Well, you can stick a fork in the Playstation TV... it's done. The misfit game system (not really a full-fledged console, not really a set top box, not fully compatible with the Vita, not heavy enough to be an effective paperweight) has officially been retired just two years after its American debut. You may recall that I originally went to bat for the PSTV in a cautiously optimistic review, but my opinion of the system soured after Sony eroded its software library with firmware updates. No, you didn't really need to play Sega Genesis Collection or Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles on a television set. And forget about Street Fighter X Tekken even though its Vita-exclusive features were tacked on and hardly necessary... you've got the Playstation 3 for that!
Reports suggest that the Playstation TV only sold 200,000 units in its native Japan. That's an astonishingly low number, but considering all the (mostly artificial) limitations set on the system, is that really a surprise? So it's with a large helping of indifference and a pinch of schadenfreude that I say goodbye to the Playstation TV. Make friends with the Atari Jaguar... you'll be occupying the same dusty corner of gaming history.