Very sad day for the Vita owners and handheld fans out there. Sony has announced their 1st party teams are no longer developing games for the PlayStation Vita.
This is huge blow for Vita owners, because if the manufacturer is not supporting its console anymore, chances are that 3rd party devs will follow as well very soon...
The PS Vita has been a complete disaster from the start. It never had strong support from 3rd party devs and even Sony refused to really involve its A teams ( Naughty Dog, Polyphony Digital, Guerilla Games or Santa Monica ) on it. Besides the systems was highly criticized for the high price of peripherals ( especially memory cards ) which turned of potential buyers.
The Vita is still relevant in some markets. In Japan, the Vita is still one of the best selling system thanks to many RPG games. It's the 3rd best selling system in Japan so far this year, behind the 3DS and PS4. However, I don't see the system recovering in the US ( just 2.5 million units sold... ) or in Europe, despite the Minecraft revival.
But the saddest part is that Sony already confirmed they won't make a Vita successor...