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Sony Calls PS Vita “Legacy Platform,” Effectively Ending Support

No support outside Asia is likely.

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At the 2015 Investor Relations Day, Sony President Andrew House called the PS Vita a “legacy platform,” a term typically used to mean that no more support is coming.

According to GamesIndustry International, the global CEO of Sony referred to writing off hardware costs when he called the PS Vita a “legacy platform.” Normally, legacy status is given to consoles that the company will no longer be supporting. Most recently, the PS3 and Xbox 360 were given this tag when their newer counterparts were released.

House did acknowledge that support for the Vita is still strong in Asia (specifically Japan), but it seems as if the other territories aren’t buying/supporting the system as well as Sony would like.

What exactly does this mean for the Vita? Sony will most likely continue to take in consoles for repair and maintenance, but it seems more than likely that the company will stop supporting the handheld device outside of its Asian markets. It’s a sad development for the system, which seemed to have all the ingredients to become a top competitor in the field, but just never found its footing.

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