Sony had confirmed in September last year that it would end production of the PlayStation Vita in 2019. It seems to have put that plan in motion as the company has started winding down production of this handheld console in its home country of Japan. It will soon stop manufacturing the remaining two models of the PS Vita.
Sony launched the PlayStation Vita in Japan back in December 2011. It came out with some big titles but the development of major titles for the handheld consoles slowed down and the Vita ended up being more of a place for indie games.
The PCH-2000 ZA11 Black and PCH-2000 ZA23 Aqua Blue are the two remaining PlayStation Vita models. Both are now labeled as ending “soon” on Sony’s website. This should leave no doubt in your mind that the writing is on the wall for this console.
This was destined to happen after Sony officially confirmed last year that it would stop producing new units of the Vita in 2019. Sony’s Hiroyuki Oda has also confirmed that the company does not have a plan to make a new handheld console at any point in the near future. You’d think that with the success that Nintendo has had with the Nintendo Switch, Sony would think of creating something along the same lines. That does not appear to be on the company’s agenda for now, it seems.