PlayStation Vita is Officially Dead as Sony Ends Production

Stardew Valley PS Vita release date confirmed

Stardew Valley PS Vita release date confirmed

Seeing how physical games raise the price after developers end their physical production, it might be a good idea to purchase the physical carts that are still on sale.

This is according to a report from Kotaku in which they obtained a message sent by Sony to developers in which they announce their "plan to end all Vita GameCard production by close of fiscal year 2018".

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. 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 has been overlooked by many handheld console fans, particularly because of its lack of games to buy.

Rejoice, the long-awaited PlayStation Vita edition of Stardew Valley is coming very soon.

The dying portable originally launched back in 2012.

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.

Note that the announcement specifically calls out America and Europe as halting production of physical Vita games. Despite its impressive specs back in the day, the console lost ground due to mobile titles, tablet gaming, and other competitors in the handheld gaming market. 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.

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