Back in the day before smartphones and tablets existed, companies like Nintendo and Sony thrived with handheld consoles like the Nintendo DS and the PS Vita. While Nintendo is continuing to churn out mobile gaming devices like the Switch and Switch Lite, Sony seems to be done with the PS Vita.
In the console space, there is Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo, each of whom have their own home console device. However when it comes to handhelds, that space was pretty much a fight between Nintendo and Sony, although it seems that now Sony could finally be conceding that market to Nintendo entirely.
It has been a while since Sony had updated its PS Vita handheld console. Instead the company seems to prefer focusing on its home console, which is the PS4 and PS4 Pro at the moment. This has led to many wondering about the fate of the PS Vita, which unfortunately for fans of the console it seems like it could all be coming to an end soon.
The fate of Sony’s PS Vita has been unknown for a while now. In 2015 Sony stated that they had no plans for a successor to the console and with the recent confirmation that physical production of cartridges for the console would be ending (save for Japan), it seemed like Sony was doing everything except to officially announce that they would be killing the PS Vita off.
Recently Sony had confirmed that they would ceasing the production of physical games for the PS Vita by the end of the fiscal year for 2018, which is basically March 2019. Given how old the PS Vita is and considering that there don’t seem to be any plans for a successor, we suppose this did not come as a surprise.
The Sony PS Vita handheld console is a bit long in the tooth now and with no public plans to launch a successor, it seems like the console is a few steps shy from being discontinued completely. In fact it seems that Sony is taking steps towards that as the company has confirmed that they are ending the physical production of PS Vita games.
Sony’s PS Vita handheld console is a pretty old piece of hardware, but we imagine that there are probably still a ton of gamers out there who are happily playing with it even after all these years. The good news is that while developers might not be rushing out to create new PS Vita titles these days, the folks at Chucklefish and ConcernedApe have not forgotten about it.
Ever wonder what happened to Sony’s PS Vita console? Back in 2015, it was reported that gamers probably shouldn’t expect to see a successor anytime soon, and last year there were also rumors that the console could be discontinued in North America. If you’re still holding out on the hope that Sony will have a new console soon, you’ll be disappointed to learn that it really doesn’t seem like it […]
PlayStation Plus subscribers would certainly be wondering what games they will get for free this month as part of their subscription. Sony has now gone ahead and revealed the PlayStation Plus free games for March 2017. The list has been revealed on its official U.S. PlayStation Blog. The lineup includes two titles each for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and the PlayStation Vita.
Sony often offers great deals and discounts on digital game downloads via the PlayStation Store and it’s back again with a new sale. The company is calling it the “Critics’ Choice” sale which means that it’s going to provide discounts on some of the best PlayStation games that money can buy. We’ve checked out the list and there are certainly some great titles that you can pick up at very […]
If you are a gamer who uses Sony’s PlayStation Now services, you might be interested to learn that the company has recently made an announcement in which it seems that they will be ending support for older PlayStation devices, as well as other previously-compatible Sony and non-Sony devices.
As part of its PlayStation Plus membership, Sony provides members with a handful of free games every month. They can keep these games for as long as they like but they just have to download them in the period that Sony makes them free. Sony has now confirmed the list of free PS Plus games for January 2017. This new set of games is going to ring in the New […]
Last year Square Enix announced Lara Croft GO, another one of their puzzle-based games that is based on one of the company’s existing franchises, the first of which was Hitman GO from 2014. The game was originally released for mobile, but for non-mobile gamers, you’ll be pleased to learn that Lara Croft GO is now available on the PC, PS4, and the PS Vita.
When it comes to handheld consoles, Nintendo’s DS/3DS lineup has been pretty successful. Now Sony has attempted to steal some market share with their PS Vita, but unfortunately it didn’t quite capture the market in the same way. In fact last year Sony said that there weren’t plans for a successor, and earlier this year there were rumors that it could have been discontinued.