While the PS Vita is a great portable console, it hasn’t had much success around the world. In the four years that it’s been available, it’s faced heavy competition from the Nintendo 3DS, and gaming on portable devices such as mobile phones. In fact, Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida says that because of the latter, a successor to the PS Vita is unlikely at the moment.
Sony has announced that it is terminating support for Facebook on the PS3 and PS Vita. Full support will be withdrawn at the start of next year, but the application for the PS Vita and PlayStation TV has already been removed from the PlayStation Store as of September 15th 2015. Support will continue for the PS4 so you can continue to upload videos and screenshots.
If you are looking forward to your favourite PlayStation franchise coming to the PS Vita, then you’ll be disappointed with the latest news from Sony. Sony’s Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida has said that no Sony first party studios are working on games for the PS Vita.
A new free-to-play title, Run Sackboy! Run!, is coming to the PS Vita this week, featuring everyone’s favourite stuffed character. The platform-survival game has you control Sackboy to race away from the Negativitron across familiar worlds from LittleBigPlanet.
The PlayStation TV has received a massive price cut in the UK within only four months of launch. The device, which can play PS Vita and PSOne games, is now available for a RRP of £44.99 (down from £84.99).
Sony has confirmed that free-to-play title Destiny of Spirits on the PS Vita will be closing down its servers on June 30th 2015. For those that have invested money in the game, their Orbs will expire when the service closes.
Despite being popular with developers and regular new content, Sony is shutting down PlayStation Mobile this July. Support for PlayStation Mobile has already been dropped on Android devices and soon it will be dropped for the PS Vita too.
Sony have announced that with immediate effect the YouTube and Map applications on the PS Vita have been discontinued. In addition, some features of the Near app will also be removed. The YouTube app has already been removed from the PlayStation and support for the app will cease on April 20th 2015.