Sony has discontinued the PlayStation TV in Japan, a little over two years after the machine first debuted in the territory.
Game Informer reports that the news was revealed on the device’s official Sony product page.
The future of the console began looking especially bleak in November when it was slashed to just $19.99 in US, representing a 75 per cent saving over its $80 RRP.
The reveal of the PlayStation Vita TV, as it was called at the time, wasgreeted with great excitementback in September 2013. The machine evensold out on Amazon Japanwhen it was made available for pre-order.
However, a little over a year later it became clear that things weren’t panning out well for the device, with$20 shaved off both SKUsin the US. A month later some retailers were evengiving the machine awaywith some PS4 console purchases.
In June of this year Sony Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida admitted the devicedidn’t capture the consumers’ imagination”.