Sony to End PlayStation Vita Physical Game Production on March 31, 2019 in the US and Europe

Well PlayStation Vita you’ve had a good run but it seems that time is finally starting to run out for support. According to Jason Schreier over at Kotaku, in an email received Sony Interactive Entertainment’s American and European branches have announced that they plan to end all Vita GameCard production by the close of fiscal year 2018 which ends on March 31, 2019.

In the email Sony has told developers that they must submit all PS Vita physical product code requests by June 28, and final purchase orders by February 15, 2019. While no more physical Vita games will be coming digital distribution will continue to be available.

The PlayStation Vita first launched in Japan back in Holiday 2011 and then launched in the US and Europe in early 2012. The system has had a rough lifecycle as many factors such as high memory card prices drove people away from purchasing the system. Sony itself stopped supporting the system pretty early on with first party offerings and instead has relied on independent developers as well as Japanese developers to continue to put out games.

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