A representative from Sony has confirmed that the PlayStation TV has quietly ceased shipments in the West.
Starting on a sour note, the week began with the affirmation that the PlayStation TV was being discontinued in Japan – the news breaking via PlayStation Japan’s official website. The aftermath of this announcement had people wondering what was up in Western regions, and it appears that we’ve already suffered the same fate.
“PlayStation TV shipments were terminated at the end of 2015 in SCEA and SCEE,” a Sony spokesperson told GameSpot, adding; “Shipment is still continuing in SCEAsia (as of the end of February, 2016), and we have nothing to announce regarding the timing of termination.”
With this bit of information put into the mix, it adds up that the PlayStation TV has been discontinued across the Japanese, North American, and European regions. It’s still being shipped to the Asian region at the moment, but the length of its extended stay in the region has yet to be determined.
Despite the end of life announcement, a lot of retailers (online and otherwise) still have stock – so if you were interested in picking one up then now’s probably the time. Both current owners and potential owners can rest assured that the PlayStation Store will continue to service the PlayStation TV, and related information will continue to be updated.
End of shipment here isn’t exactly end of support (not that there’s been much of note), so don’t be too concerned that your Vita-on-TV will become a paperweight any time soon. There’s still life in this ecosystem, despite what Sony and the mainstream media would have you believe.
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