PS3 and Vita Facebook Apps Shutting Down This Month

If you love having the convenience of browsing your family’s posted photos on Facebook through your Playstation 3 or laying in bed with your Vita, you’ll be disappointed to hear that Sony is ending support for each system’s Facebook app on January 20th.

Although the Facebook app was removed from the Playstation store last September, it continued to function for those who had downloaded it previously. This will no longer be the case when the new version 4.78 update is added to the PlayStation 3, and the 3.57 update goes live for PlayStation Vita and PlayStation TV.

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  • Audie Bakerson

    Sad the first 3 and 5th words had to be there.

  • So happy I am not a Sony customer.

  • Siveon

    Don’t care, but I can tell Sony is gonna start pulling more important plugs on the Vita all-too-soon. Well, screw you too Sony. That just means it’ll be easy to hack soon. I’ll have an OLED Gameboy Advence player. So, HA.

  • British_Otaku

    A shame even if I don’t think there was that much of an audience for Facebook on a console or the Vita (portable sure but was it an app which used the controls to become more enjoyable or anything).

  • Yes, so glad Facebook isn’t being removed from my video game systems!

  • sanic

    Oh no please don’t how will I thumb up internet memes from 2007 if I don’t have my facebook app?!

  • SpecialK

    People used Vitas for Facebook?

  • InfectedAI

    I wonder if that Twitch app for Vita/PSTV is still coming? I hope so.

  • kanda101

    It did it’s called PSlive

  • passthegrenadeplease

    It’s really disheartening that Sony is removing features for the Vita. Even though I never used Facebook, it’s just another nail in the coffin for the handheld. The Youtube app ran spectacularly on the Vita, it left a bad taste in my mouth when they removed that. Whatever, at this point, the Vita is pretty much a double edge sword.

  • kanda101

    So does mean people will stop getting to see my boob trophies on FB?

  • Immahnoob

    I’ll have a reason to finally buy the PS Vita.


  • deadeye

    I can’t imagine many people using their Vita for facebook anyways.

    Considering most people have at least a computer, cell phone, or tablet. Any one of those is gonna be more convenient for it. The Vita is kind of not very good at doing things that aren’t playing games.

  • Eldhin Hellknight

    The app sucks on Vita anyway

  • Eldhin Hellknight

    Actually, you don’t need the app to share your trophies on Facebook

  • C4

    The message, friends and music apps are solid though. The Store app is probably the best out of all 3 PlayStation consoles, except you can’t buy PS3/4 stuff.

  • anonme

    And the slow phasing out of the Vita continues.

  • anonme

    That’ll be nice.

  • InfectedAI

    Is that thing just to watch PS4 streamers? Not what I want at all. Not a decent replacement for a Twitch app at all. Which was announced by Twitch a while ago.

  • DTSLanternCorps

    You can’t watch games not on the PS4, so that sucks.

  • Evja

    Says the guy with the meme animal avatar

  • sanic

    I’ve existed for a long while sue me anime avatar.

  • There really should have been other app besides Facebook and Twitter available on Vita :_:

  • David Hinkle

    Ps live is only for watching ps4 streams ps4 and ps3 now has twitch app that gives you full access to the streamers your following