Since then though, the Vita has become a haven for smaller indie games. The hardware manufacturer emailed game developers today to let them know that they "plan to end all Vita GameCard production by close of fiscal year 2018", in both Europe and America. Sony's fiscal year 2018 will end on March 31, 2019.
Sony set a deadline of June 28, 2018 for all product code requests, with a February 15, 2019 cutoff for final purchase orders.More news: United States sanctions Iran central bank governor for alleged terrorist support
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The system originally launched back in 2012, where it received a mixed reception from fans.
This means that developers are more than welcome to keep developing games for the platform, just that they probably shouldn't expect to see a physical release of their games anymore. However, with so few new games releasing on the console, it's unlikely to create many issues. Sony made things worse by making the portable console only support expensive proprietary memory cards and giving the system a price tag higher than what many gamers would pay.
Known under the codename of Next Generation Portable (NGP) before being announced as the PlayStation Vita, Sony's successor to the PlayStation Portable was not a success. Stardew Valley is set to launch on the Vita on May 22, though after that Persona 5: Dancing Night and Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night are the only relatively major releases for the handheld.