Speaking with Famitsu (and translated by Gematsu), Sony Interactive Entertainment senior vice president Hiroyuki Oda has confirmed that PlayStation Vita production will end in Japan in 2019, essentially declaring the death of the criminally under-rated handheld system.
He also asserted there were no plans for a follow-up. “Currently, we do not have any plans regarding a new handheld device,” said Oda. “In Japan, we will manufacture PlayStation Vita until 2019. From there, shipping will end.”