Sections

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.

Related stories

PSN name changes launch today

PS4 owners may change their names once for free, but may experience issues in a number of popular games

By Rebekah Valentine

Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo under investigation for consumer rights violation

Multiple business practices of gaming giants called into question by UK authority

By Haydn Taylor

Latest comments

Sign in to contribute

Need an account? Register now.