The PS Vita may be looking at death’s door int he next year or so, as Sony has started to shut down production of something vital to the portable unit’s success: physical game cards. It’s not really talked about among diehard fans of the system, especially those who love the ability to play their games away from home, but the Vita has kinda been on its last legs for a while as sales never exceeded what Nintendo was doing with the 3DS. Which is insane to think about since the Vita is actually a more superior piece of tech by comparison. But Kotaku broke the news last night after receiving a message about the decision made by the higher-ups.
Obviously, this doesn’t kill the Vita outright as there are still developers creating games to be downloaded to the console. Recently it was announced that Stardew Valley would be making its way there as well. But the fact that most of the games coming to the console are older ports and overdue releases that should have been included with the system from day one, it’s pretty easy to see that the Vita is an afterthought to most developers and publishers. And if history has taught us anything about tech that doesn’t get used a lot, the PS Vita will soon become an afterthought of history.