Sony to Cease Production of Physical PS Vita Games

Pablo Tucker
May 16, 2018

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Fiscal year 2018 ends on 31 March 2019.

The Vita launched in Japan in late 2011 before coming to North America and other parts of the world in early 2012.

In a message to developers, Sony has stated that it plans to stop producing PS Vita game cartridges, according to a report from Kotaku.

Known under the codename of Next Generation Portable (NGP) before being announced as the PlayStation Vita, Sony's successor to the PlayStation Portable was not a success.

In an e-mail to Kotaku, the company announced that developers must submit all Vita product code requests by June 28, along with final purchase orders by February 15, 2019.

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. It was to be the most advanced handheld console ever designed with substantial blockbuster titles such as Uncharted Golden Abyss, Resistance: Burning Skies, and Killzone: Mercenary. Sony's immensely powerful handheld showed huge promise when it came to mobile games with depth, yet its use of expensive proprietary memory cards made it a pricy investment.

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

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