Sony has announced that it is to end physical production of PS Vita games, according to Kotaku. The move means physical game cards will eventually stop, but online downloads via the PlayStation Store will continue. Sony also recently announced that PS Vita game would no longer be offered as part of PlayStation Plus from March 2019.
Kotaku reports that developers were notified by Sony that it “plan to end all Vita GameCard production by close of fiscal year 2018.” The message asks that all Vita product code requests be submitted by June 28, 2018, and that final purchase orders be entered by February 15, 2019. Sony’s 2018 fiscal year will end on March 31, 2019.
In an email to Kotaku, a Sony spokesperson confirmed that Vita card production is coming to an end.
This marks another nail in the coffin for the PS Vita as Sony eventually starts shutting things down one by one.