PS Vita has served thousands if not millions of fans globally. But Sony has decided to pull the plug on PS Vita for good. The producer has just announced that the production of PS Vita will end in 2019. They have further confirmed that there are no plans for a PS Vita successor.
Sony Interactive Entertainment Senior Vice President Hiroyuki Oda announced the halt on PlayStation Vita production while talking to Famitsu at Tokyo Game Show 2018. Oda further added that the PS Vita will be continued to produce until the end of 2019 for Japanese markets. After the last piece manufactured, the production will, in fact, be stopped forever.
In addition, Hiroyuki said that:
Currently, we do not have any plans regarding a new handheld device. In Japan, we will manufacture PlayStation Vita until 2019. From there, shipping will end.
This news is no less than a shocker for all the PS Vita fans globally. And it simply means that fans will no longer be able to get new versions of PS Vita once Sony stops producing it. As Oda seemed pretty specific about it, fans are still hoping that this news is just a big joke.
Ps Vita has, in fact, served a lot of players who love to game on the go. If this is Sony’s final decision, fans will be actually left with no other better choice.
In the same brief with Famitsu, Oda also announced that almost 20 new announced titles for the PlayStation Classic will be different for Japan and Western regions. This means that fans will actually have more than one versions of these games. However, the titles which are already announced will remain the same between the two regions.
According to Oda, each of these 20 titles is handpicked and are extremely popular among the players globally. Hopefully, fans will have some nice new games coming their way soon.