Some grim news for PlayStation Vita owners. Sony has ended production for physical games on the system.

According to Kotaku:

“In an e-mail to Kotaku, a Sony spokesperson confirmed that Vita card production is coming to an end.

“It’s been a long, strange life for the PlayStation Vita, a system that launched here in 2012 with the slogan “console gaming on the go” but quickly lost ground to mobile and tablet gaming, along with the surge of Nintendo’s 3DS. Sony’s baffling decision to only support its expensive proprietary memory cards made the system pricier than it needed to be, and big studios quickly dropped support. Although the system remained consistently popular in Japan, Sony’s North American and European branches all but ignored it after its first two years on the market, and it has been floundering ever since.”

You can still purchase games from the digital marketplace.

The PlayStation Vita has had a difficult fight for survival. While popular in Japan the system never reached the same acclaim as the Nintendo 3DS and with the rise of mobile games the expensive, but powerful, device never garnered a lot of attention. Sony attempted to keep the system alive but bundling PlayStation 4 titles also released on the PS Vita together, providing free games on the PS Plus service, and adding PS4 handheld support. But it looks like the system is fading fast, but not as fast as the PSP Go.

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