Sony officially ends PlayStation Vita production

Tokyo: Sony has officially ended the production of its PlayStation Vita gaming console. The company indicated the end of production on the console’s last two models through Vita’s product page.

Sony had hinted at discontinuing the production last year when senior executive Hiroyuki Oda said that the company had no plans of any follow up on the handheld gaming console and manufacturing and shipping of all versions would end this year, Polygon reported.

The original PlayStation Vita was introduced in 2011 in Japan, followed by US release a year later. While there are no official numbers on the sale of the console, estimates by third parties indicate that the console sold somewhere in the range of 10-15 million units.