At the moment, I do not have a plan of presentation about the new model of the portable machine (it is the plan at the present moment only). Playstation Vita continues production until 2019 in Japan, and shipment will be completed thereafter.
-Hiroyuki Oda, Senior Vice President and Senior Vice President of Sony Interactive Entertainment in an interview with Famitsu at TGS September 20, 2018.
RIP to the unloved.
Overpriced, heavy on tech, limited library of exclusives but lots of indie and retro games: You had everything going against you including your creators, but you trudged on for 6 long years.
Still one of my favorite platforms.