Rumor: New Patent for PS Vita With Click-able Analog Sticks is Found

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We’ve learned (via Hachima) that a new PS Vita might be in the works.

A new patent from Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia was published on January 18th, and while there isn’t really much to go off of, it does seem like the potential new hardware does come with an upgrade of sorts.

The most noticeable featured listed in the patent are “pushable analog sticks,” i.e. analog sticks that click just like in the traditional DualShock controllers.

Would you like to see a PS Vita with click-able analog sticks? Is this sort of feature too little, too late?


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  1. Johnathan Rodriguez
    Johnathan Rodriguez
    January 22, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    Sure. It would make Remote play better.

    But if this new Vita gets a hardware redesign outside of ditching those overpriced memory cards, then Sony has learned nothing and this is yet another meager attempt to keep the Vita in its weird state of not-really-dead-but-not-really-alive.

  2. daggot △
    daggot △
    January 22, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    Maybe its time to finally ditch my 1000 model for an upgrade.

  3. Volksgrenadier
    January 22, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    I suffer on the Ukraine with my 4/10 gf

  4. bateruchan
    January 22, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    but does it bring back the oled screen?

    oh well then.

  5. LaserCatsAreAwesome
    January 22, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    The Vita is undoubtedly the most ironic console name in gaming history. If I recall they’ve even admitted the overpriced memory cards a problem yet they haven’t done anything about it. This is the same Sony that knew it was important for users to easily replace their PS3/PS4 HDDs yet they couldn’t see that the Vita needed to use something like SD cards over proprietary nonsense?

  6. Joe
    January 22, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    No matter what the screen will be a downgrade. Keep your 1000 close to your chest.

  7. blackice85
    January 22, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    On top of that, they’re pushing digital downloads harder than they did with the PSP, so storage should definitely have been a concern for them.

  8. DizzyGear
    January 22, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    I bought a second a second figuring there would be a run on OLED Vita’s after the 2k was announced. Turns out i was wrong…
    Now i use the second one for a Japanese account. No regrets.

  9. DizzyGear
    January 22, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    Call me weird but liked not having clickable sticks. I often end up pressing them by mistake when things get heated in FPS’s or other action games and end up crouching or sprinting when i dont want to on a Dual Shock/360 Controller.

  10. Audie Bakerson
    Audie Bakerson
    January 22, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    Only if it uses SD cards.

  11. deadeye
    January 22, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    Well the whole reason for the proprietary memory cards was to avoid being hacked like the PSP was. Which, ironically, the PSP being so hackable was actually a selling point. Although Sony would never acknowledge that.

    And really, it just pushes the problem back a bit. Hackers are persistent as hell, and it’s only a matter of time before someone figures something out.

    Proprietary memory cards would be fine if they had them at equivalent prices to SD cards. There’s just no reason for them to be such a ludicrous price other than it’s because they can. What are you gonna do? NOT buy the 64gig memory card? Yeah okay.

  12. Zombie_Barioth
    January 22, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    Sony has an infatuation for over-priced proprietary formats for some reason, despite them rarely working in their favor.

    What’s funny is how their PR excuse was that their cards are faster, yet they won’t even allow reputable 3rd-parties to make them apparently due to “quality control” issues. That would easily fix the price issue.

  13. DizzyGear
    January 22, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    The real kicker is that the Vita memory cards are an offshoot from Sony’s failed Memory Stick Micro aka M2 (they even look very similar) so the inflated prices are purely on Sony.

  14. Mr0303
    January 22, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    I doubt it. All the signs show that Sony won’t produce any more Vitas. Plus just clickable analogue sticks seems too minor of an upgrade.

  15. Ninjagai
    January 22, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    This is insane. The reasons why Vita isn’t doing well is well known. No one wants to buy their overpriced memory. No one wants to buy a system that stops getting first party support. No one wants to buy a system that has the minimal battery life.

    Even though, strangely, it actually has decent sales in Japan.

  16. Go D. Usopp
    Go D. Usopp
    January 22, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    “A matter of time” the Vita had some basic hacks running on it a mere couple of months after launch. I know because Vita is the first platform I played Ocarina of Time on

    Its just a game of firmware cat and mouse like it always is

  17. Maiq TheLiar
    Maiq TheLiar
    January 22, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    A welcome addition for PS4 Remote Play users, I’m sure. I just hope they opt to use the original Vita screen instead of the newer dimmer led screen, right?

  18. bateruchan
    January 22, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    bluray worked really well in their favour
    and wasn’t the ps2 also pushing dvds? i don’t think(?) sony made dvd, but they sure did profit off it in 2000.

    proprietary is hit or miss it seems.

  19. Sunny11
    January 22, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    The 2000 is better in every way
    Better battery, lighter slimmer, more ergonomically comfortable in hands and rear pad adjusted, better wifi (apparently), includes 1gb preloaded men, uses standard Micro-USB cable to charge and more.

  20. Jumanji Joe
    Jumanji Joe
    January 22, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    I’d buy it if the screen was led like the original model. I can’t go back to lcd after using it.

  21. Johnathan Rodriguez
    Johnathan Rodriguez
    January 22, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    I would throw away all of those pros in favor of a better screen. The screen is so important on a portable. Besides, that internal memory is useless once you insert a memory card.

  22. Sunny11
    January 22, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    Ignore the internal mem and all those Pro’s outweigh the old oled Vita easily, I had the Vita 1000 but when I got the 2000 I loved it much more

  23. Lester Paredes
    Lester Paredes
    January 22, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    I think that’s something that should have been there from day one. They should have also given us L2 and R2 buttons. But, it is what it is, and as it is, Vita is pretty impressive. Considering how little Sony is supporting the system, I dont think this will happen. If it does though, I’ll need something to justify the new purchase… lol

  24. Tubsiwub
    January 22, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    While I love the Vita… I can’t buy digital games without mortgaging ten houses just to store them on vita memory cards. I won’t be buying a newer version of this system for any reason whatsoever.

  25. Go D. Usopp
    Go D. Usopp
    January 22, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    Had my Vita since launch. Brilliant handheld but Sony should just give it up and let third parties do their magic

  26. deadeye
    January 22, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    PS2 was the cheapest DVD player at the time, and the PS3 was the cheapest Blu-Ray player at the time.

    Then you have UMDs. It’s best to not remember them.

  27. Leandro Teixeira
    Leandro Teixeira
    January 22, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    Let’s hope they don’t pull that Nintendo bullshit on us and start making games exclusive to the new model, mine only has 1 year and if they did that I would be really pissed

  28. devilmaycare34
    January 22, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    Buy one decent 64gb from nippon yasan then back up anything you want to remove until a later date onto your pc if your internet is really bad. I didn’t even realise you could have up to pc until I was looking for something else.

  29. devilmaycare34
    January 22, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    I agree. The 1000 is still here but the 2000 can be charged from my mobile charger and my hands are tiny. The 1000 is too heavy to hold in one hand and makes it impossible to play rhythm games on it…or at least play them well.

  30. Chocolate ISISCream
    Chocolate ISISCream
    January 22, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    Give it an HDMI port so I can get rid of my shit ass VitaTV.

  31. Jinzer0
    January 22, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    Click-able Sticks, R2/L2 buttons and built in memory that no smaller than 32gb, but I prefer 120gb built in. that way I can just buy the flipping games without worrying about space(I have a 64gb PSV memory card).

  32. No_Good_Names_Ever
    January 22, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    Make up your mind Sony!

  33. Johnathan Rodriguez
    Johnathan Rodriguez
    January 22, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    I spent time with a 2000. And yes, all the pros are very nice. But when I’m playing my vivid colorful games, I just can’t deal with LCD.

  34. Eldhin Hellknight
    Eldhin Hellknight
    January 22, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    I reprefer a new UI with a single icon for the game card

  35. Astro King
    Astro King
    January 22, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    I’d actually love this. The PS Vita has one of my favorite libraries, but the 3DS is simply much more portable.

  36. Yamato
    January 22, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    Love the Ps Vita have had it since launch, but clickable analog sticks isn’t enough for me to upgrade considering I have already spent close to $200 on memory cards alone.

  37. Zombie_Barioth
    January 22, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    Sony wasn’t the only company behind either of of them, but they did stand to gain from their success.

    Being proprietary isn’t exactly the issue, its usually some flaw that ends up crippling the format in other ways. Instead of fixing the issues though Sony typically just drops everything like a hot potato.

  38. DTSLanternCorps
    January 22, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    The New3DS only has 2 exclusive games.

  39. scemar
    January 22, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    At any point they could have released some card that fit the Vita propietary slot and had a slot for micro SD cards itself, fixing the problem for all vita owners new and old.

    But they haven’t.

    Sony is the single most responsible party for the Vita’s massive and unstoppable failure.

  40. scemar
    January 22, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    Hardly useful feature will hardly help the system.

    A fan demanded feature is sd card support, fan requested feature is OLED screen, an always welcomed bonus is price drops, and mini HDMI support would be a great boost for the vita as well.

    Clickable sticks don’t rank high up there.
    I do wonder if Sony even cares about the Vita or not at this point. It looks so dead it seems a dead cause.
    An expensive dedicated gaming system with hardly any first party support is naturally going to struggle in today’s market, about the only thing that could turn around things for the vita would be a psp go type of deal but well executed, not like the blunder that was the psp go which was their tried and failed attempt.
    Maybe Sony doesn’t know what to do with it.

  41. Infasis
    January 22, 2016 at 11:28 pm

    No OLED No Buy

  42. BluntSmoka
    January 23, 2016 at 12:11 am

    I just bought my second vita as a Christmas present for myself. Wish this news would’ve come out earlier I would have waited. I hope they ditch the back touch pad and add L2 and R2 physical buttons also.

  43. Antoinant
    January 23, 2016 at 12:22 am

    To be honest, buying the biggest memory card and relying on digital titles mostly is the worst idea ever considering how of a fucking mess the digital management on the handheld is.

    Sony blew everything

  44. Antoinant
    January 23, 2016 at 12:31 am

    The 1000 model is overrated

  45. Nagato
    January 23, 2016 at 1:22 am

    As unlikely as a third Sony handheld seems, I certainly wouldn’t mind them actually attempting to compete with Nintendo this time around when it comes to factors like price and consumer-friendliness (SD cards + region free), and give them a more difficult time in their solely remaining viable market.

  46. lman71drummer .
    lman71drummer .
    January 23, 2016 at 4:33 am

    Avoid being hacked my azz, hacked my original Vita long ago (with much struggle) and that’s not even enough to make it relevant let alone actually useful, Sony royaly f’d that up too having killed the PSP/Game folder, just crashes like shit and runs at the PSP’s clocked GPU, invested nearly thousands into the whole platform and they sabotaged the fucking thing again and again, what slack management the machines recieved like they couldn’t even lock remote play to the Vita alone?? How fucked is that with their struggling platform on the market, it’s fucked beyond belief.

    Totally regret wasting money on their jip off digital sales, if your getting a Vita just scope out retail games, you’ll thank me later with this whole proprietary memory mess..

    And don’t even mention the shamefully-namechanged TV, what a fucking prepubescent joke.. it just wasn’t ready to come yet. And they were shooting blanks.

    Clickable analogs alone ain’t gonna magically save the Vita’s sit’, maybe a redesign with HDMI Out and extra triggers could make a difference and a little extra effort while their at it.. but I’ve never witnessed complete and utter platform annihilation before, like damn Sony just doesn’t know what the hell their doing, somebody please call the cyber police they’ve dun goofed.. all just to rake in a few extra dollars on prop memory, if they were smart and not so greedy/maybe played their cards right they could have likely quadrupled++ the sales just in hardware alone. Ridiculous if you ask me, everyone who knew what was up is totally laughing, Sony’s the laughing stock of the handheld market and what a way to go out eh? Fuck.

    ..We all know they’re not doing another handheld after this “sharted” situation, they tried to squeeze just one last “big handheld” out, and it exploded all over their already shitty pants infront of everybody, most laughing, many pissed off and angry (the proprietary memory cards being like that “new car” your still making fucking payments on, accept the ballet at that cleaners secretly messed the drivers seat and tried to cover it up and the car smells kinda shitty, but you know what they did and yet they continue on awkwardly like nothing ever happened every time you see them, and they ignore you only enraging you more and more), but your still pissed off cuz you still spent thousands of dollars and still had payments to make (New Games), and you feel ripped off because the car is discounted anyway and smelled kinda funny when you first bought it but you still payed sticker price with the whole works, until eventually you discovered the ballet/cleaner left his mark on the seat giving you reason to raise a stink with the manager, but it’s company fucking policy that the car was sold as is and there’s just nothing they can do but offer some cheAp COCK SUCKING MOTHERFUCKING AIR FRresheners (indy games) and have tHe SAME BALLET CLEAN IT AGAIN WHILE YOU GIVE HIM THE LOOK OF SHAME SO they’ll have to go AND clean it up and put on some new pants while they’re at it, forever in fear of their messy, messy, mistakes..
    While all you wanted is that top of the line race model with the extra horsepower and a sweet body (AAA GAMES) that they sold you IN THE FIRST PLACE.

    The only question is if they’ll remember not to try and push something thats not wanted and could be potentially embarassing and messy if they slip up “proprietary memory cards”, (The included premium cleaning they “threw in” on pick-up) or just clinch their butt cheeks together and bring out that metaphorical “Charmin”, AAA quality, top notch exclusive games in the future…. only time will tell if it’s a shit or miss. Not to say the Vita sucks though, there’s so many awesome games out there for it and it is the most powerful handheld you’ll find on the market today and the only of its kind with a near perfect dual analog gaming experience, it’s just the way they’re handling it and the poor support/production quality that’s trashed it, but they just tainted it with the proprietary memory (“the shitty seat” observant people have avoided) from the beginning anyway.

  47. lman71drummer .
    lman71drummer .
    January 23, 2016 at 4:39 am

    Yes. They sure did….

  48. crazyhunter
    January 23, 2016 at 6:12 am

    Non sense the vita tv is great if anything an upgraded version is needed and i dont mean more old compatible games but rather extra ram for livestreaming

  49. crazyhunter
    January 23, 2016 at 6:12 am

    Because sony japan cares unlike sony u.s

  50. crazyhunter
    January 23, 2016 at 6:14 am

    They need to do a new ds3 stunt.
    Clickable sticks with r2 and l2 extra ram and future titles exclusive to the new vita

  51. crazyhunter
    January 23, 2016 at 6:16 am

    Portable? I guess the small version right?

  52. crazyhunter
    January 23, 2016 at 6:17 am

    Actually the vita needs that and i would buy it anyway

  53. Leandro Teixeira
    Leandro Teixeira
    January 23, 2016 at 7:19 am

    I know but for the people who got it since release it was BS that they needed to buy a new console to play the 2 new games

  54. Leandro Teixeira
    Leandro Teixeira
    January 23, 2016 at 7:24 am

    Sure, if you don’t have it buy it it is a pretty nice console, all that I’m saying is that it would be BS if they used click able joysticks as an excuse to launch exclusive titles because of that new feature and thus me having to re buy the console if I like any of those titles, it would be the same if they launched a new version of the PS4 and that new version was the only one that supported the VR, forcing people who got the PS4 since day 1 to get the new PS4 if they wanted the VR

  55. crazyhunter
    January 23, 2016 at 7:30 am

    Well the ps4 needs an add on to run vr but would be better if a ps4 with an integrated power would come out as for the vita they can always sell the add on to add the extra buttons like the 3ds did with the circle pad.

    That being said there are rumors that the ps4 with 4k video support will be different to the first models so it could happen

  56. Leandro Teixeira
    Leandro Teixeira
    January 23, 2016 at 7:38 am

    Selling it has an add on would be nice, but I’m not seeing how, I mean you would need to change the whole Vita because the current ones don’t have “buttons” on the joysticks. If this does happen I hope they find a way to make it possible for the people who already have the console to get those joysticks without having to buy a new system

  57. Antoinant
    January 23, 2016 at 7:58 am

    >limiting games to an almost-identical hardware is a good thing

    What Vita needs a less intrusive DRM which can only be done with a future (more accessible) CFW now, considering Sony still keep that shit despite dropping all kind of support elsewhere.

  58. Antoinant
    January 23, 2016 at 8:02 am

    Which also end up being a loss of money for owners in the end since this hardware revision has no support actually.

  59. Antoinant
    January 23, 2016 at 8:17 am

    Because you can buy all the Vita games as physical in Japan, while US/EU get shafted with the bullshit of digital-only and limited prints (which mean you have to rely on memory cards if you lack of moonrunes knowledge).

  60. Leandro Teixeira
    Leandro Teixeira
    January 23, 2016 at 8:39 am

    We in the West don’t event get 5% of the good stuff they have there, it’s the same with the 3DS except the 3DS is region locked, I say this because I have currently have about 15 Vita games and the only english game I have is Corpse Party Blood Drive, because of the digital only BS I basicly import all my games

  61. DizzyGear
    January 23, 2016 at 8:49 am

    Or at the very least a dock with a HDMI out. Swapping memory cards back and forth is a pain in the ass.

  62. DizzyGear
    January 23, 2016 at 8:54 am

    Shame. I liked the PSP GO’s form factor.

  63. Random Stalker
    Random Stalker
    January 23, 2016 at 9:43 am

    If it has improved hardware capabilities than the last 2, I might buy that.

  64. Giordan
    January 23, 2016 at 10:09 am

    They did that to prevent piracy, which killed the PSP in 2011.

  65. Giordan
    January 23, 2016 at 10:09 am

    no it wasn’t a selling point.

  66. Giordan
    January 23, 2016 at 10:10 am

    Sooooo Wii U you want more third party games and Vita you want more first party games.

  67. Joe Tavarez
    Joe Tavarez
    January 23, 2016 at 10:50 am

    That mem card was the reason I didin’t spend money on the system. It felt like Sony was trying to personally cheat the consumer. Especially those who went out of their way to buy games for the PSP legally from their digital shop. I will admit that I bought a PSTV, though the system cost me 35 bucks and came with a 1 gig card. I figured if I bought the game physically I wouldn’t to bother with buying a bigger card. So there goes my issue again. The card.

  68. Joe Tavarez
    Joe Tavarez
    January 23, 2016 at 10:52 am

    Even if they weren’t pushing it, I’d imaigne, those games just take up more space than the PSP’s games did.

  69. Joe Tavarez
    Joe Tavarez
    January 23, 2016 at 10:57 am

    If for some reason that’s what needs to be done so that I can have SD support I’m fine witht that too. If anything after relasing a system like that just have a Steam like sale of games on the digital store for like a month or two. I’m sure even game developers wouldn’t mind so much if it means they’re moving a large amount of games to consumers.

  70. chizwoz
    January 23, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Hardly gonna sell without more games.

  71. Johnathan Rodriguez
    Johnathan Rodriguez
    January 23, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    I would much rather have piracy kill the Vita 10 years later than proprietary memroy cards in half the time.

  72. Antoinant
    January 23, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    That’s silly indeed. Though by first-party support, I would rather have Japan Studio still continuing in releasing games than dealing with the rest of Sony studios.

  73. BaronKrause
    January 23, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    Right? They also Nailed multi region accounts on the PS3/4. You can have other simultaneously logged in accounts, and whatever account your currently on has the full access of the others games and storefronts.

    Vita on the other hand locks a memory card to an account and needs a ridiculous factory reset to change regions between swapping in your memory card with a different regions account in it.

  74. Chocolate ISISCream
    Chocolate ISISCream
    January 23, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    Compatibility is what matters to me the most. I’ve been on 3.52 for the longest time, only so I could play Neptunia 1 and Moero Chronicle with the whitelist hack. Sony is a pretty shit company tbh.

  75. popo123
    January 23, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    Japan and Asia. It’s also doing better in Europe(better but not exactly great). It’s only a failure in NA.

  76. MonsterGogo
    January 23, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    As long as it ditches the proprietary memory, sure!

  77. nine_ball
    January 23, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    Google “Rejuvenate”. They’ve already got CFW working.

  78. Yuuki
    January 23, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    or you know it a new handheld from sony since nintendo seems to come up with the NX.

  79. Nonscpo
    January 23, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    Seems kinda late to do this!

  80. OverlordZetta
    January 23, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    I am cautiously intrigued, but nothing more for now.

  81. john1791
    January 24, 2016 at 12:40 am

    Give me r/l 3 and r/l 2 and ill buy a second vita!

  82. Mr_SP
    January 24, 2016 at 1:33 am

    I’ve got the original 3DS… And it’s sort of a brick. Same size as my phone, but three times as thick. Not sure if the New 3DS is better.

    Then again, the original game boy was also “portable”.

  83. Mr_SP
    January 24, 2016 at 1:35 am

    Well, I’m sure for most people, it’s the other way around. I’m interested in Xenoblade Chronicle, but I’d rather skip it, and see what the NX can do for me… whatever it is.

  84. Mr_SP
    January 24, 2016 at 1:40 am

    No, no. The reason people don’t buy them is because there aren’t enough games on shelves. But only last week, I saw someone dismiss the Vita because there was only a few games on the shelves. That’s what turns people off – the perception of low support in general.

    No one cares about first party support, except Nintendo. When was the last time a first party PS4 game was that well-liked? The average consumer doesn’t even notice, let alone care, who made it. And the PS2 had overpriced memory, too, though that was before USB became popular. And the Vita has better battery life than the 3DS.

    It’s popular in Japan… at least in part because Japan gets heaps more games for it.

  85. scemar
    January 24, 2016 at 4:45 am

    5 years to kill the vita?
    I’d argue the vita was never alive, it died in the womb.

  86. C4
    January 24, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    I hate them lol

  87. C4
    January 24, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    It just had the highest selling game in Japan last week.

  88. Giordan
    January 25, 2016 at 8:17 am

    The last first party game was Oreshika which sadly was digital only in NA. But I’d still recommend that version over the Asian version.

  89. Giordan
    January 25, 2016 at 8:17 am

    But then it’d die within 2 years and people wouldn’t remember it anymore.

  90. Astro King
    Astro King
    January 25, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    I very rarely upgrade to an improved version of a console that I already own. I knew that I wouldn’t want an XL version, so I opted for the original, small 3DS.

  91. Tako Luka
    Tako Luka
    January 26, 2016 at 5:28 am

    “can’t back up data without internet connection”

    Pretty sure you can plug in your usb to your computer and use the management program

  92. Antoinant
    January 26, 2016 at 5:35 am

    Which still require an Internet connection from your PC (if my memory serves me right because I havent used from a PC for a long time now), just like when you want to plug the Vita on your PS3, the home console must also be connected to the Internet in order to back up/share data.
    There is none of that DRM bullshit with my PSP in comparaison.

  93. Tako Luka
    Tako Luka
    January 26, 2016 at 6:14 am

    There is a wifi option and wired connection

    you can store your data on your computer just fine

  94. Ismma Dzx
    Ismma Dzx
    March 25, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    it sounds harsh but its true just fucking drop the ps vita and go on with a new handheld since they cant do a major change because if they did that would in some way overhall the so called old ps vitas so i dont see what the fuck sony is doing sorry for my language but im so salty since they messed up so bad

  95. GameZard
    December 7, 2017 at 7:24 am

    Vita is dead everywhere.