Time is running out for the PlayStation Vita.

Hardware production for the handheld console had already ended in spring 2019, and purchase options for pre-PS4 games were removed from the PlayStation Store back in October 2020. As if that weren’t enough, Sony is also closing the PlayStation Network digital store for the PSP and PS3 in July, and the Vita in August. But the final nail in the console's coffin is that Sony Japan will no longer accept registrations for new warranty extensions as of March 31.

Sony's extension program lets players purchase additional coverage within a year of the original device’s warranty for up to two repairs to their console. The current program includes the PS4 and PS4 Pro (both ¥3,300 after tax), and the newly released PS5 (¥4,400 after tax). By announcing the end of the PS Vita's warranty extension, Sony is signaling that the PS Vita's era is fading to black.