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Sony Japan Ends Production of PlayStation TV

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We’ve learned (via Games Talk) that Sony Computer Entertainment has stopped production of PlayStation TV.

The news comes from a quiet update on the game’s official product page, much like the platforms bizarre overall treatment by Sony proper.

PlayStation TV was announced back in September of 2013, only to launch the following November. It didn’t come to North America and Europe until a year later.

It remains to be seen what this means for supplies of the device in western markets – similar announcements will probably be forthcoming.

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18 comments
  1. Jack
    Jack
    February 29, 2016 at 7:21 am

    It seems vita does not always mean life

  2. Liamv2
    Liamv2
    February 29, 2016 at 7:29 am

    Still sold better than the XB1. :p Seriously though it was a niche product even over there. Everyone who wanted one probably already has one.

  3. JuVu
    JuVu
    February 29, 2016 at 7:36 am

    A bloody brilliant device ruined by sheer amount of disinterest for marketing and supporting it by its own manufacturer. At least now that Sony is taking the first steps with officially ignoring the device, maybe we are also one step closer for an easier way to bypass the retarded whitelist and keeping it that way.

  4. Doc Hammer
    Doc Hammer
    February 29, 2016 at 7:54 am

    Woooow. All you had to do was make a stream box that could emulate PSN and PSP games. Looks like my (and everyone elses) plan of waiting until it had as much app support as the Vita didn’t exactly pan out for Sony.

  5. Ste V B
    Ste V B
    February 29, 2016 at 9:00 am

    That’s a shame. I love mine, and I really only use it for remote play. I have easily gotten my money’s worth from it.

    PS4 in the living room, and PSTV in the bedroom.

    Ceasing production does make me think that they might be replacing it in some way though. Perhaps something beefier that can handle the entire Playstation backlog.

  6. Longtooth
    Longtooth
    February 29, 2016 at 9:55 am

    That is a shame, I really enjoy mine.

  7. アントナント
    アントナント
    February 29, 2016 at 11:11 am

    PSTV could also eventually make a pretty good homebrew console

  8. luggage lad
    luggage lad
    February 29, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Not really… It lacks an SD card slot and there are dozens of better devices that are just as small and do more.

  9. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    February 29, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    That’s a shame. It is really useful to play Vita games on the big screen. Oh well, I still have mine.

  10. Nonscpo
    Nonscpo
    February 29, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    We can only hope!

  11. Nonscpo
    Nonscpo
    February 29, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    It’s a great microconsole! For the prices it’s been selling for across the last months, everybody should own one by now.

  12. sanic
    sanic
    February 29, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    I believe the vita tv is struggling because they did not make the memory cards expensive enough.

  13. scemar
    scemar
    February 29, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    Oh well, good riddance.
    We can’t say we didn’t see the signs.
    It had such a bad support, a real shame.
    Much like the vita, it was an interesting machine with decent potential but it had its wings clipped by a few odd choices and bad support.

  14. Chino Gambino
    Chino Gambino
    February 29, 2016 at 11:01 pm

    What’s your secret bro? How are you this optimistic? Is it Chai tea? You must experience bliss on a daily basis.

  15. Ste V B
    Ste V B
    March 1, 2016 at 7:32 am

    Looking in the mirror helps.

  16. Joe
    Joe
    March 1, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    Its replacement is called a Playstation Now streaming device. The antithesis of consumer ownership of the content they purchase.

  17. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    March 1, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    Well, that was a short run.

  18. Mellow Isaac
    Mellow Isaac
    March 1, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    Sad, this is actually pretty good if you want to play vita games but aren’t looking to buy a Vita