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RIP PS Vita: Is this the beginning of the end for dedicated handhelds?

RIP PS Vita: Is this the beginning of the end for dedicated handhelds?

If you've been following the gaming world, you've probably already heard the bad news: the PlayStation Vita has officially been discontinued. We first caught wind of Sony's plans a couple of weeks ago, when it updated the listings for the two remaining PS Vita models to say that production would be ending soon. Then, over the weekend - only a short time after those updated listings were discovered - Sony finally pulled the plug.

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PlayStation Vita death leaves Sony without a gaming handheld

PlayStation Vita death leaves Sony without a gaming handheld

The writing has been on the wall for months but the ax has finally fallen. PS Vita mortuus est! Sony has officially ceased the production of its remaining gaming handheld console after months of winding down everything connected to it. And with no plans for a successor of any kind, Sony has practically surrendered that market to Nintendo as the Switch continues to outsell, or at least out-hype, both Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One.

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PlayStation Plus free games for March ditch PS3 and PS Vita

PlayStation Plus free games for March ditch PS3 and PS Vita

Sony has revealed the free PlayStation Plus games for March and the list of free games is a fair bit shorter than we're used to seeing. That's because Sony has ended support for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita beginning in March. Though PS3 and PS Vita users can still subscribe to PlayStation Plus and receive other benefits, they'll no longer receive free games each month.

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Sony gears up to kill off the PlayStation Vita

Sony gears up to kill off the PlayStation Vita

It's time to pour one out for the PlayStation Vita, because its days are officially numbered. Sony of Japan has updated its listings for the two remaining PS Vita models to say that shipments of both will be ending soon. It appears, then, that Sony is preparing to pull the plug on production at some point in the next couple of months.

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Portable PlayStation might make a comeback

Portable PlayStation might make a comeback

Although the Nintendo Switch was long rumored, just like a new smartphone, its wild success was still a pleasant surprise, even to Nintendo itself. But no one was perhaps more surprised than Sony's PlayStation division, which didn't see a market for portable gaming. At least according to former PS chief Andrew House. Now the tables have turned and heads have changed and new chief John Kodera is singing a different tune, one that's more open to the possibility of yet another portable PlayStation to challenge the Switch's dominance.

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PS Vita cartridges just refuse to die

PS Vita cartridges just refuse to die

Earlier this week, Sony dealt a blow that we all knew was coming. The company revealed to developers that it will stop producing physical game cartridges for the PS Vita, a move that marks the beginning of the end for the handheld in a lot of ways. While Sony might be ready sunset the PS Vita in the US and Europe, it looks like the handheld is being saved from a similar fate in Japan.

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PS Vita GameCard production ending soon

PS Vita GameCard production ending soon

The Nintendo Switch may have revolutionized portable consoles but it wasn't the first in that category. That same promise of "console gaming on the go" was made by the Sony PlayStation Vita around 6 years ago. Unlike the Switch, however, the PS Vita failed to woo gamers and developers alike, particularly in Western markets. Now it seems that the writing on the wall has appeared for the PS Vita with Sony confirming that the production of physical games for the portable console is being laid to rest.

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PlayStation Plus free games for May revealed

PlayStation Plus free games for May revealed

As alarming as it may be to realize that we've arrived at the end of April, the fact that May is right around the corner means that it's time for Sony to reveal a new slate of PlayStation Plus games. Those who are planning to pick up Detroit: Become Human when it launches later on in May might want to have a look at this new batch of PlayStation Plus games, as one of them comes from Detroit's director, David Cage.

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Here are your free PlayStation Plus games for April

Here are your free PlayStation Plus games for April

April is just around the corner, and with the changing month comes a new batch of PlayStation Plus games for subscribers across Sony's hardware line up. March offered a collection of excellent PlayStation Plus games, at least for PS4 players, who received copies of Bloodborne and Ratchet and Clank on the house. While April's selection of games might not be quite on the same level, there are still some neat titles worth checking out.

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This PlayStation Plus 1-year subscription deal is under $40

This PlayStation Plus 1-year subscription deal is under $40

A rare deal on PlayStation Plus membership has brought a year's subscription down to under forty bucks, just ahead of the holidays. The deal sees the twelve month subscription, usually priced at $59.99, brought down to $39.99. That's a saving of a third from what it will normally cost you.

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PlayStation Plus games for December have something for everyone

PlayStation Plus games for December have something for everyone

Believe it or not, December begins in just two days. Though it might seem like November passed by in a blur, there is one upside to the end of the month getting here quickly: it's almost time for a fresh batch of PlayStation Plus games. Sony unveiled what's next for PS Plus members on PS4, PS3, and PS Vita today, and the list of free games includes one title most of you will probably be familiar with.

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PlayStation Plus November 2017 free games revealed

PlayStation Plus November 2017 free games revealed

With it being the first day of November, it's time to take a look at the games that will be offered for free through PlayStation Plus this month. As always, there are six games up for grabs - two each for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita. Sony, however, has decided to toss in an extra freebie for those playing on PS4.

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