Six years on the market, six months of first party support
I remember when I first bought my PlayStation Vita. It was early last year. I made the decision to drop $150 on a used one after spending more than half a year with my PS TV and continuously getting upset at how many games wouldn’t work on it. Actually getting my hands on the device made me realize what I was missing this whole time.
The Vita is an immaculate machine. My hands never get cramped when I spend hours working my way through one of the thousand different JRPGs it has and the screen on the thing is a real beaut. Just a shame it never got the support it deserved. With a dearth of titles from Sony itself, the device was left to flail in the wind, only able to keep itself relevant thanks to a consumer base willing to spend money and a developer pool willing to dedicate time and energy to making Vita games.
We like to joke that Sony doesn’t even know what a Vita is. But clearly whoever is pulling the strings on the Japanese PlayStation Twitter account knows what it is because they took time to wish the device a happy sixth anniversary.
— プレイステーション公式 (@PlayStation_jp) December 17, 2017
I don’t know how long the Vita has left, but next year it’ll get Stardew Valley, Secret of Mana, Steins;Gate Elite, Super Robot Wars X, Bloodstained, and 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim. Something tells me those titles will be enough to keep owners plenty busy into 2019.