Recently, we reported that PlayStation TV appears to be on the chopping block in Japan, but that was just the beginning. Speaking with GameSpot, a Sony representative has confirmed that PlayStation TV has been discontinued in North America and Europe, with shipments ceasing at the end of 2015.
Sony’s microconsole never really established itself in the market, so they’ve opted to discontinue it just two years after its global launch. Sony has confirmed that consumers who already purchased the device can still access the PlayStation Store for PlayStation TV, and they also clarified that shipments to Asian countries have not yet officially come to an end. Sony issued the following statement regarding its discontinuation:
“PlayStation TV shipments were terminated at the end of 2015 in SCEA and SCEE. Shipment is still continuing in SCEAsia (as of the end of February, 2016), and we have nothing to announce regarding the timing of termination. PS Store for PlayStation TV will continue to be accessible, and PlayStation TV-related information will continue to be updated. In terms of applications/service for PlayStation TV, we will make further communications to users as necessary.”