Published: Fri, September 21, 2018
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TGS 2018: 'No Plans' for Vita Successor, Says Sony

TGS 2018: 'No Plans' for Vita Successor, Says Sony

In an announcement that will surprise no-one, but sadden many, Sony has revealed that the PS Vita will be ceasing production next year in Japan, the handheld console's biggest market.

2019 will mark the end of an era for PlayStation, as Sony has confirmed it will stop production of the PS Vita and for the first time since 2004 will not have a portable console to sit alongside their home system.

Video game stories from other sites on the web. The news comes alongside confirmation that Sony will be discontinuing Vita production in 2019. From there, shipping will end, ' Oda said.

However, digital distribution for games on the handheld console would continue after that date.

While the console has faded from view nearly everywhere around the globe, the PlayStation Vita has soldiered on in its homeland of Japan, where portable gaming and a healthy trickle of Japan-centric games has kept its audience entertained. Pre-orders are now available for the updated version of the console, which will reportedly cost $100 in the USA and £90 in the UK.

Sony's PlayStation Vita will reportedly leave Japanese stores in 2019.

The PS Vita was released in late 2011 in Japan and early 2012 in the West, but unlike its predecessor, the PSP, was never very successful.

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