Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Sci-tech | By Carrie Guzman

Sony to end production of physical Vita games

Sony to end production of physical Vita games

Fiscal year 2018 ends on 31 March 2019.

Kotaku first brought word of this new development, and a Sony spokesperson has since confirmed to the publication that PS Vita card production is coming to an end.

The fearless PS Vita was graced with some genuinely impressive games but the end is nigh as Sony are to finish production of the cartridges that are used by physical copies of games. The message says that Sony's branches "plan to end all Vita GameCard production by close of fiscal year 2018". However, the portable console will continue to receive content and will remain active in this area, so there is still some time left for it to be discontinued.

The Playstation Vita was released in 2011 to Japanese gamers and in February 2012 in most other regions. What do you think about the decision of Sony?

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Unfortunately, the successor to the PSP was met with a less than stellar reception from fans and Sony scaled back support and the development of AAA titles for the Vita.

While digital software for the handheld will still be available, you won't be able to head into brick-and-mortar retailers and buy a physical copy of a PS Vita game in the near future. The game will be available on the handheld console on May 22.

Anyone who has played Stardew Valley on the Nintendo Switch can attest to how perfectly suited the game is to a portable gaming platform.

Of course, that doesn't include India where the PS Vita hasn't gotten new units officially since mid-2015, and new games haven't released in two years.

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