Sony Confirms They Are Ending Production Of Physical PS Vita Games

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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 U.S. and Europe at the end of the fiscal year. Kotaku reports today that Sony's American and European units told developers that they "plan to end all Vita GameCard production by close of fiscal year 2018". There are still many games on the device I want to play, the upcoming 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim included, but if getting physical copies is not an option, Sony has to meet us halfway and lower the price of the memory cards. At the same time, the company informed that it will accept product code requests for the manufacture of cards until June 28 of this year and the final purchase orders will have an entry deadline of February 15, 2019.

The Vita launched in Japan in late 2011 before coming to North America and other parts of the world in early 2012.

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To be honest, there's probably not an bad lot of people who still buy physical games for the PS Vita, given the convenience of downloading titles. The digital storefront for Vita games will remain online for the time being. Six years old from a technology standpoint is quite impressive, especially for a piece of hardware that lost major support rather quickly. They've now made it even clearer: they're going to stop making PlayStation Vita carts.

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