The Sony PlayStation TV console, which stopped shipping in Japan, is also going to be discontinued in the US and Europe, the company has confirmed. The device was launched in Japan in November 2013 and North America and Europe in 2014 but failed to take off.
Sony did not provide an explanation as to why shipments were terminated but said, "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."
Just a few days back, the company had announced on their Japanese website that they would not ship the model any more in the country. With the latest announcement it seems the company is killing off the console as a whole although it did say that some parts of Asia will still receive shipments.
The PlayStation TV can be plugged in to TV or computer screens to play games and even stream your PS4 to any other TV using your home network. However, the product never really picked up as many games were not supported on the console and users also reported its Wi-Fi connection was poor.
Besides, more players in the market like Apple TV, Fire TV, Nvidia Shield TV and Sony's very own PS4 have been much better received. The PlayStation TV has also received steep price cuts in the recent past indicating that the company wants to push out these last batches as soon as possible.