Sony Ends Production of Physical PlayStation Vita Games

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Stardew Valley PS Vita release date confirmed

After nearly 7 years in the market, Sony's ill-fated portable console, PlayStation Vita, continues to slowly advance toward what will be the end of its cycle and a few moments ago important information was revealed that has to do with its games in the physical edition.

Good things come to those who wait: Stardew Valley launches on the PlayStation Vita May 22, according to developer Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone. 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.

In an e-mail to Kotaku, the company announced that developers must submit all Vita product code requests by June 28, along with final purchase orders by February 15, 2019.

Sales for the PS Vita began well enough following its release in 2012. What do you think about the decision of Sony?

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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.

If you've played Stardew Valley, chances are you understand why so many people love the game. During the handheld consoles first week of sales, Sony shifted 500,000 units in Japan and the United States combined. This marks the beginning of the end of a long and slow death for Sony beleaguered portable.

Thanks to the rise of mobile games and domination in the handheld segment by Nintendo's 3DS though, the Vita ended up playing second fiddle - with Sony soon dropping major first-party support.

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