Sony Ends Production of Physical PlayStation Vita Games

No more physical games for PS Vita

By Grayshadow, Posted 16 May 2018

Today, Kotaku reported that Sony has ended physical game production for their handheld console the PS Vita.

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According to Kotaku:

In an e-mail to Kotaku, a Sony spokesperson confirmed that Vita card production is coming to an end.

It’s been a long, strange life for the PlayStation Vita, a system that launched here in 2012 with the slogan “console gaming on the go” but quickly lost ground to mobile and tablet gaming, along with the surge of Nintendo’s 3DS. Sony’s baffling decision to only support its expensive proprietary memory cards made the system pricier than it needed to be, and big studios quickly dropped support. Although the system remained consistently popular in Japan, Sony’s North American and European branches all but ignored it after its first two years on the market, and it has been floundering ever since.

You can still purchase games from the digital marketplace.

The PlayStation Vita has been facing an uphill battle since its launch. Despite the consoles immense power the expensive  $200 pricetag and lack of noteworthy exclusives couldn't compete with the more popular Nintendo 3DS, which reduced its price months after launching, and mobile market. Eventually, the system would be given new life thanks to its PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Plus support but with Nintendo dominating the handheld market once again with the Nintendo Switch the PS Vita's is likely reaching its end.

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