Sony to Stop Production of Physical PlayStation Vita Games by March 31, 2019

Sony to Stop Production of Physical PlayStation Vita Games by March 31, 2019 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 16 May 2018 / 2,023 Views

Sony will be ending production of physical PlayStation Vita games by the end of fiscal year 2018, which ends March 31, 2019, according to Kotaku who obtained a message to developers.

Sony Interactive Entertainment’s American and European branches "plan to end all Vita GameCard production by close of fiscal year 2018."


Developres have until June 28 to submit physical product code equests and final purchase orders by February 15, 2019. 

Digital games through the PlayStation Store will remain available on the PlayStation Vita.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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7 Comments

Liquid_faction (on 16 May 2018)

So does this mean they're finally going to lower the price of the Vita's memory?? I don't know what marketing idiot Sony hired that thought people were going to pay $100 for 64 gb of storage, when Micro SD has that for $20. They drove away a lot of customers because of that.


Barkley (on 16 May 2018)

You can get MicroSD adapters for the vita now.


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GoldenHand80 (on 16 May 2018)

same marketing idiot who decided to release PS3 for $600


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Ljink96 (on 16 May 2018)

*Plays Taps*


thetonestarr (on 16 May 2018)

There's a good chance this has to do with electronics support laws. According to California law, electronics sold there have to be fully supported - no features made obsolete - for 7 years from original release.


Teeqoz (on 16 May 2018)

No feature is made obsolete by this though. You can still purchase and play physical games on a PS Vita, even after this. The change is that you won't find any new releases physically after that. But the feature (of playing games physically) remains.


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thetonestarr (on 16 May 2018)

That's a matter of interpretation.


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bartkuz (on 16 May 2018)

Finally, let Vita rest in peace.


Faelco (on 16 May 2018)

Finally, the Vita Go! But it's said "American and European branches"... So what about Japan?


OTBWY (on 16 May 2018)

So it is done then.


xMetroid (on 16 May 2018)

That's too late tbh should be sooner. Haven't seen a vita section in any gaming store in years


thetonestarr (on 16 May 2018)

According to my coworker who recently bought a Vita for some strange reason, they still have a Vita section at Fry's.


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