Sony has announced that it’s putting an end to the production of physical PS Vita game cards, however it’s not the end of the console just yet…
While many have called this the death toll for the PS Vita, this is really only the beginning as Sony hasn’t really supported the console for a number of years now. This news is just another nail in the proverbial coffin, but the console still has some fight in it.
In a message leaked to Kotaku, later confirmed by Sony, the company’s American and European divisions plan to “end all Vita GameCard production by the close of fiscal year 2018.” What that means is that no new physical Vita GameCards will be made from March 31, 2019.
Developers keen to get physical GameCards before then must submit their code by June 28 of this year, and have purchase orders by February 15, 2019.
The good news is that digital games are thriving and will likely continue to do so until Sony closes the PS Vita PS Store. The latest big indie hit to hit the PS Vita will be Stardew Valley which launches on the console on May 22.