The company has officially ceased production of the handheld console.
Another one bites the dust. Just this week Polygon has reported that the PlayStation Vita has ended its production, thereby nailing the final nail in the coffin for Sony’s infamous handheld.
The PlayStation Vita was the successor to the original PlayStation Portable (popularly known as PSP) that was released in 2011. But unlike the PlayStation Portable, the PlayStation Vita didn’t quite achieve the same success as the PSP due to the growing popularity of smartphone apps and games plus the recent release of the Nintendo Switch. It sold a total of 16.1 million units – an unfortunate number compared to the PSP, which sold more than double the numbers.
While it did have its fans and some decent support from indie game developers, it wasn’t enough to keep it afloat. With the recent trends in the portable gaming market, the PS Vita no longer has any place to shine.
The PS Vita will officially cease production by March 31st, 2019.
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