The PS Vita is backwards compatible with all PlayStation Portable software, but like the PSP Go, it lacks a UMD drive, relying instead on PlayStation Vita cards, a proprietary flash memory card. PlayStation Portable games and PlayStation Network software must be stored in PlayStation Vita memory cards. It is capable of interacting with the PlayStation 4 through Remote Play.
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. However, due to low sales and interest, the PlayStation TV was discontinued in all markets in February 2016.
The Vita itself was officially discontinued in Spring 2019, with production having 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 well into 2018. As of April 2021, PlayStation Network services remain operational, but will be terminated August 27, 2021 as per an email statement to registered PSN users.
The Vita reached a circulation of about 18 million units, well above that of the Nintendo Wii U.
- 1 Final Fantasy titles for PlayStation Vita
- 2 Compatible PSP titles for PlayStation Vita
- 3 Compatible PlayStation 4 Remote Play
- 4 PlayStation Now titles for PlayStation Vita
- 5 Special limited editions
- 6 Gallery
- 7 Etymology
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Final Fantasy titles for PlayStation Vita[edit | edit source]
|Final Fantasy X HD Remaster||December 26, 2013||N/A||N/A||86|
|Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster||December 26, 2013||N/A||N/A||86|
|Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster||December 26, 2013||March 18, 2014||March 21, 2014||86|
|Final Fantasy Agito+||Cancelled||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|World of Final Fantasy||October 27, 2016||October 25, 2016||October 28, 2016||N/A|
|Adventures of Mana||February 4, 2016||June 28, 2016||June 27, 2016||N/A|
Compatible PSP titles for PlayStation Vita[edit | edit source]
|Final Fantasy||June 24, 2009||N/A||February 16, 2011||67|
|Final Fantasy II||July 8, 2009||N/A||January 10, 2012||63|
|Final Fantasy III||September 20, 2012||September 25, 2012||September 26, 2012||N/A|
|Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection||March 24, 2011||April 19, 2011||April 21, 2011||77|
|Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions||May 9, 2011||July 19, 2011||June 30, 2011||88|
|Final Fantasy Type-0||October 27, 2011||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Dissidia Final Fantasy||December 18, 2008||August 25, 2009||September 4, 2009||79|
|Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy||March 3, 2011||March 22, 2011||March 25, 2011||78|
PSOne Classics[edit | edit source]
|Final Fantasy Origins||N/A||January 10, 2011||N/A||79|
|Final Fantasy IV||June 27, 2012||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Final Fantasy V||April 6, 2011||November 22, 2011||May 4, 2011||80|
|Final Fantasy VI||April 20, 2011||December 6, 2011||June 2, 2011||80|
|Final Fantasy VII||April 9, 2009||June 2, 2009||June 4, 2009||92|
|Final Fantasy VIII||September 24, 2009||December 17, 2009||February 4, 2010||90|
|Final Fantasy IX||May 20, 2010||June 15, 2010||February 26, 2010||94|
|Final Fantasy Tactics||May 13, 2009||Seprember 17, 2009||N/A||83|
|Vagrant Story||August 12, 2009||March 1st, 2011||December 22, 2009||92|
|Chocobo no Fushigi na Dungeon||August 25, 2010||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Chocobo Racing||February 10, 2009||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Compatible PlayStation 4 Remote Play[edit | edit source]
- Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster
- Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
- Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae
- Platinum Demo – Final Fantasy XV
- Final Fantasy Type-0 HD
PlayStation Now titles for PlayStation Vita[edit | edit source]
The following titles were available to use with the PlayStation Now streaming service until they were removed in October 2015.
Special limited editions[edit | edit source]
A limited edition Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation Vita TV were released exclusively on Sony's stores in Japan.
A downloadable code for the Heavensward PlayStation theme is included in the package.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Vita is Latin for "life".
References[edit | edit source]
- 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