PSP Finally Reaches the End of its Long Career as Sony Pushes the PS Vita

on June 3, 2014 4:07 AM

After almost ten years of honored service, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Asia announced today that shipments of the dear old  PSP will be discontinued in Japan starting today.

In order to facilitate the passage to the PS Vita, Sony also implemented a trade-in program offering a discount for the purchase of the new console (3,000 yen, and 4,000 for students) on its own official Japanese store.

In addition to this, two new “Super Value Packs” for the PS Vita 2000 have been announced for release on July 10th, including the console in two colors (red/black or blue/Black), a 8 GB memory card, the protective film, a pouch and a suite of pre-installed software for 18,980 yen (plus tax).

A limited quantity of the same package including an OLED-equipped crystal black PS Vita 1000 will be also sold for 19,980 yen plus tax.

In the gallery below you can see the new PS Vita colors and packages. It’s worth mentioning that they match the color scheme of the red and blue DualShock 4 controllers.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.