When the PlayStation Vita it was launched in the 2012 it seemed that Sony had hit the mark. The console was ready to challenge Nintendo in the portable console market with an OLED screen and graphics from the PlayStation 3.
Now, six years later, Sony has announced that the production of Vita is ending and that there are no plans for a successor, effectively ending Sony's presence in the portable console market.
In an interview with the Japanese magazine Famitsu, the new vice president of PlayStation Hiroyuki Oda said that Vita, which had already stopped being commercialized in the West, would have ceased production in Japan within the next year. Sony had already announced it would stop including Life titles in monthly PlayStation Plus offers by March.
Oda made it clear that there is no successor at the moment but did not effectively rule out the possibility that there may be another in the future.