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Sony Corp. is pulling the plug on its hand-held PlayStation portable online game computer after 10 years.

The Japanese electronics and entertainment company has been pushing the successor laptop, PlayStation Vita.

Tokyo-primarily based Sony stated Tuesday that PSP shipments ended in North the United States in January, will lead to Japan this month and later this 12 months in Europe.

Reductions on Vita and downloads are provided to eastern PSP homeowners, however are nonetheless undecided for these in another country.

More than 76 million PSP machines were offered, as of two years ago, the remaining time a tally was taken. The PSP went on sale in December 2004.

Machines dedicated to video games are struggling towards the recognition of smartphones and other devices. Sony pronounced a $1.3 billion loss for last fiscal yr. and is anticipating remaining within the crimson this yr.

Some analysts say the Vita has no longer bought in important numbers. Sony does no longer free up the cumulative world unit gross sales of the Vita and combines it with PSP tallies.

Sony’s handheld sport computing device additionally faced stiff competition from Japanese rival Nintendo Co.’s 3DS. But Nintendo has additionally struggled to keep momentum going for its sport machines.