Sony Discontinues Physical Sales Of PS Vita Games

Sony Discontinues Physical Sales Of PS Vita Games

While this is most definitely a nail in the coffin for the little handheld that had it tough from the very beginning, Sony will still be releasing games for the Vita digitally, so it's not quite the end yet.

It's been a long, unusual life for the PlayStation Vita, a system that launched here in 2012 with the slogan "console gaming on the go" but quickly lost ground to mobile and tablet gaming, along with the surge of Nintendo's 3DS.

I believe we don't have to mention just how successful this game is. The digital storefront for Vita games will remain online for the time being.

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Sony themselves demonstrated that when they announced they drop the PlayStation Vita from the PlayStation Plus programme.

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. If any developers want their games to have a physical presence on the Vita, they'll have to get their orders in post-haste.

Currently, the Nintendo 3DS is still being supported by its developer, noted by the upcoming re-release of "Luigi's Mansion", originally released for the GameCube, despite the release of the newest system, the Nintendo Switch. A combination of other factors - including Sony's instance on utilising overpriced, proprietary memory cards - pushed the Vita out of the price range of many gamers.

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