Persona 4 Golden, Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward, Final Fantasy X/X-2, Killzone Mercenary, Uncharted: Golden Abyss and many more.

Sales for the PS Vita began well enough following its release in 2012.

Kotaku reached out to Sony after getting their hands on the email, and Sony confirmed that they would be ceasing development of physical game cartridges for the portable system that's already hanging onto life by a thread.

It's been reported that Sony Interactive Entertainment is ending physical production of PlayStation Vita games in the company's American and European branches by close of fiscal year 2018 in March 31, 2019.

Samsung introduces two new Galaxy S9 colors
It has actually released the Burgundy Red hue for the Galaxy S9 earlier than it did for the Galaxy S8 a year ago . There's also a Burgundy Red version launching this month, but that's now exclusive to China and Korea.

The Vita did well in the West for the first couple of years and had it's own Assassin's Creed (which I'm playing right now and it's great), a brand new Killzone game that really showed what you could do with the system, and even a port of Borderlands 2.

In the message to developers that was obtained by Kotaku, Sony also asked for all PS Vita product code requests to be submitted by June 28 this year and for all final purchase orders to be entered by February 15 next year.

Note that the announcement specifically calls out America and Europe as halting production of physical Vita games. During the handheld consoles first week of sales, Sony shifted 500,000 units in Japan and the U.S. combined.

The PS Vita has found an audience with its array of JRPGS, though failed to find a wider audience. This marks the beginning of the end of a long and slow death for Sony beleaguered portable.

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