Drinkbox Studios recently released Severed, by most accounts a great game that very well could end up being the last of its kind on PlayStation Vita. While it would be easy to declare Severed as the point where the Vita figuratively dies, the truth is that the handheld has been “dead” for awhile, with Sony themselves referring to it as a legacy system. Whether you love the Vita or barely even remember that it exists, it’s hard to deny that the system has largely been a failure. Although the system has a small but passionate fanbase and still enjoys healthy support from third-party developers, Sony is essentially done with the Vita and at this point, there’s little reason to pick one up unless you’re a big fan of indie games. So how did we get to the point where arguably the best handheld gaming hardware of all time failed to make much of an impact on the gaming industry at large? Well, it’s a bit more complicated than just having more people playing games on their smartphones these days.