Sony will proceed promoting digital Vita video games on the PlayStation Community, however the console’s dear proprietary reminiscence playing cards — one of many explanation why Vita by no means grew to become as in style within the West as it’s in Japan — may in the end trigger even loyal players to drop the system. Different elements that contributed to the Vita’s imminent demise embrace the rise of cellular gaming and the truth that Sony’s American and European divisions largely ignored the console’s existence shortly after its launch in 2012. Sony’s handheld additionally could not compete with the 3DS, which loved Nintendo’s full help and inherited the DS console’s userbase.
Again in 2015, Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida said the corporate would not see a marketplace for a Vita sequel. It is onerous to think about the tech big altering its thoughts since then. Along with ending the manufacturing of bodily Vita video games in March, Sony will even stop including PS3 and Vita titles to the record of free PlayStation Plus video games that month. So, in lower than a 12 months, Vita players can solely both purchase digital video games or import releases from Asia.