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Sony to end production of PS Vita in Japan next year

No plans for a successor, says SVP Hiroyuki Oda

Sony has revealed that it will cease production of the PlayStation Vita in Japan sometime next year.

The news was confirmed by Sony Interactive Entertainment senior vice president Hiroyuki Oda when speaking with Famitsu (via Gamatsu) at Tokyo Game Show this week.

It comes just over a year after SIE America president and CEO Shawn Layden said the console is "still viable" and stressed its popularity in Asia.

The future of the console was called in question in May this year when Sony confirmed it would be ceasing game card production in the US and Europe on March 31, 2019.

Given that Japan is the only market where the PS Vita found notable success, it looks like the last hurrah for the struggling handheld.

Oda also confirmed that Sony currently has no plans develop a successor to the PS Vita.

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