The Vita is a digital-native, cartridge-based handheld whose games are available on PlayStation Vita cards, a proprietary flash memory card. PlayStation Network software must be stored in PlayStation Vita memory cards. It is capable of interacting with the PlayStation 4 through Sony's Remote Play technology.
On September 9th, 2013, Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan announced the PlayStation Vita TV, a set-top microconsole based on the Vita. At E3 2014, Sony Interactive Entertainment America announced the localization of the Vita TV. In Western markets, the console is known as the PlayStation TV.
Due to low sales and interest, the PlayStation TV was discontinued in all markets in February 2016.
The Vita itself was discontinued as of Spring 2019, though its distribution outside of Japan ceased four years earlier.  Sony cited a lack of interest in dedicated portable devices as users increasingly favor both iOS and Android as gaming platforms over the Vita. Nevertheless, the handheld had developed something akin to a cult status, as third-party development of games for the system continued into 2018.
Mana titles for PlayStation Vita
Via PlayStation Network
Notes and references
- Alwani, Rishi, "Sony Discontinues PlayStation Vita: Report", NDTV (India) Gadgets 360, 14 Apr 2016
- Saed, Sharif, "Sony not making a Vita successor because smartphones are dominating" VG24/7, 28 Sep 2015
|Platforms of the Mana series|
|Nintendo||Consoles||Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) - Switch - Wii|
|Handheld||Nintendo DS (NDS) - Game Boy (GB) - Game Boy Advance (GBA)|
|Sony||Consoles||PlayStation (PSX) - PlayStation 2 (PS2) - PlayStation 3 (PS3) - PlayStation 4 (PS4)|
|Handheld||PocketStation - PlayStation Portable (PSP) - PlayStation Vita (Vita)|
|Software||Amazon Fire - Android - iOS - Microsoft Windows|
|Digital services||Amazon Appstore - App Store (iOS) - Google Play - Nintendo eShop - PlayStation Network - Steam|