Sony has announced plans to cease production of physical game cards for the PlayStation Vita by March 31, 2019.

While digital software for the handheld will still be available, you won't be able to head into brick-and-mortar retailers and buy a physical copy of a PS Vita game in the near future. Better grab them while they're hot, then.

Interestingly, the format holder still plans on continuing to manufacture physical game cards for Japan and Asia, as PS Vita is still selling decently in those territories. In the US and UK however, it's not looking too rosy for the system and hasn't done for a while now.

To be honest, there's probably not an awful lot of people who still buy physical games for the PS Vita, given the convenience of downloading titles. Regardless, Sony confirmed to Kotaku that there's a cutoff for final purchase orders on game cards on February 15, 2019.

PS Vita launched in 2012 and initially received strong support from Sony and first-party developers, though things quickly dried up. Nonetheless, the system later found success as a companion to the PlayStation 4 and still receives a ton of indie and JRPG content. 

Oh, and it's still as awesome as ever for playing those PSOne classics on the go. 

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