Sony Ends Production of Physical PlayStation Vita Games

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Since its initial release in 2011, the PlayStation Vita did not seem as successful as its Nintendo counterpart, the Nintendo 3DS.

According to Kotaku, Sony sent an email to developers regarding the status of the PlayStation Vita Carts, stating that "Sony's American and European branches 'plan to end all Vita GameCards production by close of the fiscal year of 2018". It delivered on that promise initially, giving us many good diminutive versions of the company's best games.

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Stardew Valley on-the-go is a lot of fun, so I'm very excited to bring it to a great portable console like the PS Vita!

The PlayStation Vita has been facing an uphill battle since its launch. After announcing earlier this year it will remove the device from the PlayStation Plus program, it's been confirmed today the company plans to end production of physical Vita games for the United States and Europe at the end of the fiscal year. They've now made it even clearer: they're going to stop making PlayStation Vita carts. However note that this only applies to the physical copies of games, and not the Vita system in general.

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The game is also available on Nintendo Switch, PC, Mac, and Xbox One. A combination of other factors - including Sony's instance on utilising overpriced, proprietary memory cards - pushed the Vita out of the price range of many gamers. Will they drop the price?

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