“Scheduled completion coming soon” on the remaining PS Vita models.
The PS Vita, though not without a dedicated fanbase globally, has been dying off in the West.
PS Vita games have been dropping off our weekly PlayStation Store release announcements, and Sony is no longer giving away PS Vita (or PS3) games with PlayStation Plus. You haven’t been able to buy a brand new, in box PS Vita in the UK for a couple of years now, and it’s a similar story in the US and mainland Europe.
The last holdout was the Vita’s native Japan, where a couple of models – classic black and aqua blue – remained in production. Until now.
The catalogue entries for these two handheld consoles have changed. They now display “scheduled completion coming soon” which – given that all the catalogue pages for other Vita models show “shipment completed” – means those remaining two PS Vita models will be also be leaving production and marked as “shipment completed” soon.
We knew this was coming. Sony confirmed that the PS Vita would be going out of production in 2019. What we don’t know is how long those remaining models will be available.
Presumably, if collectors do their thing and pick them up like the hottest of cakes before they’re no longer available? That won’t take very long at all.
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