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Physical PlayStation Vita cartridge production ends soon


One more nail in the Vita's coffin.

Physical production of PlayStation Vita cartridges will end in March 2019, Sony has confirmed.

The news comes by way of a report from Kotaku, which cites a message sent by Sony to developers. The message says that Sony’s branches “plan to end all Vita GameCard production by close of fiscal year 2018.”

A Sony representative later confirmed with Kotaku that the report is true.

Fiscal year 2018 ends on 31 March 2019. Sony has requested developers submit Vita product code requests by 28 June 2018, and final purchase orders by 15 February 2019.

The PlayStation Vita was launched in 2012. A pricey, high-powered system that required proprietary memory cards, the Vita quickly lost ground to Nintendo’s 3DS… and now, really, Nintendo’s Switch.

The latest title we’ve seen announced for Vita is NIS America’s The Lost Child.

Do you still use your PlayStation Vita? Why or why not?