Sony stops production of PS Vita in Japan

Mar

3

2019

Sony has most probably stopped production of the PlayStation Vita now. The handheld was probably only produced in Japan for the Japanese market, but Sony has now also put a point behind it.

Sony announced last month that the production of the PS Vita would be discontinued, but did not mention a date. Among others, Siliconera reports that on the Japanese Vita page now also the last two remaining models, black and ‘aqua blue’, are indicated with discontinued. Now that production has stopped and after the stocks have run out, the only way to get a Vita will be the second-hand market.

Sony announced last year that the end of the Vita in 2019 would come and last month was also known that that end was close. In the Netherlands, the PlayStation Vita has not been available since 2016. The handheld originally came out in Japan in 2011, with a release in the Benelux in 2012. The Vita Slim came on the market in 2013.

“The Vita simply did not appeal to the public and then developers do not get to work either, and if you have that, you do not attract an audience and then the developers do not come in. It’s a downward spiral that goes fast” , told Shawn Layden , former president of Sony Interactive Entertainment of America to Polygon in 2017.

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