Friday, March 1, 2019

Vita Production Done, Welcome to the Afterlife Party

Apparently, this Japanese PlayStation site (translated) confirms that production has finished for the Vita. That means no new units entering the supply chain, so prices will be shooting up any time now as people try to grab the last units for spares or gazumping. Presumably selling 1,500 a week in Japan just isn't good enough for Sony.

I've finally got enough money for a second unit, so will be risking it all for a happy colour edition (hopefully), given that official repairs will be costing an arm and a leg. Still no word on memory card production, which is all the more vital as western Sony continues to slowly not give a crap about PSN releases, and as more titles get pulled from the stores.

For current owners, we still have a raft of releases and more being announced to look forward to from a doughty gang of developers and publishers. And, at the end, I'm more than happy to start all over again with Uncharted, Persona 4 Golden, Tearaway and many other classics, plus PSone and PSP games that you can't play (properly) on another box, or without being welded to a massive TV screen!

Vita forever!

P.S. Naturally, this story is doing the rounds on the tech and gaming sites, and its amazing how few (if any of them) look for the slightest bit of positivity in the Vita scene, as if none of these writers like writing about games!.

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