Sony is poised to end production of PlayStation Vita in Japan, the last bastion for the eight year old handheld.
The official PlayStation Japan website lists only two models of the PS Vita as still being available: PS Vita Black and PS Vita Blue.
In both product descriptions, it states that "shipments are scheduled to end soon". This is in line with comments from PlayStation Japan last September, when it confirmed its intentions to end hardware production in 2019.
While no date is mentioned, this is the first indication that the moment will soon arrive. As Gematsu highlighted, when Sony ended production of the PlayStation 3, the official Japanese website featured the same notice two months before.
In addition to the Black and Blue models still in production, PlayStation Japan lists another 55 models that were previously available -- a huge number, a testament to both the Vita's status in Sony's home territory and also its waning popularity.