It’s (almost) official: The PS Vita is dead


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69 Responses

  1. DSpider says:

    Why is “Target” significant? Do you think everyone lives in the US? The rest of the world doesn’t shop at Target.

    • wololo says:

      It is a major retailer in the main market for video games. So it is statistically significant. As I said in the article, it’s also clear that no other retailer is doing anything for the console in the US this year after a check. The US represent 50% of the market. But please, enlighten me about how wonderfully the console is doing in Japan.

      • NoPatience says:

        you always reply to those ‘filled with hate and jealousy’ comments made by some random *** guy……ignore them man…..or even ban them from your website

      • Some guy says:

        Yeah, you tell em, Wolo. Beat that ***!

      • Alalalasasa says:

        Is the market in Europe so insignificant? Your comment sounded like its 50/50 US & Jap, but whats up with the rest of the world?

      • Aramaru says:

        In Europe it doesn’t seem to be doing well. In Slovakia it’s not shown on any of the mayor conventions, even though other products, such as PS4/Xbox or even 3DS are shown tho later less. It’s hilarious than on several animeshows, ps vita stand was present in sony booth with no ps vita attached to it. In shops it’s not getting much space and minimal to none in most of non gaming ones. I was in Wienna tho recently and there was a solid section of Vita games in a tech store i went to, but not anything to brag about.
        In Japan Vita’s performing poorly compared to PSP. Compared to PSV world sales it performs good, but still nothing remarkable.

    • yhghgh says:

      target isnt US-only

      • Baka Author says:

        yeah its stupid article. its funny to think only US is the target. the world is bigger than u think.

      • reddragonemperor says:

        yeah well in our country the supply of PS VITA is still abundant, and the price is still not going down, though i’m not sure if they will restock after every vita has been bought.

    • Zero says:

      “All hail USA’s supremacy, only them exists in a world that have 7 continents”…

      • Nathan Wharry says:

        It’s amazing that no matter how the article is phrased it comes back to this type of statement. Please correct me if I’m wrong, but “Black Friday” is a US only event that happens after the US only event called Thanksgiving Day. Why would we even care about the rest of the world when we are talking about the Black Friday sales being an indication that the Vita may be nearing it’s end that are happening only in the US?

        • Skooma Dealer says:

          I think there’s a much better way to word that. Here in Canada, we have both Black Friday and Thanksgiving Day events, albeit that Thanksgiving is on a different day than the US. Black Friday is still a thing here however.

  2. Dude12 says:

    This is not surprising. It seems that the Wii U is dead as well. I haven’t found any discount on any retailer.

  3. YZ Rum says:

    If the day comes where Sony completely drops support for the Vita, does that mean that Apps like Netflix and Hulu will no longer be supported as well?

    • Aramaru says:

      Depends if they are actually getting any support. If not then they will eventually end like Youtube app, without discontinuation or not.

  4. DSpider says:

    Why is “Target” even relevant? Not everyone lives in the US.

    PS: First time I visited today, trying to post the above and got “Duplicate comment detected; it looks as though you’ve already said that!”. Did I? Did I really already say that?? When? WHEN did I say that? I have never mentioned “Target” on this (or any other) website before.

    • DSpider says:

      I see the initial comment was posted after all… even though it wasn’t there when I refreshed the page. Never mind.

    • DSpider2 says:

      LOL!! You say it’s the first time you visted but apparently that is a lie (you admitted this yourself). You posted 9 minutes earlier than this comment was made and you dare say you never mentioned target on this website.

      Do you even know how the market works? Most consoles are sold in the US and Japan. Where are you even from anyway?

    • Matt says:

      But Black Friday is a US event right. Which is what the article is about. Why would they mention a *** european retailer about a *** US shopping holiday. Get real

  5. Dag says:

    You said this BS last year as well and I’m pretty sure you said it the year before that too. This is gonna end up as a boy who cried wold scenario isn’t it?

  6. zorg says:

    It is official, Vita hes never been more alive. All it needed is Molecule and Adrenaline 🙂

  7. Ell says:

    The PS Vita is dead, long live the PS Vita! (Homebrew-wise 😉

  8. Not Shock says:

    I was just my local supermarket and went to the video game department, as I always do, and they didn’t have a single thing there that had to do wit the Vita. No games, systems or memory cards. I figured the end was nigh, not just that soon.

  9. ps2onvita says:

    wow I even saw PS3s and XBOX 360s in the Gamestop catalog whoa this really means that the vita is dead

  10. Natalie says:

    It’s been dead in the US from day one. the console was never meant to be like the home consoles. It’s not designed to play Soccer, Racing and FPS games that for some totally confusing reason is all the *** US market wants while the rest of the world wants puzzle, RPG, strategy games and more. Since all the game distributors are based in the US they look at US sales first before deciding what they send to the rest of the world. It’s actually really annoying. We want this console. It’s a great console but were limited to what the *** US market wants and it’s not right. If you lot want to go around with your FPSs thinking they’re the best games then that’s up to you, It shouldn’t effect everyone else.
    The amount of Japanese games that I want to get but I can’t because the US release bombed is really high.

  11. SAW says:

    its already dead, in europe

  12. doctorwho05 says:

    Sorry It Died When it got it’s first “Stability Update”. Sony never really put the Full resources into the PSvita/PSTV to push and getting good 2nd and 3rd party Dev teams to make games. Charging for a different dev licence for PSvita and PSTV was very stupid. Sony will never get it.

    • TehCupcakes says:

      So THAT’S why so many games are not PSTV compatible even though they don’t rely on touch… I assumed it was because studios didn’t find it worth the investment to do testing on PSTV, but if they are separately licenses altogether that makes a lot more sense.

    • John says:

      Actually, they did, if you bothered to look. Note that, even fi you hate the titles, they’re still titles. heck, the even tried and (failed big time) with homebrew/indie devs (heck, no one remembers that other hack a year or so ago?). They tried, they did.

      No point comparing them to Nintendo when a majority of Nintendo’s popular games are mostly first party along with that huge seller Pokémon (GameFreak). Then mobile games.

      I think, the better question, is, what were they aiming for? What segment? Hardcore gamers? On the bus/train? No, they aimed wrong and tried to take on mobile gaming (fail) and Nintendo’s IPs and Pokémon (seriously, can anything be a bigger seller for a handheld?).

  13. Jefphar says:

    For me the PS Vita is very much alive with Henkaku and Homebrews.Sony’s business with PS Vita is Dead.With Homebrew community PS Vita is resurrected like a Phoenix coming out of its ashes.

    • megumihan says:

      but sony is the one that has a license to release a game at PS Vita the only thing why PSV is so active bcuz of the VPK dump and Mai Dump but if your talking PSP adrenaline its just a revival nothing news at PSP anymore

    • Abdul rehman says:

      I don’t know why people are not satisfied with PS Vita, considering the list :

      1) PS one games
      2) PSP games
      3) PSP minis
      4) PS mobile games
      5) PS vita games
      6) Remote play
      7) A good hardware to emulate consoles from (Nes to Dreamcast) and a single hardware with two sticks have advantage over many mobile hardware.

  14. megumihan says:

    THEY CANNOT DO THAT “VITA MEANS LIFE” Sony stupid promises

  15. ZeroSbr says:

    Well, I suppose it’s up to hackers to perform their necromantic rituals to make it desirable again.

  16. PakoJones says:

    This is not surprising. Last time I saw a ps vita in Mexico (God of War bundle) was January this year and haven’t seen them since then. You can get them in paw shops though.

  17. Weedian says:

    you forgot to add “… in the US” to the title. Widely available here in Japan.

  18. jeremyjazz says:

    why do a lot of people here have to be so hostile??

  19. It’s not dead in Japan….

    but we all knew it’s ‘kinda’ dead in the game industry…

  20. Bah says:

    Officially its almost dead. Unofficially thanks to taiHENkaku its got some good years in it yet 🙂

  21. gamersarethewhiniest says:

    Jesus christ you guys are *** ***, these comments are terrible

    “But what about the rest of the world…”

    Missing the big picture

  22. bobrocks95 says:

    Wish I could get an OLED Vita for $60… Not sure it’s worth getting a 2000 even at that price, knowing that there’s another model with a much, much better screen. It’d be like buying a non-backlit GBA SP today.

  23. Skelletonike says:

    Well, I still have plenty of vita games pre-ordered, including a few limited editions.
    Honestly, I am quite disappointed in this website. There are quite a few people in the hacking scene who work to open up the system, but do not support piracy and so on.
    After that last post which pretty much tried to defend piracy and now this post that basically wishes for the Vita to die… Honestly, it’s disappointing to see this type of mindset here.

    I quite enjoy homebrew and use a few apps on my dead systems such as the DS and PSP, but seeing people wishing for a system to die so they can use homebrew (well, most people just want to pirate) without worries, feels wrong. This actually makes me wish that the next gen of consoles and handhelds don’t get hacked at all.

  24. Zeke says:

    The simple way of looking at it is, the Vita isn’t dead as long as there’s a homebrew scene alive. And there is – in the wake of HENkaku and now taiHENkaku, Adrenaline, Better Amphetamine, RetroArch and goodness knows what else there’s plenty of fun stuff to be going on with.

    Not sure why people are saying OLED Phat Vitas are rarer and more expensive than the LCD Slims – here in the UK my experience has been that you can pick up a near mint condition Phat for £50-70, whereas the Slims tend to be closer to £100 if not more. And the Phat ones are much nicer. Basically you can keep one on 3.60 or below for homebrew and another for most up to date firmware if you need PSN etc.

  25. slycooper724 says:

    The PS Vita is dead. It is but a fading memory. Sadly, for me, this isn’t the only time I have been disappointed, I was just recently that Sony basically discontinued the Sly Cooper game series by avoiding the subject. Maybe they want us to forget… For get about Sly Cooper… Forget about the PS Vita… Forget about everything of the past… Sony is ripping apart dreams with potential, potential to become even better than they ever were… There ripping apart the things that made our lives, or childhoods even, so much better, and leaving behind the ashes of the past… What can I say… I’m devastated. I have come to visit many mansions only to find ruins…… Ruins of the beloved past………. I have come to see the revival and redemption of things far too gone to come back from the other side… And yet I sit here typing this sad news on the one device that I say is dead, the PS Vita.

  26. slycooper724 says:

    So I guess I’m going to hack the heck out of my PS Vita… I’ll take over where Sony left off. HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa!!!!!!!!!!! ; ]

    Once a Hacker Always a Hacker ,}

    What is up with the hacking misconceptions (Hacking in certain contexts is ok)

  27. slycooper724 says:

    Does anyone know any exploits for PS Vita with the 3.63 Software Version?

  28. Randomguy says:

    I’m from Slovakia and there is no vita on market. Only accesorries are here. Just looking and I see 32GB memory card that costs 84€ when 32GB microSD costs 20€… Sony is really overpricing those things.

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