Why Sony Killed The Vita

Musings of a Mario Minion

PS Plus will no longer offer free titles on PS3 or PS Vita from March 2019 onwards, it was announced last month. I can see why Sony might be keen to phase out their previous home console after PS4’s heavyweight success, but why throw their Vita baby out with the bathwater?

Here’s a quote from Shuhei Yoshida in 2015, speaking about the possibility of a new PS Vita model hitting markets:

“People have mobile phones and it’s so easy to play games on smartphones. And many games on smartphones are free, or free to start. I myself am a huge fan of PlayStation Vita and we worked really hard on designing every aspect. Touch-based games are fun – there are many games with really good design. But having sticks and buttons make things totally different. So I hope, like many of you, that this culture of playing portable games continues but…

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